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 Jon Racherbaumer discovered what seems to be the first routine founded on the effect of turning back time: "The Charmed Watch" by Charles Wicks is the Jun-Sep 1935 issue of //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​73180/​The+Magic+Wand/​107|The Magic Wand]]//, vol. 24, no. 166, p. 93. Wicks'​s routine involved a ribbon that unknotted, a picture that righted itself in its frame, numbered blocks that became re-sequenced,​ a cut rope that became whole again and a record made during the proceedings that disappeared. Jon Racherbaumer discovered what seems to be the first routine founded on the effect of turning back time: "The Charmed Watch" by Charles Wicks is the Jun-Sep 1935 issue of //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​73180/​The+Magic+Wand/​107|The Magic Wand]]//, vol. 24, no. 166, p. 93. Wicks'​s routine involved a ribbon that unknotted, a picture that righted itself in its frame, numbered blocks that became re-sequenced,​ a cut rope that became whole again and a record made during the proceedings that disappeared.
  
-At the P.C.A.M. 1936 Convention, Caryl Fleming performed a stage act called "The Flight of Time". The description of the performance makes the routine sound like a minor variation on Wicks'​s;​ see //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​23297/​Tops/​342|Tops]]//,​ Vol. 1 No. 8, Aug. 1936, p. 18.+At the P.C.A.M. 1936 Convention, Caryl Fleming performed a stage act called "The Flight of Time", which was his presentation and minor variation on Wicks'​s ​routine; see //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​23297/​Tops/​342|Tops]]//,​ Vol. 1 No. 8, Aug. 1936, p. 18. Four years later, Fleming published his routine in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​36662/​Genii/​10|Genii]]//,​ Vol. 5 No. 4, Dec. 1940, p. 110, where he acknowledged his source as //The Magic Wand//, without mentioning Wicks.
  
 Darwin Ortiz, in //​Cardshark//,​ 1995, p. 93, identifies the first instance of this plot applied to close-up magic as Bruce Elliott'​s "No Time Lost" in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​13141/​Phoenix+101+150/​37|Phoenix]]//,​ No. 109, July 19 1946, p. 437. The earliest application to a card trick is Ed Marlo'​s "Time Machine"​ in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​9333/​Ibidem+Volume+1/​169|Ibidem]]//,​ No. 7, Sep. 1956, p. 120. Darwin Ortiz, in //​Cardshark//,​ 1995, p. 93, identifies the first instance of this plot applied to close-up magic as Bruce Elliott'​s "No Time Lost" in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​13141/​Phoenix+101+150/​37|Phoenix]]//,​ No. 109, July 19 1946, p. 437. The earliest application to a card trick is Ed Marlo'​s "Time Machine"​ in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​9333/​Ibidem+Volume+1/​169|Ibidem]]//,​ No. 7, Sep. 1956, p. 120.
  
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