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Product no.: WR052

A member of parliament at work - you cannot blame him for falling asleep during the sitting. Just in time he realizes that the voting process has begun, in the parliament in the state of Bremen in Northern Germany, even a bell calls the representatives back from the cafeteria for the voting.

 

Paper automata
Author: Walter Ruffler
Difficulty class: difficult

 

Published by: Walter Ruffler Papiermaschinen

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Product no.: WR061

The spectators fascinatingly follow the fly of the ball. Their heads move in time from one side to the other - until the crank is turned.

Paper automata

Author: Walter Ruffler
Crank mechanism Size: 17 x 6 x 22.5 cm
3 construction sheets DIN A 4

Difficulty class: middle

Published by: Walter Ruffler Paper automata

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Product no.: WR027

Paper automata

In Pharaoh´s times: The Egyptian peasant eagerly lifts the water from the Nile to his high-lying field, while the crocodile is attending its chance. A wall painting of this shaduf can be visited in the tomb of the noble Ipui in Theben West, 1240 B.C. Nowadays they mostly use motor pumps.

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Product no.: WR001

By turning the crank the driver and his motorbike make a cyclical movement. The motorbike is lifted in the front, then the rear wheel lifts - the machine is flying  and the driver rises from the seat - first the front then the rear wheel touches  the carriageway.

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Product no.: WR002

A sledge pulled by reindeers is  no longer up-to-date, the global way of life has some consequences also for Santa Claus. Time is money and the motorization cannot be stopped - despite rising prices for gas and increasing pollution: it´s Christmas time.

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Product no.: WR011

By turning the crank both boat and boatman will make a cyclical movement: The boat falls down the wave, it seems to sink but then it swims on the top again. The sailor is lifted from his squatting position while the seagull is sitting motionless on the top of the prow.

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Product no.: WR012

The angler has caught a big fish and with great effort he tries to get it out of the sea - will he succeed? The next turn of the crank will bring a surprise.

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Product no.: WR013

Sometimes life is like a cruise on troubled waters, and it is difficult then to keep one´s balance.

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Product no.: WR014

The Pirate's Bride critically sizes up her perspective grooms as she glances from man to man. Who is the right one? Obviously they want a decision. But often there is a third way.

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Product no.: WR021

Normally he is a peaceful fellow, but if his peace is disturbed and the crank is turned - he will jump up, lift his paws, beat his wings and snap with his respectable jaw - until he sits down peacefully as if nothing has happened.
 

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Product no.: WR022

The horse rears and the knight raises his sword ready to fight - until the crank is turned.

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Product no.: WR023

Roland is a symbol of  the old Hanseatic town Bremen.  Since 1404 the historic original stands on the market place of Bremen - though without horse. A giant of 5,50 m, made of sandstone, a smile on his lips and with a superb head of hair. His name comes from a vassal of emperor Charlemagne, Duke Roland of Brittany, who in 778 lost his life in the Pyrenees fighting with the Basques.

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Product no.: WR024

The Chinese Dragon looks very impressive with his tactile hairs, his beard, his antlers and his mane. Chinese dragons differ from Western dragons in that they have no wings and exhibit a feathered tail. In the Far East dragons are treated respectfully while in Western culture they are chased and slaughtered. Many Chinese feasts are unthinkable without dragon dances.

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Product no.: WR025

The Japanese Samurai were the knights of the Far East. Like their counterparts in Europe they lived off the earnings of their peasants' labour. Symbols of their status consisted of two swords, a long one and a short one. In contrast to the heavy armour plates worn by the European knights, the samurai wore armour made up of small varnished tiles of steel tied together. This made the armour worn by the samurai light and elastic.

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Product no.: WR082

The handle moves two snail cams, these cams control two levers. One of them raises and lowers the forearm of the bureaucracy and the other lets the unemployed sink into the ground and reappear.

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Product no.: WR063

Once Otto Lilienthal jumped down a hill near Berlin with his flying machine and meanwhile he studied the principles of the flight of birds and of the aerodynamics. Out flying machine is driven by a powerful engine. During the landing the legs of the pilot are used as a landing-gear.

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Product no.: WR026

It was unknown for a long time: The matriarchal organized ancient people of the Amazons mastered in a perfect way the fighting methods of the Far East. With a standing jump the female warriors threw down their male adversaries who were helplessly left to their mercy.

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Product no.: WR028

In Pharaoh´s times: While the peasant is irrigating his field with the shaduf, his wife is preparing the meal. On a millstone the wheat is grinded to flour and gathered in a basket.

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Product no.: WR041

In the Middle Ages the miners extracted the ore by a windlass.

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Product no.: WR042

In the Middle Ages miners used huge bellows to pump fresh air into the mines.

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Product no.: WR043

A medieval miner is sawing off a beam for supporting a tunnel.

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Product no.: WR051

Faithfully he has done his work for years - then the revolt is breaking out - of course only until the crank is turned.

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Product no.: WR046

Seit dem Mittelalter wurden Pochwerke eingesetzt, um das Erz vom Gestein zu trennen. Ein Wasserrad dreht eine Nockenwelle, deren Nocken eisenbeschlagene Stempel anheben, die beim Niederfallen das erzhaltige Gestein zertrümmern. Georg Agricola beschreibt im Achten Buch seines epochalen Werkes "De Re Metallica Libri XII" - "Zwölf Bücher vom Berg- und Hüttenwesen" Aufbau und Funktion eines Pochwerkes.

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Product no.: WR045

Seit dem Mittelalter wurden Pochwerke eingesetzt, um das Erz vom Gestein zu trennen. Ein Wasserrad dreht eine Nockenwelle, deren Nocken eisenbeschlagene Stempel anheben, die beim Niederfallen das erzhaltige Gestein zertrümmern. Georg Agricola beschreibt im Achten Buch seines epochalen Werkes "De Re Metallica Libri XII" - "Zwölf Bücher vom Berg- und Hüttenwesen" Aufbau und Funktion eines Pochwerkes.

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Product no.: WR053

The kite is skilfully be flown to and fro followed by the keen eyes of the pilot.

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Product no.: WR062

From a standing position the jumper will make an immense leap, she will throw her arms and legs to the front, then she will land again in her first position.

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Product no.: WR064

In the famous fairytale by the Brothers Grimm a donkey, a dog, a cat and a cock decide to become musicians in Bremen, a Hanseatic town in Northern Germany. Here we see the donkey hammering tirelessly at the keyboard - as long as sand is running, while his colleagues are looking from behind.

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Product no.: WR071

With the cutout "Crank Mechanisms" you can assemble four devices: ordinary crank motion, oscillating lever with connecting rod, oscillating lever with enlarged hole, crank slider.

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Product no.: WR081

Michelangelo´s fresco that covers the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is world-famous. But it doesn´t tell the whole truth. Looking at the history of mankind unprejudicedly there is a second chapter following the creation of Adam - this is told by the model.

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Product no.: WR083

This watermill was built in the 13th century in the town Syke - Barrien, South of Bremen in Northern Germany. Now it is classified as an historical monument. In the inside you will find a complete pair of millstones. When the water wheel turns it produces electricity without any pollution for the café and the inhabitants of the mill.

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