Limited to 36 sets Numbered Sets # 1 - 36 sold. FOUR non-numbered prototypes are finished and are ready to ship Sold out: Arch of Sunzi still available and similar in effect An ancient counting device originally discovered in the ruins of The Great Library of Alexandria is introduced. The device must be set aligned to the North for it to function. Once that is done, a deck of cards is shown and given a genuine riffle shuffle. The magician turns his back or is blindfolded and gives instructions to two spectators. A deck of cards is freely cut and one spectator places any number of cards into his pocket. The remaining cards are dealt into 4 piles and any leftover cards are added to the pocketed cards. The cards on the table are divided between the two spectators. The magician instructs each spectator to deal cards into a certain number of piles (one deals 5 piles) so there are equal numbers in each pile. If there are any leftover cards they each set them aside. Using the number of leftover cards, each spectator moves rings on the ancient device from the left side to the right. Once that’s done, the ring on the left will be the only one showing an engraved number. The spectator reads that number aloud and then counts the number of cards in his pocket; the number of cards in the pocket exactly matches the number engraved on the ring. As an added climax, the magician turns around and tells the spectator the exact sum of the values of all the cards that were in his pocket.
Five versions are explained in detail in 10 pages of illustrated copyrighted instructions with color photos . In one version, instead of cards, 52 bills are used in denominations of $1, $5, $10, and $20. A supply of toy bills are provided to perform the effect but real bills can be used. After the spectator sees that the number on the ring matches the number of bills in his pocket, you tell him how much money he actually has to the dollar! In another version not only does the device reveal the correct number of cards in the pocket, but in addition you reveal a card the spectator selected while your back was turned. The first version described in the instructions can be done with any deck genuinely shuffled by the spectator yet the device is able to know always how many cards are in the spectator’s pocket. This was the first version I created for the device. The Rings of Alexandria Kit includes the following: The hand-crafted apparatus made from maple, select pine, and reed. Rings are engraved with hand-stamped numbers. The required denominations of 52 play money bills A special deck of cards (Bikes) which can be thoroughly examined. Full script included with the 10 page color illustrated instructions. Step-by-step explanations show how to easily perform all five effects. Attractive wooden hinged carrying box to hold all props Each device is stamped on the bottom with a number indicating that this is a limited edition run. At this point, all 36 units have been created and sold. Several non-numbered units have been made. Order below. |
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Price: One Hundred Dollars New Finished Rings of Alexandria Sets including wood case, deck, and paper bills These look almost identical to the numbered units in appearance and quality + Shipping USA Priority Mail Shipping: $11.00 Canada First Class: $11.00 International First Class: $17.00 Paypal: estie902@aol.com SOLD OUT |
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Limited to 36 sets Numbered Sets # 1 - 36 sold. FOUR non-numbered prototypes are finished and are ready to ship Sold out: Arch of Sunzi still available and similar in effect An ancient counting device originally discovered in the ruins of The Great Library of Alexandria is introduced. The device must be set aligned to the North for it to function. Once that is done, a deck of cards is shown and given a genuine riffle shuffle. The magician turns his back or is blindfolded and gives instructions to two spectators. A deck of cards is freely cut and one spectator places any number of cards into his pocket. The remaining cards are dealt into 4 piles and any leftover cards are added to the pocketed cards. The cards on the table are divided between the two spectators. The magician instructs each spectator to deal cards into a certain number of piles (one deals 5 piles) so there are equal numbers in each pile. If there are any leftover cards they each set them aside. Using the number of leftover cards, each spectator moves rings on the ancient device from the left side to the right. Once that’s done, the ring on the left will be the only one showing an engraved number. The spectator reads that number aloud and then counts the number of cards in his pocket; the number of cards in the pocket exactly matches the number engraved on the ring. As an added climax, the magician turns around and tells the spectator the exact sum of the values of all the cards that were in his pocket.
Five versions are explained in detail in 10 pages of illustrated copyrighted instructions with color photos . In one version, instead of cards, 52 bills are used in denominations of $1, $5, $10, and $20. A supply of toy bills are provided to perform the effect but real bills can be used. After the spectator sees that the number on the ring matches the number of bills in his pocket, you tell him how much money he actually has to the dollar! In another version not only does the device reveal the correct number of cards in the pocket, but in addition you reveal a card the spectator selected while your back was turned. The first version described in the instructions can be done with any deck genuinely shuffled by the spectator yet the device is able to know always how many cards are in the spectator’s pocket. This was the first version I created for the device. The Rings of Alexandria Kit includes the following: The hand-crafted apparatus made from maple, select pine, and reed. Rings are engraved with hand-stamped numbers. The required denominations of 52 play money bills A special deck of cards (Bikes) which can be thoroughly examined. Full script included with the 10 page color illustrated instructions. Step-by-step explanations show how to easily perform all five effects. Attractive wooden hinged carrying box to hold all props Each device is stamped on the bottom with a number indicating that this is a limited edition run. At this point, all 36 units have been created and sold. Several non-numbered units have been made. Order below. |