This item is remake of the amazing close-up effect by Clarence Miller called Nuts & Bolts. Apart from the ornate design this uses the same method as Clarence. Magic Wagon changed one key part by removing the need for black art, but to be honest I’m not convinced it was a necessary change and now you can’t freely show the back of the cabinet and an extra action is required for the effect. It does look a little cleaner when you look inside the box closely, but I’m not sure how big a problem that was with the original. The look is definitely way more impressive and the construction will last a lifetime, but otherwise it is all Clarence. For collectors who like the ornate style there is no doubt the Magic Wagon version will appeal more, but as I a have said many times when it comes to entertaining and fooling the public, less is often more.
On to the videos … things are really heating up in the Magic Wagon YouTube world and competition is stiff. For this bad boy there are six versions!!! Not all good Magic Wagon items get many (or any) videos but if they are easy to do and visual then they will get more. I don’t ever recall seeing six videos so this item is very popular! I’ve included five (which is my website’s limit) on this page. The winner is the amazing Simon Corneille who was clearly inspired to produce an outstanding video with all the extra trimmings that Simon is making a name for. Simon’s video is a real inspiration 🙂 There maybe more videos at some point so follow this link for more demonstrations. (I should add that Simon did add a few extra pieces to be able to perform his video, including buying two sets of the prop itself.)
Effect: The performer displays a beautiful ornate cabinet and removes the front cover showing it to be completely empty. He then places the hexagon-shaped ring onto the floor of the cabinet and replaces the cover. The gold rod is then inserted through the slots on the sides of the cabinet with both of its tips remaining in full view. Now, and to prove that the ring is still on the floor of the cabinet, the performer gives the cabinet a shake so the audience can hear the ring sliding back and forth on its floor. Finally the performer snaps his fingers and removes the front cover of the cabinet revealing that the ring is now hanging on the gold rod!
Khamun Ring Mystery has been inspired by one of the rarest micro magic effects by Clarence Miller and called Nuts and Bolts. It is a stunning and inexplicable effect!
The entire outfit is extremely detailed and in the genuine Egyptian motif style. Each set has also been painstakingly and individually hand-crafted by our own exclusive artist.
The cabinet only, without the front cover in place, measures approximately 9.5cms wide, 9cms high and 6cms deep.
This is, without question, one of the finest and most exquisitely detailed effects ever produced and is absolutely stunning in appearance!
Special thanks to Mr. Tony Curtis for coming up with the name for this effect.
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