Webers Emergency Routine

This is the ring routine used by Herman L. Weber (Namreh), eminent magician and author of "The Lincoln Rings." This routine is simple and is very useful in an emergency for no key ring is used. This is just the thing to work on the fellow who gives you two solid rings to link or a couple of linked rings to pull apart. Weber has specialized in ring effects for years and his routine for emergency work is truly welcomed.

EFFECT:

Performer shows four single rings, then taking two in one hand and two in the other, links them together -two within the other two. Suddenly he pulls them apart again. He links two of the rings, one inside of the other, and places the two single rings over the top of a chair. The two linked rings in his hand are pulled apart, and when the two single rings are picked up from chair, they are found to be linked together. Rings are then passed out for examination.

PARAPHERNALIA:

1 — Two single linking rings.

2 — Two rings linked together.

SECRET: TO PERFORM:

Let A and B represent the two single rings and C and D, the two linked rings. Pick up A, B, C, D together and hold the four rings in right hand, Figure 120.

Start counting rings with left hand, grasping each ring and pulling it back to right wrist or forearm, see Figure 121.

When you have finished counting, rings are held in right hand as shown in Figure 122.

Take single rings A and B in right hand and linked rings C and D in left hand, Figure 123. Slap AB in front of CD and in back of CD, Figure 124.

Now push right thumb between A and B and bring separated rings toward CD, Figure 125.

Push rings CD between AB, Figure 126.

Grasp rear ring B in left hand together with CD. Three rings are now held by left hand and one by right. Keep rings close together, Figure 127.

Grasp outer ring C in right hand with A. Then release C from left hand and pull C and A away together with right hand, leaving B and D in left hand, Figures 128 and 129.

Rings now appear to be linked together as shown in Figure 130.

The routine from Figure 125 to 129 should all be done as one continuous movement. Rings should then be pulled smartly apart resulting in the effect that all four rings have been linked together. Be sure to hold AC firmly with right hand and BD close together with left.

Reverse movements, going from position shown in Figure 129 to 126. Then separate rings with a graceful easy motion as if dissolving rings through each other. Hold rings as in Figure 123 and immediately drop CD on left arm, Figure 131.

Throw A and B from right hand, one at a time, on to left arm. For Showmanship hold both hands obliquely upward here and make a momentary gesture, Figure 132, next page.

Allow rings to slide from left arm to left hand, Figure 133.

Swing left hand toward the right and grasp opposite side of rings with right hand. Single rings A and B are now to rear and backs of hands are toward audience, Figure 134.

Transfer rings to right hand. Rings are now held as shown in Figure 135. CD are toward palm of hand and

AB are toward tips of fingers.

FIG.

Now throw A and B together on to left arm as you did with C and D before. Hold CD in right hand in position shown in. Figure 120.

With left fingers draw C away from D to spread rings open, Figure 136.

Open rings straight out, still keeping right hand over joining of the two rings, Figure 137.

With right hand acting as a hinge, pivot D over in front of C and grasp opposite side of both rings with left hand, Figure 138.

Now grasp rings firmly in left hand, and with right hand open C out toward the right. This time left hand acts as hinge and covers the joining of the two rings, Figure 139.

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With left hand pivot D over in front of C and take rings with right hand, and hold as shown in Figure 140.

Release one ring from right hand with a sharp motion downward and backward, throwing one ring into the other with a clang. Spin lower ring with left hand, Figure 141.

Pass CD out for examination. When they are returned, take them in your right hand, slipping little finger between the rings and rest of hand on edge of top ring. While calling attention to CD, slip AB down to left fingers, Figure 142.

Hold single rings A and B in left as shown in Figure 143. Fingers are toward yourself, back of hand to audience.

Secretly insert two middle fingers between the rings, leaving the index and little fingers to hold the ring nearest you, Figure 144.

Draw forefinger out from under both rings, causing one ring to fall downward a little and hang suspended from little finger. Insert forefinger again under edge of upper ring. These rings are now held in position similar to those in right hand, Figure 145.

Turn body to left, bringing right side to audience. Allow CD in right hand to come together as AB spread apart in left hand. This takes place while you are turning to left and rings are close together in front of body, Figure 146.

To audience it appears that you have changed rings from one hand to another, transferring single rings to right hand and linked rings to left. Drop rings CD on to chair. These are the linked rings from right hand, but audience believes them to be the single rings. They look like single rings as they hang on chair, Figure 147 and 148.

Grasp AB with right hand, placing little finger under lower edge of A and rest of fingers around side edges of A and B, Figure 149.

Bring hands and rings to horizontal position. Figure 150 is a view from above, showing positions of hands. Fingers of left hand are upward and back of right hand is upward. B is released from little finger of left hand so that left hand grasps only the outer edge of A, Figure 150.

Release A from right hand and hold only B in it. Pivot B around a little on A until hands are holding rings by outside edges as shown in Figure 151, next page. Hold rings in vertical position again. B is behind A toward yourself.

In this position, rings seem to be linked together and the following motions convince audience that they are linked.

With rings pressed together, push B toward left hand and then bring it back to position shown in Figure 151. As you do this, raise lower edge of B and then strike it smartly against lower edge of A. Lift lower edge of B about two inches. The illustration shows edge of B lifted higher, but it is just to make it clearer to you how you do this move. Arrow indicates point where B strikes A, Figure 152.

Repeat this once or twice. Then with circular motion, draw rings apart and hand them out for examination, telling spectators to see whether they can put them together again.

Pick up rings from chair as if they were single rings. Go back to Figure 136 and perform moves from that point through Figure 141. Then pass linked rings out to audience, telling spectators to see whether they can get the rings apart.

TARBELL SYSTEM, INCORPORATED, Chicago.

The paraphernalia described in this lesson can be obtained from the Tarbell System at the following prices, postage prepaid.

Linking Rings $10.00

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