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Petit Manuel de Travaux d'Amateurs by H de Graffigny
 
'Petit Manuel de Travaux d'Amateurs' by H de Graffigny was published by Collection A L Guyot in Paris in 1909.

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Former un hexagone avec un carre / Constructing a hexagon from a square

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Un didicagone / Constructing a dodecagon

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Patterns from the Blintzed Square

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Patterns from the Doubly Blintzed Square

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Table / The Table

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Chapeau de Gendarme / Newspaper Hat

The illustration is odd but the description makes it clear that this design is the Newspaper Hat.

The text describes it as, roughly, 'the police hat which is worn by apprentice printers and house painters, the latter with the aim of preventing their heads being splashed when they paint ceilings.'

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Le bonnet d'eveque ou mitre / A version of The Mitre

The text says, roughly, 'By folding the corner's of the police hat and making them fit into each other we have the bishop's hat or mitre.' The result is a paper hat that is shaped like the Mitre but in which the front flaps are tucked into each other instead of into the central pockets.

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Pleated Filter

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Plain Filter

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Abat-jour / Lampshade

The wording reads, roughly, 'By removing from a pleated filter part of its length between the dotted line ab and then turning its opening downwards we obtain a lampshade which simply needs to be fitted with a mount with claws to be fixed onto a lamp.'

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La fleche / The Paper Dart

Of the Paper Dart and the Parachute the author says, 'These are two small objects which most schoolchildren know how to make.'

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Le parachute / The Parachute

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Le souflet / The Bellows

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Le bourse (the purse) / The Puzzle Purse

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Boites en papier / The Patisserie Box

Note that the boatlike shape shown in picture 2 is not the Flat Bottomed Boat but just an intermediate stage on the way to forming the box.

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Bandes de papier plies / Folded paper strips

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