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The Fold and Cut Paper Parachute
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the fold and cut design known as the Paper Parachute. 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 in the historical record is in 'The Boy's Own Toymaker' by Ebenezer Landells, which was published in 1859 by Griffin and Farran in London and by Shephard, Clark and Brown in Boston.