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It Will duplicate every single slate effect ever invested and do it better! Not just a mental effect but a fabulous gimmick that will do effects for all types of audiences, -even kiddie shows. Small enough for the pocket and yet large enough for the stage.

Effect: An envelopĀ® is introduced placed in full view of the audience. Three, fouT or five members of the audience are asked to give you numbers consisting of as man}' digits as they wish. These numbers are written on a pad as each spectator give'it to you. Each spectator watches is- yea write-his number on the pad. You now have a colunn of figures, which when totaled will be in the thousands. The pad is handed to another spectator who totals the column of figures. A total which no one covld have possibly fo-rtiisxWEEL as not. even the numbers have been thought of yet. .The total Is arsnoune-ed and anyone is requested to open the envelope which was put on display before anything was done.

Inside is a prediction which matches the spectator's total exactly! An ingenious, self contained, mechanical marvel that defies detection. With many other applications possible.

Apparatus Necessary; It consists of a pad mounted on a metal base with a pencil attached by a cord. Quite innocent but if you will now pull on the cord you will note that the top pages of the pad pull inside the pad out of sight. Figure 1.

Preparation: Place the pad ana base upside down on a table. The back of the base is removable. It may be removed in one of two ways. First way; hold the pad by the edges and pull up on the card. This will lift the back plate off. Or second way; put a small screwdriver or nail in the small hole at the bottom of pad and pull up on it to lift the back off. Fig. 2. Now you can see the paper you had pulled inside attached to a cotter pin which has the cord of the pencil tied to it. Fig. 3. Examination of the paper will reveal that it consists of a number of long strips folded In half with a hole punched in the center and the cotter pin threaded thru same. Fig. 4. At the top of the pad on the underside is a rectangular opening inside of which is a roller. If you will insert the paper in the opening and around the roller it will come out the front side of the base on top of the real pad." Fig. 5. (The two screws on top of pad are fakes, just for window dressing). Now put the back on, being careful not to tangle the cord, making sure it comes out thru the bottom hole. Both the back plate and the base have a hole at the edge. Fig. 5. In all of the following routines, the pad must be prepared as described above.

Routines: In all the following effects the ordinary pad of paper will be referred to as the pad proper, and the pages that pull inside as the fake pages.

#1 Add-A-No. Effect: Previous to your performance write down on the first page of the pad proper a series of four numbers consisting of three digits each (actually there is no set rule, you can make the numbers any size you wish, for clarity's sake we are referring to a definite set of figures,) Draw a line under the figures and total them on a scoarate piece of pat>er. Don't write anything under the line you've drawn. Now pull the fake pages. which are blank, down over the set of figures you've just written. Place the piece of paper with the total on it in an envelope. Now you are ready to present the effcct. Announce to the audience that you are placing an envelope in full view where everyone can see it. Then go over to a spectator and ask him for a three digit number, write it down on the pad (on the fake page) so he can see you do it. Now go to a second spectator, as far removed from the first spectator as possible, and do the same. Repeat for the third and fourth spectator, drawing a line under the fourth number. As you approach a fifth spectator who hasn't seen any of the numbers as yet!) You hold the pencil firmly and extend your hand holding the pad, the fake pages are pulled in out of sight faster than the eye can follow as you hand the pad to this spectator to total. Ke adds, of course your previously planted numbers! Have him announce the total, then call on another spectator to open the envelope with your prediction and read it aloud. They agree perfectly! Naturally!

Additional Thoughts on the above Effect: It's well to have the spectator who totals the figures pass the pad to the person next to him to have the addition double-checked. If you set the pad up with additional faked pages (as many as six can be used)you can have a person sign the top fake page, write your prediction below his signature and tear the page off and seal it in an envalope. It indirectly proves the innocence of the pad and in no way prevents it from working. Also the prediction is verified by a spectator's signature.

By cementing a strip of carbon paper to the back of the bottom fake page you can ask for the spectator's initials after you write the numbers and the initials will be reproduced next to your set of figures below. Fig. 6.

