Tarbell effect

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Tarbell effect

Postby Jon Allen » June 26th, 2009, 1:49 pm

In the Tarbell course there is an effect using a blackboard. There is a sentence whcih when rubbed away leaves some letters intact to reveal a prediction (playing card?). Can anyone please tell me what the sentence and predictionis? This is not for me but a colleague who needs it ASAP.

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Re: Tarbell effect

Postby Jim Maloney » June 26th, 2009, 2:02 pm

I believe the prediction is "TEN OF HEARTS", though I don't recall the original message is.

Isn't this in Practical Mental Magic, though? I seem to recall it being done with a business card or something there.

I can dig up the sources when I get home tonight if you don't have any further info by then.

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Re: Tarbell effect

Postby Philippe Billot » June 26th, 2009, 2:26 pm

Bravo Jim.

The sentence is THE NAME OF THE CARD IS and the prediction is TEN OF HEARTS.

See The Jinx no. 32, may 1937, Before your eyes by Norman Ashworth.

Reprint in 1944 in Annemann's Practical Mental Effects, page 168

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Re: Tarbell effect

Postby Ray Eden » June 26th, 2009, 2:47 pm

Shouldn't it be THE NAME OF THE CARD TIS? Otherwise, the "T" in Hear""s is missing.

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Re: Tarbell effect

Postby Jon Allen » June 26th, 2009, 3:15 pm

I guess if you write 'IS' with the horizontal lines top and bottom you can get a 'T'.

Thanks for your help guys.

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Re: Tarbell effect

Postby Joe Pecore » June 26th, 2009, 3:16 pm

Ashworth erased just enough of the "D" to turn into a "T".
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Re: Tarbell effect

Postby Philippe Billot » June 26th, 2009, 3:30 pm

You write the sentence like this :

THE NAME T_E N

OF OF

THE CARD IS HE ART S

You have to change the D in T

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Re: Tarbell effect

Postby Ray Eden » June 26th, 2009, 4:01 pm

Other than the fact that "tis" smacks of Old English or waxing poetic, it is a better rendering. If the chalk needs to be picked up again, adding a line to the "I" to create the "T" would work to.

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Re: Tarbell effect

Postby Joe Pecore » June 26th, 2009, 4:28 pm

Or if you make a capital [font:Book Antiqua]"I",[/font] you only need to erase the bottom line.
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Re: Tarbell effect

Postby Ray Eden » June 26th, 2009, 4:59 pm

The Capital "I" is probably the best bet.


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