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Ayling, Will: The Endless Chain
©1983 The Supreme Magic Co., Ltd., U.K.
Softcover, 44 pages
The Endless Chain
Image courtesy e-Bay seller Kp*Service*

Comments: B&W Photo Illustrated. Part of the Supreme "Know-How" Series, with Rex Taylor, Will Ayling, Lewis Ganson, and Fred Lowe. "This is not a magic trick but a carnival game, a con game, where the operator can decide if you should win or not. Everything looks fair and above board, but there is simply no chance for the mark to win. It looks so innocent, a ball-chain loop, put out on the table in a figure eight. One loop in the eight catches your finger the other does not. You have to find the one that catches your finger. Only problem is that you will never find it if the operator so decides. This game is sometimes called Loopy Loop, Figure Eight, the Chain Swindle, or Pricking the Garter." Available as an e-Book from Lybrary.com

Contents:

4 Foreword
5 History of the Effect
6 Rex Taylor's Routine for the Endless Chain
12 Fast and Loose (Will Ayling)
15 Laying the Chain With One Finger (Lewis Ganson)
16 Kettle/Ganson Routine
17 The Beer Crate Eight (Anon)
21 Albert Verity Release
23 Alf Goodwin's Loop Variation
29 Bruce Posgate's Drink Can Release
33 Two Novel Moves (Lewis Ganson)
37 Triple Circle Routine (Fred Lowe)
41 Spectator's Choice Climax (Will Ayling)
43 Patter Routine for the Triple Circle Routine (Ken de Courcey)



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