The following article is taken from the original announcement on TwistyPuzzles.com in 1/2014. Some extra assembly photos have been added here at the bottom of the page.
I’m happy to present the Copper Orb. It’s a LOWER order version of the vintage Parker Brothers puzzle “The Orb”. Instead of 4, 5 or 6 tracks of beads, it has only 3 tracks.
It has been plated with copper, and then sealed with Epoxy. A vintage orb donated beads for this puzzle.
The rows of beads have the following counts (8-16-8). The number of beads are dictated by the geometry, and the fact that the smallest rows have 8 beads.
This orb can stop in 2 positions BETWEEN each 180 degree turn.
This puzzle is actually a little more difficult than the 4 row Orb because there is no 90 degree position.
Thanks for looking!
These assembly photos were not included in the original announcement.