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La Science Pratique by Gaston Tissandier, 1889
 
'La Science Pratique' by Gaston Tissandier was published by G Masson in Paris in 1889. It contains a brief section on 'Le Travail Du Papier'. Some of the items are annotated with names, presumably the names of people who drew these items to the author's attention.

A full copy of the work can be accessed at https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k55007597/f1.item

It contains:

Boite en papier - The Catherine of Cleve Box

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Autre boite en papier - The Patisserie Box

The text notes that this box is 'employe par les confiseurs' (used by confectioners)

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Confection d'un soufflet en papier - The Bellows

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Un ballon en papier - The Waterbomb

The text suggests making this design from thin tracing paper and filling it with hydrogen to see it rise slowly.

 

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Ballon fait sans rognure avec un carre de papier ou d'etoffe (Balloon made without offcuts from a sheet of paper or cloth) - The Cartonnage Silveroctahedron

According to the text 'The result is an eight sided polyhedron', each side being a 'right isosceles triangle'.

This design, which is, I believe, otherwise unknown, is annotated with the name Ch. Delon of Paris.

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Boite en papier pour servir des fruits a la campagne (Paper box for serving country fruits) - The Junk Box

The diagrams show the blintzed Windmill Base version of the Double Boat as an intermediate step.

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