For sale is a 1930s CRACKER JACK PRIZE DOUBLE LINK PUZZLE No 9 & ORIGINAL ENVELOPE. This toy premium was free with your purchase of a box of Cracker Jacks or the purchase of a game of Checkers. This promotional puzzle challenge consists of whether you can separate the two metal links. Sale includes four pairs of the same puzzle. An interesting collectible toy or promotional item.
Some historians view Cracker Jack as the first junk food. Cracker Jack was first sold back in 1896 and marketed with the slogan: “The More You Eat, the More You Want”. In 1907, the release of the song, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”, gave Cracker Jack free publicity, with its line: “Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack!” In 1912, Cracker Jack started putting its novelty prizes in its candy. In 1922, the sold Cracker Jacks, the Rueckheim Bros. & Eckstein company, was changed their name to The Cracker Jack Company.