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Long Pour

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The Long Pour is a climax to the Salt Trick in which a very large amount of salt can be poured from the magician's fist.

First performed by Roy Benson in the 1930s using Salt Gimmick by Paul Fox. Another performer known for the salt pour was Fred Kaps.


The illusion was devised by Dai Vernon for his 1938 Harlequin Act. He would trade the secret with Roy Benson, who made it a signature closing piece.[1]


  • "Supreme Salt" by Dick Piser in Phoenix, No. 291, (Oct. 9, 1953, p. 1162)


  1. Roy Benson by Starlight (2006, p. 163)