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 ====== Billet-switching Rod ====== ====== Billet-switching Rod ======
  
-The prop is described by Sachs'​s ​in //Sleight of Hand// ​(1877), p. 187. There it is used to switch a half card. A needlessly more complex prop for the same purpose was proposed by George Johnson in the March 1939 issue of //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​4195/Magic+Wand+Vol+28/194?​pw=billet|The Magic Wand]]//, ​(Vol. 28No. 184, p. 154), titled "A Billet-switching Appliance". It consisted of two pieces of lath, cleft at the ends and joined by a piece of elastic in a manner that caused one of the lengths of lath, when released by the fingers, to spin end for end, switching a spectator'​s billet for a dummy one as the performer walked back to the stage.+The prop is described by Edwin Sachs in //Sleight of Hand//1877, p. 187. There it is used to switch a half card. A needlessly more complex prop for the same purpose was proposed by George Johnson in the March 1939 issue of //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38839/The+Magic+Wand/200|The Magic Wand]]//, Vol. 28 No. 184, Mar. 1939, p. 154, titled "A Billet-switching Appliance." ​It consisted of two pieces of lath, cleft at the ends and joined by a piece of elastic in a manner that caused one of the lengths of lath, when released by the fingers, to spin end for end, switching a spectator'​s billet for a dummy one as the performer walked back to the stage.
  
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