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by Edwin Corrie
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Napkin folding
Topic: Book: "Die Kunst, Servietten zu falten"
Replies: 3
Views: 4635

Re: Book: "Die Kunst, Servietten zu falten"

I never realised there were so many editions of this - it was obviously a very popular work, though it's interesting to read Joan's comments. It was on Amazon.de for €10, so I decided to take a chance. It's a lot smaller and thinner than I imagined, and the publisher's price of €19.90 does seem rath...
by Edwin Corrie
Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Napkin folding
Topic: Book: "Die Kunst, Servietten zu falten"
Replies: 3
Views: 4635

Book: "Die Kunst, Servietten zu falten"

This looks quite interesting. I can't see a date or author, but it seems to be an old Austrian book, now available as a modern reprint. There's a partial preview at Google Books:

http://books.google.fr/books?id=on2CXVX ... &q&f=false
by Edwin Corrie
Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: History
Topic: CARD
Replies: 28
Views: 23994

Re: CARD

These "capucins" are also explained in Mme. Celnart's "Manuel complet des jeux de société" (1836) and in the Spanish translation of 1839: Les capucins Voilà la plus simple découpure de cartes: large à un bout, pointu par l’autre, et légèrement courbé par le haut, pour le maintenir en équilibre, le c...
by Edwin Corrie
Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Envelope folding
Topic: Any ELFA members here?
Replies: 7
Views: 6874

Re: Any ELFA members here?

I confess, without shame, I'm an ELFA's member since 1991. There's no shame attached to ELFA membership, Michel! I was one of the original members, and only dropped out because of other pressures (and the fact that I didn't have much original material to contribute). Looking more closely it does se...
by Edwin Corrie
Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Early form of paper banger
Replies: 1
Views: 3384

Early form of paper banger

I don't know how old the traditional Banger is, but I've found instructions for a simple version in an old German book called "Onomatologia curiosa artificiosa et magica, oder, Ganz natürliches Zauber-Lexicon" (1759). It's an encyclopedia of all sorts of interesting things, including quite a lot of ...
by Edwin Corrie
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Envelope folding
Topic: Any ELFA members here?
Replies: 7
Views: 6874

Re: Any ELFA members here?

This seems to be a good place to post a link to an ELFA website: http://www.ghh.com/elf/index.html I only found this recently and don't know the history of it, but it looks like it was created on behalf of John Cunliffe and with his blessing. Thanks for posting the 3D envelope, Nick (pun intended). ...
by Edwin Corrie
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Pajarita
Replies: 5
Views: 6956

Re: The Pajarita

The moderators already decide who to admit. Other forums have some parts that are freely available to all and some that are restricted to registered members. If someone registers they probably have an interest, but if someone just happens to find the site and sees a chance to exploit the results of ...
by Edwin Corrie
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Pajarita
Replies: 5
Views: 6956

Re: The Pajarita

It's interesting to see paintings that show folded objects. There have been several topics with pictures like these already on this forum - I wonder if it would be possible to collect them all together somewhere as a growing reference archive. The same could be done for links to old books found on t...
by Edwin Corrie
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Mayflower: a new traditional model?
Replies: 0
Views: 3219

Mayflower: a new traditional model?

I found this in an online copy of an book called "Constructive Work" by Edward Worst, published in 1905. There are many old books like this that explain things you can make from card and also some simple traditional paperfolding models. Many were for educational purposes and use in schools, using pa...
by Edwin Corrie
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Napkin folding
Topic: German book: Finger Fertig
Replies: 6
Views: 6248

Re: German book: Finger Fertig

I'd noticed that some of the sources for the illustrations seemed to be wrong, and that very little is said about Joan's exhibition which was apparently the inspiration for the book. It's surprising that an academic book like this uses illustrations that have nothing to do with the text, and also pa...