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Last updated: 11/10/2010

LDBDA : 8778

jigsaw puzzle

Gibbs Ivory Castle jigsaw puzzle and game in original cardboard box. Box also contains a cardboard die, micro-film and print-out of instructions. The puzzle is incomplete.

Gibb's Ivory Castle League was established in 1923 and continued until after the Second World War. It was the first large scale dental health campaign. Teachers joined the League and encouraged their pupils to become Crusaders to defend their teeth, 'the ivory castles'. Members received journals, leaflets and posters. Other promotional activities included fancy dress costumes, games and competitions. By 1932, the League claimed to have over 100,000 Crusaders, both in the UK and abroad.

manufacturer: Elida Gibbs Ltd

cardboard, micro-film; length 120mm; width 110mm; height 18mm

Image of jigsaw puzzle