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Dear friends

Can anyone advise the original source of square to circle paper tear and inventor please
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Oooo that's a good question. I have an answer:

No sorry I can't. Smile

i know the source of starce which is a variant. that's quite good.
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I think Gene Anderson marketed a trick called Squirkle or something like that. It sold from Magic Inc. many years ago.
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I seem to remember that Dan Harlen came out with a napkin tear that included a star and a circle outline (in the napkin), perhaps he could give you some information. Maybe he referenced some previous works???
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Ken Bowell advertised Squircel.
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The Dan Harlan item was called Starcle and surprisingly its still available from him on his sitehttp://www.danharlanmagic.com/Starcle-Starcle.htm It appeared in his lecture notes from the mid 1980s called Secret, Strange and Snappy stuff. Which was a really good lecture. Although the lecture notes may be a bit hard to find almost 30 years later.
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Background: I saw Gene Anderson perform/teach "Squircle" when I was 14. I wanted to be able to do the same kind of effect impromptu during my walk-around gigs, so I created "Starcle" based on an old paper-cutting stunt.
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I am sure I bought "Squircle" from International Magic in London ... I bet they still stock it and presumably they know the inventor.

I used it in a school assembly.

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I only know Squircle from Devin Knight. And Starcle from Dan Harlan.
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