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The Inkwell
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as the Short Sleeved Shirt. 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.

The Inkwell is developed from the Triple Blintz Basic Form.

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1873

This design appears as 'Tintenfass' in 'Die Praxis Des Kindergartens' by Auguste Koehler, which was published by Herman Bohlau in Weimar in 1873.

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The design also appears:

1877

As 'The Inkstand', in 'Kindergarten Practice' by Mary Gurney, which is a substantially abridged version, in two parts, of 'Die Praxis Des Kindergartens' by Auguste Koehler. The second part, 'Froebel's Plane Surfaces', contains sections dealing with paper folding, cutting and weaving. The date of the first edition is not known. The second edition was published in 1877 in London by A N Myers and Co.

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As 'Tintenfass' in part 2 'Die Praxis' of 'Theoretisches und praktisches Handbuch der Fröbelschen Erziehungslehre' by Bertha von Marentholtz-Bülow, which was published by George H Wigand in Kassel in 1887.

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