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Another Double Boat
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design that I call Another Double Boat. 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 'Die Praxis Des Kindergartens' by Auguste Koehler, which was published by Herman Bohlau in Weimar in 1873.



The design also appears, as 'Twin Boat', in 'Kindergarten Practice' by Mary Gurney, which is a substantially abridged version, in two parts, of 'Die Praxis Des Kindergartens' by Auguste Koehler. The second part, 'Froebel's Plane Surfaces', contains sections dealing with paper folding, cutting and weaving. The date of the first edition is not known. The second edition was published in 1877 in London by A N Myers and Co. Fig 22 shows Version 2 of the Cigar Case and it is clear from the context that this is Another Double Boat rather than the standard Double Boat design.



As far as I know this design first appears in 'Winter Nights Entertainments' by R M Abraham was first published by Constable and Constable in London in 1932.