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paper:svengali_force_pad [2019/02/02 23:12]
stephenminch Removed Grant citation, put in Mark.
paper:svengali_force_pad [2019/04/22 15:31]
stephenminch Added Lambie citation found by Maven. Took out Richard Mark citation.
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 ======Svengali Forcing Pad====== ======Svengali Forcing Pad======
  
-The long-and-short-page principle used in the [[paper:​blow_book|Blow Book]] and adapted to playing cards was applied ​in the last half of the twentieth century ​to a variety of paper pads gimmicked to force a word, number or image. ​Richard Mark was among the earliest, perhaps the first, ​to do this, using a number of loose pages fastened together at one end by a clip; see "​Symbolysis"​ in Mark's //​MindBending Magic//, 1979. later reprinted ​in //[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​21826/Mind+Warp/37|MindWarp]]//, 2000, p. 35.+The long-and-short-page principle used in the [[paper:​blow_book|Blow Book]] and adapted to playing cards was applied ​at least as early as 1941 to paper pads gimmicked to force a word, number or image. ​Allen Lambie ​was the earliest ​so far discovered ​to have done this, in //[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​23304/Tops/12|Tops]]//.
  
 Various special forcing pads relying on the long-short principle have since been devised by a number of magicians. In the early 1980s, the manufacture of specially gimmicked pads to force items began and has continued, with forcing pads being marketed by Ton Onosaka, Scott Creasey, Chris Jones, Brett Barry and others. Various special forcing pads relying on the long-short principle have since been devised by a number of magicians. In the early 1980s, the manufacture of specially gimmicked pads to force items began and has continued, with forcing pads being marketed by Ton Onosaka, Scott Creasey, Chris Jones, Brett Barry and others.