Matching Bulb to Tenyo Scotty York Bulb

Post topics about the clever and unique creations the from Japanese magic company.

Moderator: Richard Kaufman

User avatar
erdnasephile
Posts: 4392
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm

Matching Bulb to Tenyo Scotty York Bulb

Postby erdnasephile » March 23rd, 2013, 4:56 pm

Has anyone ever found a source for matching regular bulbs for the Tenyo Scotty York Bulb?

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 25814
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: Matching Bulb to Tenyo Scotty York Bulb

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 23rd, 2013, 5:14 pm

I know Scotty used to switch in a normal bulb, sign it, and give it away. Not sure of the size. If you're referring to the one manufactured by Tenyo, normal bulbs are available to match it in Japan, but not in the US.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

User avatar
erdnasephile
Posts: 4392
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm

Re: Matching Bulb to Tenyo Scotty York Bulb

Postby erdnasephile » March 23rd, 2013, 5:21 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:I know Scotty used to switch in a normal bulb, sign it, and give it away. Not sure of the size. If you're referring to the one manufactured by Tenyo, normal bulbs are available to match it in Japan, but not in the US.


Bummer--without the matching bulb you can't do Scotty's routine, which I think takes much of the mystery out of the thing.

User avatar
Tom Leyland
Posts: 146
Joined: March 9th, 2013, 1:09 pm
Favorite Magician: David Copperfield

Re: Matching Bulb to Tenyo Scotty York Bulb

Postby Tom Leyland » March 23rd, 2013, 5:34 pm

You should be able to order them on eBay.

User avatar
erdnasephile
Posts: 4392
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm

Re: Matching Bulb to Tenyo Scotty York Bulb

Postby erdnasephile » March 23rd, 2013, 5:39 pm

Tom Leyland wrote:You should be able to order them on eBay.


I've never been able to find them on ebay, Amazon, etc. Even the Phillips bulbs here, while a similar shape, are the wrong size.

User avatar
Tom Leyland
Posts: 146
Joined: March 9th, 2013, 1:09 pm
Favorite Magician: David Copperfield

Re: Matching Bulb to Tenyo Scotty York Bulb

Postby Tom Leyland » March 23rd, 2013, 6:15 pm

erdnasephile wrote:
Tom Leyland wrote:You should be able to order them on eBay.


I've never been able to find them on ebay, Amazon, etc. Even the Phillips bulbs here, while a similar shape, are the wrong size.


Richard, looks like it's time to pick some up in JP! :mrgreen:

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 25814
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: Matching Bulb to Tenyo Scotty York Bulb

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 23rd, 2013, 6:59 pm

While it's was nice to be able to sign the bulb and give it as a souvenir, I don't think it's a deal-breaker in terms of being able to do the routine. People don't expect you to give them a light bulb.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

User avatar
erdnasephile
Posts: 4392
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm

Re: Matching Bulb to Tenyo Scotty York Bulb

Postby erdnasephile » March 23rd, 2013, 7:01 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:While it's was nice to be able to sign the bulb and give it as a souvenir, I don't think it's a deal-breaker in terms of being able to do the routine. People don't expect you to give them a light bulb.


True dat, but if you don't hand out the bulb, you're left with a "tricky bulb" as an explanation of the trick. The switched in real bulb just keeps the mystery going when they get home, I think.

Steve Cohen
Posts: 85
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: New York City
Contact:

Re: Matching Bulb to Tenyo Scotty York Bulb

Postby Steve Cohen » March 23rd, 2013, 7:31 pm

When I was writing the instructions to this routine, Tenyo asked me to find a matching light bulb in America so that you could switch out the gimmicked bulb at the end. I did a significant amount of research at lighting shops all over New York City but was unable to find a similar bulb.

User avatar
stereo
Posts: 99
Joined: December 28th, 2012, 6:00 pm
Contact:

Re: Matching Bulb to Tenyo Scotty York Bulb

Postby stereo » March 23rd, 2013, 7:37 pm

How the change take place on the routine ?
I think I heard someone talking about bulb from Ikea.

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 25814
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: Matching Bulb to Tenyo Scotty York Bulb

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 23rd, 2013, 7:50 pm

You can certainly hand out the Tenyo bulb for examination, but why you would need to I don't know. The spectator is supposed to be holding the bulb either by it's base or dangling inside a hanky when it gets moved over the deck to find the chosen card. From the spectator's point of view he has already handled the bulb.

If you do want to hand out the bulb, it's only necessary to keep it away from the deck. Certainly managable.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

J M Talbot
Posts: 1
Joined: March 30th, 2013, 10:15 am
Favorite Magician: Tamariz

Re: Matching Bulb to Tenyo Scotty York Bulb

Postby J M Talbot » March 30th, 2013, 10:21 am

Identical bulbs are readily available in Canada. They are typically listed as 7 watt appliance bulbs, have even seen them in dollar stores.

John

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 25814
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: Matching Bulb to Tenyo Scotty York Bulb

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 30th, 2013, 10:56 am

Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 25814
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: Matching Bulb to Tenyo Scotty York Bulb

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 30th, 2013, 10:59 am

Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 25814
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: Matching Bulb to Tenyo Scotty York Bulb

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 30th, 2013, 11:03 am

Now comparing my Tenyo bulb directly to the photo: there is a tiny difference in the sphere where it meets the base, but I think it might work. Will head out to Home Depot today and buy one to check it out.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine


Return to “Tenyo”