Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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cards:jinx_switch [2013/10/26 17:49]
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-====== Jinx Switch ====== 
-When Annemann published this switch in No. 36 of //[[|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 //[[|...and a Pack of Cards]]//, 1928, under the title of "The Hop Off the Bottom" ([[|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.