The Public Paperfolding History Project

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The Sugar Tongs
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the simple active play paperfold known as the Sugar Tongs. 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 first appears in 'Winter Nights Entertainments' by R M Abraham, which was first published by Constable and Constable in London in 1932.



The design also appeared, as 'Cardboard Snapper', in Hugard's Magic Monthly for September 1949, in an article written by Martin Gardner titled 'Stunts with Paper'.