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THE INTERNATIONAL MAGIC STUDIO, (RON MACMILLAN) 89 CLERKENWELL ROAD, HOLBORN, LONDON, E.C.1.

A ireely selected card having been lost in the pack is found by the performer throwing a razor blade into the pack with one hand as it is being riffled with the other. The chosen card is found immediately beneath the blade which does not go completely into the pack but appears to be trapped by the riffle leaving half of the blade projecting outside the end of the pack. Such is the effect as seen by the spectators.

A specially made double card in which a simple but ingenious locking device is concealed and onto which a slotted razor blade can be hooked is responsible for the effect.

To make the gimmick two cards will be required, one of which must be a picture card, some adhesive tape, (Scotch tape to our U.S. friends) and a safety razor blade.

With a pair of scissors cut the blade in half lengthwise and throw one half away. To the half retained wrap a short piece of the tape round one end, sticky side out, and position it on the non-picture card as shown in (Fig.l).

Take the picture card and make a clean cut from the end of the card straight down the line enclosing the picture area for a distance of one third of the card (see Fig.2).

Apply impact adhesive to shaded area of the card on which the half blade is positioned and also on the back of the face card on the two thirds starting from the end of the slit. Stick the two cards together both with tlie glued surfaces and the tape surrounding the half blade. The latter shoUld now be firmly fixed between the two cards.

Take, another blade and insert in the end of the double card threading the free end of the gaetoii bloom

half blade through the slot (Fig.3) and turn the blade in the direction of the arrow until it is concealed between the two cards.

To test the fake put it about one third down from the top of the pack and riffle the end of the pack near the corner. This will cause the whole blade to swivel out exposing about half its length but being kept from coming clear of the pack on account of being 'hooked' onto the half blade.

The only preparation necessary before presenting the effect is to load the double card with a blade and put it on the bottom of the pack, and have an extra blade to hand on the table. rf

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