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ruiefe
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Flip, Sands, Tabary, Colombini, Pavel:
They seem to be the more interesting performers with ropes today (although Sands does not perform anymore as someone told us in the forum).

I am trying to do some research on the history of rope magic and would appreciate your input on what magicians performed mostly ropes or were known by their rope act. Any resources would also be acceptable.
(Books, sites, etc).
Rui Fernandes
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Edward Victor is the man who is credited with the cut and restored rope. See his Magic of the Hands.
ruiefe
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Can you believe this?
Even if I try a broader research on ropes, my final product will be on the cut and restored rope. So, your input is more than useful.
Thank you, eddieloughran.
Rui Fernandes
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Mark Martinez
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Here is just a little tidbit that I remember from a rope lecture I was at a few months ago. The first known published rope routine is in the book “THE DISCOVERY OF WITCHCRAFT” (1584).
Magically,
Mark

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I don't have T.D.O.W. but some of my books have a copy of a picture from Hocus Pocus Jr. (1634) which seems to show a C&R rope, amongst other rope tricks. Is a copy still in print?

Regarding the history of the C&R rope—John Ramsay had a version, and most of his routines came from the early 1900's. His method of finding the middle was very unusual.

If you are interested in the unequal ropes, there was a history of the effect in Magic magazine.

What exactly are we looking for?
Eddie
ruiefe
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What LWolf76 refers to is in CHAPTER XXXII, under TO CUT A LACE ASUNDER IN THE MIDDEST, AND TO MAKE IT WHOLE AGAINE.
Thank you very much.

eddieloughran:
Thanks again.
I'm trying to collect all the possible information on the Cut and Restored Rope effect. This is my focus. On the way, I can collect more things on the history of rope effects.
Rui Fernandes
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