Research ELMS History

Elms Puzzles was started in 1987 by Betsy Stuart. After her passing in 2007, her husband, Fred Stuart, took over. When Fred retired in 2018, Lizzy and Spencer Bean purchased the company and rebranded to The Waterford Puzzle Company.

For historical reference, here are the digital versions of several catalogs printed and distributed by Elms Puzzles. Check back regularly as we add more historical resources about Elms Puzzles.

Betsy Stuart, founder of ELMS Puzzles
Left to Right, Rear: Lisa, Chris, Rose
Left to Right, Front: Debby, Fred, Kristin

Would you like us to research your puzzle?

We are happy to look in our records to see if we can provide any information on an ELMS or Waterford puzzle that you have acquired.  Just send us an email and include pictures of the box label.  We’d also love to hear how and when you acquired the puzzle and how much you paid for it.  Happy puzzling!