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biff_g
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Hi, a friend of mine recently gave me a cool trick. Here's the effect: First, you show the spectator two coins. You then put one of the coins on top of this gold, dimpled, metal plate, and cover the coin with an upside down goblet. You then take the other coin, and "throw" it up "through" the plate, where the spectator can visually see it join the other coin under the goblet. Does anyone know what this is called?

Thanks, and have a great night!
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It's called Blasted (there was also a Blasted Jr./used smaller coins). I seem to recall it was sold by Tannens.
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Yes, that does indeed sound like "Blasted" and progeny, however, the effect as sold was that the outside coin penetrated down through the goblet, not up through the plate. Making the effect a penetration through the plate draws more attention there, and I don't think you want that, when you could have everyone suspecting the goblet.

Try it, the natural act of pushing the coin throught the bottom of the goblet should make everything work.
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AFAIR, Blasted was original sold by Harry Stanley of Unique Magic Studio in London,in the 1960s, and again -IIRC- Bob Swadling was the inventor of it.
I think Harry did give the US-rights to Tannens.
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On 2005-10-23 06:20, Werner G. Seitz wrote:
AFAIR, Blasted was original sold by Harry Stanley of Unique Magic Studio in London,in the 1960s, and again -IIRC- Bob Swadling was the inventor of it.
I think Harry did give the US-rights to Tannens.


I think the original Swadling routine was called "ring of fire"...Harry Stanley didn't exactly give the rights to Tannens!

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Wasn't there a smaller version that used a quarter and a dime, a metal coaster and small martini/wine glass? Coin-e-tration?

In this effect the quarter was 'poured' out of the glass onto the felt lined coaster and the glass placed upside down over the coin. The dime then penetrated down through the glass and audible/visually joined the trapped quarter. The spectator was then invited to remove the glass and inspect it all.

It was definitely a close up routine. It used the most clever of methods & subtleties and looked absolutely impossible.
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Is "Blasted!" the same gaff/props as the Swadling thing? When was it offered? I cite the item in an essay nd I'd like to get the credits right on the thing. Thanks - JT
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Sorry Jon,

I would have to dig (stuffed away) through the old *Gen*s to find the adds there.
It (Blasted) was definitively released in the midt/late 1960s and it also definitively was made by Bob Swadling and I'm sure he also invented it.

I though, -also I have hearded about - re a coinroutine/trick called *Ring of fire* Mike Gallo mentioned, but can't recall the connection qith the original Blasted.

I very well recall the hype when Blasted the first time was announced in *The Gen*.

I also now recall all the talk when Tannens hijacked Blasted, Mike is definitively correct that Tannens hadn't the right to sell that item, at least in the first place, if they later got permission actually I doubt too, so Mike no doubt is correct in what he mentioned..

The *Ring of Fire* thing though I simply can't recall to have any connection with Blasted and I neither think Harry Stanley put it on the marked, maybe another dealer in the States?.

IIRC in case of the *Ring of Fire*, it was the 'heat' that triggered the function, if flashpaper was used or some liquid, I though can't remember.

Mike please, let us know more re the *Ring of Fire*..
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On 2005-10-23 10:07, Charlie Justice wrote:
.... The spectator was then invited to remove the glass and inspect it all.
Actually I too recall the name of *Coin-e-tration*, but what you mentiomned above is not possible (dircetly, without a s**tch*), when using *Blasted*
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That trick can be a fun bridge to fully sleight of hand routines. One can take the method and extend it to pass additional coins in one at a time using only miminal sleight of hand.
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That trick can be a fun bridge to fully sleight of hand routines. One can take the method and extend it to pass additional coins in one at a time using only miminal sleight of hand.
Which one?
Coin-e-tration ?
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I was recalling blasted, and using it to to a mechanical/visual version of Al's coins across.
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I was recalling blasted, and using it to to a mechanical/visual version of Al's coins across.
Ah....my original thought was one can't get additional coins inside, but thinking about it, it is possible though maybe a bit too complicated to handle, I'm thinking of the 'reset'..isn't there a sound (a very audible one) involved to get the thingy ready?
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I don't recall the details, but I do remember Bob Little's selling Ring of Fire at several of the conventions one year...
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Yes! That's the one. Thank you all!
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Mike please, let us know more re the *Ring of Fire*..

Werner, I could elaborate more...but an open forum is not the place for this.

Mike
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On 2005-10-23 18:55, mike gallo wrote:

Werner, I could elaborate more...but an open forum is not the place for this.

Mike
Mike, what about in the Secret sessions topic?
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