A deluxe version of a popular classic mindreading effect, with a different method than you'd expect!
You show five brass rods, each with a different color set of stripes.
In secret, your spectator selects one of the rods and places it in a small brass tube.
She is asked to place the lid on the tube, and also asked to hide the remaining rods in a pocket or purse, etc.
Without touching the tube, you will be able to instantly tell which color stripes are on the rod that was selected and placed in the tube!
This method is simple to learn, but really clever, and will even fool most magicians!