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Tony Thomas
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I am looking for a milk picture that can diminish in your hand, from full to half full (without pouring it). Then you can pour the remaining milk out into a large tumbler, then into a smaller glass, and again into an even smaller glass, then finally you can pour the smallest glass back into the original pitcher to fill it back up to it's original height. I have seen this performed.

Question - Is this one effect, or a combination of two? And, is it still available? What is it called, and where can I get it? I have done some searches. I have found vanishing milk pitchers, and dimishing milk cups, but not a combination that can do what I have described above.
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I have found the reverse effect, look at http://www.magicproshop.com/multum-parvo......710.html
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Thank you for that link. I wonder if the effect of Miltum In Parvo Deluxe can be done in reverse. Where you can somehow pour the large cup into the next size down. When I saw the effect I described above, the pitcher he used matched the glasses, and the pitcher appeared to me to work like a latta bowl (only in reverse - if you can understand that). Anyway thanks for the link. I may be half way to my answer, or there may be another affect out there that does everything I described. Can anyone else provide some guidance?
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Multum in Parvo (Latin for 'much in little') can work in ieither direction allowing you to pour from large to small or vice versa.
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Thanks JNeal. That was helpful. So, now my only mystery is the initail pitcher. It was definitely a different method than the typical $30 milk pour. Any ideas about what this is?
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Yes the pitcher is rather like the FL-MT pitcher sold by Owens or the milk mugs that were featured by Harbin in his old cabaret act. It allows you to control the level of milk in a pitcher or mug and pour out the milk when you need to.

It's best made with two concentric straight sided clear plastic glasses. One is designed to fit inside the other with about 1/4 inch of space for the milk (all the way around). The inner most one is NOT glued into the larger one. Each has a solid bottom and when the liquid is poured (prior to showtime) into the large one, you must fill it to about 20%. Now when you place the inner, smaller glass into the larger one, it will raise the level of milk between the two side walls and it looks like the pitcher has more fluid in it.

Naturally, the inner one wants to 'float' on the surface of the liquid, so only by applying downward pressure can we create the illusion of a 'full' pitcher or glass. And also, the inner cylinder/ glass is slightly shorter than the total height of the outer one.

Harbin had thumb tabs constructed near the handles of his mugs, so that he could use two of them to do a repeat filling and draining glass. You too, must come up with a means of regulating the downward pressure. You might attach a plastic piece that aligns with a slot in the outer mug (near the top) and use a finger to control the movement of the inner glass. In any case, yo you can cause the liquid to go up or down and then pour it into a Multum in Parvo set of glasses . Anyone interested in these kind of effects should look for a copy of the book on the methods of Louis Histed, who was the inventor of the Square Circle, the Pom Pom pole, the Sand canisters, and many great liquid effects.
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Thanks JNeal - Good info...
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