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Locked Deck by Lu Brent, Gus Southall(c. 1965,1978) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
This effect was invented by Lu Brent and originally called Lox (Pallbearer’s Review: Vol 1. No. 2, page 5, 1965). It was then re-invented by Gus Southall and sold by Ken Brooke as Release Me, c. 1967. It was then sold as Locked Deck by Mystic Hills c. 1974 and finally as Locked Deck by Zanadu c. 1978 which it seems to have stayed as ever since.
Effect: A deck is taken out of the box and is shown to have a hole in one corner. the performer explains that this is for a padlock to go through. The performer riffles the pack and the spectator shouts stop, at this point the spectator notes the card and with their chosen card clearly in the middle of the deck the whole deck is locked by a normal padlock. The spectator then holds the deck by the padlock and you make the card disappear in any way you feel. The spectator takes the still locked deck and looks through each card of the deck as slowly as they like, the card is found to have vanished from the locked deck. The card then appears in another place.
I like to use a Horwitz Wallet and show it empty and hand it to them at the beginning and they then open it at the end only to find one card with a punched hole and of course it is their chosen card.
Approx. Price: $9.00 (1999) ***Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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