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MatchSafe Top (1 of 3) 3d printed

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MatchSafe Top (1 of 3)

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  • 3D printed in Stainless Steel: Bronze-infused stainless steel with visible print lines and rough feel.
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This MatchSafe Puzzle Box requires three (3) 3D printed parts and four (4) locking pins about 0.3" long that you need to make yourself from 4D (penny) nails. The parts you need to order are:

o MatchSafe Top (this part)
o MatchSafe Bottom
o MatchSafe Cap

To Everything there is a season ....

If you know the next three words to this 1960's song inspired by Ecclesiastes, popularized by The Byrds, and written by Pete Seeger, then you probably know the secret to opening up this Match Safe. Patented in 1910 by a Mr. Herbert Tayler, Book-Keeper, of Kingston-upon-Hull, England, this modern incarnation of Mr. Tayler's clever invention incorporates a centrifugal lock designed to both baffle and amuse your friends. Here is a link to Mr. Tayler's patent: UK Patent 24,846. To open, place on a flat surface and spin- Turn!, Turn!, Turn!.

I discovered an original MatchSafe of Mr. Tayler's design in my Danish grandfather's bureau desk after he passed away in 1991. The top of the box had a picture of Johnnie Walker and was inscribed with the words "Born 1820 Still Going Strong". The bottom had the message "Open This Box and I'll Stand You a Johnnie Walker". The only references I have found are from the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum: Matchsafe and The Indiana University Lilly Library. After many years of enjoying this puzzle box myself, I have now reproduced the design on Shapeways with a new message and for you to enjoy. A picture of the original is shown below.



What can you put inside this sturdy little trick box? How about an engagement ring? What about coins, medication, or even match sticks! The exterior dimensions are 1.375"W X 1.95"L X 0.475"H.



This puzzle box requires three (3) separate 3D printed parts which are listed below- but you need to add the finishing touches by cutting 4D (penny) nails to length for the centrifugal locking pins- the ends should be filed smooth to prevent sticking. The closure cap may seat itself by friction alone, or, because of tolerances, may need to be glued to the base- be sure not to get any glue in the locking pin tracks. The stainless steel materials from Shapeways look great, but if you want a lower cost version, the plastic materials look nice too. However, you may want to add some weight to the bottom piece by using, for instance, BBs encased in epoxy or cyanoacrylate (super glue) as shown in the picture below. Material types can also be mixed for the top and bottom.



Although everything does indeed have a season, custom designs for the top are also possible. Maybe something like "Will You Marry Me?", or a company logo, or perhaps "Open This Box and I'll Stand You an Akvavit". Contact me at 4bricksdesignllc@gmail.com with any questions.

Thank you and I hope you enjoy this design,

Scott

A complete MatchSafe Puzzle Box requires the following parts:

o MatchSafe Top
o MatchSafe Bottom
o MatchSafe Cap
o Pins made from 4D nail (~0.3" long, supplied by buyer)
What's in the Box
INCM
MatchSafe Top (1 of 3)
Stainless Steel
Width
5.1 cm
Height
3.6 cm
Depth
1.3 cm

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