In Martin Lewis' newest lecture...
He puts a bottle in a cigar box...it vanishes. He replaces it back into a larger cigar box. Then, at the right time both boxes are opened, and there is now the bottle.
The smaller cigar box has no bottom <Martin knocks this out by actually removing a cigar from the non-bottom small box> When he puts the bottle in that box, he has the box on the table, and loads it into a pocket of the table.
Then, when he's finished with that box, he puts it inside another. This larger cigar box has a bottle already inside.
Now, this is what I remember from the lecture... it's quite close to what happened. Also, I'm sure there are better methods for what you want. Jeff mentioned some good methods.
Using a card box idea might be most ideal. Having a card loaded in the top...when you close the box, you're all clean. (well, you know what I mean)
[ November 11, 2001: Message edited by: bradmagic ]
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