Puzzles

Vintage Puzzles

It is generally agreed that the first jigsaw puzzle was produced around 1760 by John Spilsbury, a London engraver and mapmaker. Spilsbury mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood and cut around the borders of the countries using a fine-bladed marquetry saw. The end product was an educational pastime, designed as an aid in teaching British children their geography. The idea caught on and, until about 1820, jigsaw puzzles remained primarily educational tools. Cardboard puzzles were first introduced in the late 1800's, and were primarily used for children's puzzles. It was not until the 20th century that cardboard puzzles came to be die-cut, a process whereby thin strips of metal with sharpened edges - rather like a giant cookie-cutter - are twisted into intricate patterns and fastened to a plate. Today some are still, just like the first jigsaw puzzle, used to teach geography. They are available in both wood and cardboard and are still a lot of entertainment for a small price.


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VINTAGE 1989 COLUMBO MYSTERY PUZZLE GAME 550 pc COMPLETE
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Vintage Saalfield ArtCraft 7037 Birds RARE HTF Very Fine Plus 14 x 10 1 2
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Vintage Playskool Golden Press Puzzle Airplane Airport 80 2d RARE
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Vintage Wrebbit 3D Puzz US Capitol Building 690 Piece Puzzle 1991 Complete
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horn hurdle peg puzzle c 45 vintage
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Walt Disney MICKEY MOUSE SHOPPING BARGAINS SALE round JIGSAW PUZZLE vintage 1980
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NEW Vtg Milton Bradley 4557 1000 pc puzzle THE LAST SUPPER 26X20 Made USA AH
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1000 pcs jigsaw puzzle Cartoon Beano Dandy Vintage Comic Collection
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Vintage Wooden Puzzle Lot John Deere Melissa Doug Shure Farm Train Teacher Qty 8
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Golden Rod shake puzzle glass front VINTAGE R Journet London England
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Ringtail Black Cat shake puzzle glass front VINTAGE R Journet London England
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The underwater Diver shake puzzle glass front VINTAGE R Journet London England
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Beehive Bees shake puzzle glass front VINTAGE R Journet London England
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Dovecote bird house shake puzzle glass front VINTAGE R Journet London England
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Foxhunt Beagles shake puzzle glass front VINTAGE R Journet London England
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