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Hofzinser 52 Card Rise (Mechanical) – Joe Young

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Hofzinser 52 Card Rise (Mechanical) – Joe Young
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McIlhany had this custom made after seeing Ken Klosterman’s Hofzinser Card Rise that Charles Kalish had copied from the original in the Library of Congress. This remarkable piece of apparatus was apparently constructed for Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser (1806-1875) by his Viennese mechanic, Kurz, in the early 1840's. This automaton would allow for Hofzinser to have any card out of a 32 card pack rise from the box when called for by the audience.Joe Young from Wyoming, OH was a retired GE aerospace prototype builder who re-built parts of Ken’s box to make it work properly. When Ken introduced McIlhany, Young showed them his inspiration of making the illusion better, by building a box to hold all 52 cards in a pack, not just the 32 cards from the original design. In addition to the electronic version that Young made, he also designed this completely mechanical version. Joe claimed that he spent over 500 hours in creating this masterpiece. Bill said that this was built like a tank but ran like a fine swiss watch. High original cost.
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Hofzinser 52 Card Rise (Mechanical) – Joe Young

Estimate $8,000 - $10,000
Nov 12, 2017
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Starting Price $4,000
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0099: Hofzinser 52 Card Rise (Mechanical) – Joe Young
Sold for $13,00018 Bids
Est. $8,000 - $10,000Starting Price $4,000
McIlhany's Magical Mysteries II - Nov. 12th
Nov 12, 2017 1:00 PM EST
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Lot 0099 Details
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McIlhany had this custom made after seeing Ken Klosterman’s Hofzinser Card Rise that Charles Kalish had copied from the original in the Library of Congress. This remarkable piece of apparatus was apparently constructed for Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser (1806-1875) by his Viennese mechanic, Kurz, in the early 1840's. This automaton would allow for Hofzinser to have any card out of a 32 card pack rise from the box when called for by the audience.Joe Young from Wyoming, OH was a retired GE aerospace prototype builder who re-built parts of Ken’s box to make it work properly. When Ken introduced McIlhany, Young showed them his inspiration of making the illusion better, by building a box to hold all 52 cards in a pack, not just the 32 cards from the original design. In addition to the electronic version that Young made, he also designed this completely mechanical version. Joe claimed that he spent over 500 hours in creating this masterpiece. Bill said that this was built like a tank but ran like a fine swiss watch. High original cost.
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