Modern Coin Manipulation

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Modern Coin Manipulation
Modern Coin Manipulation Downs.jpg
AuthorT. Nelson Downs
PublisherG. Routledge & Sons
Publication Date1900
LanguageEnglish
 

Modern Coin Manipulation by T. Nelson Downs is thought to have been ghosted by William Hilliar.


Editions

  • 1900 First edition
  • Reprinted in 1999 by Dover Publishing as "Classic Coin Tricks"
  • Public Domain - Copyright has expired for this book in the United States (and likely many other countries as well). One edition is available in its entirety on Google Books: Modern Coin Manipulation (1901). The book is also available for PDF download from the same location.

Contents

  • CHAPTER I. T. NELSON DOWNS, "KING OF KOINS."
    • An appreciation and outline of his career by W. J. H.
  • CHAPTER II. "THE MISER'S DREAM."
    • 33 Description of the act
    • 35 Continuous Front and Back Hand Palm
    • 39 Latest improvements in connection with same
    • 45 Method of getting first stack of coins into hat
    • 49 The apparent "catching" of the coins
    • 51 Passing coin through bottom of hat
    • 51 Passing coin through side of hat
    • 53 Coin thrown in the air and invisibly caught in hat
    • 53 Manner of getting a second load into hat
    • 55 Method for continuing the "catching" after second load is exhausted
    • 59 Production of any number of coins at finger tips
    • 63 To pass a coin through the knees
    • 65 The "Elusive" Pass
    • 69 New "Change Over Palm"
    • 73 Downs' new "Click" Pass
    • 75 Ten coins passing into tumbler
    • 79 Downs' new "Fan" Pass
    • 81 Downs' "Eureka" Pass
    • 83 The "Turnover" with 40 coins
    • 87 Three distinct methods of palming coins at the same time
    • 89 To palm and make the pass with 40 coins
    • 91 To produce same in a shower from the vest
  • 95 CHAPTER III. A SERIES OF ABSOLUTELY NEW AND ORIGINAL COIN VANISHES AND PASSES.
    • 95 Methods for causing the disappearance of one coin
    • 95 With the aid of a piece of hair
    • 99 Vanishing coin from handkerchief
    • 101 Coin vanish with the aid of the vest
    • 103 Disappearance of a coin while lying on the table
    • 104 Coin vanish with the aid of the outside of sleeve
    • 105 Coin vanish with the aid of the trousers pocket
    • 106 Novel pass with a coin
    • 107 New back palm idea
    • 108 The sleeve vanish
    • 109 The sleeve vanish in conjunction with back palm
    • 110 The coin and tumbler
    • 111 Novel adaption of the "rattle box" idea
    • 112 A rapid pass with six coins
    • 113 Disappearing pile of coins
  • 115 CHAPTER IV. MISCELLANEOUS COIN TRICKS, ILLUSIONS, AND COMBINATIONS.
    • 115 The equilibrium of silver
    • 117 To pass 20 coins from one hand to the other
    • 120 Quadruple coin
    • 121 Gold versus silver
    • 124 The transmutation of metals
    • 125 Vanishing coins from goblet
    • 129 Multiplying coins (sleight-of-hand method)
    • 130 New coin production from bare hands
    • 133 The money-producing cigarette
    • 135 The coin of Phoenix
    • 137 New money-producing card
    • 139 The marvelous transit of coins
    • 142 Novel appearing coin
    • 143 The new crystal target
    • 147 The flying coins
    • 151 The "Downs" goblet of mystery
    • 153 The mysterious claret glass
    • 155 Magnetized coins
    • 157 The demon goblet
    • 159 The silver question
    • 162 Handkerchief as money producer
    • 163 New money-producing candle
    • 166 The dematerialization of 30 coins
    • 168 Coin passing through a table
    • 169 The crystal coin ladder
    • 174 The travelling coin
    • 177 The sixteen to one silver trick
    • 180 The fusible coins
  • 187 CHAPTER V. MECHANICAL DEVICES FOR PERFORMING "THE MISER'S DREAM."
    • 187 Coin with wire loop
    • 189 Coin with attachment for first finger
    • 191 Single spider "fake"
    • 193 Single spider "fake" (differently constructed)
    • 193 The "Hilliar" coin spider fake
    • 194 Coin holders
    • 196 New coin dropper for hat
    • 200 Coin caught on rim of the hat
    • 202 Apparatus enabling performer to easily palm 50 coins
    • 204 New vest coin dropper
    • 205 New vest coin dropper (differently constructed)
  • 209 CHAPTER VI. ADDITIONAL COIN TRICKS.
    • 209 The coin of Mercury
    • 213 The coin cornucopia
    • 215 The obedient coins
    • 217 The coin and paper tube
    • 219 An old trick improved
    • 221 A good coin trick
    • 222 To tell date on borrowed coin
    • 223 Entirely new pass with 25 coins
    • 224 The new glass coin jar
    • 228 The winged coin
    • 230 New coins and die
  • 235 CHAPTER VII.
    • 235 Koincluding observations
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