Mechanical Estimation
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Stuart P. Cramer Les Cartes par Hasard card thought of from the middle while riffled, multiple out after dealing into four piles inspired by "Jinxed" (Steve Beam, 1986) 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1936/37") 182
Louis Zingone The Zingone Thumbnail Gauge cutting off packet of known number 1940 Expert Card Technique 114
Stuart P. Cramer Les Cartes Par Hasard card thought of from the middle while riffled, multiple out after dealing into four piles 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 17
Unknown The Practical Sharpers using finger nail gauge to position cards in gambling 1946 Card Control 116
Edward Marlo Nail Gauge Placement 1947 Marlo In Spades 29
Frederick Braue Nail Cutting inspired by "A Cutting Discovery" (1940) 1948 Show Stoppers with Cards 8
Bert Allerton & Frederick Braue Casual Nail Cutting 1948 Show Stoppers with Cards 9
Edward Marlo The Nail Gauge Spell 1953 The Cardician 77
Bert Allerton Nail Count using length of nail to cut off certain amount of cards 1958 The Close-Up Magician 37
Edward Marlo The Automatic Gauge Method on hard surface 1962 Estimation 3
Edward Marlo Variation of Automatic Gauge deck in longitudinal configuration 1962 Estimation 4
Louis Zingone & Edward Marlo The Nail Gauge 1962 Estimation 6
Edward Marlo Nail Gauge Variation 1962 Estimation 7
Edward Marlo Marlo's Favorite finding out how many cards a spectator cut off by cutting remainder in half and counting those 1962 Estimation 8
Joseph K. Schmidt Actually Cutting the Aces 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 82
Louis Zingone Zingone Thumbnail Gauge 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 83
Frederick Braue Tens at 10, 20, 37, 47 cutting to 10s in Nikola stack with Thumbnail Gauge (1941) inspired by "The Zingone Thumbnail Gauge" (Louis Zingone, 1940) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 29
Frederick Braue Prearranged Pack Idea placing card at required number inspired by "The Zingone Thumbnail Gauge" (Louis Zingone, 1940) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 29
Jerry Sadowitz Pre-determined Estimation using 5-card-packet, the spectator cuts only in two possible places, following 3 routines are using it see also "The Cut Ruse" (Larry Jennings, 1997) 1989 Cards on the Table 84
Unknown Finger Nail Estimation 1990 Trend Setters 27
Edward Marlo The Olram Poke three methods inspired by Ginsburg Poke
- First Method
- Second Method
- Third Method - "Estimation Poke" (spelling)
inspired by "Ginsburg Poke" (Dai Vernon, 1959) 1991 The Olram File (Issue 9) 5
Richard Himber Knife Stab Estimation 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 440
Stephen Minch Mechanical Estimation some credit information 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 440
Michael Close First Finger Estimation finger of left hand estimates thickness of packet it holds 1996 Workers Number 5 135
Larry Jennings The Cut Ruse two handlings, same as Sadowitz item from reference see also "Pre-determined Estimation" (Jerry Sadowitz, 1989) 1997 Jennings '67 82
Dai Vernon Fingernail Estimation magician cuts to the 4 aces, previously buried by a spectator 2000 Card College - Volume 4 883
Joe Berg Estimate behind the back estimate thickness of packet behind back 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 55
Darwin Ortiz Pinky Estimation 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 180