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The Waterbomb Base Tent

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As far as I know this design first appears as 'Tienda de Campana', in 'Guia Practica del Trabajo Manual Educativo' by Ezequiel Solana, which was published by Editorial Magisterio Espaņol in Madrid in 1904.



The same design, with the addition of a cut and fold entrance, appears in Booklet 5 of 'Images a Plier', a series of 6 booklets published by Librairie Larousse in Paris in 1932.



A similar design appears in 'El Mundo de Papel' by Dr Nemesio Montero, which was published by G Miranda in Edicions Infancia in Valladolid in 1939.



The same design also appears, as 'Carpa', in 'El Plegado y Cartonaje en la Escuela Primaria' by Antonio M Luchia and Corina Luciani de Luchia, which was published by Editorial Kapelusz in Buenos Aires in 1940.



The version of the tent that appeared in 'Images de Plier' (see above) reappears in 'Au Pays des Mains Agiles', which was published by Editions Fleurus in Paris in 1949.