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The Paper Pop Gun
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the Paper Pop Gun design. 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, this design, which is made from card and paper using glue, first appears in 'More Paper Magic' by Will Blyth, which was published by C Arthur Pearson in London in 1923, under the title 'Slap Bang'.



'Winter Nights Entertainments' by R M Abraham was first published by Constable and Constable in London in 1932.



A similar design appears as 'A Cracker' in 'At Home Tonight' by Herbert McKay, which was published by Oxford University Press in London, New York and Toronto in 1940.