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Brenton Keith
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Anyone know where to buy a really good quality snake can? All the ones I have found have been the super cheap ones. I want the super deluxe mondo extra-springy awesome snake can. Any help?
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I seem to remember George Kovari had a good one at Blackpool.
Try http://www.kovarimagic.com
arthur stead
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I prefer making my own from a Pringles can.
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On 2014-02-10 22:40, magicgeorge wrote:
I seem to remember George Kovari had a good one at Blackpool.
Try http://www.kovarimagic.com


Here's the link to Kovari's:

http://www.kovarimagic.com/Catalogue/Wor......_45.html

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A Pringles can? What type of spring do you use? I would think that lid would come off rather easily with a little pressure.
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I've been using the "comedy balloon pump" (that Magic Inc. first sold in 1965) since then. the pump was "remanufactured" from the old SS Adams, peanut brittle can. (My pump still works just fine)

I did have my "bag lady" recover the snakes (they were "drab") with bright designed material.

When Frances stopped making them, I had some made up, and now sell them when I lecture.
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Loftus international makes a good one ( made in taiwan). I place the snake in a rel name brand container, like Emeralds almonds.
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Yep - Pringles can and recovered springs with bright, light-weight material.. On my giant spring wand Instuffed so many snakes I had to build-in a pin to keep the lid on - easily ditched before the trick.
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I picked up a vintage Adam's snake can with a cloth covered snake today. The quality is unbelievable.
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What are some ideas to put a spring snake in that isn't as obvious as a can of peanut brittle or Pringles can?
Dick Oslund
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Hi cbguy...

In 1965, Magic Inc. made a "comedy balloon pump". It basically was an Adams Peanut Brittle can, with a 'nozzle' added to the cap, and a 'handle' added to the bottom of the can. (it was a metal rod, with a handle that could slide up and down on the rod. The snakes were the Adams snakes. I bought one, as I was doing a 'safety' program in schools, using balloon animals. When I stopped doing that program I used the pump fairly often when I did a balloon animal or two.

I developed a routine for reloading the snake (I had the snakes sewed together, to make one long snake. --That, made it easier to control where the snake 'went', when released.) It was a fun routine, which got the snake back into the pump for the next show. The routine is published in my book.

Finally the market was saturated, and Frances Marshall stopped making them. I was booked to lecture at the SAM convention in New York, and, Fran OK'd my making up some pumps. My "bag lady' recovered the Adams snakes, with 'flashy' material, and, I sold a 'bunch' of pumps! Apparently the market got saturated again!

While cleaning out my storage facility, I found one pump. PM me if you wish, and perhaps it might answer your needs. I'll be in Milwaukee WI for the Houdini Club convention next weekend.
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On Sep 10, 2017, cbguy wrote:
What are some ideas to put a spring snake in that isn't as obvious as a can of peanut brittle or Pringles can?

Gerber made jack in the boxes called gerber boxes. You can find them on ebay and they open with the touch of a button ! For larger snakes, I prefer the "tiny countertop garbage cans" available on Amazon for about five bucks. Small snakes can be launched from a mouth guard storage box with just a slight squeeze. Pm me and I will send you some links!.
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Check out Chance Wolf’s Snake Can...it can release whenever YOU want it to...i LOVE it...its called Snakey Fakey
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