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Cows in the Corn

game

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.

ManufacturerStirn & Lyon
Materialprinted paper | cardboard
OriginNew York, NY
Styledexterity
Object ID107.4117

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