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 ====== Mr. Wizard Telephone Test ====== ====== Mr. Wizard Telephone Test ======
  
-The coding ​method ​used was first published ​by Howard Savage ​in the June 1929 issue of //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38571/The+Sphinx/16|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 28 No. 4, p. 136Savage'​s ​code was employed in book test using a booklet ​of poetry with about twenty pages. The page number was transmitted,​ so that the medium ​could refer to a duplicate booklet and identify ​the poem selected. The application of his code to playing cards seems to have been made by William McCaffrey (see John N. Hilliard'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​13140/​Greater+Magic/​622|Greater Magic]]//1938p. 566). See the May 1942 issue of //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38546/​The+Sphinx/​5|The Sphinx]]// (Vol. 41 No. 3) for J. G. Thompson and Charles Nyquist'​s survey of telephone test methods"​Thanks to A. G. Bell"p.49.+The effect of a medium over the telephone reading a spectator'​s mind was developed by Bill Bowman. His method was described ​by Rufus Steele (who credited him as "Bill Bournau"​) ​in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15021/Card+Tricks+You+Will+Do/23-24|Card Tricks You Will Do]]//, 1928, p. 22Bowman'​s ​method ​was a checklist ​of criteria on the medium's part to ascertain ​the selected ​cardsuch as whether the magician is standing near the spectatorwhether ​the spectator introduced herselfwhether the card was written downetc.
  
-See also [[misc:telephone_codes|Telephone Codes]].+The silent coding method of the medium listing off items until the magician says, "​Hello?"​ on the correct one was first published by Howard Savage in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38571/​The+Sphinx/​16|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 28 No. 4, June 1929, p. 136. Savage'​s code was employed in a book test using a booklet of poetry with about twenty pages. The page number was transmitted,​ so that the medium could refer to a duplicate booklet and identify the poem selected. The application of his code to playing cards seems to have been made by William McCaffrey; see John N. Hilliard'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​13140/​Greater+Magic/​622|Greater Magic]]//, 1938, p. 566. In //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38546/​The+Sphinx/​5|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 41 No. 3, May 1942, p. 49, J. G. Thompson and Charles Nyquist survey the field of telephone test methods in "​Thanks to A. G. Bell"​. 
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 +See also [[telephone_codes|Telephone Codes]].
  
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