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  • 249 years of jigsaw puzzles

    In 1767, John Spilsbury was teaching his students geography, he took a map of Europe and adhered it to a board of flat hardwood. then he took a fine saw and cut up the borders of the countries creating the first jigsaw puzzle. Spilsbury would scramble up all the pieces and give the pieces to his students to put back together.

    In 1865, the jigsaw was invented to aid in cutting out curved lines which created the first inter-locking puzzles. Later in 1880 the first jigsaw puzzle was made for children was built. It's name was, "The Smashed Locomotive."

    It's neat to see how puzzles originated and how the have changed. Thank you for reading and keep solving puzzles.

    Sources

    http://inventors.about.com/od/famous...saw-Puzzle.htm

    http://www.ideafinder.com/history/in.../jigpuzzle.htm

  • #2
    In 1768 was the first report of a puzzle with one missing piece.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kgf View Post
      In 1768 was the first report of a puzzle with one missing piece.
      Hahahahahahahahahhahaha

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      • #4
        Indeed, it is nice to see the evolution of puzzles.

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