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Brass tube for cigarette penetration

The magician allows spectators to examine the brass tube which has a cap. Unusually, the tube has holes drilled through it, for the following reason. The magician borrows a cigarette, which could be marked if wished, puts it in the tube and replaces the cap. Then, one by one, three pins are pushed right through the holes so that the cigarette inside must be really penetrated by the pins. Amazingly, when the pins are taken out and the cap removed, the magician tips out the cigarette and returns it, completely unharmed, to the spectator. The plot of this trick is identical to that of N2869, although the apparatus is different.

Item Details

Size Length of tube with cap 80mm.
Date Probably pre 1950s.
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N3192