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-====== Sachs'​s and Sack's Dice Routine ====== 
-The earliest publication so far discovered for the Paddle Move applied to dice appears in Richard and Delion'​s //Le Magicien des Salons//, 1856, p. 264. The trick, in an unacknowledged translation,​ appeared three years later in Dick and Fitzgerald'​s //The Secret Out//, 1859. See [[http://​​display/​43192/​The+secret+out+or+One+thousand+tricks+with+cards+and+other+recreations/​201-203|"​The Dice"​]] (page number varies with editions). The trick became popularly known as "The Sachs Dice Trick" because of its appearance in Edwin Sachs'​s //​[[http://​​display/​67763/​Sleight+of+Hand+Being+Minute+Instructions+by+the+Aid+of+Which+With+Proper+Practice+the+Neatest+and+Most+Intricate+Tricks+of+Legerdemain+can+be+Successfully+Performed/​53|Sleight of Hand]]//, 1877, there titled "​Changing Dice", p. 81 of the second edition. 
-Dr. Sack later improved the logic of the sequence of changes given by Sachs by assuring that the opposite sides shown added to seven. The Sack routine was published in //​[[http://​​display/​13129/​Phoenix+151+200/​11-13|The Phoenix]]//,​ No. 152, June 18 1948, p. 615. According to Tim Trono in //​[[http://​​display/​37289/​Genii/​76|Genii]]//,​ Vol. 65 No. 12, Dec. 2002, p. 76, Melvyn Burkhart, in 1933, was the first to develop a quarter-turn handling with giant dice.