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.


Vintage Wooden Puzzle Map Counties of New Jersey Furniture Grade 135 x 875
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Vintage Playskool Puzzles Lot Pinnochio Donald Duck Linus Some Pieces Missing
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3 VINTAGE STORYLAND PUZZEL PICTURES 408 423 421
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Ryba Schlaraffia jigsaw puzzle 1500 pcs 1984 Heye 8820 Vintage Rare
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Vintage 1943 New World Map Puzzle WW II era 100 pcs 42 x 30 Flags of the UN
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Vintage Big 10 Mill Moonlight Jigsaw Picture Puzzle 275 Pcs USA War Bond CIB
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Vintage Perfect Picture Puzzle The Take Off 500+ Pcs Extra Large USA Used CIB
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Vintage Perfect Picture Puzzle Lake Solitude 500+ Pcs Extra Large USA Used CIB
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NEW SEALED Vintage Andy Gibb Photo 200 Piece 11 x 17 Inch Jig Saw Puzzle
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vintage Japanese Kumiki puzzle 37 VERY Early AIRPLANE LARGE turning prop
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VINTAGE unused Sealed PUZZLE Thinker series skor mor WAGON WHEEL undated 60s
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VINTAGE unused PUZZLE THIRD DIMENSION 1972 MAG NIF so cool
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Vintage Puzzle The Famous CHECKEERBOARD PUZZLE j f friedel co 1955 Complete
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vintage UNUSED puzzle book The Book for PUZZLE PEOPLE dec 1977 96pgs
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vintage UNUSED puzzle book MINI MAZES WORD puzzles for pleasure APRIL 1976
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VINTAGE unused SEALED PRISM PUZZLE pacific game co 1970 its a groovy gadget
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vintage UNUSED puzzle book GRAB A PENCIL no 6 mazes for the mastermind 1975
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vintage UNUSED puzzle book MINI MAZES WORD puzzles for pleasure JUNE 1976
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