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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. 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)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. 22. Bowman'​s method was a checklist of criteria on the medium'​s part to ascertain the selected card, such as whether the magician is standing near the spectator, whether the spectator introduced herself, whether the card was written down, etc. 
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 +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 McCaffreysee 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".
  
 See also [[telephone_codes|Telephone Codes]]. See also [[telephone_codes|Telephone Codes]].
  
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