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Topic: Dr. Pritchard's Box of Poison preview
Message: Posted by: viktorbc (Apr 28, 2017 03:05PM)
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Dr. Pritchard in 1864 purchased some antimony as his wife was standing in his way - he wanted to marry one of his servant-girls. He had a problem as this servant was pregnant. His wife suddenly became very ill and his mother-in-law came to look after her. Quite suddenly his mother-in-law died in his house, and her daughter, his wife, a few weeks later. They were both found to have been poisoned with antimony. Pritchard was hanged in 1865, the last man to be executed in public in Scotland. A crowd of 100,000 watched the execution.

This is my most elaborate box yet! Two levels of selection and 2 reveals! Choose a vial of poison which now has a parchment inside. Remove the 1st drawer and choose a token. Place the note on top of the box and then place the token on that. Now open the bottom drawer and a note appears! On the note is the name of the poison and the reveal of your choice! A double reveal!

I would like to thank Vlad for some of the inspiration that went into this effect! I hope I do not need to sacrifice to much plasma...

I will be working on this to be finished this weekend. Let me know who is interested in getting one so I know how many to pre-fabricate.

-Vince
Message: Posted by: gothicmagic (Apr 28, 2017 04:33PM)
Looks very cool, a unique piece that will surely get their attention, it is so different it would pair well with he Poe box so you could use both (in different shows of course)
Message: Posted by: viktorbc (Apr 28, 2017 04:41PM)
I still have to finish the tokens and place an inlay inside the drawers.

Thank you Vlad for the kind words!
Message: Posted by: Lo Pan (Apr 30, 2017 02:01PM)
This looks great Vince, just like something you might stumble across in an old basement full of forgotten family treasures - Im looking forward to seeing photos of the finished product
Message: Posted by: Station10 (Apr 30, 2017 06:17PM)
Vince, what an awesome and eerie looking prop.
Message: Posted by: viktorbc (May 2, 2017 12:43PM)
Http://shadowbizarre.com/the-shadow-bazaar/dr-pritchards-box-of-poison/
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DR. PRITCHARD'S BOX OF POISON
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Dr. Pritchard in 1864 purchased some poisons as his wife was standing in his way - he wanted to marry one of his servant-girls. He had a problem as this servant was pregnant. His wife suddenly became very ill and his mother-in-law came to look after her. Quite suddenly his mother-in-law died in his house, and her daughter, his wife, a few weeks later. They were both found to have been poisoned. Pritchard was hanged in 1865, the last man to be executed in public in Scotland. A crowd of 100,000 watched the execution.
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When archiving the Edinburgh Court House where Dr. Prirchard was held during the trial, some of the original evidence was uncovered from the case. Vials with traces of the poisons arsenic, cyanide and antimony were kept in a wooden box with mounted photographs of the diabolical Dr. Pritchard's victims. His wife Mary Jane Pritchard, mother-in-law Jane Taylor and possible mistress and accomplice Elizabeth McGrain.

Inside the Sample Vials (now mostly safe from the poison - just don't lick them!) are now parchments with the poisons listed on them.
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The lower drawer of the box was empty at first... Then someone asked whilst examining the macabre antique - "I wonder who he enjoyed poisoning the most?" A strange question I know, but what happened next stunned the archivists...

A parchment appeared in the lower drawer with the name of a victim and the poison that was used!

http://shadowbizarre.com/the-shadow-bazaar/dr-pritchards-box-of-poison
Message: Posted by: DocBenWiz (May 2, 2017 12:47PM)
Beautiful craftsmanship and idea!...Price,....so I know what to sell off to fit my budget?? :bigsmile: :spinningcoin:
Message: Posted by: DocBenWiz (May 2, 2017 12:49PM)
Ahhhha,....just followed the link....great price! On my list asap and hoping there some left when my pension check comes in end of next month
Message: Posted by: viktorbc (May 2, 2017 12:55PM)
I am working on 5 right now with 5 more ready next week. The 1st set will be ready on Friday and any orders will ship then. The completed one in the images is already claimed! It ships tomorrow.

There is a lot of demand for this one!
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (May 2, 2017 09:36PM)
Vic, you finished this one off beautifully. I love the mounted photo touch, and the multiple reveals. That's fresh for this classic effect. Plus, the story line is real, which is always good for this kind of presentation:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_William_Pritchard

Nice work.
Message: Posted by: viktorbc (May 3, 2017 09:04PM)
Thanks Wizard! I am only doing this in a limited run. They are time consuming for me, as you can imagine.
Message: Posted by: DocBenWiz (May 26, 2017 03:19PM)
Just sent you a pm, hoping one still available for my purchase. Also a question if photo card of Dr Pritchard is included?

