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-Those restorations were first achieved by mechanical means. Simple two-step restorations,​ in which first the whole card except one corner is restored and then the last piece, ​have been performed ​already ​in the 19th century. Examples are "Die Kartendose"​ by Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser as described in his letters that were published by Magic Christian in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​7924/​Johann+Nepomuk+Hofzinser+1806+1875+Non+Plus+Ultra/​75|J. N. Hofzinser: Non Plus Ultra, Vol. II]]//, 2004, p. 75, or "The New Card Table" as described by August Roterberg in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​20169/​New+Era+Card+Tricks/​93|New Era Card Tricks]]//, 1897, p. 83.+Piece-by-piece ​restorations were first achieved by mechanical means. Simple two-step restorations,​ in which first the whole card except one corner is restored and then the last piece, ​were being performed in the 19th century. Examples are "Die Kartendose"​ by Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser as described in his letters that were published by Magic Christian in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​7924/​Johann+Nepomuk+Hofzinser+1806+1875+Non+Plus+Ultra/​75|J. N. Hofzinser: Non Plus Ultra, Vol. II]]//, 2004, p. 75, or "The New Card Table" as described by August Roterberg in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​20169/​New+Era+Card+Tricks/​93|New Era Card Tricks]]//, 1897, p. 83.
  
 Several years later, Okito built his black-art "Card Frame" as early as 1909. A black background could be seen in this frame. Piece by piece sixths or eighths visually appeared in the frame one by one until the full card was restored and taken out of the frame. The effect was achieved by pulling away black cover pieces either with a thread from off stage (see the model in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​74740/​Potter+Potter+43+The+Magic+Collection+of+David+Baldwin/​6|Potter & Potter auction catalogue]]//​ from October 2016), or with a self-contained spring mechanism, as first described by Will Goldston in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​19022/​Will+Goldston+s+more+exclusive+magical+secrets/​189|More Exclusive Magical Secrets]]//,​ ca. 1921, p. 187, and in more detail by Dr. Robert Albo in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​43949/​The+Oriental+magic+of+the+Bambergs/​60|The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs]]//,​ 1973, p. 40. Several years later, Okito built his black-art "Card Frame" as early as 1909. A black background could be seen in this frame. Piece by piece sixths or eighths visually appeared in the frame one by one until the full card was restored and taken out of the frame. The effect was achieved by pulling away black cover pieces either with a thread from off stage (see the model in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​74740/​Potter+Potter+43+The+Magic+Collection+of+David+Baldwin/​6|Potter & Potter auction catalogue]]//​ from October 2016), or with a self-contained spring mechanism, as first described by Will Goldston in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​19022/​Will+Goldston+s+more+exclusive+magical+secrets/​189|More Exclusive Magical Secrets]]//,​ ca. 1921, p. 187, and in more detail by Dr. Robert Albo in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​43949/​The+Oriental+magic+of+the+Bambergs/​60|The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs]]//,​ 1973, p. 40.