Ungimmicked 20th Century Silks

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Ungimmicked 20th Century Silks

Postby Ryan Matney » October 14th, 2007, 11:48 am

Could someone please direct me to a source for the ungimmicked 20th Century Silks. There are probably several versions. I just need to know how to load an 18inch silk hidden in another 18inch silk to tie the knots and produce the hidden silk.

I'm pretty sure I have it but want to be sure I'm not missing anything.
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Re: Ungimmicked 20th Century Silks

Postby Guest » October 14th, 2007, 3:52 pm

Check out Rice's Encyclopedia.

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Re: Ungimmicked 20th Century Silks

Postby Guest » October 15th, 2007, 4:43 am

what your looking for, is the Vernon 20th cent silks.

The silks are prepaired, but there not gimmicked.
you just place 2 loose silks into a cone of paper, vanish a 3rd, and presto, all 3 are removed tied from the cone.( which is also ungimmicked)

Its in rice, but i originaly found it in a very early copy of Gen.

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Re: Ungimmicked 20th Century Silks

Postby Michael Pascoe » October 31st, 2007, 7:27 pm

Ive seen a non gimmick version that works the same as the gimmicked ones. Im not sure if this is something Ive been thinking about or I saw it somewhere like Tarbell. Basically you fold one of the silks around the one to be produced and make a bag like the gimmick one. If I can find it, Ill share the source with you.

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Re: Ungimmicked 20th Century Silks

Postby Guest » November 1st, 2007, 10:30 am

Alexander De Cova has a version of this trick on one of his "Treasures" videos. The silks aren't gimmicked, but other stuff is. It's quite a fooler.

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Re: Ungimmicked 20th Century Silks

Postby Guest » November 1st, 2007, 5:49 pm

My favorite version is the Douglas 20th Century, described in the Rice Encyclopedia, but also it it still the main version sold by Silk King Studios:

http://www.silkkingmagic.com/Rice\'s%20Douglas%2020th%20Century.htm

You can use the silks alone to perform a straight ungimmicked silk version of the 20th century, but the Douglas ball makes it so much easier and adds a different element of surprise at the end.

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Re: Ungimmicked 20th Century Silks

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 1st, 2007, 9:01 pm

I used to do the "Douglas" 20th Century Silks when I was a kid and into billiard ball magic. Don't you have to stuff the ball into your mouth at one point? Think I got tired of that ball smelling like spit after a while.
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