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Paper Bags

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Instructions for making a paper bag appear in 'Shukoka Kyoju Saian' by Gentaro Tanahashi and Hideyoshi Okayama, which was published by Hobunkan in Tokyo in 1905.



'Allerlei Papierarbeiten' by Hilde Wulff and Carola Babick, which was published in Leipzig and Berlin in 1936, contains two designs for paper bags:.

Spike Tute - A Glued Paper Cone


Vieredige Tute - Four-sided Bag

The text says this is 'a real merchant's bag' finshed by gluing the bottom together.