Learn How To Be A Handcuff King And Mystery Man


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This vintage booklet covers a good selection of Houdini-style escape illusions. Among others you will learn how to escape from a safe or vault or trunk. It teaches several rope ties, how to pick locks and how to escape from handcuffs.

Published by Johnson Smith & Company, Detroit, Michigan; no date given; book #1178; Baffling Tricks of Mystery; Worth Ten Dollars each to anyone making professional use of them.

Soft covers; staple bound; twenty-four pages; page size: 5-1/8″ x 7-1/2″; pages are toned and somewhat brittle from age; the spine has a one inch separation at the top and bottom edges; the page that is numbered 15 has a small section that is torn on its outer edge; otherwise all other pages appear good. None-the-less this booklet is still a worthwhile addition to your escapology library.

Contents include:

No 1: A Great Handcuff Trick
No 2: Escape From A Safe Or Vault
No 3: The Vanishing Assistant
No 4: The Crack Marksman
No 5: The Marvelous Levitation Act
No 6: The Excelsior Rope Tie
No 7: The Wonderful Trunk Escape
No 8: Escape From 75 Feet Of Rope
No 9: The Siberian Chain Escape
No 10: The Japanese Thumb Tie
No 11: Escape From Chair Tie
No 12: The Twentieth Century Escape
No 13: Escape From Sack Trick
No 14: Escape From Chair Trick
No 15: The Dangerous Rope Tie Trick
Locks – Their Construction; How to Pick Them; Lock Breaking