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Tetrahedron from a Tube or Envelope
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of folding a Tetrahedron from a Tube or Envelope. 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.



The earliest appearance of this design that I have been able to find is in L'Illustration 2643 of 21st October 1893. It was subsequently published in Volume 3 of 'La Science Amusante' by Tom Tit (real name Arthur Good), which was also published in 1893.



Vol 6: Issue 3 of 'The Origamian' for Autumn 1966 contained an article, 'A Scientist's Paperfold' about the tetrahedron made from a envelope.