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 Ernest Noakes published another variant in his //Magical Originalities//​ (1914, though the invention of the trick is claimed for 1908). And before this appeared a birdcage production from a cylinder in Goldston'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​18734/​Tricks+and+Illusions+for+Amateur+and+Professional+Conjurers/​57|Tricks and Illusions]]//​ (1908, p. 55), which tube was closed at one end. For an even earlier version, using liquids, see Bland'​s 1890 version of the "​Pyramids of Egypt" in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​18823/​More+Magic/​389|More Magic]]//, p. 375.) Ernest Noakes published another variant in his //Magical Originalities//​ (1914, though the invention of the trick is claimed for 1908). And before this appeared a birdcage production from a cylinder in Goldston'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​18734/​Tricks+and+Illusions+for+Amateur+and+Professional+Conjurers/​57|Tricks and Illusions]]//​ (1908, p. 55), which tube was closed at one end. For an even earlier version, using liquids, see Bland'​s 1890 version of the "​Pyramids of Egypt" in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​18823/​More+Magic/​389|More Magic]]//, p. 375.)
  
-The most common form of The Organ Pipes (for which two inventors have been proposed: an Austro-Italian,​ Antonio Molini, and a New Yorker, A. de Kerbec) used six tubes, as described in W. H. J. Shaw's //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​24735/​Magic+up+to+date+or+Shaw+s+magical+instructor/​8|Magic Up to Date]]//, 1896, p. 4. In the March 1912 issue of //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​10079/​The+magic+wand/​105|The Magic Wand]]// (Vol. 2 No. 19, p. 301) appeared "​Charmed Organ Pipes (Improvement)"​. This idea was a contest entry made by Curtess Dressen of Victoria, Australia. A set of three tubes was used, but the Organ Pipes method of secretly shifting the load was abandoned for that of the Ghost Tube. The conical inner wall was centralized in each tube, and the Phantom Tube had arrived -- as a triplet.+The most common form of The Organ Pipes (for which two inventors have been proposed: an Austro-Italian,​ Antonio Molini, and a New Yorker, A. de Kerbec) used six tubes, as described in W. H. J. Shaw's //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​24735/​Magic+up+to+date+or+Shaw+s+magical+instructor/​8|Magic Up to Date]]//, 1896, p. 4. In the March 1912 issue of //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​72911/​The+magic+wand/​105|The Magic Wand]]// (Vol. 2 No. 19, p. 301) appeared "​Charmed Organ Pipes (Improvement)"​. This idea was a contest entry made by Curtess Dressen of Victoria, Australia. A set of three tubes was used, but the Organ Pipes method of secretly shifting the load was abandoned for that of the Ghost Tube. The conical inner wall was centralized in each tube, and the Phantom Tube had arrived -- as a triplet.
  
 In April 1919, Jules Danby (Daniel J. Brewer) contributed "The Silver Tube Illusion"​ to //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38787/​The+Magic+wand+and+magical+review/​33|The Magic Wand]]//, Vol. 8, No. 2, p. 25. This was virtually the same as Dressen'​s tubes, the difference being that Danby used a single tube, and the conical inner wall was fixed to one side, rather than centered. By this article, he would in 1939 claim to have invented the Ghost or Phantom Tube, apparently being unaware of Dressen'​s earlier publication of the idea. (See //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​13303/​The+World+s+Fair/​71|The World'​s Fair]]//, August 19, 1939, right-hand column of the "About Magicians"​ page by B. W.) In April 1919, Jules Danby (Daniel J. Brewer) contributed "The Silver Tube Illusion"​ to //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38787/​The+Magic+wand+and+magical+review/​33|The Magic Wand]]//, Vol. 8, No. 2, p. 25. This was virtually the same as Dressen'​s tubes, the difference being that Danby used a single tube, and the conical inner wall was fixed to one side, rather than centered. By this article, he would in 1939 claim to have invented the Ghost or Phantom Tube, apparently being unaware of Dressen'​s earlier publication of the idea. (See //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​13303/​The+World+s+Fair/​71|The World'​s Fair]]//, August 19, 1939, right-hand column of the "About Magicians"​ page by B. W.)