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Hi,
I wasn't sure whether to post this here or on the mentalism page. I am looking for any information of Joseffy's Rapping Hand. I know it had a mechanism of some form in the wrist, but I wondered if it was for effect or if it actually operated the hand in some way.
If anyone know where I might get any info, it would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks to all!
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Backgorund you may already have.

http://www.miraclefactory.net/mpt/view.p......articles

House of Mystery may offer a clue!

"I know it had a mechanism of some form in the wrist"

How do you know that? Source? Speculation?
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Thank you RCP,
Somewhere and sometime ago.. I remember seeing a photo. It was credited to Joseffy, but it possibly could have been Hofzinser. I know of an Illusionist who went by the name Cazenueve who did perform with a mechanical rapping hand. I believe Cazenueve was performing in the late 1800's. It has always intrigued me and I was just trying to learn a little of the history. After reading the article in The Magic Factory which describes Joseffys' hand. I would guess his would have been performed by standard methods.
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See House of Mystery. Joseffy was known to stretch the truth and led others astray with false stories. There are a number of rapping hand methods. It's a beautiful effect in the right setting.
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I did not even know hands could rap...

Will wonders never cease...

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