Collins and the "Invisible Deck"

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Postby Bill Wheeler » 12/01/08 12:08 PM

I was reading "A Conjuring Melange" on the train this morning, and it appears that Stanley Collins claims credit for the invention of the "Invisible Deck." He doesn't call it that, referring to the deck as "a variation of the Brain Wave Deck". Does he really get the credit? Is this something thats been resolved before?

I thought credit goes to Joe Berg for the deck itself, and credit goes to Eddie Fields for the "Invisible Deck patter".

Thank you in advance,

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Postby Joe Pecore » 12/01/08 12:25 PM

Does Collins provide a year?

I've not read it but I see that "A Conjuring Melange" was published by Fleming in 1947.

Joe Berg's Ultra Mental Deck and Eddie Fields Invisible Deck routine was developed in 1936.
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Postby Bill Wheeler » 12/01/08 12:47 PM

I will reread the text later today just to make sure. But Collins doesn't provide a year. From what I've read so far, Collins does provide some credits fairly casually, (i.e., a reference to a name but not the book) and then Fleming provided specific citations.
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