Origami Heaven

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The Noise Maker / Flute
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as the Noise Maker or Flute. 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 the first appearance of this design is in 'Fun with Paperfolding' by William D Murray and Francis J Rigney was published by the Fleming H Revell Company, New York in 1928 as 'The Trumpet'. The author suggests that the sound may be amplified by attaching a paper cone around the stem of the Noise Maker