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Inflatable Designs
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of inflatable origami designs. 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 Blow-Up Frog - c1720 onwards

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The Waterbomb - 1863 onwards

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The Kettle - 1891 onwards

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The Mushikago - 1931 onwards

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The Blow-Up Bunny - 1948

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1956

'Paper Magic' by Robert Harbin, which was published by Oldbourne in London in 1956, contains a Rabbit design developed from a Waterbomb. The text notes,' Unknown origin. Passed to the author by Mr W McComb of Ireland.'

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