Note: This came from a magician’s estate buy-out. Appears to have hardly ever been used. Very nice condition. The only fault that we can find is that the secret sliding weight in the base will sometimes hang up a bit and will be delayed in traveling to the other side. Otherwise all else is good. This model does not have the double door feature. Still makes for a nice effect for the beginner in magic.
Box measures 7 inches long, 3-5/8 inches wide, and 3-5/8 inches deep. The die is approximately 2-3/4 inches per side. Box is wood construction with a red painted finish.
Effect: The performer displays an empty double compartment box, with doors in front and top of the box, and a solid die. The die is placed in one compartment and the doors are closed The box is tilted and the front door to that compartment is opened. The die is seen in that compartment. The door is closed and the audience is asked to remember where the die is.
The box is tilted, and the front and top doors to that compartment are opened. The die is seen to have vanished. The audience is not impressed because they have heard the die slide to the opposite compartment. They ask the magician to open the doors to the other compartment. The magician closes the door to the first compartment then tilts the box (the audience can hear the die sliding over), then opens the doors to the adjacent compartment to show that it is empty.
This business of sliding the die from one compartment to the other is repeated, until the audience is howling for all four doors to be opened. Finally, the magician opens all four doors and proves that the die has in fact vanished! The solid die is found in a hat, or some other container!