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No thanks, I don't want an oil drum escape...I love the classic lines of the milk can. So, in all of your wisdom, would anyone here know where this silly, middle aged, Canadian boy can find a good, used, milk can escape at a reasonable cost ?

Thanks a lot Baker, because of you, I have to spend even more money !!!!! (LOL, just kidding Steve, you know I love every second of this !)

~Rick~
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I remember seeing a dealer with a Milk Can Escape at the Invisible Lodge last year. I think it was a dealer in Minneapolis. The name of the store escapes me (pun intended). I know they had a milk can, because they were taking it back to their trailer just after John Calvert's blindfold drive, and before they put it in the trailer, I got to crawl in it.

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On 2005-04-28 16:36, RickSilmser wrote:
No thanks, I don't want an oil drum escape...I love the classic lines of the milk can. So, in all of your wisdom, would anyone here know where this silly, middle aged, Canadian boy can find a good, used, milk can escape at a reasonable cost ?



No. I don't think anyone else will either. They are simply not out there.

You will have to have one made, get lucky on a used one, or do the drum....

I've looked for many years and sadly this is all I have ever found to be the case.
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Well, thanks folks....looks like I'll just have to have one made.

~Rick~
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Rick? Wouldn't Mr Tanner have one hiding away in a storeroom or something? Just a thought.
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Hi Wolfie...

No, I highly doubt it...Joe is retired now and I believe he is only dealing in his locks...I may be wrong, but I don't think so.

~Rick~
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David Deval made one that they sold, but I doubt there is one in a closet.

Your best bet Rick is to contact Owen magic and get the plans for the various milk can's they have. Then go to a sheet metal shop and have them make the can, NOT the gimmic.

When you are ready to get the can made, I'll tell you how to make it work.....

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Hi

Try the twins at info@thetwins.co.uk. I think they are selling a whole rig, curtained platform, churn and all bits for the performance.

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Margrette might be talking about Midwest Magic.
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On 2005-04-28 16:52, Margarette wrote:
I remember seeing a dealer with a Milk Can Escape at the Invisible Lodge last year.



Good luck trying to find that place... Smile
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Hi Mark...

So what you are telling me is that Owens sells plans for the milk can ??? I've seen their can...it's frigg'in huge ! Both Em and I could get into it together (hey, not a bad idea!) I assume it can be scaled down to size ?? Well, ok...lets see what I can do with this. Thanks Mark.

~Rick~
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Rick,
Okay, here is a story you'll hate..John told me of this when he found out you were looking for a Milkcan.
An illusion bulider in this area (I don't think I should say who) was forced to pick up and move shop a few years ago. The new shop is smaller so a lot of cleaning went on..anyway, sitting in a corner, covered with dust, were 5 milk cans.
All 5 belonged to one person who wanted work done on them. This person never paid, never picked them up..the work was never done. All 5 got tossed in the trash. Yes, you read thet right all 5 cans dumped....
It's enough to make you cry.
That said here are a few links for you to check out....

http://www.klamm-magic.com/cgi-bin/web_s......match=on

http://www.dominikmagic.com/language_english.htm
(click on "showroom illusions" on the left this can is at the very bottom of that page and kind of cool looking)

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~shakes his head~ Morg...that just broke my heart ! My, my, my, what a crying shame ! Thanks for the links, Morg...that can from Klamm is exactly what I'm looking for ...small!!!!

~Rick~
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Rick, while you are there also check out Klamm’s “Water Cube of Doom!!!”

http://www.klamm-magic.com/cgi-bin/web_s......match=on

OK, It’s not an oil drum and it’s not a milk can but a nice small (22” square by 32” high) see-thru lexon plastic with metal edging, Chinese cell-like, water escape. In fact it looks like a large aquarium with a locking top.

The tank is filled with water; the performer is cuffed and locked inside (water topped off) and escapes instantly after a screen is placed in front.

It is not all that expensive (even compared to Klamm’s Milk Can) and may be a good alternative to the oil drum escape or the milk can escape.
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And you can't forget the Shackles to here they are but Pricey. http://www.klamm-magic.com/cgi-bin/web_s......match=on
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Thank you Harry...that is so cool...I think I like that better than the milk can (god forbid)...thanks again for that. It's cheaper as well!!!

~Rick~
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Good grief!!! $155 for a quick release cuff! You've gotta be kidding. I got my first set some 13 years ago for about £12 (approx $7). And after I'd got em I thought that was expensive.

Ok, I was only 11-years-old 13 years ago. So I guess that would be expensive. But still seems a rather steep to me.

Although I'm liking the WCD.

Ros

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I've just noticed that if we put the "of" back in to WCD we get the WC of D. Which would be the WC of Doom.
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On 2005-04-30 00:14, Ms. Morgan wrote:

http://www.dominikmagic.com/language_english.htm
(click on "showroom illusions" on the left this can is at the very bottom of that page and kind of cool looking)

Ms.M


Actually that has cleared up a mystery. I bought a milk can from a major dealer a few years ago, and sent it back to them causing a VERY large rif.

I have always claimed that they got a good one from europe then tried knocking them off. VERY badly I might add.

This web site proves this.

Rick, Owens sells the old thayer plans. There are several to choose from.

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Heres another CHEAP Milk Can Escape. http://www.tilfordillusions.com/aqua.html
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On 2005-04-30 15:59, Roslyn wrote:
Good grief!!! $155 for a quick release cuff! You've gotta be kidding. I got my first set some 13 years ago for about £12 (approx $7). And after I'd got em I thought that was expensive...


The price is all relative, Ros. I first bought this item in the late sixties from the dealer Harry Stanley. ("Eddie Joseph's Electronic Release") and it was costly even then . . . mainly because the plating work has to be sub-contracted (usually). I treated it like it was made of gold - packing it carefully after use - using it in my first publicity shots etc. It served me well - and yes, I still use it. Money well spent. . . but I remember thinking at the time " I hope this wasn't a big mistake" Smile. A wonderful principle when used properly.

. . .end of nostalgia trip . . Smile

Riley
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