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G. J. Hayter and Co

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of the Victory Works, Oxford Road, Bournemouth. Telephone: Bournemouth 5066. Telegraphic Address: "Hayter, 5066, Bournemouth"

  • Hayter made jigsaw puzzles in Bournemouth from 1920s.
  • 1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of the "Victory" series of Jig-saw Puzzles, Map Puzzles and Alphabetical Puzzles; Table Tennis Tables, Trestles and Sets of Accessories, Table Hockey, Table Lawn Tennis Courts and Trestles. (Stand No. C.55) [1]
  • 1970 Spear's purchased G. J. Hayter and Co.
  • The hand-sawn plywood puzzles were produced under under the Spear's banner until 1988, when sadly the labour-intensive operations involved made their production uneconomic.

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Bob Armstrong's Old Jigsaw Puzzles
  • [2] Spears Games Archive