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|'How to Climb Through a Playing Card' Fold and Cut Effect|
page attempts to record what is known about the origin
and history of the 'How to Climb Through a Playing Card'
Fold and Cut Effect. 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.
As far as I know the effect first appears under the title 'The Cardboard Puzzle' in 'The Boy's Own Toymaker' by Ebenezer Landells was published in 1859 by Shephard, Clark and Brown in Boston and Griffin and Farran in London.
(The drawing for the solution is missing from this image.)