Reference on post Harbin Zig-Zag models

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Postby Guest » 06/28/07 04:02 PM

Over the years since Harbin's death, different models of Zig-Zag have been produced in variations to eliminate the boxy roller curain boxes.

Not too long ago (in geographic time) I acquired a model where the leatherette curtains are gravity fed and controlled by internal guide rods.

I am not sure of builder of this model -- but I believe it originated in England and would like some info, Do not know if Brooks ever did this (Peat?) or if it may be a Ron McMillan version.

Any ideas on provinance -- it came frm Florida to Arizona....
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Postby Pete Biro » 07/17/07 02:37 PM

Sorry no answer from moi... :p
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Postby Guest » 07/30/07 02:33 PM

In my book, i'm going to talk
about some improvements for the
one made for me.

I wish I had close up photos of
Harbin's actual illusions to do
a real comparison. The plans are
nice and I've notated 8 differences
already.

Seeing others would be nice too.
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Postby Guest » 07/30/07 02:49 PM

Most of the English illusion manufacturers of the 1970s and 80s had their own finish and style.

If you can post a photo of the prop somewhere on the web and give a link to it, it will be easier to identify its origins.

I'm not aware of Ken Brooke ever performing the Zig Zag. I think the largest props he ever used or sold were the Multiplying Bottles.
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Postby Pete Biro » 07/30/07 03:17 PM

Actually Ken's "Legs Table" was bigger than the bottles (altho' they were used together).
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