Blasted Jr. by Tannen’s, Bob Swadling(c. 1965) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
Blasted was by created by Bob Swadling and sold by Harry Stanley c. 1964. And it quickly became and hit around the world! Originally it was called The Swadling Swindle but it’s name changed to Blasted when it was marketed in the USA.
Blasted Jr. was created by Lou Tannen, possibly to get around any contractual issues with the original, still the same great effect and method as the original just with smaller coins and replacing the glass for a plastic cover. Not quite as impressive looking as the original but still a great effect.
Effect: We thought we had seen all of the coin penetration effects which could be created. But here’s one to top ’em all! Lou Tannen went all out on this one. This effect can be carried in your pocket and you can fool the wise ones with it.
Performer shows a penny and a nickel resting on a round hammered brass tray. It is a beautiful, tray. Spectator is given his choice of the coins. A coin is placed on the tray and covered with a clear plastic cover. The other coin is held above the cover and without any hesitation, magician pushes the coin right through the plastic cover to join the other coin on the tray. This is a visible instantaneous appearance.
Performer takes both coins, places them on back of his hand, and causes one to penetrate his hand and drop into the tray. He then allows his audience to examine the coins. Includes tray, plastic cover, coins and full instructions.
(Ed Mishell – Genii Magazine, December, 1965)
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