Vintage “The New Jerry Andrus Linking Pins” (P Cinimod Release)


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This came from an old magician’s estate purchase. Supplied with the six safety pins (3″ long) and the 11 page instructional booklet. The instructions give the working for the original routine and also for later moves (not described with the original instructions) developed in 1972. Note: The front of the instructional booklet shows the number 6 overwritten with a number 4 and is the way we received it from the previous owner. You do receive the original six pins as seen in the picture and is the way this was sold.

We have taken two pictures of the fake pin to try and show its construction.

The original effect of the Linking Pins are as follows:

1….Spectators examine three safety pins and hand them back to the performer who immediately demonstrates that no matter how the pins are laid on the table they will invariably end up with all their opening sides facing the same direction. If the performer attempts to lay one of the pins down facing the wrong way it will flip itself over in front of the spectators eyes.

2….Next the pins are shown to repel each other violently when held in a certain way.

3….The three pins are laid flat on the table. Performer picks up one and immediately links it to one of the pins on the table. He lays the chain of two down, picks up the other pin and links it to them forming a chain of three.

4….Spectator blows on the chain and two of the pins drop off. Then, the two remaining pins separate.

5….Placed in the shape of a cross the pins again link themselves into a chain of three.

6….Two pins link while held by the spectator. Finally the pin linked onto the spectators pin is suddenly linked to the pin in the performer’s hand instead.

The instructional booklet supplied gives additional moves that are not included with the original sets of Linking Pins:

Flash Link
Slide Link
Ring Thing
Swivel Switch
Adjustment of Key Pin

Note: We checked these with a high powered magnet and there was very little attraction as compared to a piece of known steel. The light attraction was at the head and coiled end of the pins. There was no attraction at the body of the pins. Not sure if that means they are brass and the plating is causing the mild attraction. You be the judge.