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Circa 1979
A Soma Cube puzzle which consists of seven wooden block pieces of various shapes which can be assembled into different configurations. The blocks are held in a wooden box with no lid. The original pamphlet is missing.
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Circa 1979
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The Soma Cube is designed to encourage children to develop their creative imagination. The seven pieces can be assembled into 280 different shapes, the easiest of which is the cube.Gunnar Berger and Sons factory operated on the outskirts of Eltham from 1957 until about 1980. Many of the company's products were sold to local schools.
Gunnar Berger came from Sweden in 1951 to set up, in association with the Eltham Dairy Co-operative, an industry to extract lactose from milk. He was financed by a Danish millionaire, Borup Jorgensen, who initially accompanied him to Eltham.Two other Swedes, Nordmark and Person, were involved in the establishment of the factory-which was independent of the Lactose Company at Kapuni. Berger left the company to open his toy and puzzle factory.
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Kia ora I have a Centimo Soma Cube complete with box if you want it for your collection. The instructions are listed on the National Library website.

- Leigh G posted 3 years ago.

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