Horn Book Puzzle
These horn book puzzles were made the way that the old puzzles were made. No pieces interlock. Notice that the cuts were often made in a series of gently curving lines. This puzzle is single sided. For more challenge see the Double Sided version
Mom... We solved the Puzzle!
Author Angela Schofield writes "The world's first jigsaw was made in the 1760's when John Spilsbury, a teacher at harrow School, cut up a map of the British Isles. He gave the pieces to his pupils and asked them to remake the map correctly. At first jigsaws were meant to make geography and history more interesting. They were called dissected puzzles and they did not interlock. It was not until the early 1900's that a fretsaw was used to cut the pieces into zig'zag shapes. Then they were called Jigsaws, Zagsaws, and Zig Zags."
The First Jigsaw?From "Toys in History" by Angela Schofield