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Room 17 by Chang Shao

Taking a key on a string from around your neck, you explain that it is a relic from the d'Hubert Hotel, the most haunted hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Picking up an envelope from the table, you open it and dump out a handful of antique room number plaques. You also show that the envelope contains a faded newspaper clipping--and nothing else.

After turning all the number plaques face down, you give the key to a spectator and ask her to swing it over each plaque until they feel "compelled" to choose one (no force). Once she does, the spectator is asked to turn ALL the other plaques face up and call out the numbers, after which they are dropped into a wine glass (also from the d'Hubert).

You state: "It just so happens that the key you are holding is from the d'Hubert Hotel... Room No. 17." To prove the person helping with this experiment is not a confederate, you turn to another spectator (any spectator!), you hand him/her the envelope and room number plaque. You then ask that spectator to turn the plaque over. She discovers that she has chosen the plaque for Room No. 17.

She then removes the clipping (of which there is ONLY ONE) from the envelope she has been holding and reads the detailed article aloud about the ghastly goings-on at the d'Hubert Hotel.

The Article was written in regard to one particular room...

Room 17.

Link: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S15972
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I would like to see other's comments about this. I received mine recently and I like the props... except there is a certain m****t that is used with one of the props that isn't strong enough to hold what it needs to hold. It doesn't appear easy to repair. It seems I might have to purchase a stronger m****t and make a new prop, unless I can get them to send me a better prop.

Anyone else have this?

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I was considering this,what are the props made from ?
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Wasn't there another thread on this ?

Thanks for the info!
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Some of the props are metal, and one of the props is a gimmicked paper envelope. It is the envelope that has a problem. It's also not just a simple thing to fix the envelope. It could be done, but it would involve purchasing three components and re-doing it.

I searched for a thread on this before creating one, but nothing came up.
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BTW, I think the effect could be very good if the props worked.
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So this comes with a newspaper clipping, a room key, a wine glass, a gim****ed envelope, and how many room number plaques?

Five? Ten?
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Here is what it comes with:
One key
9 number plaques
One newspaper clipping
One paper envelope
Instructions
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Thanks, KJ.

It comes with more number plaques than I would have imagined.

I guess the wine glass will have to be your own, and not have the hotel logo on it.
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Yes, you have to supply your own wine glass.
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Thanks for the info, I now know all I wanted and will probrably but it now.
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I got this the other day. It's pretty good, the method is pretty straight forward. The number plaques look great but the newspaper clipping and key don't look authentic. The key is also too small to be a room key. I've scanned and reprinted the newspaper clipping and I'm looking for an alternative key that is suitable.
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8a22a,
I did the same with the newspaper clipping. The scanned and reprinted newspaper looks much better and now I can reprint it if it is lost or destroyed. Did you not have a problem with the gimmick in the envelope? Mine would not hold.
KJ.
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