Coin in Nest of Bean Boxes


This magnificent apparatus was produced by Grant, circa 1960. We believe it was made by a craftsman named Arturo. It is in very good condition. It's brilliantly made and is a real fooler for audiences. Just look at the detailed photos to see the quality & finish of these boxes. Ideal for the stage performer. Rare & highly collectible.
Effect: A coin up to a US half dollar in size is borrowed & marked by spectator. Performer vanishes the coin & displays a large red box, with brass hinges. Upon opening the box, he removes a smaller yellow box & shows all sides of box to audience.
Upon opening the box the audience sees a large quantity of clear marbles & a red ribbon at the top. After removing some marbles, the audience sees the ribbon is attached to a blue box. Two bands surround it to keep it closed. Performer allows spectator to open the box. Inside, he finds his marked coin.
Included is everything in the photos, plus marbles & original instructions. Keep in mind that in the original routine, 'beans' were used in lieu of marbles. Apparently the original owner of this apparatus decided to use marbles instea of 'beans'. Using marbles does provide these benefits: (1) it does not allow anything else to enter the blue box and (2) it also adds a lot of pizazzz to make this effect sizzle with excitement and anticipation. Free Shipping

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Next of Boxes
Next of Boxes

A borrowed coin is marked and subsequently vanished by performer.  He then removes a scarf covering a red box.
Next of Boxes
Next of Boxes

Next of Boxes

When the yellow box is opened, audience sees that it is full of marbles. There is also a red ribbon hanging from the box.

Next of Boxes
Next of Boxes

Blue box is placed on top of table top. Spectator is asked to open box.

Next of Boxes

When box is opened, spectator sees her initials on the same coin that was borrowed at the beginning of the routine. No switching of coins. This is the exact coin that was borrowed! Unbelievable!

The red box is sitting to the side. Magician asks a spectator for a quarter or half-dollar. Using a felt tip pen, spectator initials the coin so that it can be identify later. Performer uses any coin vanish method, such as the Haenchen Rattle Coin Box. Performer asks a lady if she’d like to see a visible or invisible coin transformation. Magician rattles box to show quarter is still inside box; magician now brings the red box into center view and shows spectator that the box has been sitting there all evening long.
Now for the magic. Magician snaps fingers and then it happens: the mall rattle box no longer rattles and the box is shown empty. Performer comments that the impossible has happened and the quarter/half-dollar just might have traveled inside the red box. Magician opens the front door of the red box, and inside is a yellow box which magician removes.
Then spectator is asked to open the yellow box top, and inside there is puffed wheat, or puffed rice, beans (or marbles) and a small ribbon. Magician tells spectator to gently take the ribbon and lift it up. The spectator lifts the ribbon and on the end of the ribbon, as the beans/marbles fall off, is found a small blue box with rubber bands all around it. Magician asks spectator to gently open the small blue box and witness a miracle: Inside is the quarter/half-dollar with the initials on it.
Keep these things in mind:
     • The coin inside the box is the same one marked by the spectator.
     • The coin is not switched.
     • Loading the coin is fast and silent and done at the beginning of the routine.
     • Performer can show all sides of yellow & red box.
     • Performer can let spectator pull the ribbon to remove the box, and open the box.

A modern day miracle!

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