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The Origins of Wonder

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-====== Bulldog Switch Clip ====== 
-This gimmick was invented by Bob Ostin and marketed by Davenports as "Bob Ostin'​s Dice Prediction,"​ 1953. An ad appeared in //​[[http://​​display/​17886/​Abracadabra/​352|Abracadabra]]//,​ Vol. 16 No. 408, 21. Nov. 1953, back cover. Tony Corinda also mentions Ostin'​s clip in //​[[http://​​display/​10654/​13+Steps+to+Mentalism+Step+One+Swami+Gimmick/​180|Thirteen Steps to Mentalism]]//,​ 1958, p. 186. Ostin'​s clip was made with a rubber band or elastic. The model with a metal spring was developed and marketed in 1959 by Robert Nelson (sharing credit with Syd Bergson) under the name "​Nelson'​s Mental-Gimic;​ see //​[[http://​​display/​37778/​Linking+Ring/​11|The Linking Ring]]//, Vol. 38 No. 12, Feb. 1959, p. 11.