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The jigsaw puzzle is among the oldest types of entertainment and
dates back towards the late 1700s. The jigsaw has passed via many stages of development to turn out
to be today's contemporary pastime. Jigsaw puzzles have a variety
of makes use of, from entertainment to education to
physical and emotional therapy.

A Beginning as an Educational Tool The forerunner of the modern day jigsaw puzzle was invented in 1767 by John Spilsbury as a teaching device to help children to find out the geography of
England and Wales. It was a wooden map with no interlocking pieces.
In fact, interlocking pieces weren't introduced to jigsaws till a lot later,
with the invention of saws that could cut with all the accuracy necessary to produce the interlock.
From this inauspicious beginning by means of the 1800s, jigsaw
puzzles caught on and grew as a well-liked pastime.

Jigsaws: The New Preferred Parlor Game By the early 1900s the jigsaw puzzle became
each of the rage with adults in both the US as well
as the UK. Because of the price of generating these wooden puzzles, they have been mainly the domain in the
wealthy, and jigsaw puzzles began to rival bridge and
lawn bowling as parlor games. As puzzling grew, major game companies, such
as Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley began to produce jigsaw puzzles.

Introduction of Shaped and Interlocking Pieces The
popularity of jigsaws within the first decade from the 1900s lead Parker Brothers to start to create puzzles with interlocking and shaped
pieces. Also around this exact same time cardboard
jigsaws began to become created via die-cutting.
Most companies, nevertheless, stuck with creating wooden puzzles, because the common belief was that there
was no marketplace for inexpensive, cardboard puzzles.

Depression-Era Development of Jigsaws Using the advent in the Great Depression, demand for affordable cardboard, die-cut puzzles exploded.

Households found that jigsawing was not only entertaining, but a
fantastic diversion in the stresses of life. Also, when total, a jigsaw puzzle
could possibly be traded using a friend, continuing the trend of affordable

A Boost from Marketing At this time, organizations also started
utilizing puzzles for promotional giveaways with numerous shops offering a puzzle having a buy.

In the height in the depression, within the early 1930s, the "Jig from the Week" was introduced and sold at newsstands.
Numerous series became available and being the very
first to assemble that week's puzzle resulted in bragging rights for the solver.
Economic woes and the rise in popularity of inexpensive puzzles took its toll on the
wooden puzzle makers, even though some retained a loyal following.

Introduction of the Personalized Jigsaw During
the rise of cardboard puzzles a new manufacturer, Par Puzzles, came into
recognition. These hand-cut, finely crafted puzzles had been produced by
brothers who catered for the affluent, such as film stars and
royalty. Par's claim to fame was personalized puzzles, frequently reduce with their owner's names as pieces.

Today's Jigsaw Puzzles Since the height of recognition throughout the depression, fascination with the jigsaw puzzle has ebbed and flowed.

Following Globe War II rising wages resulted in higher expense and reduce
sales of wooden jigsaw puzzles. At this same time, improvements in printing
and reproduction of fine art on jigsaws resulted in improved sales of cardboard puzzled.
Today, most puzzles are cardboard, but there are a handful
of companies nevertheless producing high-quality, wooden jigsaw puzzles.
Many different puzzles are now accessible, from irregularly shaped puzzles, to doubled-sided
jigsaws to 3D jigsaws. They continue to fascinate us and supply a method to bring individuals collectively with the typical objective of
being the 1 who puts in that final piece.
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