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The Witch’s Tunnel (Ring-Automat) by Magiro, Howard Schwarzman(c. 1978,1984,1989) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
Effect: Matthias “Magiro” Weißl invented this effect c. 1978 and named it Ring-Automat. Upon first importing it in 1984, Howard Schwarzman renamed the effect to The Witch’s Tunnel. Magiro’s effect has been remade by both Magic Wagon as Ring thru Sword Mystery and the legendary Richard Gerlitz as Sea-Ling’s True Love. Magiro made the gimmick itself, which has magnetic, wood, and steel components. However this gimmick is housed within plastic, which was manufactured by Werner “Werry” Geissler — yet another underrated German inventor.
The gimmick is simple but brilliant. It appears and vanishes in the blink of an eye. The working is entirely mechanical and foolproof. You must ditch something to end clean, but the misdirection is so strong that this should not be a problem. And then everything can be examined, the base, cover, pin, and ring. One of Magiro’s finest inventions, and well worth the hype. One of the key things that makes original Magiro items so much better than the remakes is how small and basic they often are. When people like Magic Wagon come along years later to make over these effects although they often look amazing, they are rarely as magical because they are so much larger.
Approx. Price: $349.95 (2009) ***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: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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