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How to Flatten a Mobius Band into a Regular Hexagon with a 'Coup de Poing'

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As faras I now this effect was first published in 'L'Illustration' 2588 of 1st October 1892 and subsequently republished in Volume 3 of Tom Tit's 'La Science Amusante', which was published by Editions Larousse in Paris in 1893.


This effect also appears:


In Issue 252 of the Buenos Aires edition of 'Caras y Caretas' on 1st August 1903.



As 'To Construct a Hexagon by Finger Pressure' in 'Scientific Amusements' (an English translation of some of the material from volumes 2 and 3 of 'La Science Amusante' by Tom Tit) which was published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd in London in 1918.



The way in which this effectis achieved by a 'coup fr poing' is illustrated by a trade card published by Chocolat Guerin-Boutron, which is undated but probably from the early years of the 20th Century.