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panlives
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Are there any antecedents in the Cups and Balls realm?

http://coolmaterial.com/home/collapsible......um=email
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These have been around for about 130 years. They were especially popular with bicycle riders. I don't know of a routine other than one by Ken Muller that uses this kind of cup.
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I've only ever seen plastic versions in camping shops. This is a particularly nice find panlives. A C&B routine that packs flat!
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There are many metal ones available -- some old (search vest cup) and some new ones designed for campers/cyclists.

most are bit larger than a shot glass, but smaller than a juice glass.

Many interesting effects possible -- Ebook in progress tilted Co-Lapse

available now is one using the new Boy Scout silicon collapsible cup -- "Scout Around"
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Ken's "Scout Around" is very cool, especially if you combine it with the "Three Ball Trick".
It took me a while to find a Boy Scout Store, but defiitely worth it!
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This same idea was sold as a vanishing glass in a paper bag trick. I think most every EZ Magic catalog had it listed.
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Yes, Michael!

I had one, they were celluloid, so mine was pre-plastic.
It was tall, like a milk tumbler, and there were multicolor "rings" to cover the sections.
It was put into a paper bag ala catchup bottles, and and the bag crushed.
It was a spectacularly lame effect...

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I had one too... can't recall ever using in a show.
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I bought the Miracle Ball instead! Smile
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U.F. Grant made them for years. There were 2 version, one with a lid and one without. The one with a lid they called a Tricky Shaker, the one without was a Tricky Tumbler, I believe. Just another classic trick Mak Magic refused to continue to make.
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At the time U.F. Grant was selling both the Tricky Tumbler and the Tricky Shaker you would find matching pattern real (normal) glasses in assorted sizes in the variety stores (read> five & dime stores--boy, are you guys old Smile ) and most everyone had this pattern in their homes.

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Right Julie, so sad that that type of design could be found in most homes, we had odd tastes.
The lid was the only difference between the tumbler and the shaker,
and at least at one point the "lid" was a painted disk of wood that
looked more like a hockey puck than a lid.
With the weakness of the effect and the archaic props it's better some things die of old age...

And Michael! Shame on you for buying a "miracle ball" (small -m-) even I did chores like a slave to buy the real deal, which was the princely sum of $12.50 (about six-month's allowance.)

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Hi Walt et al

Around that same time Abbott's also sold a glass-through-hat apparatus called Penta-Glass that used a somewhat similarly decorated glass (with varying colored bands) that wasn't gimmicked!

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My dear friend Walt...

The "real deal" was unknown to me at that time. I lived in a very hermetic environment as a kid, surrounded by cornfields. I had ONE E-Z Magic catalog, that was linked to a shop in NYC called "The Magic Center". My uncle had given me the catalog. That catalog, a local hobby shop with a few Adams' Magic tricks, and a single book on sleight of hand were all I knew about magic.

Let's just say that at least I had the good sense to work like half a slave and buy the Miracle Ball, instead of the Tricky Shaker!! So, HA! Take that!!

Not only that, I was the best ******* Miracle Ball Floater in Galesburg, Illinois!!! I even have a couple photos to prove it!!

;)

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BTW - When I moved to B'ham and discovered a real magic shop, low and behold, they had a Zombie. That was the number one thing on my Christmas list... and I got it!! Santa was a prince! My sister got a TV, my brother got a motorcycle helmet, but I got the best Christmas present EVER... a dent-able aluminum ball, which I proved within an hour. I have photographic evidence of that, too!! So, again... HA!

Double BTW... My brother doesn't ride motorcycles anymore, my sister has to buy her own TV's now, but I still float balls. Not bad for a Midwestern hayseed, eh??
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Michael!

Too bad you could not have magically transported to the mid-west's Chicago,
the mecca of all things wonderful like levitating spheres,
and ridiculous like ugly collapsing glasses
and other wretchedly decorated props...
Magic, Inc. was quite the mixed bag.

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I didn't even know about these places until after I'd moved to Alabama when I was 15. But as I mentioned, we had a magic shop there... pretty good one, too.
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Funny you should mention this subject as I was searching the big auction site a couple of days ago for "vintage tin cup" and a number of such collapsible cups turned up, some with nautical designs in the lids. Seems that sailors or yachtsmen used to use them. Maybe they still do. I like the vintage look. Here's one: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VIS......68055815
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That one is probably about 60 years old. There are several in the cups and balls museum. Some of them had pill containers in the center.
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I have a couple metal versions kicking around somewhere.

Never got comfortable with them as I found they had a habit of collapsing when placed on a table upsidedown: they required a light touch to use in routine.
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That was the problem I had, right in the middle of my routine it collapsed and your standing there looking like a idiot saying "The ball is under the cup"
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