SPIKES FOR SKEPTICS
This version of the classic effect is the best ever. A mirror-finish aluminum tube
is shown to be empty. A balloon is blown up inside the tube which it more than fills. The balloon and tube may be inspected at this point. After retrieving the tube, the performer pushes a large-diameter
knitting needle through one of the side holes, then clear through the balloon and out the other side without the balloon breaking! After removing the needle, the still-inflated balloon is pulled from the
tube and all are passed around for inspection.
THE ONE-SIDED HOLE
A brilliant concept brought to life by Owen Magic! The performer shows a
highly polished metal blade, perfectly plain on one side, but with a 4-inch black circle that the performer insists is a "One-Sided Hole" on the other. A wooden chest is shown with a large rectangular
opening in one side. Items borrowed from the audience are placed in the chest where they can be clearly seen through the open side. The lid is closed and the blade is slid through a slot at the top,
completely filling the opening with the "One-sided Hole" approximately in the center.
Now the impossible happens! The performer reaches through the "Hole" and pulls out one of the items
borrowed from the audience. The audience member who loaned another of the items is invited to reach in and recover their article. The blade is removed from the chest and the performer peels the hole from the
blade! Now there is no hole in the blade and the spectator cannot find a trace of the opening he just put his hand through!
The blade is of heavy-guage, mirror-finished aluminum. The chest is
available in a variety of beautiful woods and finishes to suit your taste.
OWEN MULTIPLYING CANDLES
Owen multiplying candles are a set of four candles. One nests within the
other, and the other two are hinged together. The inner candle of the telescoping pair is made with a new innovation which will facilitate the difficult sleights and tend to prevent accidental dropping. The
set is made of solid brass and is painted white. Three pages of instructions with routine and drawings is included with each set.