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Topic: Coin Squeeze Brainstorm
Message: Posted by: Foucault (Oct 18, 2005 05:24PM)
For those who don't know this trick, it's a 2 piece brass cylinder with a solid brass insert which you place between the two pieces of the cylinder, creating a barrier. 4 coins go in, 1 coin drops out from the other side, having apparently gone right through the solid brass disk. 3 coins are now tipped out the other side. It's a very visual trick which even fascinates me when I do it.

The trick came with no patter, and I'm really reluctant to simply describe what's happening. I'm pretty new to magic, so I'm not very experienced in the techniques used to create plot-lines. I'm not lazy, however; I don't need you to do it for me. I just would appreciate your thoughts, and some suggestions that might act as a springboard for me.

Message: Posted by: Foucault (Oct 19, 2005 07:35PM)
A few more or less random thoughts here:

1. Why is it that just one coin out of the stack of four crosses the barrier? Why not the whole stack at once?

2. What if four different state quarters were used? Might this provide some kind of justification for the one at a time behavior?

3. "Brass" is an old Northern English term for money. (I'm an ex-pat Brit, by the way).

4. Are there some interesting mythical, mystical, metallurgical, etc., properties of brass, that could be used?

Any input?