Label in bottle

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Postby TylerErickson » 01/10/09 02:44 AM

I'm looking for the first person to cause the label to move from the outside to the inside of a bottle. I know both David Roth and David Harkey have done this, but who was the first? Or was it invented by someone else?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 01/10/09 11:31 AM

I have a vague recollection that it might be in Tom Tit.
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Postby flynn » 01/10/09 12:09 PM

Didn't David Roth's say in one of his lecture videos that he came up with the idea?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 01/10/09 11:28 PM

He may have, and I'm not certain it's in Tom Tit. I have a vague recollection of seeing an illustration of a bottle with the label on the inside in an old book. Considering the object, Tom Tit is a good guess.
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Postby Joe Pecore » 01/11/09 04:28 PM

Looking around a bit, here are some references I could find:

World's Fair, October 23, 1937, Leicester Magic
Circle Competition Rerport: "Billy Francis was just one point behind with an intriguing label on bottle effect, the label being made to travel from the outside to the inside of bottle. This was done without covering of any sort"

World's Fair, May 18, 1940, Leicester Magic Circle Report: "Mr. Billie Francis, our treasurer, then performed his trick was with the aid of an ordinary bottle of beer. After having poured the contents of the bottle into a glass and pointing out that its label was on the 'outside' of the bottle, he flashed his torch and the label suddenly found its way to the 'inside' of the bottle and was immediately passed out to the audience for examination. A quick but very snappy effect."

Linking Ring, June 1976, Evansville Ring 56 Parade: "TRANSFER" Effect: A label mysteriously transfers from outside a bottle to the inside. Unknown author.
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Postby TylerErickson » 01/12/09 04:01 PM

Thanks Joe,

I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have been able to find that without you.

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