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Equator puzzle
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A clever, metal, tile-sliding puzzle.

This all-metal puzzle consists of three intersecting bands of 12 tiles (many are shared... there are 30 in total) that can be slid around the globe.
Time hasn't done my copy of this puzzle any favours. It's nearly impossible to play with. Mixing it up for the photograph took a real effort!
This puzzle must be distinguished from the Mozaika. Unlike the Mozaika, the eight triangular pieces do not move.

Most likely the Equator began to be produced and sold in 1981 (see image 15) when they tested their technology. Afterwards they made the more difficult globe puzzle (see the separate entry) and started selling it in 1982 in a box from the equator with a FOLD sticker. There are also boxes with a GLOBUS sticker. In 1983 a new double-sided box with images of the globe and equator is made. All early globes were in Hungarian. a box with an English globe was produced in 1983. The soviet globe (see the separate entry) was made for the youth festival in the soviet union in 1985.

It came in at least four different packages:
1: Images 4-10
2: Image 11
3: Images 12-14
4: Image 15
Diameter: 70 mm

Image 11 is copyright by Nick Baxter. All rights reserved.

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Sale Date Price (USD) Sale Type Condition Package Condition Notes Contributors Edit
Aug 28 2021 $130.00 eBay Auction Average Good Blue box variant; glue holding two halves of puzzle failed in transit, but was able to restore PuzzleAF
Feb 6 2007 $53.66 eBay Auction Good Missing None Aleksey
Nov 13 2003 $32.05 eBay Auction Mint Excellent None Sandy
Feb 8 2003 $27.94 eBay Auction Good Average Sandy
Sep 28 2002 $40.58 eBay Auction Mint Sealed Plastic bag with pink cardboard header. Sandy



Thank you to the following people for their assistance in helping collect the information on this page: Sandy, Thomas Lohe, Kyle Jordan.


This puzzle can be found in collections of these members:

Michael: My Collection
Ed Cambridge: My Collection
Corneliu Zavadovschi: My Collection
philipk: My Collection
Darren Grewe: My Collection
mamessing: My Collection
Juozas Granskas: My Collection
reeeech: My Collection
Stanislav TVRDIK: My Collection
DLitwin: My Collection
kastellorizo: My Collection
JasonSmith: My Collection
ptrsdboy: My Collection
Olivér Nagy: Oliver's collection
solucions: MI COLECCION
kastellorizo: My Collection
TylerMcDaniels: Tyler's Collection

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