Item/Description: Vintage 1976 Radio Shack “Science Fair Electronics Hall of Fame” Bicentennial 160-piece jigsaw puzzle #68-1051 in original shrink wrap packaging.
***Puzzle is COMPLETE with all 160 interlocking pieces (though the label doesn’t state exactly how many pieces there are, we did conduct a visual accounting).
As entertaining to assemble as it is educational, the vibrant and gorgeously colorful imagery of this visually delightful Radioshack Bicentennial commemorative issue puzzle (which was from Radio Shack’s “Science Fair” line back in the 1970s) depicts these six (6) famous great scientists:
*Alexander Graham Bell - 1847-1922 - Inventor of the Telephone
*Lee DeForest - 1873-1961 - Inventor of the Audion, a Vacuum Diode Tube
*Thomas Alva Edison - 1847-1931 - Inventor of the Electric Light Bulb and the Phonograph
*Benjamin Franklin - 1706-1790 - Proved Lightning is Electricity
*Guglielmo Marconi - 1874-1937 - Inventor of Radio
*Samuel F.B. Morse - 1791-1872 - Inventor of the Telegraph and the Morse Code
Highly cross-collectible, this marvelous jigsaw puzzle will appeal as much to puzzle fans as it will to science enthusiasts, historical memorabilia buffs, and advertising collectibles aficionados.
What a perfect gift this would make for the beloved science “geek” (Geeks rule) ;~) in your life, as well as a decoratively attractive display piece when framed - just “picture” it on the wall of any room in one’s home or business (particularly that of a child’s to motivate & inspire him/her with their science studies)!
Age/Period: Vintage - Puzzle is dated 1976 (1970s)
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin:
*Puzzle itself is marked “© Copyright 1976 by Radio Shack, a Tandy Corporation Company.”
*Packaging label reads “Radio Shack Jig Saw Puzzle - Science Fair is a registered trademark of Radio Shack A Tandy Corporation Company, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 Cat. No. 68-1051, Produced by APC...”
Material(s)/Format: Paper-covered stiff/sturdy cardboards
Size/Measurements: ALREADY assembled puzzle measures 17 1/4"W x 10"H
Quantity: One (1) 160-piece ALREADY assembled jigsaw puzzle in original packaging
*Puzzle is new old stock (NOS) that remains mint in sealed package (MIP) and NEVER PLAYED WITH (this still sealed puzzle has never been removed from its still predominantly intact original protective shrink wrap). The colors are still as vibrant as when it was brand new because it has never been on display or exposed to any form of lighting whatsoever (it has been protectively stored away inside a dark cupboard for all these many years).
*Shrink wrap remains three quarters still intact, with a one quarter-size piece missing from the lower left corner of the decorated side
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