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Puzzles: Interlocking pieces

Puzzles started expanding beyond learning, with puzzles showing nursery rhymes, fairytale subjects, ships, and trains.

In the early twentieth century, gaming company Parker Brothers invented interlocking pieces, each one cut by hand.

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In the 1760s, a London mapmaker John Spilsbury pasted a map onto a thin piece of wood, and cut it up with a scroll saw. England would be one piece, Germany would be another.

During the Great Depression, jigsaw puzzles became highly popular as entertainment and employment.

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