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Topic: Which cups & balls?
Message: Posted by: -The Scot- (Jul 20, 2003 04:26PM)
Hello once again, just wondering if you can send me to a place where sells cups and balls like these:


Not the exact set there, but a similar shape - tall but thin.

Thanks in advance,

Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (Jul 20, 2003 06:32PM)
Stevens Magic sells a version (heavy brass) made by our own Pete Biro. They are called the Johnny Paul cups. Check them out at:

Harries Magic also sells a very nice and slightly larger size set. It is called the Classic Bosco set.

Message: Posted by: -The Scot- (Jul 20, 2003 07:05PM)
Thanks Harry, very useful. The first ones are a little expensive, and I was after aluminium ones anyway, so the ones in the second link look fine!

Still looking out for them so more links would be great guys!

Thanks again.
Message: Posted by: Vibono Magic (Jul 21, 2003 02:01AM)
Harries has the Bosco cups in aluminium and cupper. Both set of cups are well made and looks good.
You can contact them on the lonk mention in Harry's post.

Jonas Karlsson
Vibono Magic
Message: Posted by: MacGyver (Jul 21, 2003 03:40AM)
I believe riser has some cups like this also.

By the way, on the topic of where to find some cups and balls, does anyone know where to get steel ball loads like Gertner's Cups and Steel? I just like the idea of using something that makes noise against the cups, make it seem that much more impossible.
Message: Posted by: -The Scot- (Jul 21, 2003 05:58AM)
On 2003-07-21 03:01, Vibono Magic wrote:
Harries has the Bosco cups in aluminium and cupper. Both set of cups are well made and looks good.
You can contact them on the link mention in Harry's post.

Jonas Karlsson
Vibono Magic


Do you mean he sells the [b]larger[/b] cups in aluminium, as well as copper? I never liked the copper colour of the cups, sorry to anyone who has them.
Message: Posted by: Vibono Magic (Jul 21, 2003 03:28PM)

Harries sells the large Bosco cups made out of aluminium but he also have the large Bosco cups in cupper not brass.
Message: Posted by: m@t (Jul 21, 2003 03:36PM)
I think I saw a set (aluminum) exactly like these in a display case in international magic the other day, not sure how much they were but you could give them a call.

International Magic, 89 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1R 5BX, England, U.K.

Tel: UK+ (0) 20 7405 7324

Mat :)
Message: Posted by: -The Scot- (Jul 22, 2003 07:37AM)
Sorry Vibono, I did mean copper. I have edited my post now ;)

Thanks m@t, I will look into it!

Message: Posted by: Vibono Magic (Jul 23, 2003 05:58AM)
that's Ok Scott. I might mention that harries cups are very nice to work with the wights are quait nice even thou I persenaly would use the copper set as it has a little bit more wirgt to it.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jul 24, 2003 07:08PM)
You might want to check with Davenport's. The last catalog I have from them has aluminium cups of this style. It's an old catalog, though.
Message: Posted by: bwalder (Sep 2, 2003 08:37AM)
I have both the Harries Bosco cups and the Pete Biro Johnny Paul cups, and I have to say you get what you pay for. The finish on the Harries cups is appalling (the customer service leaves something to be desired too!) - Pete's are first class.

Jim Riser also has his traditional cups - you probably will not find better quality cups than Jim's anywhere, but you will, of course, pay a bit more :bigsmile:

One more thing, the Harries cups are a fair bit bigger than Pete's if that is important to you

Hope that helps

Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Sep 2, 2003 05:58PM)
You might look on ebay and search "cups balls" and you will find what you want.

My Johnny Paul Cups are smaller than those shown in your post.

Jim Riser makes a set close to what you want, but none of the quality makers use aluminum, it is too soft.

There are a lot of aluminum cups coming in from India and they are very low priced.
Message: Posted by: -The Scot- (Oct 4, 2003 06:28AM)
Thanks for all your advice and links, Pete, I guess I will have to settle for copper then!

Thanks again,