History of Square Circle production wanted

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Pete McCabe
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History of Square Circle production wanted

Postby Pete McCabe » June 11th, 2002, 3:58 pm

If you know anything about the history of the venerable square circle production device I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: History of Square Circle production wanted

Postby Michael Edwards » June 11th, 2002, 6:37 pm

Pete: The Square Circle dates back to 1930 and is generally attributed to Louis Histed (1897-1965)though the underlying black art principle goes back to Auzinger and deKolta and others such as Heller and Devere had used the idea to conceal a load chamber (albiet in a table rather than a production prop). Michael

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Re: History of Square Circle production wanted

Postby Guest » June 12th, 2002, 3:14 am

Didn't Davenports list a Square Circle effect under the name of "Wunda Villa" more than 60 years ago? Would that have been a Histed original? :confused:

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Re: History of Square Circle production wanted

Postby Pete McCabe » June 13th, 2002, 10:50 am

Thanks Michael. Much appreciated.


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