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The Newspaper Boat
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the design that I call the Newspaper Boat, because it is a simple adaptation of the Newspaper Hat design. 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.


As far as I know this design first appears in 'L'Annee Preparatoire de Travail Manuel' by M P Martin, which was published by Armand Collin & Cie in Paris in 1893 under the title of 'Petit Bateau'.