In this new version of the classic ABC Blocks, Bill Taylor has expanded the plot
so that the original effect becomes the climax of a surprising routine. Three differently colored giant alphabet blocks, which have a hole bored through their center, are dropped in ABC order onto a polished
vertical rod on a small base. The performer covers the blocks with a tube that's just tall enough to conceal the blocks, but leaves the upper few inches of the rod exposed. The performer points out that the
blocks are locked in position by the tube on four sides, the base on the bottom, and the rod running through a three. The blocks cannot even turn; there is no way they can possibly change position!
Yet when the tube is lifted, the "B" block has jumped to the top! The tube is shown empty and the performer returns the troublesome "B" block to its correct spot and the blocks are
covered again. The audience thinks it's a about the order of the blocks, but when the tube is lifted the "B" block has vanished entirely!
After the tube is shown empty, the "B"
block is revealed to have traveled to any location of the performers choosing.
The effect is extremely practical, performable close-up and surrounded. The blocks are beautifully finished solid
hardwood, fully stage-size (much larger than the cheap "joke shop" sets you may have seen). The tube is decorated in the Thayer style, the base is hardwood and polished aluminum.
OWEN BILLIARD BALL SETS
Owen billiard balls are the finest made. Each ball is perfectly round, hand
turned, precision sized and lacquer finished. A regular set consists of three balls and a shell.
Stock colors are red and white. Available in 1-¾ and 2 inch sizes.