Wooden-Do-It


a.k.a. Cigar Puzzle
Garner Products, New York; this one for sale in 1950's.
(wood pieces on metal spindle, 5.2" long x 3/4" diameter)

This puzzle was purchased from a seller who said that it came from residual stock of Glenn's Novelty Shop, 16th and Market St., Philadelphia, where his father worked when the shop closed shop in 1959. Subsequently I received an email from Michel van Ipenburg, a puzzle collector, who kindly shared the image of the directions to this puzzle that are shown on the following page. The directions list objects to make from the pieces, including:


Chinese
Lantern

Knife
Grinder

HotWater
Bottle

Fire
Siren

Hitching
Post

Urn On
Pedestal

Wooden-Do-It Directions