Everything is in mint condition. Deans Box by Dean Dill.
I really like this box from that nice guy Dean Dill some people criticize it for not being new but I think Dean is quite open where he got his ideas from and this is a wonderful effect. And the finish on the box is outstanding! Effect: Your audience will be blown away.
Solid ropes and a solid metal ring enter Deans Box, then magically pass through each other in this mystifying multi-phase routine. The performer presents a container but never explains whats inside. He proceeds to take two ordinary ropes and they are and place them into each end of the cabinet and out through the top.
For a moment he covers them. When he releases them they are linked. He does this once more under even more impossible conditions and they join again.
As a climax a solid brass ring is introducedand it is solid. One of the two ropes is freely chosen and thread through the holes in the box.
The ring is thrown inside. When the front of the box is opened the ring is now on the rope. Solid through solid, not once, not twice, but three times under ever increasingly impossible conditions. This is a beautifully made box with a really wonderful series of three effects with some rope and a ring.You may remember Dean Dills name from a card trick called Blizzard (Marketplace, January 1997). Blizzard was a trick that completely fooled everyone, and I have had a lot of fun performing it. Dean has a new trick out, and for the past five months he has been frying magicians and laymen with it. It is called Deans Box, and you can add my name to the list of people who have been fooled by it. Dean performed this effect for me at the Magic Castle, and Im glad I saw him do it, because a description does not do this trick justice. Dean brought a beautiful cherrywood box, measuring 7 inches on a side.
The entire front surface of the box is a hinged door that can be opened, allowing a complete view of the interior of the box. On either side of the box are two circular openings. Each of these openings is covered with a little curtain that opens in the middle. This allows objects to be inserted into the box, but does not allow spectators to look into the box from the side. On top of the box is a small, circular trapdoor.
On either side of this little door are two notches. These notches allow loops of rope to protrude from the top of the box. Now that you have a general idea of how the box looks, heres what happens. Dean brings out two pieces of rope a white rope and a red rope.
The ropes and the box can be thoroughly examined. Dean makes a loop in each of the ropes and holds a rope in each hand. The hands enter the box through the side holes. The ends of the ropes are in view the entire time.Dean pokes open the trapdoor in the top and then removes his right hand from the box. His right hand grabs the loops of rope and brings them up through the trapdoor. The ropes are trapped in the notches and the centers of the ropes are concealed within Deans right hand. Even though the ends of the ropes were in full view the entire time, when Dean opens his hand it is seen that the ropes are now linked together. Grabbing a rope in each hand, the ropes are withdrawn through the top of the box.
The ropes are genuinely linked together and can be examined. In phase two of the routine the ropes link a second time, under even more impossible conditions.In phase three of the routine a 2-inch diameter ring links itself to a rope, even though the ends of the rope are in view the entire time. This final phase has an added auditory aspect. Dean shows the ring in his right hand. The hand briefly enters the box through the right hand hole. You hear the ring hit the inside of the box. The box is immediately opened and the ring is on the rope.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this review, a description does not begin to do justice to how baffling this trick is. I knew how the first phase worked (its based on a routine of Paul Currys) but phases two and three completely nailed me. When you add in the fact that all the props can be thoroughly examined before and after the trick, you have a routine that is going to bother people for a very long time.Now, lets talk about the downside of Deans Box. This is not a cheap routine. Table-hoppers would have to carry the box from table to table, which would be a minor hassle, but fortunately, only a small performance area on the tabletop is required. I have been doing it at the Houdini Lounge, but I have the advantage of being able to store props behind the grand piano. Im working a bar and not a restaurant, I dont have to worry about the table being too cluttered. I would imagine that this trick would be of most use to those who entertain guests in their home. The box is very elegant, and would fit in with your other magic collectibles. The trick is not difficult to do an added bonus for those who do not perform on a regular basis.
Those expecting an intricate piece of apparatus will be disappointed. The box is nearly ungaffed.
There is one small sneaky thing about the box, but this preparation will never be discovered, even under extensive scrutiny. He is going to include his new work in a supplemental instruction sheet. You will have to run through the routine a few times to get comfortable with it.And please, dont perform this without sufficient practice. Its too good to ruin through lack of preparation. I think Deans Box is terrific. It is rare for me to be fooled by a trick, and this trick completely fooled me twice. Even if performed with a pedestrian presentation it would be an amazing mystery. Cloak this trick with a dramatic presentation and youve got something that people will remember for a long time.
Deans Box is my pick of the month. (Michael Close Magic Magazine, December 2000). The item "Original Deans Box By Dean Dill Mint Condition With All Original Props/Magic" is in sale since Sunday, December 20, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Fantasy, Mythical & Magic\Magic\Tricks". The seller is "kranzomagic" and is located in Flushing, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.