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Monday, July 2, 2007

Paper Engineering "Manikins"

Here are a few images from the Hand-Book of Ready Reference, edited by Andrew A. Gardenier (published by King-Richardson Publishing Company, Springfield Mass, 1897). This is an agricultural reference book with paper-engineering anatomical inserts called "Manikins" of a horse, a cow and a fetlock.

(Click on the images to enlarge.)

The horse and the cow each have five layers, the bottom layer bears several, overlapping, hinged, innard pieces.

Very cool. The prize of my pop-up collection. I have the salesman's dummy version, but I don't think the full text contains any more "Manikins" so I can live without the extra three inches of agricultural info.

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