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Wanted: Copenetro - Bob Kline version

Postby Eric Miller » September 23rd, 2010, 1:39 pm

Looking for an earlier version with the darker wood finish.

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Re: Wanted: Copenetro - Bob Kline version

Postby Eric Miller » September 23rd, 2010, 1:41 pm


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Re: Wanted: Copenetro - Bob Kline version

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 23rd, 2010, 2:46 pm

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Re: Wanted: Copenetro - Bob Kline version

Postby Brad Henderson » September 23rd, 2010, 3:32 pm

John Mendoza has had several of these go through his hands. He might be able to point you in the right direction.

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Re: Wanted: Copenetro - Bob Kline version

Postby Jonathan Townsend » September 24th, 2010, 12:26 pm

Anyone know if he made them in quarter sized for more close range use?

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Re: Wanted: Copenetro - Bob Kline version

Postby Jim Riser » September 24th, 2010, 1:04 pm

I do not know about a quarter size ever being made but an old friend did have Bob make him a silver dollar version. I do not know what happened to it after the owner died. This fellow's magic estate just seemed to vanish. Anyway not all of these were half dollar size.
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Re: Wanted: Copenetro - Bob Kline version

Postby Garry Hayes » September 25th, 2010, 10:06 am

Jonathan, I am pretty sure you can use a quarter in the version made for the half dollar. What makes the Kline version so deceptive, is the wood turning on the base. It does not look like a half dollar could fit in the base, standing upright. You would lose a little bit of that deceptivness, if a quarter was used instead. I have sold a dozen Copentro's in the last twenty five years. I do not recall ever seeing a quarter version available. Probably. because it would not be as visible from a distance. Garry Hayes
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Re: Wanted: Copenetro - Bob Kline version

Postby jim rawlins » September 28th, 2010, 9:48 pm

the first twelve were made in walnut. they had a bent nail release. from there on out, cherry with the ball release.
one of the first twelve may be a little difficult to locate.

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Re: Wanted: Copenetro - Bob Kline version

Postby Jonathan Townsend » September 28th, 2010, 11:30 pm

Garry, I like the item from the Downs book - with the paper cone and book, and see the fancy base as something less than appealing for intimate closeup work. So it's really about getting that basic mechanism for me. But as a compromise - doing the trick with a few borrowed quarters seems pretty good - maybe embed the base into the book?
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Re: Wanted: Copenetro - Bob Kline version

Postby Jim Riser » September 29th, 2010, 1:13 am

Jon;
There would be a few technical/practical issues with mounting the mechanism within a "book". The shot glass sits in a turned depression. The covering goblet also sits in a depression to hold everything in position. In addition the four coin slots need to be concealed. A "book" so prepared would be more fake looking than the wood turned base. The Silver Odyssey version is mounted in a tray - a viable alternative.

A different method might be better for closeup - from the coin vanish to the appearance within the covered glass.
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Re: Wanted: Copenetro - Bob Kline version

Postby Q. Kumber » September 29th, 2010, 7:57 am

I used the Jack Hughes version for years in my children's shows and it always went well, letting the birthday child catch the last coin themselves - as per Eric Sharp's routine from his book Specialised Children's Entertainment. Never had any problem with it in a drawing room/parlour situation.

You might also consider Pat Page's version which used a special handkerchief and no other props - except perhaps for vanishing the coins.

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Re: Wanted: Copenetro - Bob Kline version

Postby Eric Miller » October 13th, 2010, 12:59 am

Thank you for those that look in on this post. I was able to locate a near mint condition original Bob Kline Copenetro (Cherry - with ball release), complete with typed instructions from Bob Kline and the origial two 1/2 popsicle sticks. It is hands down the most beautiful piece of magic I have ever owned.

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Re: Wanted: Copenetro - Bob Kline version

Postby Jack Greenberg » October 13th, 2010, 4:40 pm

That's quite correct, Jim. And for a few years prior to his death, Bob was trying to retrieve one or two of the walnut version to give to his children. Bob didn't even have one of them for himself at that time. He made the original twelve, and then he farmed out the production of the rest, allowing the shift to cherry wood.

Bob never did find any walnut units that owners were willing to sell.
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Re: Wanted: Copenetro - Bob Kline version

Postby ToddHarris » January 4th, 2013, 7:37 pm

I am fortunate to have just located and acquired one of the only 2 early tray versions made by Bob. Pictures to follow
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Re: Wanted: Copenetro - Bob Kline version

Postby Gene Voshell » January 4th, 2013, 10:59 pm

I find this very fascinating. I have a glossy dark brown model with a gold leaf brim. It has a matching coin vanishing stand. The only other model similar to this was a photograph I saw in the Conjurors Magazine that was held by Blackstone Sr.

Here is a link to my model:

[size:17pt] Bob Kline Copenetro
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Please share any info if you happen to know anything about this style model.

Thank you,
Gene Voshell


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