Supreme Block Penetration by Resor Magic, Viking Mfg.(c. 1954,1976) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
This is from Richard Resor’s The Resor Magic Company and it is a very clever mechanical block off effect. The original ones made by Richard Resor were in yellow and when George Robinson took over Resor in 1976 he made about 50 units in natural wood. So this one is from Viking Mfg. c. 1976.
Although I love the classic Block Cord effect there is no doubt that some magicians and collectors are just looking for the cool gimmicks. Well this bad boy delivers for sure! It looks like a basic 3″ cube with cord but does not require any moves or sleights to remove the cord. It just comes off precisely when you want it to. Although there is nothing added or taken away and the action is 100% automatic, I’m not quite sure what is going on inside the block – it is a bit like the parting of the Red Sea, one minute there is an opening the next there is not!
The spectator can look fairly closely at the block too and under normal inspection they’ll see nothing. However, if they try the effect themselves they too could inadvertently pull the cord through (although they’d have to know which angle to pull from). I personally would only let them handle it briefly and would probably perform the penetration under a silk just to add to the mystery, but you certainly could do it out in the open if you desired.
Effect: A solid block is passed for examination and also a rope. The rope is then threaded through the Block. While the Rope is held by two spectators, the Block is removed and again passed for examination. The Rope is not tied or wrapped around the Block. The Block is made by a Wood Specialist who has had over twenty years experience. Comes in two sizes: 3″ and 5″, the 3″ is pictured.
Approx. Price: $175.00 (2018) ***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: qualitymagic.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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