I own both the Viking version and this Clarence Miller original. I like them both, but the “two-tone” contrast between the walnut and the basswood creates one beautiful prop. This one is well built and works smoothly like the Viking model. I haven’t been too impressed with some of Clarence Miller’s props. I have at least three that I removed from my collection, but his Impossible Penetration is probably his best in workmanship. He always personally signs and serial numbers his work…a nice touch. I wouldn’t part with it. Get it, even if you already own the Viking one.
Finally! A mirror box that is not tacky looking! Though the item is one of our exclusives, my opinion is completely unbiased. Arlen Studios did a fantastic job in the manufacture of this prop. The fact that the gimmick is actually removed in front of the spectators is brilliant! The load chamber can hold other items should you not care to perform the routine that is provided. It’s large enough to hold a dove. The gold leafing on the boxes sides brings a classy look to the prop.
For the mini-magic collectors out there, this is a very well built version of the classic card duck effect. The mechanics work smoothly and the finish is great; paint is thick and smoothly applied for durability. The routine with the blindfold is cute. Well recommended. I bought mine over 12 years ago and the bottom has what looks like a serial number (113); I am not sure if this is still being done.
I bought this watch many years ago and returned it. The watch itself is no match for a real antique pocket watch and the method used to accomplish the effect proved, in my opinion, rather disappointing. I guess I expected some fancy mechanical marvel. I suggest you save your money and invest in a $link(1130,Richard Gerlitz Prediction Watch), but if this is out of your price range, the Geneva watch is better than nothing. With a strong presentation, it should be entertaining.
This is a nice piece…well done but the effect is more of a puzzle or challenge than a magical effect. The effect is that the dice appears trapped in the closed box and can not be turned, yet the magician is able to accomplish with ease. The accompanying patter is good but I would recommend the $link(1416,CW Loaded Dice) if you want a nice dice trick.
Decent prop…nothing extraordinary but a different tool to “vanish” a ring for your Khartoum Ring Fantasy or Creation. With the right presentation it could probably stand on its own. The basic effect is that you tell the spectator that his/her ring needs cleaning so out comes the ring cruncher. The ring is dropped into the the apparatus and a crank turned making a rather distressing sound. You level the cruncher to pour out the ring but only “gold dust” comes out…Oops!
I have owned this little gem from CW for years and it’s probably the one effect from CW that I have performed the most. It’s eeire and entertaining to watch. The sudden movement of the pen as it rotates looks so magical. It’s self-contained and all mechanical. Not an electronic effect. Beautiful brass mechanism is admirable.
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