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Noise Making Designs
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of paper Noise Making Designs. 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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Paper Bangers - 1759 onwards

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1873

The Clapper

'Die Praxis Des Kindergartens' by Auguste Koehler, which was published by Herman Bohlau in Weimar in 1873, explains a simple design called 'Klatsche' (The Clapper) . The text says, roughly, 'The children like to use double folded strips as 'clappers'. They bring the two double-sided ends so that ... the pieces come together and hit each other.' It is not clear, however, how the noise is to be achieved.

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1923

The Squeaker

This design appears in 'More Paper Magic' by Will Blyth, which was published by C Arthur Pearson in London in 1923.

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Le Cri Du Veau / Trumpet / Flute - 1924 onwards

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1939

El Restallador

As far as I now 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 cucurucho que explota - The Exploding Cone

As far as I now 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 trompetilla

As far as I now 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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