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Froebelian Folds of Life developed from the Triple Blintz basic form and the Blintzed Windmill Base
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the history of Froebelian Folds of Life developed from the Triple Blintz basic form and 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.

Designs developed from the Triple Blintz basic form:

The Scent Bottle

This design first appears, as 'The Purse' in 'The Kindergarten Guide' by Maria Kraus Boelte and John Kraus, which was published by E. Steiger and Company in New York in 1877.

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The Chair

This design first appears in 'The Kindergarten Guide' by Maria Kraus Boelte and John Kraus, which was published by E. Steiger and Company in New York in 1877.

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The Muff

The Muff first appears in a list of designs in the 'Manuel Pratique de Jardins D'Enfants de Friedrich Froebel', which was compiled by J F Jacobs and published in Brussells and Paris in 1859.

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This design also appears in 'The Kindergarten Guide' by Maria Kraus Boelte and John Kraus, which was published by E. Steiger and Company in New York in 1877.

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The Small Vase

This design first appears, as 'The Vase', in 'The Kindergarten Guide' by Maria Kraus Boelte and John Kraus, which was published by E. Steiger and Company in New York in 1877.

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The Pair of Boots

This design first appears in 'The Kindergarten Guide' by Maria Kraus Boelte and John Kraus, which was published by E. Steiger and Company in New York in 1877.

The Cross

The Cross (La croix) appears in a list of designs in the 'Manuel Pratique de Jardins D'Enfants de Friedrich Froebel', which was compiled by J F Jacobs and published in Brussells and Paris in 1859.

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The earliest known illustration of this design is found in 'De Kleine Papierwerkers', written by Elise Van Calcar and published by K H Schadd in Amsterdam in 1863.

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This design also appears, in a small section devoted to unnamed napkin folds, in 'The Kindergarten Guide' by Maria Kraus Boelte and John Kraus, which was published by E. Steiger and Company in New York in 1877.

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The Jacket

The Jacket (La veste du mineur) appears in a list of designs in the 'Manuel Pratique de Jardins D'Enfants de Friedrich Froebel', which was compiled by J F Jacobs and published in Brussells and Paris in 1859.

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The earliest known illustration of this design is found in 'De Kleine Papierwerkers', written by Elise Van Calcar and published by K H Schadd in Amsterdam in 1863.

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This design also appears, as 'The Vest' or 'The Jacket' in 'The Kindergarten Guide' by Maria Kraus Boelte and John Kraus, which was published by E. Steiger and Company in New York in 1877.

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The Trousers

The Trousers (Le pantalon) appear in a list of designs in the 'Manuel Pratique de Jardins D'Enfants de Friedrich Froebel', which was compiled by J F Jacobs and published in Brussells and Paris in 1859.

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The earliest known illustration of this design is found in 'De Kleine Papierwerkers', written by Elise Van Calcar and published by K H Schadd in Amsterdam in 1863.

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This design also appears, as 'The Pair of Pants' in 'The Kindergarten Guide' by Maria Kraus Boelte and John Kraus, which was published by E. Steiger and Company in New York in 1877.

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The Steamship

The Steamship first occurs as 'Der inktkoker' (literally the well) in 'De Kleine Papierwerkers', written by Elise Van Calcar and published by K H Schadd in Amsterdam in 1863.

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Designs developed from the Blintzed Windmill Base:

The blintzed windmill base Cigar Holder

This design appears in a list of designs in the 'Manuel Pratique de Jardins D'Enfants de Friedrich Froebel', which was compiled by J F Jacobs and published in Brussells and Paris in 1859, presumably as a step towards making the double boat.

No illustration of this design is known but I presume it would be identical in appearance to the Cigar Holder folded from a standard windmill base.

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The blintzed windmill base Double Boat

This design appears in a list of designs in the 'Manuel Pratique de Jardins D'Enfants de Friedrich Froebel', which was compiled by J F Jacobs and published in Brussells and Paris in 1859, presumably as a step towards making the Junk Box.

This design is not pictured in 'De Kleine Papierwerkers'.

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The Junk Box

The Junk Box appears, as simply 'La boite' or 'the box' in a list of designs in the 'Manuel Pratique de Jardins D'Enfants de Friedrich Froebel', which was compiled by J F Jacobs and published in Brussells and Paris in 1859. I call it the Junk Box because it can be turned into the Chinese Junk.

This design appears, as 'The Square Box Having Two 'Lids' in 'The Kindergarten Guide' by Maria Kraus Boelte and John Kraus, which was published by E. Steiger and Company in New York in 1877.

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The Junk Box Picture Frame

The Junk Box Picture Frame appears, as simply 'Le cadre' or 'the frame' in a list of designs in the 'Manuel Pratique de Jardins D'Enfants de Friedrich Froebel', which was compiled by J F Jacobs and published in Brussells and Paris in 1859. I call it the Junk Box Picture Frame because it is made by collapsing the sides of the Junk Box and to distinguish it from the Picture Frame which can be made by collapsing the sides of the Big Box.

This design is not pictured in 'De Kleine Papierwerkers'.

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The Junk Box Mirror

The Junk Box Mirror appears, as simply 'Le miroir' in a list of designs in the 'Manuel Pratique de Jardins D'Enfants de Friedrich Froebel', which was compiled by J F Jacobs and published in Brussells and Paris in 1859. I call it the Junk Box Mirror because it is made by folding two sides of the Junk Box Picture Frame backwards in preparation for developing the Chinese Junk, and to distinguish it from the Mirror which can be made by collapsing the sides of the Picture Frame developed from a srtandard windmill base.

The earliest known illustration of this design is found in 'De Kleine Papierwerkers', written by Elise Van Calcar and published by K H Schadd in Amsterdam in 1863.

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The Chinese Junk

In a Froebelian context, the Chinese Junk Box first appears in a list of designs in the 'Manuel Pratique de Jardins D'Enfants de Friedrich Froebel', which was compiled by J F Jacobs and published in Brussells and Paris in 1859 and is first illustrated in 'De Kleine Papierwerkers', written by Elise Van Calcar and published by K H Schadd in Amsterdam in 1863. Further information about the history of this design, including earlier references and an earlier illustration, can be found here.

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This design also appears, somewhat perversely, as 'The Gondola' in 'The Kindergarten Guide' by Maria Kraus Boelte and John Kraus, which was published by E. Steiger and Company in New York in 1877.