Illusion search..

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Illusion search..

Postby smokemist » August 30th, 2008, 3:08 pm

I'm trying to locate an illusion:

Arm is inserted into rectangular box, then I believe the middle part of the arm is loward to give a separation effect. I've seen it a few times in very few catalogs... think it's called disembodied arm or something similar.. possible made by Owens..

So the search continues..

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Re: Illusion search..

Postby David Nethery » August 30th, 2008, 4:45 pm

What you are describing sounds like Abbott's "Modernistic Amputation" (which I think was actually invented by U.F. Grant).


Modernistic Amputation

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Re: Illusion search..

Postby Philippe Billot » August 31st, 2008, 9:02 am

You are right !

Modernistic Amputation by U.F. Grant and Recil Bordner.
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Re: Illusion search..

Postby smokemist » September 1st, 2008, 2:58 am

Nope, that's not it, but good try..

The effect I am thinking of, and have seen, put's this to shame..

The middle part of the arm (I believe) is lowered/ seperated from the rest of the arm and hand.. Uses a M#$*%^ I believe.

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Re: Illusion search..

Postby Ryan Matney » September 1st, 2008, 12:43 pm

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Re: Illusion search..

Postby Jonathan Townsend » September 1st, 2008, 1:27 pm

nice version of the box - but what's this about no mirrors?
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Re: Illusion search..

Postby smokemist » September 2nd, 2008, 1:27 am

thanks Ryan... great eye.

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Re: Illusion search..

Postby Ryan Matney » September 2nd, 2008, 12:53 pm

You're Welcome. I don't think it uses a mirror but I saw David Copperfield use this very illusionette twice on stage and it looks far more amazing than it may in a catalog description.

It's good.
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Re: Illusion search..

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 2nd, 2008, 2:32 pm

David Copperfield did use it. Wellington sells it exclusively.
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Re: Illusion search..

Postby smokemist » September 3rd, 2008, 4:20 pm

If it doesn't use a mirror, then I'm completely fooled.

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Re: Illusion search..

Postby Scott Emo » September 28th, 2008, 12:47 am

I think Peter Loughran has a PDF describing how to build one of these if I'm not mistaken.

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Re: Illusion search..

Postby Travis » December 20th, 2008, 12:08 pm

It does use a mirror. Two, in fact, as it utilizes the periscope principle (I hope I'm not breaking any rules here by saying so). This is one of my favorite pieces to perform in my show. It kills, and the audience loves it.

Wait, I mean it sucks and everyone hates it. Don't buy one.

p.s. Peter Loughran does not offer a PDF of this. As Richard said, Wellington has the exclusive rights from Larry White.


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