Jaspernese Thumb Tie (Jay Marshall)


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Acquired this vintage book from Magic Incorporated that has been in their storage vault. It is a new old stock early edition from many years ago. Excellent condition.

Originated by Jay Marshall “The Great Jasper”.

Now you will be able to do this famous trick. This method eliminates the drawbacks of the older methods. Clean, simple, sure fire. All you need are two standard pipe cleaners and you are ready to do the trick.

Effect: Take the two wire pipe cleaners (or the garbage twist ties used by Mac King) and twist one around the other at the center. Then wire a spectator’s thumbs together, to show him what it is like. He won’t be able to move his thumbs apart in the slightest degree. Now let him wire your thumbs together in the same way, twisting the wires until the blood circulation stops, if he wants to get touchy about it. However, you can instantly put your hands around his arm, showing your thumbs still securely wired together at any time. Or he can toss a ring at your hands and you catch it in midair on your arm….thumbs still securely wired together. All the tests of the thumb tie tricks are possible with the method. Thumbs are really joined together; no gimmicks; use borrowed pipe cleaners if you like. Do it anywhere, instantly.

Guaranteed to permit you to fool everybody, even your smart fellow magicians.

You receive the 16 page instructional booklet only. You must supply your own pipe cleaners or twist ties.

Original copyright 1939 and 1944 by David H. Brown. This edition is Copyright 1959 by Jay Marshall.