|SIZE:||2.75" x 1.25" x 1.25"
"Brass Cannon" is a long-time favorite of both veteran and new collectors. The goal of this Sequential Discovery puzzle is to remove the cannonball. Solving the puzzle requires the discovery and use of tools. While not overly complex, the solution is clever and entertaining.
Based on a wooden version called Cannon and Ball puzzle made from wood circa 1881-1884 that was published in Hoffmann's Puzzles Old and New by Professor Hoffmann in 1893. This puzzle has the exact mechanism as the Bits & Pieces reproduction done in the 1990s.
Previously sold versions made by Enigma were more cheaply made. Due to the design's popularity, Mr. Puzzle in Australia decided to commission this version. The cannon's muzzle is made from solid turned brass rather than plated cast zinc alloy. The red cannon base is made from a cast alloy metal. When incorrectly assembled, elements of the solution can be given away. Mr. Puzzle opened each copy to ensure the puzzling feature was set correctly.
Brass Cannon is shipped unsolved, with a photographic solution enclosed.
This puzzle is well complimented by Brian Young's Houdini's Torture Cell.
Handling Metal Puzzles
All metals tarnish over time. Residual oil and salt from handling speed up the process and leave undesirable fingerprints. Occasional use of our Metal Puzzle Polishing Kit with a coat of Renaissance Wax will keep your metal puzzles in tip-top shape!
What shall I say? The puzzle came in a semi-solved state and was defective! However, after contacting CS, Tom quickly refunded me and gave me a giftcard for my next transaction. Now THAT is great CS. It is sad that I was not able to really enjoy the cannon, but even better is to know that CD really care about their customers. I will be back to buy more.
After ordering this puzzle, there was a mix up in the shipping and I was sent the Houdini puzzle by mistake (another great puzzle). I sent an email and not only did they responded quickly, but also sent the correct puzzle with priority shipping free of charge. I'm blown away and will make this my first stop for future puzzles.