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 An early version, using a two-compartment cabinet with two front doors, is described as "A Trick with a Big Die" in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​23417/​Ponsin+On+Conjuring/​147|Ponsin on Conjuring]]//,​ 1854, p. 141 of the Sharpe translation. According to Ed Vyson in his //​[[http://​www.conjuringcredits.com/​lib/​tpl/​credits/​files/​1906-vyson-wizardray.pdf|Wizardry]]//,​ 1906, p. 13, British magician and ventriloquist Alexander Davis invented the four-door sucker version and premiered it in the U.S. in 1886. Davis sold manufacturing rights to Otto Maurer, who marketed it in 1887 as the "Most Wonderful Dice Trick."​ Davis'​s nephew, Prof. Davison, carried one back to England, where he performed it in 1889. All this predated claims of invention by Sidney Lee (c. 1896) and Julian Wylie (c. 1899). Carlton (Arthur Philps) released a marketed version with the now-standard presentation fully formed as "The Mysterious Cabinet and Travelling Die Illusion,"​ 1907 (see Ellis Stanyon'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16690/​Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+07+No+11/​7|Magic]]//,​ Vol. 7 No. 11, Aug. 1907, p. 87). An early version, using a two-compartment cabinet with two front doors, is described as "A Trick with a Big Die" in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​23417/​Ponsin+On+Conjuring/​147|Ponsin on Conjuring]]//,​ 1854, p. 141 of the Sharpe translation. According to Ed Vyson in his //​[[http://​www.conjuringcredits.com/​lib/​tpl/​credits/​files/​1906-vyson-wizardray.pdf|Wizardry]]//,​ 1906, p. 13, British magician and ventriloquist Alexander Davis invented the four-door sucker version and premiered it in the U.S. in 1886. Davis sold manufacturing rights to Otto Maurer, who marketed it in 1887 as the "Most Wonderful Dice Trick."​ Davis'​s nephew, Prof. Davison, carried one back to England, where he performed it in 1889. All this predated claims of invention by Sidney Lee (c. 1896) and Julian Wylie (c. 1899). Carlton (Arthur Philps) released a marketed version with the now-standard presentation fully formed as "The Mysterious Cabinet and Travelling Die Illusion,"​ 1907 (see Ellis Stanyon'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16690/​Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+07+No+11/​7|Magic]]//,​ Vol. 7 No. 11, Aug. 1907, p. 87).
  
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