Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2018.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.

Boston Box

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Jump to: navigation, search

Boston Box is an Okito Coin Box that has a recessed bottom which allows it to appear full after a steal is made.

George Boston has been erroneously linked to the Boston Box by J.B. Bobo in his book Modern Coin Magic. Most believe now that it just originated in the city of Boston.[1]

In fact, this kind of box has already been explained within chapter 31 of The Discovery of Witchcraft by Reginald Scot, published in 1584.


  1. The George Boston Combination Coin Box" in New Modern Coin Magic by J.B. Bobo, page 230.