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Crazy Compass

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Crazy Compass or Chinese Compass is a little illusion, in which an arrow drawn on a card appears to change its direction.
Milbourne Christopher's TRICKY ROAD SIGN

Val Evans originated the plot with his marketed "Optegramma" in 1945. Milbourne Christopher came up with the road-sign inspector presentation, which was published it in Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 9 No. 7, Dec. 1951, p. 873)[1]

Willane published his version as "The Chinese Compass" in Willane's Wizardry (1947)
Willane's Chinese Compass


  1. Conjuring Credits' article on misc:crazy_compass