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The Paper Boat Snapper
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as the Paper Boat Snapper, which, as the name suggests, is derived from the Paper Boat. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other important information that should be added. Thank you.

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1928

As far as I know this design first appears, under the title of 'Goose's Head' in 'Fun with Paperfolding' by William D Murray and Francis J Rigney, which was published by the Fleming H Revell Company, New York in 1928.

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1937

This design also appears, under the title of 'Quack-Quack' in 'Paper Toy Making' by Margaret Campbell, which was first published by Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons Ltd in London, probably in 1937, although both the Foreword and Preface are dated 1936, which argues that the book was complete at that date.

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1956

This design also appears, as 'Snapper 1', in 'Paper Magic' by Robert Harbin, which was published by Oldbourne in London in 1956.

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