The Pharaoh’s Cartouche
The performer displays a wooden cover with a slot on either side of it, running through which is a lengthy of ribbon. The Pharaoh’s Cartouche – a specially shaped tablet with gold hieroglyphs – is inside the cover and also has a slot in it through which the ribbon likewise passes.
The open end of the cover is tilted downwards, allowing a portion of the cartouche to slide out. This small portion of the cartouche is grasped by the performer and the cartouche is then completely removed from the cover, drawing with it the ribbon which remains threaded through its slot.
The performer removes the ribbon from the cartouche, rethreads it through the slots in the cover and then drops the cartouche back inside the cover on top of the ribbon.
The performer now pulls downwards on both ends of the ribbon, thereby causing the cartouche TO RISE UP OUT OF THE TOP OF THE COVER, and thus proving that the cartouche is genuinely resting on the ribbon, and that the ribbon does not pass through the slot. The cartouche is now allowed to drop back inside the cover again. The performer snaps his fingers, tilts the cover and withdraws the cartouche. THE CARTOUCHE IS NOW, MAGICALLY, THREADED BACK ONTO THE RIBBON.
NO FANCY THREADING – COMPLETELY SELF-WORKING
THE PHARAOH’S CARTOUCHE CAN BE REPEATED IMMEDIATELY AND IS, AS EVER, QUALITY APPARATUS DESIGNED SPECIALY BY Alan Warner FOR INCLUSION IN HIS HIGHLY ACCLAIMED EGYPTIAN COLLECTION.
The teak cover measures 10 z 5.5 cms: the cartouche has a polished, matt black finish with Egyptian hieroglyphs cut into it on a gold background. The instructions supplied with this effect include a storyline with an Egyptian theme centred on the beliefs surrounding the Pharaoh’s cartouche and the ‘sacred’ red ribbon which symbolizes his life and reign.