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Copyright 1940 by Theo. Annemann. All manufacturing rights, in design, size, and for Its purpose, are reserved.

Next, at the bottom of these 14 cards, and at the same positions as was done with the small "in between" strips, punch three holes.

Then comes the assembly. Put the three shank clips through the first square cut (no tab) card and lay it on the table so the shanks are sticking upward. Onto these three shanks you put the remaining 26 punched pieces. Next goes a narrow strip - then the second card (Ace tab) - next a narrow strip - then the third (2 tab) card - a narrow strip - fourth (3 tab) card -

and so on until finally the whole (K) card completes the pile.

The shanks are now bent apart and pounded flat with the hammer. You can hurt only the table and your thumb so don't be afraid to make it all very secure.

The last operation is to use the V shape clips on the edges of the tabs as shown on the Ace tab in the sketch. Each tab gets two. These were a later improvement to protect the edges and make them much easier to count in the"pocket.

How for the loading. Upon 52 pieces of. paper, 2* x 2£ inches square are '--ritten the names of the cards in a deck. Keep the suits separate. Fold the papers once each way. Sach index is made up to contain all black, or all red. Two of. these papers, each representing an Ace, go into the first section of the index IN FRONT of the Ace tabbed card, and ARE PUSHED IN BETWEEN THAT CARD AND THE NARROW BINDER STRIP AT THE BOTTOM. Without that strip the indexes are not worth a cent as holders. Keep all the Hearts on one side and all of the Diamonds on the other. Then fix the other index in the same manner use-ing the black cards. Don't mind if the newly filled index flaresout like a stuffed fan. It takes a week or so pressed tightly before they close down as much as they will.

Two such indexes placed together with tab sides inward and in a reversed position to each other are just about the thickness of a pack of cards. Keep them in a heavy telescopic type of card case. That holds them flat and protects them.

In your trousers pockets, the tab sides are TOWARDS the body, and the thumbs do the finding. Any paper can be found with a maximum of THREE counts - from top down, or bottom up in either tab row. The thumb is pushed into the opening and it forces out whichever paper is wanted.

And that's the most practical paper holder I've yet to see or try out. It holds the largest size paper slip of any, and in the pockets lays flat. Blocks of wood with holes in them may be all right for up to 10 papers, but not more than that, and not any too good then. The index for Zingone's Dual Prophecy trick was worthy of ten years in the bastile. The papers were tiny and you had to be an accomplished piano accordionist to find your place. Besides you always were knocking others out of place.

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