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Paperfolding in Scientific American
 
This page records articles and pictures etc relating to paperfolding which have been published in Scientific American magazine over the years. 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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This picture of a child wearing a newspaper hat while riding a mechanical hobby horse appeared in the issue of Scientific American for 9th May 1885. Information from Juan Gimeno.

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The Flapping Bird appeared in the USA as 'A Mechanical Bird Made of Paper' on p. 7921 of Scientific American, supplement no 486 of July 4, 1885 (information from Juan Gimeno). The article was reprinted from La Nature.

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An article on 'Paper Birds', which were really bird shaped paper gliders, weighted with pins, was published in the Scientific American Supplement vol 37 of 1894 on pages 15184/5. It was reprinted from an article in the New York Sun.

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