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The Model Ship Puzzle

Object Number: 
1992.12.10
Date: 
1870-1890
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 2 1/8 x 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. ( 5.4 x 22.2 x 16.5 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on box lid: "THE MODEL SHIP/PUZZLE" lithographed: on box lid, bottom: "PUBLISHED BY MILTON BRADLEY & CO. SPRINGFIELD MASS." printed: on obverse of paper: "Directions and Key/FOR/THE MODEL SHIP PUZZLE./This is not an ordinary dissected p
Description: 
Rectangular wooden box with sliding lid, with cover illustration (in dark blue, orange, white, and brown) of ship with torn sails and broken masts foundering on rocks in rough sea against stormy sky; figures running around deck and figures in sea, clinging to rock, spar, one figure with head above water; box contains jigsaw puzzle with discs with terms inserted into puzzle (70 pieces, 51 discs); completed puzzle shows whole ship on wavy sea, with lighthouse ahead and buoy in front; box also contains paper printed with key to terms.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group