Strike Linking From Table Or Spectators Palm

EFFECT With one pin in his hand the performer strikes another pin (.which may be on the table or laid flat on a spectator's palm) causing the two of them to become linked. REQUIREMENTS One key pin and one regular one. WORKING For the sake of practice lay the key pin on the table as in Fig. 1. Grip the other pin in your right hand as illustrated and poise it above the key pin at the angle seen in Fig. 1. Fig. 2 shows the position of the pins from above. You will note that if you now strike...

The Disconnecting Chain

EFFECT Performer has spectator link three ordinary safety pins together in a chain. He then takes the chain, gives a jerk on it and thereby disconnects one of the pins. Then takes the remaining two and jerks them apart. The pins all remaining closed, of course. REQUIREMENTS Three regular safety pins. WORKING Have spectator open all three pins and then link them together in a chain of three. When he has done, this take the pins from him and hold them as in Fig. 1. The left hand holds the center...

Secret Addition Of Third Pin To Chain Of

With the thumb and fingers of your left hand, open the pin in your right and hang another pin over its staff, Fig. 4, letting it slide clear down and hang at the curl end of the open pin. Now close the pin as follows Take hold of the staff of the open pin with your left hand slide right hand down on pins until it grips near the curl end of the open one close pin with left thumb and fingers. Now grasp the lower pin with your left hand and pull down a ways until the pins are as in Fig. 5. Jerk on...

The Diminishing

Pick up a safety pin with the. right hand and hold as in Fig. 2, with the head of the pin pointing straight up. Now place the pin behind your left fingers as if you were going to place it in your left hand, Fig. 3. As soon as the pin is hidden behind the fingers let it drop straight down into your fist. As soon as the pin drops into the right fist the left thumb is brought to bear on the left fingers (as you would if you were now holding the pin against the left fingers with the thumb.) (As if...

Tap Linking

EFFECT Two unlinked pins hung over another pin link themselves into a chain of three at the tap of a finger. REQUIREMENTS One key pin and two regular ones. WORKING Hold one of the regular pins in your right hand and hang the key pin over this pin as in Fig. 1 (key on side next to you). Now hang the remaining regular pin over the curl end of the Rotate the pin you are holding slightly away from you until the left bar of the hanging regular pin is directly alongside the key, Fig 3 (enlarged...

The Penetrating

EFFECT Pin penetrates a plate or saucer. REQUIREMENTS Two medium sized safety pins (as furnished), one rubber band. WORKING This effect is best done at the dinner table or while having coffee with someone. Prior to performance take one of * the safety pins and run a short rubber band through the hole at the curl end. Pull one end of the band back through the other end and tighten up so that it will be fastened to the pin. The band should be long enough to go around the little finger with not...

Handkerchief Penetration Also Makes a Perfect Switch

EFFECT Pin penetrates borrowed handkerchief. REQUIREMENTS Handkerchief and two pins (one of them a key pin if you are working this as a switch). Performer seated at a table. WORKING Have one pin on the table and one in your lap. Ask for the loan of a handkerchief and while, it is being obtained pick up the pin from the lap in left hand as in Fig. 1. Notice that the little finger holds it clamped to the palm. This permits the other fingers to be free to handle the handkerchief. Of course your...

The Vanishing

EFFECT A safety pin wrapped in a square of newspaper vanishes and the paper is torn up. REQUIREMENTS One regular safety pin, one prepared pin head and a piece of newspaper. Supplied with this book is the pin head required. Prepare it in the following manner take a piece of scotch tape about 2' 2 inches long and fold Vi inch of the end back so that it is back-to-back at the fold (sticky side out). Starting with ihe folded end wrap the tape around the. pin head sticky side out, Fig. 1. The fold...