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Confus’n Cubes (Painted) by Alan Warner

(c. 1976) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

This effect was first released at a British Convention during the 1970s and has never been listed in any of Alan Warner’s catalogues.

Effect: The performer removes the lid from the box to reveal that it contains three hand-painted blocks, two white and one red. After displaying the blocks to the audience, the performer arranges them in the box so that the red one is at one end of it. The lid is then replaced.

While passing the box from one hand to the other, behind his back, the performer explains that the red block will now travel to the opposite end of the box. He then removes the lid to prove that this is indeed what has happened. The performer now reverses this procedure to make the block travel back to its original position in the box.

Quite understandably, the audience is totally unimpressed by the performer’s performance: a child of two years of age would not have been fooled. The performer is simply turning the box end for end behind his back! The performer acknowledges this skepticism of his magical prowess, but denies that he is doing any such thing, and offers – this time, by using only one hand to pass the box no more than halfway and then back again – to prove that the block can and does move around in the box of its own accord.

The performer, on removing the lid for the second time, then reveals that THE RED BLOCK HAS ONLY TRAVELED HALFWAY ALONG THE INTERIOR OF THE BOX. IT IS NOW SANDWICHED BETWEEN THE TWO WHITE BLOCKS!

EASY TO DO:

  • No extra blocks!
  • No shells!
  • No panels with fake painted blocks!

BEAUTIFUL HANDCRAFTED APPARATUS:

  • The box measures approximately 8 cms in length and finished in a bright yellow lacquer.
  • The hand-painted blocks are approximately 2 cms square.
  • The lid of the box has a glossy black finish with a bright yellow diamond overlay.

The apparatus comes complete with The Alan Warner Routine.

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Approx. Price: $135.00 (2003) ***

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1 review for Confus’n Cubes (Painted) by Alan Warner

  1. George Guerra

    Beautiful early Warner item

    This is an early painted Warner version of his current teak piece that is still available. Bright deep yellow sides and diamond decor on the lid makes this one nice piece in my collection. I love his teak line and one can see Alan’s maturing skills and ingenuity with these pieces, but you got to love the colors on these early items. Same routine red cube keeps bouncing end to end…duh. But the jump to the center changes everything!

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