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The Paper Boat Snapper
This page is being used to collect information about the history of the paperfolding design known as the Paper Boat Snapper, which, as the name suggests, is derived from the Paper Boat. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other important information that should be added. Thank you.



As far as I know this design first appears, under the title of 'Goose's Head' in 'Fun with Paperfolding' by William D Murray and Francis J Rigney, which was published by the Fleming H Revell Company, New York in 1928.



This design also appears, under the title of 'Quack-Quack' in 'Paper Toy Making' by Margaret Campbell, which was first published by Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons Ltd in London, probably in 1937, although both the Foreword and Preface are dated 1936, which argues that the book was complete at that date.



As 'The Chattering Magpie' in 'Fun with Paper' by Joseph Leeming, which was published by Spencer Press Inc in Chicago in 1939.



This design also appears, as 'Snapper 1', in 'Paper Magic' by Robert Harbin, which was published by Oldbourne in London in 1956.