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The Origins of Wonder

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 ====== Jinx Switch ====== ====== Jinx Switch ======
  
-When Annemann published this switch in No. 36 of //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15726/​Jinx+No+036/​5|The Jinx]]// ​in September ​1937 (p. 243), in the context of a gambling demonstration called "Call Your Hand", he thought it original with him. At the end he mentions that a card cheat thought it better than the packet switch used at the card table. Annemann seems to have reinvented this packet switch, as it was described by Jack Merlin ​in 1927/​8 ​in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14694/​Merlin+at+the+Card+Table+Section+Two+of+And+a+Packet+of+Cards/11|...and a Pack of Cards]]//, ​under the title of "The Hop Off the Bottom"​ ([[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14785/​And+A+Pack+of+Cards+Cherished+Secrets+of+a+Master+Manipulator/​50|p. 52]] of the 1940 Hugard revision). There is a difference in presentation. Merlin exposes the switch in the context of a gambling exposé; Annemann uses it secretly in his gambling demonstration.+When Theo Annemann published this switch in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15726/​Jinx+No+036/​5|The Jinx]]//, No. 36, Sep. 1937p. 243, in the context of a gambling demonstration called "Call Your Hand," ​he thought it original with him. At the end he mentions that a card cheat thought it better than the packet switch used at the card table. Annemann seems to have reinvented this packet switch, as it was described by Jack Merlin ​as "The Hop Off the Bottom" ​in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​39298/​Merlin+at+the+Card+Table+Section+Two+of+And+a+Pack+of+Cards/12|...and a Pack of Cards]]//, ​1928, [[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14785/​And+A+Pack+of+Cards+Cherished+Secrets+of+a+Master+Manipulator/​50|p. 52]] of the combined ​1940 Hugard revision. There is a difference in presentation. Merlin exposes the switch in the context of a gambling exposé; Annemann uses it secretly in his gambling demonstration.
  
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