inventor of balloon to dove?

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inventor of balloon to dove?

Postby Umpa Duze » April 21st, 2010, 6:52 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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Re: inventor of balloon to dove?

Postby Jonathan Townsend » April 21st, 2010, 8:54 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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Re: inventor of balloon to dove?

Postby amp » April 21st, 2010, 9:32 pm

I think it was Recil Bordner of Abbott's.

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Re: inventor of balloon to dove?

Postby Umpa Duze » April 22nd, 2010, 3:36 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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Re: inventor of balloon to dove?

Postby Jonathan Townsend » April 22nd, 2010, 8:05 am

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

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

Brunel White? sorry this is getting confusing here.

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Re: inventor of balloon to dove?

Postby Joe Pecore » April 22nd, 2010, 8:30 am

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