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Anyone know the exact size battery this item requires?? I really need to find out to make certain it's easy to replace.
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I may be wrong (haven't used the thing in years), but as I recall it uses the battery from a Polaroid film pack. I'm sure it tells you in the instructions that came with the prop.
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Well....hmmmmmm....OK......now, what the heck is a Polaroid film pack?
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Oh, I see. You have one of those internet connections that doesn't have Google.
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If you can find goggle to find out about the polaroid film packs, find out the battery size, and voltage. You should be able to find something in watch batteries or the like that will work.

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On 2010-02-17 17:05, Paul Budd wrote:
Well....hmmmmmm....OK......now, what the heck is a Polaroid film pack?

You never saw a Polaroid camera?
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No....I've seen a Polaroid camera......just don't know what a Polaroid film pack is......but I shall explore!
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No....I've seen a Polaroid camera......just don't know what a Polaroid film pack is......but I shall explore!


Ok, now you've officially made me feel old!

If you already know what a polaroid camera is, the next logical question is "how does the film get put into the camera?"

As for the matter of the daughter being astonished by a record collection, it is sad how much of the technology we took for granted growing up is now having our children wondering what archaeological period we're from.

Recently, I bought some magic books at the Magifest with some pages having magic items for sale. It really amazed me how much magic I saw as a kid that is no longer around. Even Silly Billy, in the ReelMagic dvd pointed this out with the magic milk pitcher.
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Paul....Regarding the Thought Transmitter battery pack, just e-mail me at
penthru@aol.com for complete information. Thanks.
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On 2010-02-17 18:43, Bill Palmer wrote:
Oh, I see. You have one of those internet connections that doesn't have Google.

Classic!!!! Smile
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The magic Café is an amazing place - I came here today for the exact same question.

I will be contacting John as well.

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On 2010-02-17 18:43, Bill Palmer wrote:
Oh, I see. You have one of those internet connections that doesn't have Google.

Classic!!!! Smile

With all due respect mate, the guy said he didn't know what a Polaroid film pack was. Although I know what Polaroid cameras are, having never owned one, I haven't got a clue what a film pack for one looks like or what it contains!

Moreover, Google being Google brings up literally hundreds of thousands of results. How would the guy know what to look for? For example, do YOU know for certain what a Google search would bring up? Do YOU know if there are different voltages of batteries? Do YOU know if there are different size batteries, etc. Get my drift?

Tell you what - use Google and let me know where I can get a speedo cable for a 1978 Mercedes 250 W123 series, manual 4 speed gearbox. I await your response with a smile on my face!

The initial comment was patronising; your 'clapping hands' even more so.

I'm admittedly the first on here to use satire when discussing topics - BUT if someone asks for help, I don't EVER take the pi*s out of them. After all, isn't the legend for this forum 'Magicians HELPING Magicians'?

Wonder if this post gets deleted?

Posted: Mar 20, 2011 1:31pm
A day later, and no reply. Clearly the 'Happy Clappy Google Lovers Association' is having problems sourcing the information that I asked for?
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Actually, Merc Man, the "Happy Clappy Google Lovers Association" doesn't really give a rat's posterior. I don't visit this particular thread every day.

Try http://www.millermbz.com/ If that model exists, they will make the cable you need for it. Since the 250 series was discontinued after 1972, I doubt that you have a pressing need for one.

Time involved -- < 45 seconds.

BTW, the time involved for a search for Polaroid Film Pack, that will come up with a purchasable Polaroid Pack -- the 600 series, which just happens to be the correct one for the thought transmitter wallet -- takes about 15 seconds.
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On 2011-03-21 01:58, Bill Palmer wrote:

Try http://www.millermbz.com/ If that model exists, they will make the cable you need for it. Since the 250 series was discontinued after 1972, I doubt that you have a pressing need for one.



Bill - you've just validated the point I was making entirely!

I asked about a speedo cable for a 1978 250, W123 series Merc, and you've come back with the outcome of my enquiry via Google based upon the information you were given; and (I presume) a limited knowledge of Mercedes-Benz.

So, just for the record:

- I asked about a W123 series 250 and you've told me that the '250 series' (actually, the 250 is an engine size NOT a series) was not produced after 1972. Well first and foremost, the W123 series WERE NOT EVEN IN PRODUCTION until 1976!

