10-20 Force

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Postby Philippe Billot » 08/16/10 10:26 AM

Who knows when and where the 10-20 Force was first published ?

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Postby Denis Behr » 08/16/10 01:54 PM

According to Nick Trost it "was originated by Billy O'Connor and was first explained in his 'After the Four Ace Trick" in The Magic Wand, June-September 1935."
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Postby Philippe Billot » 08/16/10 02:16 PM

Exactly !

Vol. 24, no. 166, page 85.

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Postby Max Maven » 08/16/10 05:48 PM

The O'Connor write-up may well have been the first to see print. But, there is reason to believe that the force itself was not invented by him, and is older than that reference.
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