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Boxed Box by John Devost
Photo courtesy of Bill Cutler
Name
Boxed Box
Designer
Manufacturer
Dimensions
8.5 x 8.5 x 8.5"
Year
1976
Cost
$160
Availability
Occasionally Available
Type
# of Pieces
23 + 2 3-Sided Box Lids
Material
Walnut, Cherry
Objective
Pack all 23 pieces in between the two halves of the box provided

"Every dimension of every piece is different and there are no holes in the box. (The 23 pieces have 69 different lengths, widths and heights.) 23 pieces is the smallest number for which this can be done. Articles about this puzzle appeared in Scientific American and the Journal of Recreational Mathematics in 1979.

John Devost's model has a 3-sided box and cover made from walnut. The top and bottom pieces are dovetailed to the sides for expansion/contraction. The pieces and slipfeathers are cherry. The box is large and heavy - it weighs about 10 pounds." -Bill Cutler