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My magic culture is obviously not vast enough...
What can I read about routines based on a gimmicked clear glass, or pair of glasses?
Any hint?
Thanks in advance!
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Do you mean glass as in drinking glass or glass as in spectacles?
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Ooops!Drinking glass! Sorry, I'm a french speaking belgian ...
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I'm not sure of a book resource, but here are some ideas.

Alexander DeCova, has routine using a B********s Glass, ring, rope and a hat. On his video "Treasures Volume 1".

Cris Angel, does a vanishing orange juice to bird, using a M****r Glass.

One I like to do involving a ungimmicked glass is coin through glass using a [ coin.

Another thing I do with a normal glass is a penetration using a Williamson Striking Vanish type move with the glass replacing the wand. Tap the bottom edge of the glass a couple times, Strike Vanish and the object appears to penetrate thru the bottom of the glass. Very visual. Can be done with almost any object. I've done it with a Crumpled Bill, a Coin, and a Cigarette. I've even seen it done with a spoon!

If your seated, Glass Thru Table (old Salt Shaker thru Table method) is great. This could even be used to swap out a gimmicked glass for a real one if used correctly! Nice final climax for a routine.

Just a few ideas to play with.

Hope that helped.

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On 2010-02-16 12:11, gillesA4 wrote:
Ooops!Drinking glass! Sorry, I'm a french speaking belgian ...


That's okay. I understand the problem. I'm a (sometimes) German-speaking American. I know the pitfalls of the English language.

There was a book about the cups and balls using clear glasses put out by Micky Hades publications several years ago, called (I think) The Clear Cups and Balls or Crystal Clear. I don't remember the author, but I'm sure someone on the forum here can remember it. If I find it, I'll let you know the name.

Also, Gene Gloye had a couple of books called Tricky Tumblers which had tricks with various kinds of drinking glasses. I think there were two volumes in this series.

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This thread has more information, including the correct name of the Micky Hades book:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=115
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Thanks a lot , gentlemen!
Let me have a look at these informations...
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GillesA4,

Here is a free public domain book from 1920 that has some
routines and ideas using gimmicked drinking glasses (tumblers).
It also has a lot of other pretty good effects!

Great book for being so old!

You can read it online or download it as a PDF file.

"The Magic Art" - By Donald Holmes

http://books.google.com/books?id=DucNAQA......&f=false

Have fun,

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A million thanks Metatron!
I found it along with another one by the same author, I'll have them printed tomorrow! Thanks again!
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I would just download it and use the free Adobe PDF Reader to read in on my computer. Saves on Paper and Ink. Smile
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I admit it's a shame, but I'm too old, I can't read more than a few lines on screen; I have the pdf printed and binded, it's like buying a book, no? I'm from the old school...But it's nice to see people are concerned by ecology!
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Gilles,

The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser has, what I feel to be the seminal routine of this ilk. Find a copy. Buy a copy.

From Steve Bryant's site: http://www.littleegyptmagic.com/feint197.htm

The Walnut Trick -- Most of us "young" guys first encountered this effect as "The Peripatetic Walnuts" in Volume Two of The Vernon Chronicles, by Stephen Minch. In Harry's version, three walnuts magically fly from the magician's pocket to an inverted glass that is covered by an empty can. As with most of Harry's magic, this version is extremely clean and contains significant subtleties.

I think this shop has it in stock:

http://www.hanklee.org/xcart/product.php?productid=6492

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There is a nice routine in Tarbell, and Vinnie the Godfather has a couple of Coin through Glass effects that kill.
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Hansel, Funsway,

Do any of those routines use a gimmicked glass?

KG
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Hello Everybody,

I have a few question about Gimmicked Glass(es)?

1.) Does anybody sell matching sets like M****r, B*****less, and Ungimmicked.
so all cups can be switched with each other.
Or all used at once and they match?

2.) That 1920 book above mentioned a gimmicked glass called The Demon Glass.
Anyone familiar with this?

I found a vintage 1940's one on ebay, but they didn't describe the effect or it's uses.

It looked like a glass, a clear plastic insert hidden in the glass, and a metal tube that covered the glass. Do they still make this or market this under a different name now?


Thanks,

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Metatron:

I don't think anyone sells a set like this. The Demon Glass may be any one of several different glasses. There's also the Okito Ring Glass.
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On 2010-02-17 17:52, kentfgunn wrote:
Hansel, Funsway,

Do any of those routines use a gimmicked glass?

KG


No, but Tarbell uses a gimmicked coin you make yourself, Vinnie teaches a new slight based on his Crimp.
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On 2010-02-17 21:50, Metatron wrote:

1.) Does anybody sell matching sets like M****r, B*****less, and Ungimmicked.
so all cups can be switched with each other.
Or all used at once and they match?


I have en eBook on a Miser that uses a S**T Glass and the Metal Version works fine and sounds better than glass. Instead of switching glasses I use a M**k Pitcher to take several drinks from the glass before and after the routine.
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What about Hydrostatic Glass?
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Thanks, all of you!
As Kent highlighted, the routine including the gimmicked glass is partially set up,hence it's a must, I need one or two more moves using the same props: two glasses, or maybe three, and a few crocheted balls ... Kent, thanks for the info, I'll put the book on my waiting list as I'm broooke for now! And I promise to stay away from every statue of Pompeus I could find, thanks God there are not many here in Brussels!
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