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Tetrahedron from a Tube or Envelope
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of folding a Tetrahedron from a Tube or Envelope. 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.

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The earliest appearance of this design that I have been able to find is in Volume 3 of 'La Science Amusante' by Tom Tit (real name Arthur Good), which was published in 1894. Each volume of 'La Science Amusante' is a collection of articles, many or all of which had been previously published in the French magazine L'Illustration. I do not know the date on which the original article, if any, explaining this particular design was published.

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