More from Bill O'Neil
Bill O'Neil has a fabulous Toy Theatre collection including
the highly prized Gorey Dracula (above right) and the
Tivoli Theatre with the Peacock Fan Curtain (and Danish building
instructions which he is translating with his Danish dictionary ONE
AT A TIME. He would appreciate any help). He is not on-line
yet but you can contact him c/o his son, [firstname.lastname@example.org]. His home address is 78
Oak Knoll Loop, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.
He sends two sets of Jumping Jacks. . . first a traditional sheet
he enlarged from a postcard from a museum in Munich. He noticed
the printer is Epinal and he hopes that there will be no sharing
as there is no profit involved. The second set is from a roll of
unusually creative gift wrapping paper and it came with an enclosure
of instructions. Enjoy!!! A further tip from Bill...when he
travels he always takes a sturdy plastic mailing tube to roll any paper
"treasures" he finds along the way.
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[ JJacks.jpg ]
Epinal sheet copied from a museum postcard
HOW TO MAKE A JUMPING JACK (copied from wrapping
First, paste the Jumping Jack onto a piece of cardboard. When dry, cut
out the different pieces. Pierce the limbs and the body at the
dots for the joints. Take the arms and upper legs and pierce smaller
1/8" above the top joint holes. Fasten the joint holes together - the
on the back side of the body with small brads, pieces of wire, or
knotted on both sides (see FIG 1). Be sure that the parts are not too
fastened together, so that they are easily movable. Now connect the
with a string between the small holes above the joints; the legs,
The string must be rather tight when the limbs are hanging downward.
middle of these two strings is joined by another string whose end is
to hang down (see FIG 2). If you lang up the Jumping Jack and pull on
end of the string, you will see why he is called a "Jumping Jack" (see
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