Antique Haunted Timber (Telekinetic Timber) by Dave Powell(c. 2012) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
This is based upon the Robert Harbin effect The Little Tippler (hence the name Tippler for this version) that was featured in Abra (Vol. 8, No. 207, January 1950), this was the effect:
A small painted block of wood is produced and placed precariously on the edge of the table. After some talkie-talkie, the block falls to the floor. The performer—but no one else—can repeat the business indefinitely.
I was really hoping this would work perfectly flawlessly. I’ve had a few others over the years and in each case when they work, they work great, but just when you think you have it worked out nothing happens. The problem with this type of effect is that it must work 100% of the time otherwise you have nowhere to go with the buildup. Now it is true some people seem very happy with it, so it is probably more to do with technique, but I’m not sure as I have never been able to get these to work consistently.
Effect: The magician displays an old looking block of wood and hands it out for thorough examination. As the solid oak block is being examined the magician explains that this particular piece of wood was removed from a house that was said to be haunted. He leans the block against a bottle and stands back several feet from the bottle. As he concentrates and focuses all of his psychic energy on the block, in about thirty seconds, the block starts to move and falls over away from the bottle!
Approx. Price: $85.00 (2012) ***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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