Unity Illusion by Tony Davies
This is a fantastic effect & is very easy to perform. You show a tray, front & back, & place this down on the table. Now, you place two Chinese-style tea chests on the tray. The chests have holes running through the sides, & through the holes a white ribbon is threaded. The ribbon can be initialed at each end by a spectator. The boxes are now parted, & the ribbon can clearly be seen to run from one chest to the other. The ribbon is now CLEARLY cut between the two chests, & can now be seen to be in two halves. You call the spectator's attention to the Chinese symbols on the box, which translate into English as 'Unity.' The boxes are placed next to each other, & the ribbon pulled from one end. Amazingly, the whole ribbon starts to move & can be pulled through the chests to show it is in one piece! The ribbon can now be examined to show that the initials are there, & it is indeed in one piece. It can be given away as a souvenir or used again. The method is ingenious, & we are sure you will appreciate the quality & simplicity of this effect!
Spectators are truly mystified by this miracle!