A brief history of the bell tent | Breathe Bell Tents

The bell tent was Originally designed by Henry Hopkins Sibley, following research carried out studying the Native American Tipi in America.

Sibley patented his design in 1858.

Bell tents or ‘Sibley Tents’ were used by the Anzacs and the British Army in Australia during World War One. Photographic evidence suggests that Australian Sibley-pattern tents were used a great deal in Australia between 1880’s and the 1940’s.

The simple conical design has evolved over the years to what it is today: a lightweight, practical and stylish tent that can be erected by one person, in less than ten minutes.
Engineers in Australia bell tents were used as temporary accomodation