This is a colourful trick that goes down well at a party. Known as “The Ribbon from the Orange,” it was a great favourite with that grand conjurer, the late David Devant.
From a bowl of oranges, one is selected and marked by a member of the audience, and given to the magician, who makes passes over it with his magic wand.
Then he nicks the peel, and from the orange extracts yards – and – yards – and – yards – and yards of brightly coloured ribbon.
Here’s The Secret –
This little device, prepared beforehand, threads a long, stout needle through the orange.
Ribbon is threaded through eye of needle and coiled tightly. End of ribbon is lightly gummed to coil. The coil with needle pointed outwards, is palmed in your left hand. The orange is forced on to the needle point & pressed down. Make a slit in orange with a knife, and pull out needle – the ribbon will follow!