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 ====== Elastic Thread Loops ====== ====== Elastic Thread Loops ======
  
-The use of a looped length of invisible thread was described in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15469/​Conjurers+Monthly+Magazine/​12|Conjurers'​ Monthly Magazine]]//,​ Vol. 1 No. 6, Feb. 1907, p. 188, and again for more applications in the following issue ([[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15470/​Conjurers+Monthly+Magazine/​13|Vol. 1 No. 7, Mar. 1907, p. 221]]). Both descriptions appeared in a column titled "Some Old Tricks for New Beginners",​ which suggests that the looped thread/hair idea was old even at this point. Other early uses of the prop include Will Goldston'​s "​Magnetic Cards" type of trick, called "​Gravity Defied"​ in //Modern Card Tricks Without Apparatus//,​ 1915, p. 63.+The use of a looped length of invisible thread was described in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15469/​Conjurers+Monthly+Magazine/​12|Conjurers'​ Monthly Magazine]]//,​ Vol. 1 No. 6, Feb. 1907, p. 188, and again for more applications in the following issue ([[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15470/​Conjurers+Monthly+Magazine/​13|Vol. 1 No. 7, Mar. 1907, p. 221]]). Both descriptions appeared in a column titled "Some Old Tricks for New Beginners",​ which suggests that the looped thread/hair idea was old even at this point. Other early uses of the prop include Will Goldston'​s "​Magnetic Cards" type of trick, called "​Gravity Defied"​ in //Modern Card Tricks Without Apparatus//,​ 1915, p. 63; and William F. Hanna'​s "A Unique Color Change"​ in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38473/​The+Sphinx/​8|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 15 No. 2, Apr. 1916, p. 28.
  
 The adaptation of the idea to elastic thread was developed by Finn Jon. He began selling the loops through Georges Proust in Paris, c. 1985/6, marketing them under the name "​Revolutionary Thread."​ The adaptation of the idea to elastic thread was developed by Finn Jon. He began selling the loops through Georges Proust in Paris, c. 1985/6, marketing them under the name "​Revolutionary Thread."​