:thumbsup:
Message: Posted by: viktorbc (May 26, 2017 04:20PM)
A card is not available currently, but an excellent suggestion! I will have to make that an option I think!
Message: Posted by: gothicmagic (May 27, 2017 04:12PM)
I can indeed atest that the objects are even cooler than the photos, I got the opportunity to examine them at Doomsday and they exude an aura of authenticity all you need is to present them and the deed is done
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (May 27, 2017 05:02PM)
I should be receiving my set on Tuesday or Wednesday. I really like where Vince has taken this classic effect. For a bizarre neophyte like me, this is the perfect prop for me to wrap my arms around as it is so do-able, yet completely convincing. Can't wait.
Message: Posted by: Merlinsmagic (May 27, 2017 05:25PM)
Is the specs poison/pic choice & the matching reveal parchment always the same or can there be different poison/pic choice & end reveals ?
Message: Posted by: ManxBull (May 28, 2017 07:32AM)
I admired Vince's range of boxes at Doomsday and obtained an 'Odin's Sacrifice' from him. The whole range look great and work well, and they all allow for the full range of different reveals.
Message: Posted by: viktorbc (May 29, 2017 10:42AM)
Hey Merlin, that is an aspect oof the effect I am not sure I wish to reveal in the public forum, but please feel free to PM me!

And thanks for the shout out ManxBull! ;)

-Vince
Message: Posted by: Merlinsmagic (May 29, 2017 11:19AM)
Hi Vince I understand, I did pm you a few days ago with this question & on your Pinkerton cards, looked like the pm was read & did not hear back, just re shot you the pm inquires again.
Message: Posted by: viktorbc (May 29, 2017 02:31PM)
Oops! Sorry. Just read and responded. :thumbsup:
Message: Posted by: Merlinsmagic (May 29, 2017 02:53PM)
Thank you Vince, answered my questions perfectly. Looking forward to ordering Tues if you still have a few of both left 😀
Message: Posted by: Sean Xem (Jun 3, 2017 10:33PM)
I picked this up recently and believe that the craftsmanship on this is absolutely TOP NOTCH! Also love the method and the value you receive for the price.

It's a unique prop that will most certainly help to yield a wonderful presentation. Well done, Vince!
Message: Posted by: viktorbc (Jun 4, 2017 01:38AM)
Thanks so much! That makes it all worth while!
Message: Posted by: DocBenWiz (Jun 7, 2017 12:22AM)
Ordered and on it's way! Can't wait! I am guessing that this will be a perfect follow up/closer to my using Alchemist's Bane first in selecting a proper "intuitive" participant for the "Poison Box" routine at my next intimate after dinner and wine gathering with a couple of friends!

:bigsmile: :wow: :bubbly: :thumbsup:
Message: Posted by: DocBenWiz (Jun 10, 2017 03:51PM)
Got my Dr Pritchard Poison Box" and a nice aged addition of a "cabinet card" photo of the evil doctor that I asked Vince to make up for me at reasonable additional cost.
Gosh, the aroma alone upon opening this wonderfully aged box is sure to create an ominous atmosphere! Excellent craftsmanship...wonderfully simple method for the effect that basically allows for full concentration on the fabulously "spooky" premise, back story and presentation.
Vince was also quick to get back to me with a couple tips on my question about the specific working method and fulfillment of the reveal(s).

I don't know how many more of these Vince will consider making up, if this is "cup of tea" (be careful what you drink!...ha, ha), but IMHO this little treasure is something to grab if you can!

:wow: :thumbsup: :hotcoffee:
Message: Posted by: Merlinsmagic (Jun 10, 2017 06:04PM)
Looking forward to receiving mine soon, sounds like I won't be disappointed.
Have to check back with Vince on making me a cabinet card of the evil doctor.
Message: Posted by: viktorbc (Jun 11, 2017 06:49AM)
Merlinsmagic, you are getting the cabinet card!
Message: Posted by: Merlinsmagic (Jun 11, 2017 06:47PM)
Wow, never had a physic order before - you get it before you ask for it....lol, thank you Vince awesome !
Just recieved the pdf email for it, reading pdf really loving it more, eager to have in hand to play with 😊