Originator of M-box move?

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Postby Umpa Duze » 02/07/09 07:28 PM

Hi All,
Sometime in the past I saw a performer present the M-box effect. He inserted his hands through the front and top simultaneously creating a beautiful illusion of transparency. Does anyone know who originated this move?

Thanks,
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Postby Max Maven » 02/08/09 04:16 AM

It may very well be older, but Robert Harbin was doing a version of this display at least as early as 1956.
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Postby Umpa Duze » 02/08/09 05:00 AM

Hi, Thanks for that information. I have never seen that move in over forty years of watching magic, except for the one time I mentioned above. It is really a wonderful addition.

Thanks again,
Umpa
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Postby Spellbinder » 02/10/09 08:50 PM

When S.S. Adams put out their cardboard M-Box, it was common for magic store demonstrators to insert their thumbs in the top and front doors, and wiggle them. That was the first time I saw it done, back in the 60's or whenever that box first appeared on the market.
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