||J. Betts LIFE OF JOSEPH
115 Strand |
John Betts produced educational materials and jigsaw puzzles from
1827 to about 1875. He was located at 115 Strand from 1845 to 1874. I place
this puzzle about mid-century. He produced "Life of the
Prophet Daniel" and "Life of the Apostle Paul" about that time, so I'm
just guessing that this would have been in the same period.
Betts produced principally for educators, the quality and cost of his puzzles
was not equal to some of his contemporaries.
Two pieces shown here are replacements. This puzzle has a picture
insert and may have originally contained a small booklet. There are 38 pieces
in this 13.375" x 10.5" puzzle.The box is 6.5" x 8.25" x 1.5"
These next two puzzles are very recent aquisitions, produced about 1850 with artwork from J. Barfoot and J.R. Barfoot...more later...