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 Nitty Gritty 1970 Game Drueke Wooden Tree Puzzle
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RARE Vintage Built Rite US MAP NATIONS CAPITOL PUZZLE Combo No1067
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RARE Vintage Built Rite Sta N Place Inlaid Puzzles No13529 YOUNG GIRL
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New Age 8+ Vintage Retro Classic Rose Foldable Wooden Puzzles Jigsaw 1000 PCS
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SPRINGBOK Vintage Circular Jigsaw Puzzle Old English Inns NoC904
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New Age 8+ Retro Vintage Raining Night Foldable Wooden Puzzles Jigsaw 1000 PCS
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LOT 38 RARE VINTAGE SOVIET RUSSIAN USSR RUBIKS CUBE ABOUT 1980
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VINTAGE 1958 UNITED STATES MAP BY PLATT MUNK IN BOX NEAR COMPLETE
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Vintage Playschool Kids Puzzles 6
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VINTAGE BRAIN TEASER PUZZLE GAME BASKETBALL THEME DETAILS PICTURES INSIDE LOOK
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Rare BOY FISHING w StBernard by Hy Hintermeister 1930s Jigsaw Puzzle
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Vintage Kids United States 3D Puzzle Map Educational
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VINTAGETUCO INTERLOCKING PICTURE PUZZLE REGENTS PARK ENGLANDUSA
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