Splendid Effect Without Special Apparatus

Here is a lovely penetration effect suggested to me some years ago by a casual caller. I wish I knew his name so that the trick could be named after him.

A handkerchief (no substitution) is pulled through an unfaked and examined tumbler. Indeed, the handkerchief, say a red one, may be placed in the tumbler and then a green one placed on top of it. Or it may be used singly. The glass is genuinely covered by another, differently-coloured silk and kept in position by an elastic band. Almost immediately, the magician pulls the red silk through the bottom of the tumbler, slowly and visibly.

METHOD.—The red silk has a thread attached to one corner, with a bead on the other end. When the silk is placed in the tumbler see that the thread hangs over the back of the glass. It should be sufficiently long so that the bead nearly reaches the bottom of the tumbler. All you have to do is to pull on the thread, gathering it in your hand until the corner of the red handkerchief reaches you—when it will appear to come from the bottom of the tumbler. Don't have the elastic band round the handkerchief covering the glass too tight. All the handkerchiefs should be of good 'jap' siik to allow for easy "travelling."

keep a watchful eye on that wonderful box which seems to be capable of vanishing an elephant. I shall grab it if I get a chance.

Apropos my opening gambit—in case we have any naturalist members and they should tell me that a flight of Starlings is known as a quagmire of Starlings or such like, let me admit I did not know. I do know that a flight of" Vampires is known as a Max of Vampires.

Here's to our next happy meeting.

"BUCK"

The Vampire Club is an independent organisation run for the benefit of magicians everywhere. Any magician is invited to attend and join on arrival. MEMBERSHIP IS FREE.

Meetings are held on the last Friday in each month with the exception of June, July, August and December. Open at 6.30 p.m.

THE SWISS HOTEL, Old Compton Street, Soho, LONDON, W.l.

The next Meeting is May 30th.

"KARDKUT"

MAX ANDREWS PULLS OFF ANOTHER "SCOOP"

By special arrangement with "Hen" Fetsch (U.S.A.) I am now abie to offer you this splendid effect at a cheaper price, as it is now produced in England.

This is something New and Really Novel, and is a combined Card Trick and Paper Cut.

A sheet of paper is shown, and it is printed with reproductions of sixteen Playing Cards in Colours. The audience are allowed to select one of the cards from a duplicate set of real cards proffered by the Magician.

HE THEN FOLDS UP THE SHEET OF PAPER SEVERAL TIMES, AND SLOWLY AND CLEARLY MAKE ONE CUT ONLY . . . WITH A PAIR OF SCISSORS.

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