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Title Cocomalt premium: Flying Family Jig-Saw Puzzle issued by R.B. Davis Company, Hoboken, N.J., copyright 1932.
Object Name Puzzle
Catalog Number 2006.041.0011
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Purchase.
Description Cocomalt Flying Family Jig-Saw Puzzle issued by R.B. Davis Company, Hoboken, N.J., copyright 1932. Puzzle issued with printed envelope. Puzzle, 6-5/8" wide x 10" high, 65 pieces printed in color and die-cut as typical for jig-saw puzzles; brown paper envelope printed in dark brown and orange slightly larger than puzzle.

The promotional item that was free with every can of Cocomalt. (Cocomalt was the sponsor of a radio program called "The Flying Family.") The puzzle features a map of the western United States with the real Hutchinson family who made this trip in 1927 - 1928 [George R. Hutchinson, wife Blanche, children Kathryn and Janet Lee] flying to various cities in all 48 states. From the description, it would appear there was a comparable puzzle for the eastern United States. Puzzle is copyrighted R.B. Davis Company, Hoboken, N.J. 1932; enveloped is dated R.B. Davis Company, Hoboken, N.J.1932 (hidden under flap.) See objects 2006.041.0011 for record of another copy of this same item.

The envelope was scissor opened and lacks the unprinted flap on back. See objects 2006.041.0010 for view of a complete envelope.

See archives 2010.007.0099 for a Flying Commander Test brochure issued in the same year and related to this promotion.
Date 1932-1932
Year Range from 1932
Year Range to 1932
People Hutchinson, George R.
Hutchinson, Blanche
Hutchinson, Kathryn
Hutchinson, Janet Lee
Search Terms Davis Baking Powder Company
R.B. Davis Company
Caption puzzle
Imagefile 052\20060410011.JPG
Classification Food
Business & Commerce