What is the history of a jigsaw puzzle?
Well! Who would have thought that the good old jigsaw puzzle has been around for 260 years!
Jigsaw puzzles were originally created by painting a picture of rectangle timber and then cutting it into small pieces. A jigsaw was not used to cut the pieces despite it being called a jigsaw puzzle. The modern material to make puzzles from now is cardboard. The main contributing factor to this change in material is profit margins, cardboard is much cheaper than timber.
Who created the jigsaw puzzle and putting Puzzles Australia?
As stated in Wikipedia John Spilsbury‘s “Europe divided into its kingdoms, etc.” (1766). He created the jigsaw puzzle for educational purposes, and called them “Dissected Maps”.
John Spilsbury was the first to commercial the jigsaw puzzle in the 1760’s.
It is crazy to think that the jigsaw puzzle has been around for 260 years!
History has proven that during depressions and recessions the jigsaw puzzle is one of the first things to be purchased. During the Great Depression sales soared as they provided a cheap and long-lasting form of entertainment for households. It was after this time jigsaw puzzle designs became more complicated and increased popularity for adults.
In recent decades personalised puzzles have become very popular. There is no limitation in regards to what image you place on your jigsaw puzzle. Many take their own photos and turn their Puzzles Australia. Others like to pre-purchase an existing design that could be an image of absolutely anything. Many customers like predesigned puzzle images of nature, buildings, family or art.
Jigsaw puzzles come in a variety of sizes including 300 pieces all the up to 40,000 pieces. Other jigsaw related accessories have also become popular such as puzzle boards, cases, frames and roll up mats.
Who would have thought puzzles have been around for 260 years and that the popularity soared during times of depression and recession. There is no limitation in regards to what image you can place on your jigsaw puzzle. Many take their own photos and turn their Puzzles Australia. Join the crazzz and have a go at one of our larger jigsaw puzzles.