Effect: A crayon, pencil, rolled dollar bill, or any other object is placed in magician’s closed hand. The magician opens his hand to show that the object has vanished.
Secret: A plastic cylinder, called a pull, attached to a length of elastic is held in the closed hand. When tension on the elastic is released, the pull and it’s contents vanish.
Preparation: Pin the vanisher to the inside of your coat so that the pull hangs no further than 6 inches from the bottom of your coat.
Presentation: Show the object which will be vanished to your audience. Secretly grasp the pull with one hand, apparently making a closed fist. Insert object into closed hand (and into vanisher). When you open the closed fist, releasing the pull, the elastic snaps the pull and object into your coat. Any object which fits snugly into the pull may be vanished. Suggestions: If you hold the vanisher in your left hand, keep the left side of your body turned toward the audience. This helps keep the pull hidden.