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Impossible Objects

Posted: November 7th, 2009, 8:40 am
by El Mystico
does anyone know of a site selling impossible objects? - I'm thinking of things along the lines of the late Harry Eng's bottles.

Thanks

Re: Impossible Objects

Posted: November 7th, 2009, 12:05 pm
by Pete McCabe
Jamie Grant sells a deck-in-bottle on his website. I saw these at Magic Live and they are beautiful.

Re: Impossible Objects

Posted: November 7th, 2009, 5:19 pm
by Zig Zagger
This website http://www.impossibottle.co.uk gives a very nice overview of things impossible, their makers and sellers.

Re: Impossible Objects

Posted: November 8th, 2009, 9:54 am
by El Mystico
thank you, you've been helpful!

Re: Impossible Objects

Posted: November 12th, 2009, 11:41 am
by Jamie D. Grant
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

Re: Impossible Objects

Posted: November 12th, 2009, 1:43 pm
by Jonathan Townsend
is it possible to blow and shape a bottle inside a bottle?

Re: Impossible Objects

Posted: November 13th, 2009, 3:06 am
by Jamie D. Grant
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

Re: Impossible Objects

Posted: November 13th, 2009, 8:17 am
by Jonathan Townsend
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).

Re: Impossible Objects

Posted: November 13th, 2009, 1:56 pm
by Dave V
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

Posted: November 13th, 2009, 3:05 pm
by Pete McCabe
I have an unpublished (I think) Harry Eng method for putting a light bulb inside a wine bottle.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.

Re: Impossible Objects

Posted: November 13th, 2009, 4:18 pm
by Bob Farmer
I have a method for putting Harry Eng in a light bulb.