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Harbin's Swan
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As far as I know this design, which is developed from the preliminary folds for the Paper Dart, first appears in 'Paper Magic' by Robert Harbin, which was published by Oldbourne in London in 1956.



This design also appears, without acknowledgement, in 'Origami: The Oriental Art of Paper Folding' by Harry C Helfman, which was published by Platt and Munk Co Inc in New York in 1960.