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Horizontal Card Rise by Collectors’ Workshop

(c. 1986) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Horizontal Card Rise: This is a lovely effect which is as baffling as it is entertaining. The original idea comes from Karl Germain (1878-1959) using a large goblet to hold the cards. Eric Lewis also created a version called Comedy Come-back Card c. 1947 which is still available from his son Martin Lewis. This version was originally created by Nick Ruggiero and is effectively a mechanical version of the Germain idea. This version created by George Robinson, the new owner of CW since 2000, has a slightly thicker base and uses a custom houlette instead of a glass. Nick’s effect is one of the most popular and enduring Collectors’ Workshop effects.

Effect: The performer has two cards selected and replaced in the deck. The deck is placed in a custom houlette which is then placed on a small wooden base and covered with a glass dome. The cards are shown with the faces toward the audience, completely isolated and impossible to touch. The whole affair is now covered with a silk hank.

The performer explains that, with proper concentration, the selected card can be made to travel horizontally through the deck and appear at its face. The first spectator is asked to concentrate on his card. The silk is snapped away from the dome: The selected card has moved horizontally to the front of the deck!

Now, the performer raises the stakes dramatically. Removing the cards from the houlette, he encircles the entire deck with an elastic band. The cards are set in the houlette and again the dome replaced and covered by the handkerchief. The second spectator concentrates: instantly, the silk is removed to show that the second chosen card has journeyed to the front of the deck even under these seemingly impossible conditions.

NOTE: No strings, wires, magnets; no difficult sleights. Comes complete with dome, base, custom houlette and regulation Poker Bicycle Cards. Use your own handkerchief. Detailed instructions.

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Approx. Price: $145.00 (2001) ***

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1 review for Horizontal Card Rise by Collectors’ Workshop

  1. George Guerra

    Beautiful props and nice magic

    This a very nice “rising card” effect where two chosen cards “rise” separately and horizontally through the deck to appear at its face. All done while the deck is under a glass dome inside a tumbler and all covered by a handkerchef. The method is great and the mechanics work smoothly. The version I own is an early model whereby the wood base is much thinner than the new ones and it’s done in beautifully finished black walnut. It’s a real attraction when displayed. One of my favorites of the CW line.

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