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Jigsaw Puzzle Facts

  Jigsaw Puzzle Facts that really are interesting! There are many jigsaw puzzle facts, some better known than others - With this article we have tried to give you some of the more interesting & surprising ones ! Who designed & made the first Jigsaw puzzle? The first puzzle was made in 1767 by map maker John Spilsbury. He mounted a world map to a piece of hardboard and cut around the borders of each country or continent. John Spilsbury's "dissected puzzle" also known as "dissected map" What were jigsaw puzzles originally called? Jigsaw puzzles were originally called “dissected puzzles” or “dissected maps”. They only became known as jigsaw puzzles after the invention of the jigsaw cutting machine. Jigsaw puzzles...

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Jigsaw Puzzle History

Jigsaw puzzle History and its origins The origins of jigsaw puzzle history date back to the 1760s when in 1767, Englishman John Spilsbury, an engraver and mapmaker living in London, created the first known jigsaw. John Spilsbury mounted one of his master maps onto a piece of hardwood and then cut around the borders of the countries on the map with a marquetry saw. He then gave the finished product to a local school, where it was used to help the children with their geography education. This became the start of a pastime that has enthralled and educated millions worldwide, both children and adults, ever since. Jigsaw puzzle history shows the first Jigsaw Puzzle made by John Spilsbury in the...

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Jigsaw Puzzle Gifts make Good Presents

Jigsaw Puzzle gifts make good presents Customers often asked us is ‘Do Jigsaw puzzles make good presents?’ or ‘Which jigsaw puzzle would make a good gift?’ Well the answer is that they make GREAT gifts & presents. They are addictive, enjoyable and consequently ideal gifts that can often get overlooked, or forgotten, when trying to think of what to buy somebody for their birthday, Christmas or just as a little ‘thank you’ etc. These days it’s getting harder and harder knowing what to buy a person, but some people do tend to solve some, or most, of their gift ideas by simply buying jigsaw puzzles that are relevant to each person they are buying for. Put simply, that’s the reason...

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How long does it take to do a jigsaw puzzle?

How long does it take to do a jigsaw puzzle?   Jigsaw puzzles come in several different sizes, determined by the amount of pieces. These days, the most common ones are the 1000 and 500 piece puzzles. There are, however, several other sizes including the 300, 2000, 3000 and 5000 piece jigsaw puzzles. You will also find smaller pieced puzzles, aimed specifically for children. The time needed to do the various sizes depends on the person and how experienced they are with doing puzzles, but as a rough guide: A 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle can take 3 to 10 hours A 500 piece jigsaw puzzle can take 2 to 6 hours A 300 piece jigsaw puzzle can take 2 to...

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Covid19 in the UK and the part jigsaw puzzles play

  Covid 19 in the UK and the part Jigsaw Puzzles play So, here we are 2021 and in a third UK lockdown since the Covid19 pandemic started. Fortunately there are vaccines now in play and hopefully things will soon be back to a more normal way of life. During the first UK lockdown, in March 2020, where we all stayed indoors since no one was really sure what we were up against, the sales of jigsaw puzzles soared. In fact, they were so much in demand that some suppliers completely sold out or found their stocks vastly diminished. Stay home, stay safe and puzzle - one of the slogans used during the Covid19 pandemic People that had not done...

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