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    A neat old puzzle.

    I have this old jigsaw puzzle that belonged to my grand parents. We were allowed to play with it once in a while when we visited. My mother told me she used to play with it when she was young, so it has to be 90+ years old. I'm not sure who made it as it has no markings.
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    The puzzle is about 3" wide and 3-1/2" tall. It appears to be made of maple. It opens up into 11 pieces. The largest piece is a rocking chair (even thought I photographed it on its back). There is a footstool, three sleds and some other shapes that are difficult to identify.
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    I agree - that is neat!
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    That's a wonderful heirloom, Lee. No wonder you got interested in woodworking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yonak Hawkins View Post
    That's a wonderful heirloom, Lee. No wonder you got interested in woodworking.
    I agree, a real treasure.

    You now have the opportunity to broaden and extend the legacy a few more generations by making some duplicates to give away. With markings. (I'll be glad to send you my mailing address!)

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    Thats cool. How long did it take you to figure out the puzzle?
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    Very cool! I would love to see an assembly video.
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    Okay Here is some more information. First off I was wrong about the age, this puzzle was made for and is stamped for the Pan American Exposition of 1901. That would make it about 117 years old. Apparently I failed to turn it over and look at the bottom closely in good light.
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    Here are shots of the cut lines should anyone with a scroll saw want to duplicate the design.
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    Here is the disassembly sequence:
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    To be continued....
    Last edited by Lee Schierer; 07-09-2018 at 4:50 PM.
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    More photos

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    Reassembly takes less than a minute.
    Lee Schierer
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    How someone would even begin to think about and design something like that is beyond my comprehension.
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