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The Sparrow / Fat Sparrow
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as the Sparrow or Fat Sparrow. 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 the Sparrow in the historical record is in Margaret Campbell's 'Paper Toy Making' published by Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, Ltd in London in 1936 under the title the 'Duck'.