Magic Kit Creator
During my first of three years as Resident Magician at the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame in Niagara Falls, Ontario, I came up with the idea of a "Houdini Magic Kit." Housed in clear plastic, the box made it possible (except for the printed insert in the lid and a booklet of 50 tricks in the bottom) to see much of the contents: a "Svengali" deck of magician's cards, and such tricks as the cups and balls, nickels to dimes, and the appearing-bunny paddle. I selected the box, chose the contents, and determined their arrangement, while staff did the actual packaging. The museum's owner, Henry Muller, ordered 10,000 of everything! They sold well.