Impossible Objects

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Impossible Objects

Postby El Mystico » November 7th, 2009, 8:40 am

does anyone know of a site selling impossible objects? - I'm thinking of things along the lines of the late Harry Eng's bottles.

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Re: Impossible Objects

Postby Pete McCabe » November 7th, 2009, 12:05 pm

Jamie Grant sells a deck-in-bottle on his website. I saw these at Magic Live and they are beautiful.

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Re: Impossible Objects

Postby Zig Zagger » November 7th, 2009, 5:19 pm

This website http://www.impossibottle.co.uk gives a very nice overview of things impossible, their makers and sellers.
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Re: Impossible Objects

Postby El Mystico » November 8th, 2009, 9:54 am

thank you, you've been helpful!

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Re: Impossible Objects

Postby Jamie D. Grant » November 12th, 2009, 11:41 am

Hiya Pete!

Thanks for the plug and the kind words- that is too kind. The other site for the "Anything Is Possible" bottle is:

www.whatizit.net

if anyone's interested.

Thanks!

jamie d. grant

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Re: Impossible Objects

Postby Jonathan Townsend » November 12th, 2009, 1:43 pm

is it possible to blow and shape a bottle inside a bottle?
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Re: Impossible Objects

Postby Jamie D. Grant » November 13th, 2009, 3:06 am

Jonathan Townsend wrote:is it possible to blow and shape a bottle inside a bottle?


Hiya Jonathan!

I'm sure you could, but it wouldn't be considered an Impossible Object (in my opinion) anymore as blowing glass is against the "rules"~

jamie

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Re: Impossible Objects

Postby Jonathan Townsend » November 13th, 2009, 8:17 am

A bottle with one or more bottles inside is against the rules?
IMHO it's kind of like the bottles with fruit grown inside so wondering what's the objection (beyond the techincal work of shaping the bottle(s) and letting them cool safely).

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Re: Impossible Objects

Postby Dave V » November 13th, 2009, 1:56 pm

It would be interesting to see, but these "rules" Jamie is referring to doesn't want people thinking it's a feat of glass blowing but rather a real "impossibility" of a solid inside another solid.

I've seen some pretty ornate liquor bottles (Grappa or Vodka perhaps?) with internal blown glass art. Compared to that, shaping the internal part into a bottle should be rather easy.

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Re: Impossible Objects

Postby Pete McCabe » November 13th, 2009, 3:05 pm

I have an unpublished (I think) Harry Eng method for putting a light bulb inside a wine bottle. Unfortunately it's not a real light bulb; I have always heard Harry used only real objects in his bottles, which may be why I've never seen a picture of this one.

I had an idea to put a cigarette lighter inside a light bulb. The goal was to have a wooden base with a light bulb socket attached to it, and the light bulb screwed in to that. Ultimately I want a switch on the base that when you flip it, the lighter lights up.

I want a lot things.

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Re: Impossible Objects

Postby Bob Farmer » November 13th, 2009, 4:18 pm

I have a method for putting Harry Eng in a light bulb.


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