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On 2011-04-17 18:49, EventEntertainer wrote:
Another question:

In the period (19th century I believe) these cups were popularly used, what did they use as standard and final loads?

from what I can tell they used blackened cork balls for the working balls and larger juggling balls (filled with horse hair or sawdust) for the final loads.
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Yes, that's my understanding as well.
Todd : Just placed my order for the new tin cups too.
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Todd:

That is exactly right. I have some cork balls and some cloth covered hair balls that date back to the 1800's. Somebody's cat was working overtime.

Posted: Apr 18, 2011 2:13pm
My tin cups came today. This is one of the great bargains in cups and balls. If you don't have a set already, get one.
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On 2011-04-18 14:13, Bill Palmer wrote:
My tin cups came today. This is one of the great bargains in cups and balls. If you don't have a set already, get one.

I couldn't agree more! Mine arrived today as well. Very nice cups.
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I was impressed with the attention to detail -- the hallmarks, the care instructions, etc. The man knows his stuff!
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Agreed. The care instructions and thank you note were a very nice touch. Win's a class act all the way.
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My cups also arrived today. I was very impressed with Win's attention to every detail.

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So glad you are all so happy with his work. The man knows his stuff! I am going to send him out a standard sized set in the near future to have a set of brass cups done. once he patterns the cups he can offer those as well to all of you. I want to see a more traditional bottom/top next go around.
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I just got the tin cups on the cups and balls museum site. They are on the page of Early Cups, down near the bottom of the page. They are also in the database.

I'll be sending him a French magic set cup very soon.
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Those look great Bill. I am excited Win will be getting a french magic set cup to study. I would LOVE a set of authentically sized and constructed "french magic set" cups.
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I have a pair of them that are missing a third. I'm going to send you one and Win the other one. Maybe I'll find another set somewhere. You never know!
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Bill, you are too kind.
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Not at all.
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My order is in...thanks to all the posters for your great comments.
Win seems like a terrific fellow.
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It is a pleasure to deal with people who practice "Old World Crafts."

However, once in a while, there is a fellow who seems to be living above his raisin. I tried to get another person to make some of the Roman style glass cups for me. His answer was that he didn't have time for any miniature cups. He was making stemware that went for a minimum of $1000 a piece.

That struck me as funny, because the most expensive thing on his site was about $300.
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I ran into the same issue when trying to track down a tinsmith to make cups. Out of the 5 or so tinsmiths who advertise online 4 didn't want to bother as it wasn't worth their time. They were all content to turn out civil war style tin cups all day that sold for $5 a piece. Win was the 5th and was a breath of fresh air.
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I think it's obvious from his work that Win is a true craftsman. He's probably always looking for new challenges to stretch his skills and learn new things.
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Oh wow.. I'm starting to feel dumb for not noticing that he was building for others.

Would it be bad form to ask how to contact him? Or to know how prohibitively priced they are? I may be soon not working at a job that... well... doesn't pay very well to begin with, even after nearly a decade.
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I'll pm you andrew.
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A couple of people have asked to see pics of my cups when Win had them ready because I ordered in copper instead of tin. I think they look beautiful, can't wait to get them!

If you look in wins sales you'll find them under Custom Order for Brian W. (Only)

Enjoy!
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