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The Blowpipe and Darts
This page is being used to record information about the history of the paper blowpipe and darts, the blowpipe being a pipe rolled from paper and the darts tiny paper cones. 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.



'Trabajos Manuales y Juegos Infantiles' by Francisco Blanch, which was published by I. G. Seix y Barral Hermanos S.A.- Editores in Barcelona in 1923, contains instructions for folding a blowpipe and darts.


The design also appears:


As 'La Sarbacane' in 'Au Pays des Mains Agiles', which was published by Editions Fleurus in Paris in 1949.