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Topic: Dove Spiker???
Message: Posted by: Kenny Havard (Nov 23, 2010 12:38PM)
Does anyone know the name, make and model of this dove effect?
The prop is a orange round 12 inch tube with 2 end caps. 8 spikes and 5 knives are put in the tube with a dove inside. Maybe an old Tannen's prop? Thanks,

Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Nov 24, 2010 08:42PM)
I believe this is a Mephisto Huis effect from the 1970's. Can't remember the advertised name. Tannen may have sold it as well.
Message: Posted by: Kenny Havard (Nov 24, 2010 11:21PM)
Thanks, I remember it being popular in the late 70's. Vic Kirk featured this effect in his act.
Message: Posted by: tristanmagic (Jun 29, 2012 06:21AM)
It is called 'Matinelli's Ultimate Dove Penetration Plus'
I just saw a copy of it on the Hocus-Pocus site without any proper credits to it's inventor Mr. Matinelli - Shame shame shame
Message: Posted by: Jon Blakeney (Jul 8, 2012 11:34PM)
I couldn't see this style of trick going down well with todays audiences ,to me it seems to cruel.
It's funny how you can put swords thru your assistant and nobody seems to care ,but ,do the same to a dove and people start to freak out.