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-A crude description of the removal of a double card from the center of the deck can be found in Downs and Hilliard'​s //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​40408/​The+art+of+magic/​58|The Art of Magic]]//, 1909, p. 58. It is described in the context of a routine for Hofzinser'​s "​Everywhere and Nowhere", ​but the originator ​of this particular handling is not given.+A crude description of the removal of a double card from the center of the deck can be found in Downs and Hilliard'​s //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​40408/​The+art+of+magic/​58|The Art of Magic]]//, 1909, p. 58. It is described in the context of a routine for Hofzinser'​s "​Everywhere and Nowhere"​. While this handling is claimed to be Hofzinser'​s, the Double Lift from the center is not supported by any known manuscripts and descriptions ​of Hofzinser'​s methods. The source of the particular handling ​given by Downs and Hilliard ​is not stated and seems likely to have been conveyed to them through an inaccurate report via correspondence or conversation.
  
 Bob Weill described a Double Lift from the center of the inner end of the deck in his column "​Bob'​s This 'N That" in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​37577/​Linking+Ring/​36|The Linking Ring]]//, Vol. 14 No. 2, Apr. 1934, p. 114. Bob Weill described a Double Lift from the center of the inner end of the deck in his column "​Bob'​s This 'N That" in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​37577/​Linking+Ring/​36|The Linking Ring]]//, Vol. 14 No. 2, Apr. 1934, p. 114.
  
  
-An unusual Double Lift from the center of the deck by Cy Endfield was recorded by Lewis Ganson in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14496/​Cy+Endfield+s+Entertaining+Card+Magic/​12|Cy Endfield'​s Entertaining Card Magic, Part 1]]//, 1955, p. 12. The double card is extracted with two cards inserted into the center of the deck.+An unusual Double Lift from the center of the deck by Cy Endfield was recorded by Lewis Ganson in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14496/​Cy+Endfield+s+Entertaining+Card+Magic/​12|Cy Endfield'​s Entertaining Card Magic, Part 1]]//, 1955, p. 12. The double card is extracted with two cards inserted ​partially ​into the center of the deck. This Double Lift later was called the Pincers Double Lift or Tweasers Double Lift.
  
 Later handlings include Jack Avis, who published his approach in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​5319/​Pentagram+Vol+12/​75|Pentagram]]//,​ Vol. 12 No. 10, July 1958, p. 75, and Larry Jennings contributed a similar sleight, displaying a mildly flourishy fingertip handling, to //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​3001/​Gen+Vol+20/​130|The Gen]]//, Vol. 20 No. 5, Sep. 1964, p. 130. Later handlings include Jack Avis, who published his approach in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​5319/​Pentagram+Vol+12/​75|Pentagram]]//,​ Vol. 12 No. 10, July 1958, p. 75, and Larry Jennings contributed a similar sleight, displaying a mildly flourishy fingertip handling, to //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​3001/​Gen+Vol+20/​130|The Gen]]//, Vol. 20 No. 5, Sep. 1964, p. 130.