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joe yang
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On 2011-02-05 21:27, mindguru wrote:
In a book of scams I bought years ago it talked about people being scammed by this in the early 20th century I think.


That's probably closer to the truth for an origin of this gag. It would be intersting to know if the scam predates the magic trick.
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The money making/money raising thing started as a scam in the early twentieth century, well before WWII. Turning $20 bills into hundreds, or plain paper into $1 bills or $5 bills, etc. The methods for the con, touting special equipment and/or special processes, varied.

I am not sure when the magic trick apparatus was first marketed.
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Can the 'cheap' roller type from Royal Magic change more than one bill?
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I have quite a few money makers from the stage size down to the Royal type double roller that is included in many magic sets. I prefer the flat model with the roller as it looks more like a printer vs the Delben style that uses a blotter. Blotters are used to blot not print although it is nice to have one on your desk. I have a flat model made in Germany which is of excellent quality. There is a copy of that which is inferior in that the roller is all plastic and, on mine anyway, the roller doesn't lock after you have printed the bill. I saw a Magic Makers version listed on Amazon for $36 bucks and thought I would give it a shot. It is superb and is identical to the German make. Metal rollers and metal stops on the end. Works great at a very good price point. Highly recommended! I've found that even though Magic Makers have received a lot of flack for allegedly ripping off the inventions of others that most of their products are of very good quality.
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On Apr 27, 2016, Magicray69 wrote: I've found that even though Magic Makers have received a lot of flack for allegedly ripping off the inventions of others that most of their products are of very good quality.


Interesting that you mentioned Magic Makers. I recently acquired a brass card clamp sold by them and for the price, it is quite flimsy. A card clamp should be a rugged tool--not delicate like this model. The Nielsen card clamp is infinitely superior, and if Norm made one large enough for tarot cards, I would have purchased it from him instead.
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While this is a thread nearly as old as the method itself -

I believe the first patent for the two roller effect was from 1891 (with a rather pleasing illustration):
Alois Miklas (Austria-Hungary) https://patents.google.com/patent/US453201A/en
And a variant in 1909:
Frank L Oleson https://patents.google.com/patent/US927748A/en
And a variant in 1923:
Fred R Densmore, Christian H Kessler - https://patents.google.com/patent/US1473214A/en
The flat plate effect with a stationary roller was 1905:
William Horrocks https://patents.google.com/patent/US783203A/en
And with a moving roller 1954:
Schuyler Reynolds, Ulysses Frederic Grant https://patents.google.com/patent/US2694571A/en
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Just a nice anecdote to the topic.

About 40 years ago in the german comic "YPS"
they had a gimmick in every edition.
One was the famous "Money Print Machine"

Click here to view attached image.
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