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Title Cocomalt premium: Boy and Dog Jig-Saw Puzzle. Issued by R.B. Davis Co., Hoboken, N.J., ca. 1932.
Object Name Puzzle
Catalog Number 2010.007.0172
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Cocomalt premium: Boy and Dog Jig-Saw Puzzle. Issued by R.B. Davis Co., Hoboken, N.J., ca. 1932. Printed envelope, 7" x 10" high; 65 piece die-cut cardboard puzzle pieces (assembled: 6-1/2" wide x 10" high); with enclosure: Flight Commander Test pamphlet, single folio, 5-1/2" wide x 8-1/2" high, [4] pp.

All items state Hoboken, N.J. which was where Davis was based at the time and made the Cocomalt product. A one pound lithographed metal can of Cocomalt is depicted on the envelope back.

Puzzle is marked at lower left: U.S 5 R.B Davis Co., Hoboken, N.J. Litho in U.S.A.
Also actual title of puzzle is printed in larger type at bottom center: Faith.

See archives 2010.007.0099 for a copy of the Flight Commander Test with details and full text.

Envelope front: Free Boy and Dog Jig-Saw Puzzle,65 pieces, with each can of Cocomalt; Latest Picture Puzzle.

On envelope back is the usual promotional copy on the product and "How to Become a Flight Commander" (on flap at bottom.) Also, it promotes the educational aspect with a "How to Use the Puzzle" section. It has instructions plus a "Time Chart." It gives 2 completion times, either "Good" or "Excellent", for ages 8, 12, 15 and adult

Date 1932-1933
Year Range from 1932
Year Range to 1933
Search Terms R.B. Davis Company
Cocomalt
Caption envelope front; slit open at top
Imagefile 075\20100070172.TIF
Classification Children
Food
Play
Education
Health
Advertising