Held in Chicago in 1893, it seems reasonable to assume that this puzzle was manufactured and sold at that time. The manufacturer is not identified on the box but the paper trim on the box matches the box for the Locomotive puzzle made by McLoughlin. I just recently acquired this puzzle. You can see that it is missing a piece. As an experiment,I scanned the lid and enlarged the missing section. I didn't try to adjust the color, I just printed it and stuck the paper under the puzzle. It seems that, with a little effort, I could make a nice replacement piece.