The Public Paperfolding History Project

Index Page


The Keelboat
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design I call the Keelboat, because it has a keel rather than a flat bottom to stand on. 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 a versipn of this design first appears as 'Petit Bateau' in the historical record in 'L'Annee Preparatoire de Travail Manuel' by M P Martin was published by Armand Collin & Cie in Paris in 1893.



The design also appears, as 'Dory 1' in 'Studies in Invalid Occupation' by Susan E Tracy was published by Whitcomb and Barrows in Boston in 1910.