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Dice-A-Matic (Willi Wessel Collection) by Alan Warner(c. 1974) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
This was my second Alan Warner piece and really what began my love affair with beautiful and clever magic props.
This effect (Die Tunnel) dates back at least as early as 1968 in the USA from Tannen’s. Alan’s version is different from Mel Babcock’s later version in that you can show the tube on all sides – this is a big improvement. I used to perform this effect all the time as a teenager. There is no set-up, nothing added or taken away, and it is always ready to amuse and amaze 🙂
Effect: A tube with a window at each end of it is displayed and shown to he empty. Next, a regular die is shown and, if so desired, handed out for examination. The die is then placed into the tube and a spectator notes the number showing through the first window. With the aid of a small wand, the die is now pushed through the tube, but when the die reaches the second window, the number on top of it has changed.
This action MAY BE REPEATED IMMEDIATELY, the tube being shown empty each time the effect is performed. DICE-A-MATIC is completely AUTOMATIC IN OPERATION and under the performer’s control at all times.
The tube can be freely shown ON ALL SIDES – nothing has to be concealed by the performer’s hand, and ONLY ONE DIE is used: definitely NO SWITCHES or sleight of hand involved.
The tube and the wand are made in wood and finished in blue gloss lacquer with a smart black trim to our usual high standard of workmanship.
The apparatus comes complete with The Alan Warner Routine.
Approx. Price: $270.00 (2020) ***
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