(Notice: I have been informed by one of the largest Taytelbaum collectors in the country that this item was not actually created by Eddy himself. Instead it is an almost perfect reproduction. There are probably only a couple of people on the planet who could tell – I certainly was fooled – and in fact these are so well made that they are desirable by collectors too. The name of the craftsman who made this is unknown but whoever it is they clearly have studied Eddy very closely to produce such an accurate reproduction.)
You can always rely on the amazing Eddy Taytelbaum to produce a beautiful version of a standard effect. Here he takes on the Coin Slide and in this version Eddy has created one with no moving parts. In fact the slide can be examined if desired 🙂
It is a simple effect, but Eddy still manages to create a work of art from it. The secret to appreciating Eddy’s items is not just to look a them, but to hold them and use them. You’ll find most of the time that they work as beautifully and flawlessly as they look. This little slide is no exception.
Thayer’s Mystic Coin Slide c. 1921 appears to have been the first version of this type of effect, followed by Carl Brema’s Coin Slide or Magic Mint c. 1925. The term “coin slide” should not be confused with the gimmick used to load a coin into the center of a ball of wool (or in nest of box routines) which was used much earlier.
Effect: A plastic coin slide with a clear recess in its center and a nicely decorated holder for the slide are displaced. The performer places a penny in the recess and puts the slide in the holder. He then rubs the holder on the back of his hand. When the slide is removed, the penny has changed into a dime.
The slide can be used to vanish or change one coin into another. It is made of plastic and decorated with his signature Japanese character. The holder measures 2-3/4” long, 1-1/4” wide and 1/2” thick. The slide is 2-1/2” long by 1” and is 1/2” thick.
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