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The Wall Pocket
This page is being used to collect information about the history of a number of designs for a simple Wall Pocket, which are closely related to either the Newspaper Hat or the Pyramidal Hat. 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 occurs as a survival in the Cahier de Adele Tissot, which can be dated to 1876.



As 'Bandtasche' (Wall Pocket) in 'Illustriertes Spielbuch fur Kinder' by Ida Bloch was published by Otto Spamer in Leipzig in 1891.



The same design occurs as 'Petit vide-poches' (Small Empty Pockets) in 'Le Travail Manuel a L'ecole Primaire' by Jully & Rocheron, which was published by Librairie Classique Eugene Belin in Paris in 1892.



It also occurs as 'Rinconera' (Corner), in Guia Practica del Trabajo Manual Educativo' by Ezequiel Solana, which was published by Editorial Magisterio Espa˝ol in Madrid in 1904. The wording says 'hung on a ring on the wall it can be used at school to hold clarions, blackboards and other small objects.' It may, perhaps, be called a Corner because that is where it would be hung to best advantage.



A closely related design folded from a square and interpreted as a 'Taschenbuchbehalter' (tissue container) appears in 'Wir Falten' by Joachim Sch÷nherr and Gerta Schumann, which was published by Rudolf Arnold Verlag in Leipzig in 1961.