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Air Driven Rotating Designs
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of folded paper designs that rotate as a result of the action of air moving past or through them. 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.

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The Cut and Fold Windmill - 1863 onwards

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The Propellor / Helice - 1893 onwards

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El cucurucho volador - The Flying Cone - 1939

As far as I know this design first appears in 'El Mundo de Papel' by Dr Nemesio Montero, which was published by G Miranda in Edicions Infancia in Valladolid in 1939.

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El molino misterioso - The Mysterious Windmill - 1939

As far as I know this design first appears in 'El Mundo de Papel' by Dr Nemesio Montero, which was published by G Miranda in Edicions Infancia in Valladolid in 1939.

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La helice del avion (The plane propellor) - The Whizzer - 1939

As far as I know this design first appears in the extended version of 'El Mundo de Papel' by Dr Nemesio Montero, which was published by G Miranda in Edicions Infancia in Valladolid in 1951.

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