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Auto-Spell-It Deck

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Auto-Spell-It Deck was a Mechanical Deck created by Joe Berg which allowed the performer to automatically spell down to any card thought of.

Effect: Performer shuffles a deck and cuts the cards. A spectator is allowed to think of a card after a number of cards are dealt in a row on table, or he may remove any card and return to the deck. Performer immediately proceeds to spell out the selected cards by asking a number of simple questions, and as each answer is given it is spelled by taking off a card for each letter from top of deck, and at the end of the spelling the card thought-of is shown.

It was being advertised in Genii and Sphinx by 1938 and was eventually fully described in Genii 1974 July.