Some More Egg Tricks

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Some More Egg Tricks

Here are some more very effective tricks which can be accomplished by any boy. First of all, blow out the contents of an egg, and then; when the interior of the shell is perfectly dry, pour fine sand into the empty shell until it is about a quarter full. Finally, cover the hole in the shell with white wax, so that no one will notice that it has been tampered with. The egg can then be placed in almost any position, It is always necessary, however, to first shake the egg, so that the sand inside will roll to the...

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A PAPER TEARING TRICK

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A PAPER TEARING TRICK

To those who possess an old “picture frame” apparatus with trick blind, and who can do a little “paper tearing” I can recommend the following effect. PREPARATION :- Previous to the show, you tear a sheet of tissue in the usual manner, into a more or less elaborate pattern; the curves of which you can easily keep in mind and re-produce. This pattern you open flat and fasten into your frame securely, and draw down the trick blind in front of same. TO SHOW :- Coming before your audience you perform several...

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Gamage’s Improved Thumb Tie

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Gamage’s Improved Thumb Tie

Effect :- The performer allows a member of the company to tie his thumbs securely with string, solid hoops are thrown to performer, immediately they touch his fingers as if endowed with life, they fly on to his arm. His thumbs are found tied securely as before. EXPLANATION :- False thumb and nothing more. The old story, all tricks are simple once you have learnt the secret. Gamages are supplying this thumb at 5/- each. Date on article: July 20th, 1905 Written by: Robertson...

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The Gamage Card And Die Illusion

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The Gamage Card And Die Illusion

Effect :- The performer has a card selected, say ten of hearts, a die is made to vanish from a plate or anywhere the performer chooses. The card is now taken by performer and without covering it in any way causes it to change into a die. Hi Presto! like a flash of lightening the card has vanished and in its place is found a die, which performer shows all sides. Expanation: The die performer vanishes is worked on the old shell principle. Card and die shown in illustrations are purely mechanical. Easy to perform...

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A Floating Egg Trick

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A Floating Egg Trick

Get three glasses, fill one with pure water, another with salt and the third should be half-filled with pure water, and then through a funnel, as in fig.4. pour gently the same amount of salt water. Into glass No.1place an egg. It will sink. In glass No.2 it will float on the surface, while in glass No 3 it will float midway. The explanation is that an egg is heavier than fresh water but lighter than salt water. This makes a fascinating little...

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