inventor of balloon to dove?

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Postby Umpa Duze » 04/21/10 06:52 PM

Hi All,
I wonder if there is anyone in particular that should be credited with inventing the balloon to dove effect as it is typically presented with the tray/table.

I appreciate any help you might be able to give me.
Thanks,
Eric
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 04/21/10 08:54 PM

I hear a couple gross of them just appeared in the magic shop one night, along with the gloves to dove version. The elves did not leave any notes on provenance.

Anyone know if this is related to the "bottom of the birdcage" gaffus or whose project it was?
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Postby amp » 04/21/10 09:32 PM

I think it was Recil Bordner of Abbott's.
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Postby Umpa Duze » 04/22/10 03:36 AM

I don't think they are one time gross let alone a couple of gross! (Sorry it is late)
I will check with Abbott's. The websites I looked at that list inventors had this as unknown, so perhaps it was elves?

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 04/22/10 08:05 AM

http://www.rickidunn.com/history.html

he says it's his. not sure - still looking.

Brunel White? sorry this is getting confusing here.

Anyway talk about building a better mousetrap. :)
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Postby Joe Pecore » 04/22/10 08:30 AM

It was being advertised by Abbott in the March 1961 Linking Ring if that helps.
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