N.M.C. Television Card Frame by National Magic Company

(c. 1938) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

In 1936 legendary British Inventor, Craftsman, and Dealer, Jack Hughes, invented what became known as the Television or TV Card Frame (or sometimes Television Glass Frame) where a chosen card appears trapped between two plates of glass set in a houlette.

Jim Sherman started the National Magic Company based in Chicago c.1936 and for over ten years created and sold some wonderful magic. This was one of their best items.

Effect: Performer passes for examination two pieces of glass approximately 7″ wide by 8″ high. A spectator is requested to bind them together with two rubber bands. The two pieces of glass thus prepared are placed in a frame about 9″ high by 12” wide. A card is now chosen by a spectator and torn into small pieces. One piece is retained as a means of identification. The remaining pieces are wrapped in a small sheet of paper which is placed in a small box in front of the frame. The paper is now ignited, either by the performer or a spectator.

Instantly there is a bright flash of flame and the chosen card appears between the sheets of glass, fully restored with the exception of the torn pieces! The glass is removed from the frame, handed to a spectator who then removes the restored card from between the two pieces of glass. Spectator identifies his card by means of the corner which fits the restored card perfectly. No assistant is required as the card appears between the two pieces of glass the moment the spectator lights the paper.

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Approx. Price: $109.00 (2008) ***


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