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Paper Tents
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of paper tents. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

There is a separate page for The One Fold Tent / Book.


The Waterbomb Base Tent - 1904 onwards



A different cut design developed from the form of the Newspaper Hat appears in 'Faltarbeiten aus Papier 1' (Paperfolding Work) by Georg Netzband, which was published by W Kohlhammer Verlag in Stuttgart and Berlin in 1936 as a handbook to accompany educational film F57.



A different design for a paper tent appears in 'The Art of Chinese Paper folding for Young and Old' by Maying Soong, which was published by Harcourt Brace and Company of New York in 1948.



A design for a simple 2D tent appears in 'Origami: Book Three' by Florence Sakade, which was published by the Charles E Tuttle Company in Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo in 1959.