A better machine than the Kepplinger, of San Francisco, holdout.
The next form of holdout which falls beneath our notice is that known as the 'Cuff Holdout.'
This holdout works in shirt sleeves and holds the cards in the same place as a cuff-pocket.
The earliest account we have of anything in the holdout line is the cuff-box described by Houdin.
From the holdout, the cord which works the slide is led to the elbow-joint, where it passes around a pulley (c).
The effect of the holdout when used in the game of Poker, as described in the last chapter, is to work the top-stock for draught.
Whilst shuffling the cards, the dealer causes the holdout to add the 'odd' card to the pack.
This holdout is, of course, within the bottle itself, and is operated by pressure upon the slightly flexible sides.
Fig. 61 is an illustration of a bottle of this kind, part of one side being cut away to allow the holdout to be seen.
A represents the position of the various parts at such times as the holdout may be either inoperative or containing the balls.