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J. F. Orrin

J. F. Orrin

(Britain: 1897 - 28th April 1976)

Invented Milko (by 1922), the Spider Web Card (by 1932), and Ping Pong Trick (1957). Wrote The Conjurer's Vade Mecum [1922], Put It Over (1933, 200pp), On With The Show, Part II (1943), Cardboard, Glue, and Elastic (1946), etc.

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J. F. Orrin
The Conjurer's Vade-Mecum by J. F. Orrin

From the foreword by Will Goldston:

Although in writing this book, the author's thought has been mainly for the beginner, I feel confident that advanced magicians will find a good deal of very useful material in "THE CONJURER'S VADE MECUM." Mr. Orrin writes clearly and concisely, and in doing so draws upon a store of knowledge acquired by practical experience. He gives many a useful little hint as to the choice of tricks for different occasions, and in describing each trick he comes straight to the point and explains, first the effect and then the method of working, and finally adds suggestions for...

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J. F. Orrin
On With the Show: Part I (used) by J. F. Orrin

Stapled booklet in fair condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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J. F. Orrin
On With the Show: Part II by J. F. Orrin

Primarily stage and parlor effects with mechanical apparatus.

  • PUBLISHER'S NOTE
  • I. The Soft Spot
  • II. The Restless Matchboxes
  • III. The Spelling Spider
  • IV. Bisecting a Belle
  • V. Dressing a Lady
  • SOME MAGICAL SUGGESTIONS
  • VI. The Curtain of Cards
  • VII. The Discriminating Dart
  • VIII. A Triangle Variation
  • IX. The Writing on the Slate
  • X. The Lazy Young Dog
  • XI. Painting a Picture
  • XII. The Homing Silk
  • XIII. Belling the Cat
  • XIV. Just Chance
  • XV. Making a Wand
  • XVI. A Queer Coincidence
  • XVII. Bluebeard's Bride
  • TAILPIECE

1st edition 1943, 47 pages; PDF 36 pages.

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J. F. Orrin
On With the Show: Part I by J. F. Orrin

Primarily stage and parlor effects with mechanical apparatus.

  • Foreword
  • I. The Dissolving Napkin Ring
  • II. The Posy From Nowhere
  • III. The Rainbow Ribbons
  • IV. Jim Pratt’s Cat
  • V. The Spelling Sphinx
  • VI. The Ghost Box
  • VII. The Diabolical Discs

1st edition 1943, 40 pages; PDF 28 pages.

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