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Pleated Paper Lampshades
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of Pleated Paper Lampshades. 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 are instructions for making a basic Pleated Paper Lampshade in 'Des Kindes Erste Beschaftigungsbuch' by E Barth and W Niederley, which was first published in Bielefeld and Leipzig, and the foreword of which is dated October 1876.