Owen Magic Supreme
I’ve just ordered mine from Owen Magic along with the Blue Phantom which I am really excited about. I take pride in having pristine items with original instructions.
Source: Flexible Mirror
The Denver Money Maker is a beautiful piece of workmanship from Owen Magic. The brass mechanics of a printing press mounted on a a walnut base makes a gorgeous piece of magic apparatus to display in your home or office. The Money Maker effect has long been around, and the Denver Mint Money Maker is one of my favorite display pieces. A nice piece of magic using blank paper to "print" money before your eyes as the blank paper goes through the "printing press".
If you are a collector and would like to have a unique and beautiful piece of magic to grace your office or home, then get this.
Source: Denver Mint Money Maker
A Classic and the Best is an Owen
I have always had a fancy for this effect. The earliest models included Lloyd’s Jewel Chest of Ching See and, more recently, Richard Gerlitz updated it with his version, The Temple of Dragon and Jewel Chest of Sea-Ling. This is the Owen model and a treat to own.
Simplistic skeleton frame used for the cabinet, but beautiful solid walnut construction and bright, brass touches on the sides stands out. The block is an elegant yellow and black Oriental design..nothing fancy but perfectly complementing the cabinet housing it.
The effect is a solid block is shown and locked into the open cabinet with a solid, examinable rod. A top hat or any container is placed on top. In an instant the block is seen to visually fly up and penetrate into the container on top where the block is now removed and freely shown. For those in the know, the one problem with the Lloyd’s model was that the "release mechanism" was openly placed in front for all to see. Owen moved it naturally to the bottom of the cabinet within easy reach when you lay the apparatus on your hand for the performance. It’s fast, though a bit "noisy"…one of my only qualms.
Source: Phantom Die Cabinet
Tough to top this Die Box
I must first admit that I am not a die box aficionado, but the beauty in the work of this die box was irresistible. Only one other die box adorns my collection for the same reason and that is the new version of the $link(1819,Milson-Worth Deluxe Oriental Die Box).
The construction is solid and meticulously built to please the most neat picky of any collector out there. The choice of wood is Padauk and the grain, color of this gorgeous African wood shows throughout. The people at Owen, on my visit to that mecca of magic, told me only about a dozen were made; the rest being Walnut.
However, the most attractive appeal to me was that this was a part of a select group of items specially commissioned to celebrate their 100th anniversary in business. That was clearly and artistically branded onto the back panel of the box as shown. I just love it!
Of course, the box functions perfectly and the slide is a smooth, solid thump to convince the spectators that the die is indeed moving side to side. The paint job on the shell and die are perfect, reminiscent of the quality on Milson-Worth apparatus, but then, this is an Owen item and to be expected.
Source: 100th Anniversary Die Box