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The jigsaw puzzle is one of the oldest types of entertainment and dates back to the late 1700s.
The jigsaw has passed by means of many stages of development to grow to be today's contemporary pastime.

Jigsaw puzzles have a variety of utilizes, from entertainment to education to physical and emotional therapy.

A Beginning as an Educational Tool The forerunner of the contemporary jigsaw puzzle was invented in 1767 by John Spilsbury as a teaching device to help kids to learn 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 significantly later, using the invention of
saws that could cut with the accuracy needed to generate the interlock.
From this inauspicious beginning via the 1800s, jigsaw puzzles caught on and grew as a well-liked pastime.

Jigsaws: The New Favorite Parlor Game By the early 1900s the jigsaw puzzle became
all of the rage with adults in both the US and also the UK.
As a result of the cost of creating these wooden puzzles, they were mostly the domain of the wealthy, and jigsaw puzzles began to rival bridge and lawn bowling as parlor games.
As puzzling grew, main game producers, which includes
Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley started to produce jigsaw

Introduction of Shaped and Interlocking Pieces The recognition of
jigsaws in the very first decade of the 1900s lead Parker Brothers to begin to create puzzles with interlocking and shaped pieces.
Also about this exact same time cardboard jigsaws began to become produced through die-cutting.
Most companies, nonetheless, stuck with creating wooden puzzles, as the
basic belief was that there was no market for cheap, cardboard puzzles.

Depression-Era Development of Jigsaws With all the advent of the Great Depression, demand for
affordable cardboard, die-cut puzzles exploded. Families discovered that jigsawing was not only entertaining, but an excellent diversion from the
stresses of life. Also, when complete, a jigsaw puzzle might
be traded having a friend, continuing the trend of affordable

A Boost from Advertising At this time, businesses also began utilizing puzzles for promotional
giveaways with many shops offering a puzzle using a obtain.
At the height in the depression, inside the early 1930s, the "Jig from the Week" was introduced and sold at newsstands.
Numerous series became accessible and getting the
first to assemble that week's puzzle resulted in bragging rights for the solver.
Financial woes and the rise in recognition of inexpensive puzzles took its
toll on the wooden puzzle makers, even though some retained a loyal following.

Introduction of the Personalized Jigsaw Throughout the rise of cardboard puzzles a new manufacturer, Par Puzzles, came
into reputation. These hand-cut, finely crafted
puzzles were created by brothers who catered to the affluent, such as film stars
and royalty. Par's claim to fame was customized puzzles, usually reduce with their owner's names as pieces.

Today's Jigsaw Puzzles Because the height of reputation during the
depression, fascination with all the jigsaw puzzle has ebbed
and flowed. Right after World War II increasing wages resulted in larger expense and reduced 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 way to bring individuals collectively using the typical goal of becoming the 1 who puts
in that last piece.
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