In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, British mathematician Charles Howard Hinton developed a system for visualizing the fourth dimension in his books “A New Era of Thought” and “The Fourth Dimension”. It involved manipulating a set of colored cubes, known as Hinton cubes, in order to simulate the rotations of a four-dimensional hypercube. Now in his (similarly titled) book “The Fourth Dimension”, Rudy Rucker says that the publisher of “A New Era of Thought” used to sell sets of Hinton cubes:
It was at one time possible to purchase sets of Hinton cubes from his publisher.
Page 122 of this book provides more details about Hinton’s publisher Swan Sonnenschein & Co.’s making and selling sets of Hinton cubes.
My question, do any of these commercially produced sets of Hinton cubes still exist? Or if a complete set doesn’t exist, do some cubes from a set at least exist?