Thanks Richard. I think that I can get my hands on a copy of the DeKolta book.Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
It's Buatier DeKolta's. I'm not sure if he called it "The Excelsior Ball Trick," or if that was the name given to it when only one shell was used later on. DeKolta used (I think) two or three shells hinged together and only one loose ball.
Seems so. "The Chicago Ball trick"...Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
It might be Roterberg.
46 years before the battle at Hastings? Damn, you're older than I thought ;)Originally posted by Pete Biro:
[QB]My dad was on the bill with someone that did billiard balls in the 1020s,
Richard Hatch has done research on Roterberg. He is currently writing an introduction to my ebook republication of Roterberg's "New Era Card Tricks". I don't know if he will address the multiplying ball trick, but I will ask him if he has some information and perhaps to include it in his write up.Originally posted by Tom Stone:
[QBAre there any biographies about Roterberg? Would be interesting to see if he had any comments regarding his version compared with DeKolta's.[/QB]
Thanks Chris. I'll talk to Richard Hatch.Originally posted by Chris Wasshuber:
Richard Hatch has done research on Roterberg.
Thanks Leonard.Originally posted by Leonard Hevia:
Mr. Braun notes that it is credited to de Kolta in Professor Hoffmann's More Magic (1890) and subsequently appears in Roterberg's Latter Day Tricks (1896). Here is the interesting part: Mr. Braun writes that a fellow by the name of George F. Wright believes he invented the singlehanded multiplication of billiard balls.