The clever design allows it to be folded flat and sent through the post as a postcard.
Norm signed this poster: To John & Anne Davenport with all good wishes! Sincerely Norm Nielsen 10-17-93
The figure raises its arms to reveal a bird cage, then lowers its arms to cover the cage with the box, and when its arms are raised again the bird cage has vanished. The cycle then repeats. This was one of the ORBICUS range of ready to assemble press-out models. The clever design allows the Chinaman to be assembled without the need for glue. Manufactured and distributed by Norwin International, Letchworth Garden City. Copyright Derek Read 1993.
This badge is in the name of John Davenport.
First published in Great Britain in 1993 by Heinemann Young Books, an imprint of Reed Children’s Books limited, London. Copyright 1993 Jan Pienkowski.
The cartoon was published in the ‘Times Magazine’ Saturday 11 December 1993.