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Cows in the Corn


In 1889, toymaker Charles Crandall scored a huge hit with "Pigs in Clover," called the first dexterity puzzle to become a runaway best-seller.Crandall introduced the game early that year and at one point produced 8000 units a day. Stim & Lyon, a little-known rival toymaker, introduced its "Cows in the Corn" dexterity puzzle sometime after Crandall's success. The Cow puzzle worked on a similar principle: tip the puzzle to work marbles through a maze to the center. Rival manufacturers produce similar knock-off toys and games today, as well.

  • Manufacturer: Stirn & Lyon
  • Material: printed paper | cardboard
  • Origin: New York, NY
  • Style: dexterity
  • Object ID: 107.4117
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