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Original Ideas in Magic
by Lloyd W. Chambers


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Original Ideas in Magic by Lloyd W. Chambers

A master craftsman reveals some of his most prized magical effects!

Lloyd W. Chambers is well-known in magic and collector circles for having built some very fine examples of the conjuror's craft for the likes of Thayer, Abbott, and his own Chambers Magic Co. Within the pages of this ebook are 26 magic effects, many of them offered for sale individually in dealer catalogues for prices far exceeding the price of the entire book.

Here's a look at the contents:

  1. Publisher's Introduction
  2. L-W-C Telepathy
  3. Fisherman's Mat
  4. How Time Flies
  5. Mawe's Telepathy
  6. A Match for You
  7. The Flying Ball
  8. Acrobatic Ash Tray
  9. Confetti-Candy Cylinder
  10. Shooting Through a Woman
  11. New Coin Vanish
  12. Incomprehensible Predictability
  13. Ghost Tube
  14. Impossible Spirit Test
  15. Molecular Cards
  16. Coingo
  17. New Wine and Water
  18. Cardart
  19. Hydrostatic Tumbler
  20. The Great Egyptian Floto Mystery
  21. Ethereal Cards
  22. Spirit Ball
  23. Confetti to Candy
  24. Match Stretcher
  25. Vanishing Hindu Sticks
  26. A Magical Surprise
  27. Transribbo
  28. Appendix A: 1941 Price List
  29. About the Author
Three of the described effects, "Cardart" (a dart tossed at a moving target with 12 cards clipped to it reveals the selected card); "How Time Flies" (a bowl of flames changes to a bowl of flowers to a clock face); and "Transribbo" (a cut and restored ribbon using a marked and autographed ribbon) sold for more than $170 EACH in equivalent US dollars.

We are especially happy that Chambers elected to include his beautifully crafted Spirit Ball (Obedient Ball) effect that uses an examinable ball!

1st edition 1941, PDF 50 pages.
word count: 10762 which is equivalent to 43 standard pages of text