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Blasted by Bob Swadling

(c. 1964) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Blasted was by created by Bob Swadling and sold by Harry Stanley c. 1964. And it quickly became and hit around the world! Originally it was called The Swadling Swindle but it’s name changed to Blasted when it was marketed in the USA.

Effect: A small (unfaked) tray – A Wine Glass – One Silver and One Copper Coin are used to bring about this FULLY VISIBLE CLOSE-UP MIRACLE. Either of the two coins is selected, and one is placed on the tray. The glass is inverted and placed over the coin thus isolating it . . . There is no “funny business” – the coin is clearly VISIBLE UNDERNEATH THE GLASS – The other coin is now placed on the foot (bottom) glass and then – quicker than you can say “BLASTED” BOTH SILVER AND COPPER COINS ARE NOW ON THE TRAY UNDER THE GLASS. Glass removed and both coins taken in left hand – Right hand is empty – Spectator again names either coin – Hands closed for a second – Hands open and you have a COIN IN EACH HAND. We supply all you require made by a master mechanic.

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Approx. Price: $30.00 (2005) ***

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1 review for Blasted by Bob Swadling

  1. George Guerra

    Always loved this one!

    Blasted is one of those effects you just have to love it when you see it performed for the first time. It is dramatic..Copenetro without the fancy mechanics. This is particularly true when you are an adolescent, many years ago, new to magic, and a demonstrator at Hollywood Magic brings this out to blow your mind. It was then made by Tannen’s and somehow it left my collection many years ago.

    However, recently Mario Carrandi put this beauty on ebay, a mint Blasted made in the 1960’s by England’s Harry Stanley and I went for it. Oh, what nostalgia!

    Tannen also released in a "smaller" version, Blasted Jr., using a simple low plastic cover instead of the glass goblet, The coins were a dime/penny instead of the larger English coins (though Tannen’s used a Kennedy Half for the English Silver in their version of Blasted).

    The effect is two contrasting coins are shown. The Silver one is placed on the metal tray and covered with the inverted glass. The copper is held above on the glass, then suddenly and visibly, it appears inside alongside the Silver coin. Glass removed and the coins freely showned. Beautiful magic!

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