Rare Photochrom Co Ltd Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle featuring The Flying Scotsman (vintage)


A vintage wooden jigsaw puzzle featuring the Flying Scotsman, so old that jig saw was still two words! Card box (intact but faded glory, ancient and with marks left from historic attempts to tape the top to the base). The box lid states it is ‘A Photocrom Jig Saw Puzzle. A facsimile reproduction in colour photography of the “Flying Scotsman”. The famous Locomotive of the L.N.E. Railway reproduced in the fullest detail.

A Photochrom Puzzle de Luxe. All pieces guaranteed to interlock. 160 pieces (yes, they are all there – we counted them). Full size 22 ¼ x 9-ins. All British Production.

Exclusive Copyright Production by Photocrom Company Ltd. 80, Fleet Street, London, E.C.4 & at Graphic Works, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.’

Good chunky wooden pieces that don’t bend – great if you have fingers that are not as nimble as they used to be.

Second hand. Puzzle pieces are in good condition. See photos for completed puzzle image.


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Photochrom was a revolutionary process whereby black-and-white photographs were overprinted by multi-colour lithography, with up to fourteen different ink colours being applied in sequence to produce what the company claimed was “natural colour photography”. The Photochrom company was active from before the 1st World War down to the c.1950’s. The company exhibited at the 1947 British Industries Fair.

The Flying Scotsman set two world records for steam traction, becoming the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour (160.9 km/h) on 30 November 1934, and then setting a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles (679 km) on 8 August 1989 while in Australia.
Retired from regular service in 1963 after covering 2.08 million miles, Flying Scotsman was preserved and held by a number of private owners and finally the National Railway Museum (NRM). It now carries out regular tours around the country after a massive £4.5 million restoration.


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