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In 1911, Okito was in partnership with Joe Klein in a magic shop on Broadway, New York. Joe suffered from indigestion and kept his boxes of pills in a drawer in the shop. Okito often handled the pill boxes and noticed that the lid would fit on both bottom and top and in each case, the box looked the same. He had some made up in metal instead of cardboard, of such a size as to take coins and so the "Okito Coin Box" was born. Since they were first marketed by the Bamberg Magic and Novelty Company, dealers all over the world have manufactured and sold these boxes. Different ideas have been incorporated, such as weighting the bottom to make it turn over easily.
You will learn all the basic moves as well as many advanced techniques. Lewis Ganson included a chapter on magnetic coins and how they can be used in combination with the Okito Box. There is also a routine, "Boston Two Step", by Alex Elmsley using the Boston Box.
There is no better place to start studying the Okito Coin Box.
This was part of the famous Ganson Teach-In series originally published by Supreme Magic Inc. Rights are now owned by Martin Breese whom we thank for the kind permission to reproduce this booklet.
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1st edition 1983 by Supreme; original 40 pages; PDF 45 pages.
word count: 12280 which is equivalent to 49 standard pages of text
- THE BASIC MOVES
- - THE OKITO TURNOVER MOVE
- - THE TOSS FROM HAND TO HAND
- - RIGHTING THE BOX
- - BLU-TACK
- SOME BASIC EFFECTS
- - Coin through Box and Hand
- - Coin through Card
- - Repeat Penetration through Card
- MAGNETIC COINS
- - TWO TIMES TEN
- - STAGE ONE THE 2p PENETRATES THE BOX AND CIGARETTE PACKET
- - STAGE TWO THE 10p PENETRATES THE BOX AND CIGARETTE PACKET
- - STAGE THREE CLIMAX - THE 10p VANISHES AND IS FOUND IN THE BOX
- BOX CLEVER
- SYMPATHETIC OKITO
- BOSTON TWO STEP
- ADDITIONAL MOVES WITH THE OKITO BOX
- - Colombini Turnover Move
- - Turnover Move After Gus Davenport
- - Variation on Kaplan's Righting Move
- - Edward J. McLaughlin's Moves with the Okito Box