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Back in 1970, I bought some of Syd Bergson's effects. I remembered THE ARCANE BOARD--El NUMERO. The Arcane Board was another method for the Mental Epic Slate using 3 bull dog clips and just cardboards.
Syd was a very clever and creative man.
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I belonged to Ring 45 in the 70s. It was called Syd Bergson's ring. He was a classic mentalist: looked and sounded the part. Kreskin did many of Syd's effects on TV. I remember going to many meetings and Syd never repeated an effect.

Hopefully, one day someone will do the research and put all of his ideas and effects in one book.

And as John mentioned, go back into those old Linking Rings and you'll find a lot of stuff from Mr. Bergson. I still remember him giving pointers on an effect... and it wasn't mentalism... I was working on a hank ball idea and he worked out many of the details with me in the lobby where the meeting was held.

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I have one of the earliest Kurotsuke effects I know , produced by Sid . Method is ingenious .
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On Jan 17, 2016, TrickyRicky wrote:
Back in 1970, I bought some of Syd Bergson's effects. I remembered THE ARCANE BOARD--El NUMERO. The Arcane Board was another method for the Mental Epic Slate using 3 bull dog clips and just cardboards.
Syd was a very clever and creative man.
Tricky Ricky

Anyone remembers the Arcane Board? I've made one and using it with great success. All of the materials were bought from the Dollar store.
I don't have Richard Osterlind's Ultra Board, but I think he uses the same method as the Arcane Board.
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Trickshop has an effect by Bergson called "Four-Sight" on sale at the moment. It is an add a number effect. I tried to locate the history of the effect on conjuring archive but no results there.

Anybody know this effect? Is it called by another name?

TIA
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After searching I discovered "Four-sight" is one of the effects in Genii Volume 37 No.3. That issue has a whole section of Syd Bergson mentalism:

Things Mental - Syd Bergson

Chrom-Mental
The Arcane Board
Perplexia
Superior Book Test
Hoodoo Voodoo
Psy Key
Penultimate
Digitalia
Kismet
Four-Sight
Psychiatrix
Improved Maximental
Eclipse
Mental Telematic
A Timely Effect
Psychic Tic Tac Toe
El Numero
Magna Clock
The Paramental Device
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IBM Ring 45 in Miami Florida is no longer listed as "Syd Bergson", just Ring 45.
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