"Far away and long ago in the city of
old Baghdad, it was the Caliph’s birthday…"
An untrustworthy old man – a magician – presents a ruler with a magical mechanical horse that can fly through the air. Continue reading “The Magic Horse – a fairytale told with paper”
What’s the story behind this object?
I found this vintage item for sale on eBay. It’s an old pipe tamper, used to pack or "tamper" tobacco in a pipe. Continue reading “The wise / foolish pipe tamper – an optical illusion”