#2 Pencil that writes any color effect: Here's a cutie, especially for the kids. On the first page of the pad proper print the word RED in red crayon, and below it the word BLUE in blue crayon. Pull the fake pages over the top and you're all set. Tell your audience you have a pencil that will write any color. Print the letters RED on the top fake page. This will get a little chuckle, and then print H1TJE below it. Both the words are of course in black pencil. Tilt the pad up so the spectator can't see the top page and pull the fake pages inside. Tear off the top paper of the pad proper which has the red and blue crayon printing on it. Lay it face down on the table. Remark that they probably thought you were a real magician and that you were going to write the red in red and the blue in blue. Wave your hand over the paper and tell someone to turn it over. Wonder of wonders, the words are now in color!

#3 Winner Tic Tac Toe Effect: Fill up a game of Tic Tac Toe so it needs but one symbol to win on the first page of the pad proper and pull the fake pages on top. All set? State that you never lose at Tic Tac Toe and challenge someone. If it appears that you are either going to tie or lose the game during the last moves, switch the game on your move, fill in your symbol and you win! Idea by Mario Gonzales.

#4 Super Book Test Effect: Get the pad up as in the Add-A-No. effect but with no prediction. Instead look up in a large dictionary or any large book the page of the first two digits of the prearranged total. Count down this page to the line indicated by the third digit of the total, On this line count over to the word indicated by the fourth digit of the total, (You can vary this by using larger or smaller numbers,) Collect the numbers as in the Add-A~No. effect, have a spectator total them. Hand the book to another spectator and have the first spectator whisper the first two digits to him for the page, then the line, and last the word. Now with all the showmanship at your command reveal the word by writing it on a large pad, hesitantly and apparently mistakenly name words around the correct one, finally getting the correct word.' This effect takes all emphasis off the pad and transfers it to the book. Idea by Jim Herpick.

it5 Paris in tha Spring Effect: An optical illusion quite popular a few years ago was the little saying illustrated in Fig. 7. If you don't know it, then right now look at Fig. 7. What does it say? Are you sure? O.K. Now read it one word at a time. It says "the the spring11 doesn't it? Nobody seems to see that second "the'. Set up the first page of the pad proper with the words Paris in the spring. Hall the fake pages over it and write as illustrated in Fig. 7 with two the's.' Show it to a spectator and ask him what it says. He says "Paris in the spring". See if he'll bet", then show it to him again and ask him to read it one word at a time. He now sees the two the's.' Pull the fake pages inside, tear off the top page that now says it with one "the" and lay it writing side down on the table. Bet him again he's seeing things and let him pick it up. He'll probably buy glasses after this one. Idea by Alan Swift.

More additional thoughts on this prop of a thousand tricks! Having read all of the foregoing it can be easily seen that this little miracle will accomplish the three basic effects of magic, that is: a vanish, a production or a chance of anything written.

#6: By using carbon paper cemented to the bottom of the fake pages you could have a message appear on an initialed piece of paper. ' #7; A blank piece of paper (fake pages) shown then switched, the top page of pad torn off and a message appears on it.

//8; Let a spectator see you write a prediction of a card, say Ace of Clubs. Switch to top page of pad proper which has Oueen of Hearts on it, tear it off and force the Queen of Hearts. Spectator now swears the card he selected is not the predicted card. BUT IT IS!

#9 Tarbell's Turning Time Backward Routine: For those of you who are familiar with this routine no explanation is necessary. Briefly, you state that it would be wonderful to be able to undo all those things we regret, and to illustrate you cut a rope, write down on the pad, the time you did it. (For example, 9:00 o'clock) and the words Cut Rope, vanish a silk from a box, and note the time and Vanished Silk on the pad; do the same with 2 or 3 other tricks. For the finale, show the rope restored, the silk back in the box, etc. and finally the PAD is BLANK!

To replace pad proper, it. is only necessary to pull it off; it's held in place by rubber cement to the metal base, nothing else is holding it on as the two metal screws are just fakes, they don't go all the way through.

The move or switch as we call it can be accomplished by holding the pencil still and moving the pad or holding the pad still and pulling the pencil. Another subtle method is to hold the pencil tight and apparently accidently drop the pad., it hangs by the string and the switch is made. Idea by Lou Tannen.


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