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Visible Coins in Glass by Jack Hughes(c. 1937) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
Jack Hughes, the legendary British Inventor, Craftsman, and Dealer who invented many staples in magic that we take for granted today (including: TV Card Frame (1936), Attaboy (early 1930s), Clatter Box (1951) and many more. He also invented this beauty (or an earlier version of it at least) Coins in Glass (before Copenetro) even though when Bob Kline introduced his version of Coins in Glass called Copenetro (with the same method) almost 10 years later in 1947, he claimed he had invented it and that Jack Hughes was the pirate. I think history speaks for itself here and there is little doubt in my mind that Jack Hughes was the originator of the Visible Coins to Glass effect that many people attribute to Bob Kline. You can read more here.
I used to perform this version of the effect all the time as a teenager and into my 20’s – it was always easy to set, reliable in operation, and a great crowd pleaser. An earlier version can be seen here.
Effect: Four half-crowns are taken from a coin rack-Vanished, and are heard to appear one at a time in a small glass resting on a base with a larger glass inverted over the small one. The glasses are covered with a silk making it a double penetration. After the third coin is heard to appear in the inner glass, the silk is removed, and the last coin VISIBLY appears within the small glass. Can be done entirely surrounded. No sleight-of-hand necessary. You’ll feature this in your show.
Approx. Price: $100.00 (1980) ***
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