THE RIBBON THAT CANNOT BE SEPARATED
A SPECIAL FOR COLLECTORS
IN A GUARANTEED LIMITED EDITION OF FIFTEEN NUMBERED PIECES
A small Oriental-looking cabinet is displayed and then its front and back doors are opened to reveal a narrow ribbon which runs through the centre of the cabinet from side to side. The ends of the ribbon are threaded through slots with short lengths of it left hanging outside of the cabinet at each side. The performer pulls the ribbon back and forth several times and then takes up a pair of scissors and CUTS THE RIBBON IN TWO.
The doors of the cabinet are now closed, but the ends of the ribbon which protrude from the slots in the sides of the cabinet are still in full view. The performer pulls on one end of the ribbon and THE OTHER END IMMEDIATELY MOVES: he continues pulling on the ribbon until it is removed – COMPLETELY RESTORED! The doors of the cabinet are re-opened to reveal that the interior of the cabinet is completely empty.
The miniature cabinet, which measures approximately 4 inches x 1.5 inches x 2.5 inches, is made in teak and features a dragon on its front door.
The apparatus is housed in a box which is finished in sapele veneer. The lid of this box is decorated with two dragons which face one another. A special compartment within the box accommodates additional lengths of ribbon for repeat performances.
This effect, which was first released onto the general market in a painted version by me almost forty years ago, has intrigued all who have seen it, and I have every confidence that it will likewise intrigue and mystify both you and your audiences.
It is with special thanks to my very good friend, Andy Martin, who has for many years asked me to put out a teak version of this effect, that I am now have pleasure in releasing Siamese Ribbon (Teak) onto the market.