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rasp
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Many years ago I saw Bernard Billis perform an effect with a puzzle box, using a Sherlock Holmes theme. Does anyone remember this, and if so do you know the name of the puzzle and where it can be purchased. Many thanks.
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Is this what you are looking for:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWgTEoDXfxs
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That is brilliant!
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One of our local magicians has the puzzle. I remember seeing it a few years ago. If you can't get someone here to tell the name, I'll ask him when I get a chance.

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I've seen it available as the Winston Freer Tile Puzzle. It's presented on the site with a relativity explanation.
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I think this is the one
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Stevens Magic is selling them now.
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When anyone knows where to buy the Billis puzzle please let me know!!!
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On 2010-06-16 16:22, wulfiesmith wrote:
When anyone knows where to buy the Billis puzzle please let me know!!!


I think this is as close as you can get. It's as listed above, but in English.
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This is a variation on the puzzle that ZZM sells through Stevens called Merlin's Magic Elixir.

BTW, there is no mention in ANY Sherlock Holmes story of Holmes smoking a calabash. That is a myth-conception started by Basil Rathbone.
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Bill, is the methodology exactly the same with the ZZM Stevens model and the Billis model?

And by the way, for me Basil Rathbone is the one and only Sherlock Holmes!

:handcuffs:
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Here there is a version with a holmes theme.

Beautiful object.
http://danis-magic.com/cariboost1/crbst_5.html
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Karl Norman also makes a fine Winston Freer model using a tile story (loss/chipped tile where a piece is removed three times). He surrounds the board with a frame made of rulers to show it starts and ends with a 9" X 7" area. It is a beautiful wooden product.
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Thanks, I love effects like this.
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On 2010-06-17 20:52, MagicMan1957 wrote:
Bill, is the methodology exactly the same with the ZZM Stevens model and the Billis model?

And by the way, for me Basil Rathbone is the one and only Sherlock Holmes!

:handcuffs:


I would expect that from someone who obviously can't spell Bernard Bilis' name correctly. Smile

Ralph Richardson's portrayal was much more accurate.
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Both versions and other variations of the puzzle are available for the "Do It Yourself" magician on my site in the Mini-Mysteries Book 1 section, entitled "Winston Freer's Tile Deal Puzzle."
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Does anyone know where to purchase the stage version of Bernard Bilis Tile puzzle ??
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You can make a stage version using Spellbinder's materials. The John Rogers version out of corian is large, but still not a stage trick, in my opinion. I own the Rogers version and love it, but definately a close up trick. My own story invovles a challenge from the devil to solve the puzzle, and he makes it harder each time by removing a piece...

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Any idea where to get the Karl Norman version or where to contact him?
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Is anyone familiar with Building Block Miracle.
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