Magic Safe (Magic-Tresor) by Magiro(c. 1983) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
This “locked block” is so cleverly gaffed that you’d never figure out how it works without knowing the secret. In fact, we’re aware of a few collectors who were unable to open it without the instructions It’s that clever. This effect was recently recreated here.
Effect: A ring is borrowed (or a coin is marked) and placed into a small leather pouch which is wrapped securely in a handkerchief. A wooden block is displayed all around and handed to the spectator to hold. The lid is clamped to the base with two long bolts that run from top to bottom, locked tightly with two wingnuts. There could even be two pins secured through holes in the tops of the bolts, which would make it impossible to loosen or tighten the wingnuts.
There seems no possible way that anything could get in or out of the block. The ring is found to have vanished. The spectator is told to loosen the wingnuts on the block and remove the lid. Inside is the small leather pouch which contains the borrowed ring!
You’ll love how this works. The load/setting of the block is extremely fast. The block can withstand thorough examination. There are no Lippincott type pivoting walls to discover! This works unlike any other similar apparatus.
(Description supplied with permission by Joe Long)
Approx. Price: $140.00 (2007) ***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: qualitymagic.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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