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Scientific Amusements by Henry Frith, 1890
 
'Scientific Amusements' by Henry Frith was first published by Ward, Locke and Co Ltd in London, New York and Melbourne in 1890. The first section of the book was also published separately under the title of 'Half Hours of Scientific Amusements'

The title page states that it is 'Translated from the French of Gaston Tissandier'.

A full copy of the longer work can be accessed at https://archive.org/details/cu31924031296126/page/n7/mode/2up and of the shorter at https://archive.org/details/halfhoursscient00fritgoog/page/n12/mode/2up

The effects / experiments which depend on paperfolding are:

In Half Hours of Scientific Amusements

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The Magic Picture with Three Faces (Multiple Pleated Paper Pictures / Falzbilder)

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Whirling Rings (The Playing Card Cube)

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Production of Coal Gas using a Paper Cone

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The Paper Rings (The Afghan Bands)

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A Mechanical Paper Bird (The Flapping Bird)

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In Marvels of Heat, Light and Sound

Melting a Piece of Tin on a Card

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Boiling Water in a Paper Case

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