Attaboy (Original) by Abbott’s, Jack Hughes(c. 1946)
The legendary British Inventor, Craftsman, and Dealer Jack Hughes invented many staples in magic that we take for granted today (including: TV Card Frame (1936), Coins in Glass (before Copenetro) (1939), Clatter Box (1963) and many more.
He also invented this beauty, Attaboy, in the 1930s. This version was manufactured by Abbott’s in Colon, Michigan, who own the exclusive USA manufacturing rights. Three cards are selected and returned to the pack which is placed into a houlette at the feet of Attaboy – an 18 inch cut-out of a smiling bellboy, who holds a second houlette against his chest. One by one, cards are taken from the deck in the lower houlette and passed in front of Attaboy’s eyes, then dropped into the upper houlette. Spectators may stop the performer at any time a card is held before the boy’s eyes and when that card is turned over, it is always one of the selected cards. This is repeated for each of the remaining selected cards. Only one pack used, in fact the deck may be a borrowed one.
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