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small, hand held gimmicks

Postby John Carney » November 25th, 2009, 1:22 pm

Hey folks,
I am in search of resources for collections of small gimmicks, for a research project I am doing.

If you have a large collection, or know who might (US or Overseas), please let me know here.

I am looking for odd little gimmicks.....pulls, holders, clips and other devices, along the line of those in the photos in Ottakar Fischer's Illustrated Magic.

I am especially looking for one of a kind, home-made gimmicks.

thank for any leads.

best,
carney

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Re: small, hand held gimmicks

Postby Brad Henderson » November 25th, 2009, 2:58 pm

Talk to Glenn Farrington.

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Re: small, hand held gimmicks

Postby John Carney » November 25th, 2009, 4:40 pm

thank Brad........did just that a few days ago.....a good resource and he's as nutty for these things as I

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Re: small, hand held gimmicks

Postby Pete Biro » November 26th, 2009, 1:59 am

Hmmmm... I must have dozens.
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Re: small, hand held gimmicks

Postby Pete Biro » November 26th, 2009, 1:59 am

Will consider trades.
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Re: small, hand held gimmicks

Postby John Carney » November 26th, 2009, 2:40 am

pete,
why don't your bring the more unusual ones to Dean's next week. Of course, I have the standard gimmicks......thumb tips, coin droppers and such.....I am looking for really odd things

thanks

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Re: small, hand held gimmicks

Postby Tom Dobrowolski » November 26th, 2009, 5:55 pm

Hi John,

Did you check with Tim Felix when you were in town? Who knows what he may have in his "library".

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Re: small, hand held gimmicks

Postby Alex de Cova » November 26th, 2009, 6:39 pm

Dear John,
I am on the same line of thinking as you (you should know). Have quite some european stuff here in my boxes that might be interesting for you. contact me at office@decovamagic.com.
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Re: small, hand held gimmicks

Postby jim rawlins » November 27th, 2009, 2:08 pm

i have some odd gimmicks. many i have no clue what they were actually used for. you can contact me at jabo1863@woh.rr.com

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Re: small, hand held gimmicks

Postby John Carney » September 3rd, 2010, 12:08 pm

BUMP!

Hey folks,
I am in search of resources for collections of small gimmicks, for a research project I am doing.

If you have a large collection, or know who might (US or Overseas), please let me know here.

I am looking for odd little gimmicks.....pulls, holders, clips and other devices, along the line of those in the photos in Ottakar Fischer's Illustrated Magic.

I am especially looking for one of a kind, home-made gimmicks.

thank for any leads.

best,
carney

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Re: small, hand held gimmicks

Postby David Oliver » September 3rd, 2010, 3:01 pm

John, our pal Ray Goulet has a very extensive collection/museum, that is loaded with one-of's and smaller stuff. Might want to give him a shout.
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Re: small, hand held gimmicks

Postby John Carney » September 3rd, 2010, 5:25 pm

thanks david.......I'm planning on hitting Ray's place in a few months.

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Re: small, hand held gimmicks

Postby Tabman » September 4th, 2010, 3:50 pm

Very cool. I stopped off in Watertown at his place often in the 70s running between Albany NY and Boston. Nice man. Good vibes.

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Re: small, hand held gimmicks

Postby Kent Gunn » September 4th, 2010, 8:58 pm

If gravity hold-outs count, I have half a dozen different models. Some hand-made, some fancier. Lots and lots of ends. Don't know if you want pictures or if these even apply to your research.

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Re: small, hand held gimmicks

Postby Robert Allen » September 6th, 2010, 7:15 pm

An unusual home made pull was described in one of Bruce Elliots books. At an auto parts store buy a rubber cap of the type that goes over the nipples on a distributor. Nowadays I don't know how easily these are found. You attach the small diameter end to a length of elastic as a normal pull. The shape and flexibility of the rubber allows vanishing of a variety of things. I also recall a neat trick where you'd change 5 pennies to 1 nickle using this device.

I have mine somewhere, but I'm not giving it up :)

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Re: small, hand held gimmicks

Postby Geno Munari » September 6th, 2010, 7:21 pm

I have a box of gimmicks that Mike Skinner owned if you are interested.

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Re: small, hand held gimmicks

Postby Don Wilson » September 6th, 2010, 8:12 pm

John,
I have many small gimmicks, most don't what they are for, and if you would like them, I'd be glad to donate them to your cause. Maybe you can find an answer for many of them. Let me know! Don Wilson plusmagic@sbcglobal.net (530)913-1485.


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