For sale is a mid-century GILBERT METAL LINKS BRAIN TEASER PUZZLE from the A.C. Gilbert Company, New Haven, Connecticut. This magic trick or puzzle challenge consists of whether you can untangle the metal links. Strength is not the solution. The metal links must be coupled through specific choreographed steps. Sale does not include the instruction card for decoupling the rings but I will provide a printed copy of picture of the card. Sale includes two separate metal links so you can race your opponent. An interesting collectible.
In 1909, Alfred Carlton Gilbert, a magician, and his friend John Petrie founded the Mysto Manufacturing Company in Westville, Connecticut to provide supplies for magic shows. In 1916, the name of the company was changed from the Mysto Manufacturing Company to the A. C. Gilbert Company. Their “Mysto Magic” magician’s sets were marketed from the 1910s until the 1950s. The sets contained a variety of objects including interlocking rings, playing cards, and a magic wand.