Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

 

 
'Winter Nights Entertainments' by R M Abraham
 
'Winter Nights Entertainments' by R M Abraham was first published by Constable and Constable in London in 1932 and later reprinted under the title 'Easy to Do Entertainment and Diversions With Cards, String, Coins, Paper and Matches' by Dover in 1961.

The book contains a chapter specifically devoted to Paper Folding which contains:

Drinking Cup (The Paper Cup)

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Aeroplane (The Swallow)

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Snap Dragon

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A Paper Hat (The Newspaper Hat)

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Cutting The Paper Rings (The Afghan Bands)

No illustration for this effect is given in the book.

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A Paper Cocked Hat (The Paper Boat - with a large sail)

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A Box Of Cards (The Playing Card Cube)

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A Paper Tray (The Junk Box)

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To Bind Papers Together

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A Chinese Junk

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A Paper Pine Tree (The Newspaper Tree)

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A Paper Ball (The XYZ Ball)

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A Paper Ladder (The Newspaper Ladder)

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A Lace Cap

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A Paper Tray On Legs (The Sanbo On Legs)

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The Hole Through The Hand

An optical illusion involving a rolled tube of paper.

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A Paper Kettle (The Kettle)

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Cordon Of Police (The Chain of Dolls)

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A Paper Bird (The Flapping Bird)

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A Paper Vase

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A Paper Cruet (The Salt Cellar)

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A Fancy Tea Cloth (The Paper Doily)

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Cutting A Hole (How To Climb Through A Playing Card)

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A Paper Pop Gun

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A Model Aeroplane (The Cut and Fold Model Aeroplane)

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Paper Chain Decoration (Paper Garland)

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Cat Box Or Water Bomb

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Folding A Billet-Doux

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Here Is Another Method (The Pentagonal Knot)

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The Laughing Man

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Hell (The Fold and One Cut Latin Cross)

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A Double Boat (Another Double Boat)

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A Paper Windmill (The Cut and Fold Windmill)

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The Wild Man From Borneo

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A Royal Airforce Cap

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A Paper Band (Paper Chains)

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Boomerang

Not a paperfolding effect

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A Pair of Sugar Tongs

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Other chapters of the book contain:

Camel Through The Eye Of A Needle

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The Card Bridge

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The Spinning Aeroplane

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Smudgeography

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There is also a version of the Jacob's Ladder toy made from rings (Jacob's Rings).