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note:   except for a few miner alterations, the following text -- because it is taken from  Tucker Jones' website -- will be enclosed in quotation marks and displayed in red type; thus allowing credit to be duly and fully noted towards their story writeup efforts.
(All the puzzles on this page -- regardless of where I got them from -- are originally from Tucker Jones)

Tucker-Jones House, Inc., P O Box 231, East Setauket, NY 11733

"Tucker-Jones House, Inc. was established in 1975.   It is a family business, owned and operated by Dennis and Donna Sucilsky.

Tavern Puzzles® -- evolved from reproductions of hand-forged artifacts that Dennis Sucilsky came across while researching architectural hardware -- are reproductions of a type of puzzle traditionally forged by blacksmiths to amuse their friends at country taverns and inns.

In keeping with tradition, Dennis Sucilsky, as a museum-trained blacksmith from Long Island, was able to use his knowledge of iron-working and tool making for production of metal puzzles, and has reproduced some of these antique designs as well as his own original designs.   All the puzzles are handcrafted and individually assembled.

His specialty is 18th and 19th century architectural hardware.

In 1980, Dennis began production of metal puzzles.   Incorporating both traditional and original designs, the Tavern Puzzle® Collection emerged.

The earliest Tavern Puzzles® are based on designs centuries old.   New styles are added on a regular basis; some of these are original designs, others are new versions of classics.

The purpose of any puzzle is to provide a challenge, entertainment, and fun.   Their collection does all three, on several different levels.   Each puzzle is mechanical in nature; removal of the object piece does not rely on force or trickery.

Tucker-Jones House, Inc. is the only company that makes the Tavern Puzzle® Collection.   Their trademark assures you quality, value, and service."

One can view the full line of these great metal wonders here at :
 www.tavernpuzzle.com
(Tucker Jones' website)














The following three puzzles were purchased at 'The Golden Pineapple' giftshop on Route 202/9 in Henniker, NH.
( . . . which has since been replaced with a Dunkin' Donuts . . . . . )

Big Kahuna

BlackBeard's Revenge

Patience




















The following four puzzles were given to me as a gift at Christmas by my son Roy, his wife and my three grandchildren.

Wise Guy

U-Turn

Self Restraint

Long Island Catch




















The next six puzzles were purchased at one of my two favotite stores :
 Frik - n - Frak's Curio Shack

Doozie

Traveler's Woe

Tinker's Bell

Lyon's Loop

Freedom's Ring

Clef Hanger




















The following puzzle was purchased from a barn sale in New Boston, NH, whose items were acquired from abandoned estates .

Satan's Stirrup

The square wrought iron stock that the general bulk of this puzzle is made up with is a whopping .241" (3.86/16") in thickness .

This is also known elsewhere on the web as Bit & Brace .