Match Box and Solid Brass Block Penetration, by Viking Mfg. Co.
Match Box and Brass Block Penetration. This was invented in Spain; the inventor's name is Jose Mª Llacer of Selecciones Magicas; I found a few of his originals in storage and decided to contact him about us making a small run. Jose agreed so here are the results. Sadly, this has been copied without giving Mr. Llacer credit, which we are doing here.
Here's what happens: The performer (that's you), displays a paper match box with a couple of small holes that pass completely through the box. He states that this was designed to hold two matches at the ready. Putting action to words, the performer passes a wooden match through the holes and out the bottom of the box.
He now asks the spectator if he thinks he can pass the match through the holes in the box. As hard as he may try, the match will not pass through the other side of the box. The match box is now handed to the spectator who finds that it is unusually heavy. When he opens the box he finds the interior completely filled with a SOLID BRASS BLOCK!
THE MYSTERY IS HOW THE PERFORMER WAS ABLE TO PASS THE WOODEN MATCH THOUGH THE BOX WITH THIS SOLID BRASS BLOCK IN THE WAY.... They call it MAGIC!
No switch of any kind. Self-contained. Block weighs approx. 4 ounces. Complete with detailed instructions along with a variation routine by George Robinson Jr.
Note: we have chosen to make the 'split' version, rather than the one that has the small square opening for this production run.