- The 250 (M123) 6 cylinder engine was also released in January 1976.

- I explained that the speedo cable required was for a 4 speed manual gearbox. Investigation via a proper source (e.g. a Merc specialist) would have shown that there is a difference in connectors and cable lengths between the 4 and 5 speed manual boxes; and these again are totally different from the auto boxes. The 250 engines were primarily auto not manual boxes, hence the scarcity of this cable.

- To quote you: "Since the 250 series was discontinued after 1972, I doubt that you have a pressing need for one". Well I can assure you that you are totally wrong - and I've been trying to source one since middle January - to no avail. As it's illegal to drive without a speedometer/mileage counter functioning, the need is now more than pressing, I can assure you.

By the way, if you want to check my facts, type in Wikipedia then seach for Mercedes-Benz W123 - that takes about 10 seconds. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_W123
However, it won't tell you the in-depth info re: the part number I'm after (for a vehicle that, according to your beloved Google search, doesn't even exist)!

Bill - I don't want to get into an argument over something so mundane (or to turn the debate into discussing Mercedes rather than magic; albeit I love both) BUT I think that it proves the point that unless you have some degree of knowledge about what you are looking for at the outset, a Google Search is not always the best medium - unless you want to end up with a product that won't work for it's intended use, or just isn't fit for purpose.

Finally, if you doubt this car exists, I can send you a link via a PM to take you to pics of my W123 250 (which came off the production line at the Sindelfingen factory in Stuttgart - August 1978).

Posted: Mar 25, 2011 6:45am
Just to add Bill I've checked out that website - they don't supply ANY parts for the W123 Series!

To this end, I think I've more than proved the point that I was trying to make.
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Just to add Bill I've checked out that website - they don't supply ANY parts for the W123 Series!

To this end, I think I've more than proved the point that I was trying to make.

Bill Palmer has the most knowledge about magic over anyone on this Café. Your question about the MB cable is not remotely similar to finding a Polaroid film pack. And no, I do not think you proved any point at all!
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On 2011-03-25 06:45, Merc Man wrote:
Just to add Bill I've checked out that website - they don't supply ANY parts for the W123 Series!

To this end, I think I've more than proved the point that I was trying to make.

Bill Palmer has the most knowledge about magic over anyone on this Café. Your question about the MB cable is not remotely similar to finding a Polaroid film pack. And no, I do not think you proved any point at all!
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Rennie - with all due respects, I wish you'd get your facts right before commenting on a 2 way discussion between Bill and myself that doesn't even involve you.

For the record, where in my posts have I questioned Bill's magical knowledge?

Just as an aside - how can you state categorically that Bill has more knowledge than ANYONE on this forum? You don't know everyone, nor have the remotest idea of their knowledge. What about Pete Biro? Where does Pete come in your 'pecking order'? Irrespective of Bill's (or anyone elses) knowledge, it's totally irrelevant to the point I was making at the outset.

I totally admire Bill's knowledge - fact! However, I probably know more about Joe Riding's magic than anyone else on this Café - so what?

As for the MB Cable versus the film pack - the comparison I was trying to make was simply that someone with a limited knowledge of what they were looking for MAY come up with totally the wrong info from a Google search.

I thought that point was clear - not clear enough it would seem for some people.

I admire loyalty - and your subsequent loyalty towards Bill. However, I think even Bill would be man enough to accept that his initial response was unhelpful - possibly bordering upon patronising, to a guy on here simply asking for help and advice. As I said earlier, HELP is one of the prime objectives of this forum; and long may it continue to be so.
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Can I make another suggestion?
Go to Google and look up the book "How to Win Friends and Influence People", then buy it! I really think you need it.
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Answers,
1 - For the record, where in my posts have I questioned Bill's magical knowledge?
I never said you questioned his knowledge, I was just stating a fact, that he did not know about MB, but definitely knew magic!

2 - I totally admire Bill's knowledge - fact! However, I probably know more about Joe Riding's magic than anyone else on this Café - so what?
If I am not mistaken, this is a rhetorical question.
So there are your answers, now have fun with your idiotic comments!!
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They aren't answers and not all questions have been dealt with.

For example, your evidence that Bill is the most knowledgeable person on this forum? Your proof that he knows more than Pete Biro?

You really must try harder old chap - or you will simply continue to look extremely foolish.
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