Above:White body - pieces in four colours
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A soviet produced cousin of the Gripple. It comes with several differently coloured bodies.
- Inventor: Unknown
- Mechanism: Gripple
- Patents: Unknown
- Producer: USSR
- Year: 1986
- Original Price: $2.33 USD
- Current Price: $37 USD
The puzzle's original is "??????", transliterated "Gamma".
Like many puzzle form the soviet era this puzzle came in many differently coloured bodies. To make the collectors life more complicated there are versions which pieces have a single colour and version with four different colors.
There are at least two different names: 16 (Ranzhir-16) and Gamma.
The logo on the leaflets (images 15-16) identifies the factory where the puzzle was produced: Capacitor Plant, the city of Severo-Zadonsk.
The original price is based on the official exchange rate (0.6 roubles per dollar) although in socialist time this was completely theoretical.
There was also a version produced in Turnovo, Bulgaria. It uses the same logo as the soviet version, is therefore younger. See images 9-10.
Thank you to the following people for their assistance in helping collect the information on this page: Geert Hellings.
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