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Topic: Crediting the mercury card fold
Message: Posted by: Arthur T (Feb 7, 2019 12:22AM)
I'm in the process of writing a book on mentalism and I'm struggling to find the creator or origins of the 'mecury card fold'. Does anyone have any ideas?
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Feb 7, 2019 06:23PM)
Expert Card Technique - A Card for Pegasus. Tommy Wonder discusses and demonstrates folding a card in his videos.
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (Feb 7, 2019 07:03PM)
It was described in "Expert Card Technique" (1940) by Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue. Magicians call this the “Mercury Fold” but Hugard and Braue called it "Mercury’s Card." I know this because Spellbinder and Dusheck used it for their "Wizards' Wallet" in The Wizards' Journal #20 and I had to do the research for them: https://www.magicnook.com/WizJ20/wizj20-10WizardsWallet.htm
Message: Posted by: DGillam (Feb 7, 2019 08:42PM)
According to Denis Behr's Conjuring Credits, the fold is uncredited in "Expert Card Technique", but in the "Fred Braue Notbooks", Braue credits John Scarne.
Message: Posted by: Arthur T (Feb 8, 2019 12:54AM)
So from all your lovely feedback I know it was first published in expert card technique but left unaccredited. At a later date fred Braue credits it to john scarne in his Notebook correct?