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How to Pass a Big Coin Through a Small Hole
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As faras I know this effect was published in L'Illustration 2571 of 4th June 1892 and subsequently included in Volume 3 of 'La Science Amusante' by Tom Tit (real name Arthur Good), which was published in 1893.


The effect also appears:


As 'A Camel Through the Needle's Eye' in 'Scientific Amusements' (an English translation of some of the material from volumes 2 and 3 of 'La Science Amusante' by Tom Tit) which was published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd in London in 1918.


In 'Ciencia Recreativa' by Jose Estralella, which was published by Gustavo Gili in Barcelona in 1918.



As a puzzle in 'Puzzles and Curious Problems', which was published by Thomas Nelson in London in 1931.




In 'Winter Nights Entertainments' by R M Abraham, which was first published by Constable and Constable in London in 1932, under the title of 'Camel Through The Eye Of A Needle'.