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Froebelian Folds of Life from the Blintzed Windmill Base
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the history of Froebelian Folds of Life developed from the Blintzed Windmill Base. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

The Chinese Junk - 1846 onwards

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The Double Hulled Boat - 1859 onwards

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The Junk Box - 1859 onwards

This design is part of the folding sequence which culminates in the Chinese Junk. It is developed from the Double Hulled Boat and collapsed to form the Picture Frame.

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The Picture Frame - 1859 onwards

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The Looking Glass - 1859 onwards

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The Coin Wallet - 1900 onwards

'Die Frobelschen Beschaftigungen: Das Falten' by Marie Muller-Wunderlich, which was published by Friedrich Brandstetter in Leipzig in 1900 contains a blintzed windmill base version of the Double Fishbox / Portfolio design (which can be collapsed from the Junk Box)

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This design also appears as 'Portamonedas' (Coin Purse), in 'Guia Practica del Trabajo Manual Educativo' by Ezequiel Solana, which was published by Editorial Magisterio Espaņol in Madrid in 1904.

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A design for a butterfly, which is developed from the Double Hulled Boat by pulling out the internal flaps, appears in 'Die Frobelschen Beschaftigungen: Das Falten' by Marie Muller-Wunderlich, which was published by Friedrich Brandstetter in Leipzig in 1900.

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