Jerome Ltd.

Jigsaw

 

Jerome jigsaw box

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Alan Lutman, near Swindon, Wiltshire, England

 

Jerome Jigsaw

I've just discovered that as well as producing studio portraits, often in postcard format, Jerome also produced jigsaws.  Here is a box that contained one.

Thank you to Alan Lutman for allowing me to reproduce this image.

Please click on the thumbnail image below to enlarge the jigsaw that this box  contained and to read a brief note about it.

Jigsaw

    Jerome jigsaw

 

Reply

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David Shearer

near Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

Thank you to David Shearer who read about the jigsaw above and wrote:

Jigsaw Web Site

"This evening I have been viewing your content regarding Jerome jigsaw puzzles with great interest, having spent much of the past five years or so creating my own Jigasaurus jigsaw-related website."

Jerome Jigsaws

"Just this evening, I have added a new album relating to Jerome branded jigsaw puzzles, having found one within my collection. The puzzle carries a handwritten inscription on the box dated August 1936.

My example, like those on your own website, all show characteristics which lead me towards a belief that the 'Jerome' branded puzzles were cut for them by one of the more established jigsaw firms of the era, namely Richards Art Company who produced plywood jigsaw puzzles under the 'RACO-Intalok-Zig-Zag' brand identity."

Jerome Jigsaw Dates

"I think it unlikely that the production of Jerome puzzles continued after WWII.  Certainly, the RACO name does not appear to have survived that period although, as I understand it, the Jerome studios themselves remained in operation until around 1963.

It would be very nice to find some company literature relating to the availability, prices and order procedure for jigsaw puzzles.    Fingers crossed."

David Shearer, near Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England:  December 1, 2013

Reply to David?

Do you know anything about Jerome jigsaws, or where any of the literature that David is seeking might be found?  If so, please email me, then I'll pass on David's email address to you, so that you can send a message to him.  I'm sure he would appreciate that.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  December 3, 2013

 

 

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