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Oriental Blocks (Willi Wessel Collection) by Alan Warner

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For more details on Willi Wessel’s unique Alan Warner collection click here.

This effect originally called Bloxo, was invented by John Rice and sold by Harry Stanley c. 1950.  Eddy Taytelbaum created an exquisite version c. 1968 which many of the modern day versions emulate because they use a rod instead of a ribbon to secure the blocks.

This was my third Alan Warner effect when I was a teenager and really what began my love affair with beautiful and clever magic props. As a teenager I used to perform this all the time. 

There is no reset and everything can be examined and yet you are able to amaze them with magic in their very own hands.  You should see the look on their faces when they lift the miniature pagoda up and out drop their two freely chosen blocks and yet the metal spike is still securely held in their fingers.

Effect: A miniature pagoda-style cabinet of first-class design and finish, as are all our props, and six coloured blocks are shown. TWO BLOCKS ARE FREELY SELECTED, then all six are returned to the cabinet and secured by a metal spike which is thrust through the cabinet and the centre of the blocks.

With the cabinet left resting on the table, a spectator is invited to hold each end of the spike: he then lifts the cabinet clear of the table, the cabinet AUTOMATICALLY REVOLVES ON THE SPIKE, the door open and THE TWO SELECTED BLOCKS flip out across the table leaving the remaining four blocks still securely imprisoned in the cabinet by the metal spike.

BEAUTIFUL HANDCRAFTED APPARATUS:

  • The cabinet (3 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ x 2″) is finished in yellow and red lacquers with a black trim.
  • A nicely designed and decorated prop which will create IMMEDIATE SPECTATOR INTEREST.

The apparatus comes complete with The Alan Warner Routine.

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Approx. Price: $350.00 (2013) ***

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1 review for Oriental Blocks (Willi Wessel Collection) by Alan Warner

  1. Andy Martin

    For more details on Willi Wessel’s unique Alan Warner collection click here.

    This effect originally called Bloxo, was invented by John Rice and sold by Harry Stanley c. 1950.  Eddy Taytelbaum created an exquisite version c. 1968 which many of the modern day versions emulate because they use a rod instead of a ribbon to secure the blocks.

    This was my third Alan Warner effect when I was a teenager and really what began my love affair with beautiful and clever magic props. As a teenager I used to perform this all the time. 

    There is no reset and everything can be examined and yet you are able to amaze them with magic in their very own hands.  You should see the look on their faces when they lift the miniature pagoda up and out drop their two freely chosen blocks and yet the metal spike is still securely held in their fingers.

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