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|-||When Annemann published this switch in No. 36 of //[[http://askalexander.org/display/15726/Jinx+No+036/5|The Jinx]]//, 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 //[[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, 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.|