Light of Mine!
By Professor Spellbinder
Trevor Lewis has a great trick with a flashlight
that he wrote about in his book Trevor Lewis Uncut.
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The trick is called Trevors
Torch but it has been marketed in the USA by Hank Lee under
the name Flashlight Fun. When Trevor Lewis first
invented the trick, it took a great deal of effort to locate and
make the gimmicked flashlight which sells in magic stores for
over $100. Today, all you have to do is step into a Dollar Store
and locate two items. Total cost: $2.00. You won't have to know
anything about electronics or electricity, but you WILL have to
be able to operate a hot glue gun without burning your fingers.
You don't have a hot glue gun? It will cost you another dollar to
get one from the Dollar Store!
All directions for putting the parts together
are included in the article. It took me less than a half hour,
and I'm all thumbs. You will also find Internet sources for the
parts in the article, for those who don't live near a Dollar
Store. It may end up costing you $10.00 when you throw in
The magician brings out a flashlight to look for
something, and discovers the flashlight doesn't work. However,
every time the magician is NOT looking at the flashlight, it
suddenly turns on, and when the kids point out to him that the
light is on, he looks at it and it turns off. He even opens it up
to show them that it can't possibly light up- no batteries are
inside.Yet, the top part in his hand containing the bulb suddenly
lights up so he can shine the light inside the flashlight body to
show them that there are no batteries inside. When the kids point
out that the light is on, he looks down and of course it goes
off. But now the flashlight case itself lights up with a
mysterious glow. When the magician looks, directed by the
screaming of the kids, that light goes out, but the disconnected
bulb lights up. An so on, back and forth as long as you want!
FULL Trevor Lewis routine is made up of TWO separate routines
both found in his book Uncut. The first part, from the
section named More Party Pieces is called simply
"The Flashlight" and you need an ordinary flashlight
with batteries for that. If you plan to do that first part,
combining it with "Trevor's Torches (Flashlight Fun)"
as described in the section Final Party Pieces, it will
cost you another $2.00 to get a second duplicate flashlight and
some batteries from the Dollar Store!
Warning: Time has
passed this by and the entire concept has to be re-evaluated in
terms of modern LED flashlights available. Meanwhile it is off
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