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Letterlocking: Mary Queen of Scots last letter, a butterfly lock, England (1587)
Modelled after images of Mary Queen of Scots’ letter to her brother-in-law Henri III, King of France in the National Library of Scotland
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5 hours ago by terry
The last letter of Mary Queen of Scots
Sire, my brother-in-law, having by God's will, for my sins I think, thrown myself into the power of the Queen my cousin, at whose hands I have suffered much for almost twenty years, I have finally been condemned to death by her and her Estates. I have asked for my papers, which they have taken away, in order that I might make my will, but I have been unable to recover anything of use to me, or even get leave either to make my will freely or to have my body conveyed after my death, as I would wish, to your kingdom where I had the honour to be queen, your sister and old ally.
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5 hours ago by terry
Before envelopes, people protected messages with letterlocking
But it’s not the words that fascinate Jana Dambrogio, the Thomas F. Peterson conservator at MIT Libraries. For more than a decade, Dambrogio has been studying “letterlocking,” the various systems of folds, slits, and wax seals that protected written communication before the invention of the mass-produced envelope. To guard her final missive from prying eyes, the queen used a “butterfly lock”—one of hundreds of techniques catalogued by Dambrogio, collaborator Daniel Starza Smith, and their research team in a fast-growing dictionary of letterlocking.
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5 hours ago by terry
SwissDataScienceCenter/DeepSphere: Spherical Convolutional Neural Network
Spherical Convolutional Neural Network. Contribute to SwissDataScienceCenter/DeepSphere development by creating an account on GitHub.
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18 hours ago by hschilling
Fold N Fly ✈
A database of paper airplanes with easy to follow folding instructions
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yesterday by pupi
Letterlocking: Intelligencer Simeon Fox’s Dagger-Trap Pleated Letter sent from Venice (1601) - YouTube
An ingenius mechanism for locking a paper letter so the receiver knows if it has been read or not.
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