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Invented [[G. W. Hunter]] in the 1910s and brought to the United States by [[Horace Goldin]] in 1920. With permission, [[Joe Berg]] became the first to mass  market it in 1929 under the name Find the "Gimmick" Pencil.  Originally designed as a wooden pencil with a bullet-shaped end that fit into a tube, it was later substituted with a hook for the pencil and added the rubber band to a red tube's bottom  by [[S.S. Adams]] to become a standard joke-shop novelty item.<ref>The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Magic 1584-1988 by Whaley, Bart  (1989) </ref>
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Invented by [[G. W. Hunter]] in the 1910s and brought to the United States by [[Horace Goldin]] in 1920. With permission, [[Joe Berg]] became the first to mass  market it in 1929 under the name Find the "Gimmick" Pencil.  Originally designed as a wooden pencil with a bullet-shaped end that fit into a tube, it was later substituted with a hook for the pencil and added the rubber band to a red tube's bottom  by [[S.S. Adams]] to become a standard joke-shop novelty item.<ref>The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Magic 1584-1988 by Whaley, Bart  (1989) </ref>
 
[[File:Snapper.jpg|right|thumb|Ad in Magician Monthly (Nov 1935)]]
 
[[File:Snapper.jpg|right|thumb|Ad in Magician Monthly (Nov 1935)]]
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== Publications ==
 
== Publications ==
 
* The "Snapper" Move  in [[Sankey Unleashed]]  
 
* The "Snapper" Move  in [[Sankey Unleashed]]  

Revision as of 14:58, 16 January 2015

Snapper or Red Snapper is an gag type effect in which the magician is the only person that can catch a hook on a rubber band inside a cylinder.

Joe Berg's Catalog of Magic: (Catalog No. 2) cicra 1929


Invented by G. W. Hunter in the 1910s and brought to the United States by Horace Goldin in 1920. With permission, Joe Berg became the first to mass market it in 1929 under the name Find the "Gimmick" Pencil. Originally designed as a wooden pencil with a bullet-shaped end that fit into a tube, it was later substituted with a hook for the pencil and added the rubber band to a red tube's bottom by S.S. Adams to become a standard joke-shop novelty item.[1]

Ad in Magician Monthly (Nov 1935)

Publications


References

  1. The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Magic 1584-1988 by Whaley, Bart (1989)