Help ID this antique jigsaw puzzle press table machine

I’m wondering if this community can help us. We’ve inherited this 4’x8’ jigsaw puzzle maker table, and no clue of its history, or if it still has value. There is a sticker on the side (see images below) and we tried contacting that company but have not heard back.
Thank you for any information.

Images of the table:

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Bard says:
The Lovejoy Rosta Jigsaw puzzle maker is a vintage jigsaw puzzle making machine that was manufactured in the United States from the 1930s to the 1970s. It was named after its inventor, Lovejoy Rosta, who patented the machine in 1934.

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Lovejoy Rosta Jigsaw puzzle maker

The Lovejoy Rosta Jigsaw puzzle maker is a large, complex machine that is made up of several different parts. The main part of the machine is the table, which is where the puzzle pieces are cut. The table is equipped with a variety of blades that can be used to cut different shapes and sizes of puzzle pieces. The machine also has a conveyor belt that moves the puzzle pieces along the table, and a vacuum system that sucks up the sawdust.

To use the Lovejoy Rosta Jigsaw puzzle maker, you first need to create a template of the puzzle you want to make. The template can be made from a variety of materials, such as cardboard or plywood. Once you have created the template, you place it on the table of the machine and secure it in place. Then, you select the appropriate blades and set the machine to the desired cutting speed. Finally, you start the machine and watch as it cuts the puzzle pieces according to the template.

The Lovejoy Rosta Jigsaw puzzle maker is a very versatile machine that can be used to make a variety of different puzzles. It is also a very durable machine that can last for many years with proper care. However, it is a large and complex machine, so it is not suitable for everyone. It is also a relatively rare machine, so it can be difficult to find one for sale.

If you are interested in learning more about the Lovejoy Rosta Jigsaw puzzle maker, there are a few resources available online. The Lovejoy Rosta Jigsaw puzzle maker website has a lot of information about the machine, including a history, a technical description, and a forum where you can ask questions and get help from other users. There are also a few books available about the machine, such as “The Lovejoy Rosta Jigsaw Puzzle Maker: A History and Guide” by Bill Groh.

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wow, amazing information, donkjr. Thank you for all this.
The text mentions a “The Lovejoy Rosta Jigsaw puzzle maker website” which I think may be “” although there was no second market links there. If you know a website where these might be sold (perhaps just ebay?), please pass it along.

Thank you again for this background.

It appears that Lovejoy company is strictly a coupling manufacturer these days. I did find this Facebook group that might have some people who can point you in the right direction.

Strictly Vintage Jigsaw Puzzles Public Group | Facebook

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Much appreciated :+1:.