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Cutting a Girl in Sixth

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Cutting a Girl in Sixth was an illusion designed an built by Arturo (Glen Babbs, 1921-1987) in the 1960s.
Ad in New Tops
(1962).

The effect is an assistant steps into a tall cabinet. A leather strap is placed around her neck with chains leading out each side where pad-locks are locked into position. Five solid blades are displayed and the front door of the cabinet is closed. The magician pushes the first blade through the middle of the cabinet, the blade is the complete width of cabinet and protrudes out at the back. Cabinet is turned around. Next two blades are shoved through the upper section of the cabinet and the last two are pushed through the lower part. The space between each blade is only 10 inches. Cabinet is turned around several times. The five blades are removed rapidly, the front door is opened and assistant is seen still in the locked position in the cabinet.