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Definitive Hole In One by Definitive Magic

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One of my favorite Jack Hughes items is Penetra-Spheres that was invented c. 1937 shortly after Jack invented his tray version of Coins In Glass. Penetra-spheres was licensed by Abbott’s for sale in the USA and was sold for the first time in c. 1947 under the name Hole in One which is the name most people know this effect today.

This version is easily the best version I have ever seen of this effect. Unfortunately my photos don’t really do it justice. These are some of the differences with the Abbott’s version:

  • Vastly superior materials used the wood and brass are so much better.
  • The Shot Glass is very snug once placed on the tray – unlike the Abbott’s version.
  • The mechanism is carefully hidden with a secret release that makes it difficult to see anything from beneath.
  • For the final revelation the spectator can be holding the tray without any worries that they will notice anything.

Effect: Tray, balls and glasses are show, one colored ball selected by a spectator (no force) and the ball may be marked. The small glass is covered with the inverted large glass. This positively seals the small glass, making it impossible for anything to enter the glass without the knowledge of spectators. The different colored balls are placed around the glasses as in illustration. Magician holds the tray between both hands and spectator is requested to drape a large hank or fancy cloth over the tray. He no sooner does this than the tray is handed to him.

Magician explains that he will show how to make a hole in one. “What colored ball did you select? Red? Alright, I will extract that colored ball from the covered tray invisibly, and then throw the ball invisibly through the cloth and large glass tumbler into the small glass. (Actions suit these words and then the cloth is grabbed away.) There you are! The colored ball you selected is now in the small glass! Let’s try it again and, believe it or not, this extraordinary trick can be repeated at once.

The working action is remarkable and mechanically perfect. Easy to do, yet one of the most confounding tricks ever invented.

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Approx. Price: $556.00 (2004) ***

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1 review for Definitive Hole In One by Definitive Magic

  1. Andy Martin

    Sometimes You Need the Definitive Version

    Well Howie and Bobby have taken one huge step further to extreme high quality collectable props with their latest release. Hole in One, which is directly based on the Jack Hughes origination Penetra-Spheres, has been a favorite with magicians for many years and this version is easily the best – it’s also the most expensive by far – but you get what you pay for.

    Currently there are a very few of these floating around, and my guess is that there won’t be many more. They are very time consuming to make and are aimed at a fairly small Collector market. But if you truly want the ulitmate version of this effect then this is easily it.

    The Shot Glass is very snug once placed on the tray – unlike the Abbott’s version. The mechanism is carefully hidden with a secret release that makes it difficult to see anything from beneath. For the final revelation the spectator can be holding the tray without any worries that they will notice anything.

    It’s as close to perfection as you can come. Is it too expensive? Well that depends on if you want the best or not. If you do fancy one then take a trip over to Howie right now because they don’t have many left. I am really looking forward to the next release from these guys – they are getting better and better!

    Great Job! Highly recommended if you like expensive high quality magic!

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