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FrankFindley
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John Cornelius created a version using an ungimmicked hanky. He presented it in a lecture at an Abbott Get Together in the mid 1980s. It is an especially fun version to do for other magicians given their preconceived notions. Smile
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Frank, the solid ball illusion is not the creation of John Cornelius, he was performing it, I believe because no one else was. It uses an ordinary men's handkerchief, and a gimmick you add and remove during presentation. You could hit the top of the puffed up hank with a spoon to show it was solid. Then place your hand on top of the hank move your hand in a circular motion, like you were rolling around on a ball.

I got my 1st one in the early 1970's from Harry Stanley's Unique Magic Studio in London England. It came with a different gimmick that allowed the a movement effect. It is stored away, or else I could find the name they had for it. I purchased John's from him at lecture many years ago.

I read, John just passed away recently, so sad, another great magician's magic wand has broken. Wondered why I could never contact him over the years.
FrankFindley
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Bill, thanks for the history. Funny, a video showing the classic hank effect popped into my youtube feed earlier this week: https://youtu.be/M7k2MwbPm2M


Wow. Daryl, Aldo, Johnny, Marshall, and now John... so many I've learned so much from...
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Just wondering if anyone has designed a Glorpy or Hyrum that is "automatic"? I recall Ustaad mentioning that he had some ideas as to how to make this??
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What do you mean by automatic? Remote control of time delay?
Bill Hegbli
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The difference between Hyrum Vs. Glorpy is the fold of the cloth. Hyrum's is not as good as Glorpy's, in my opinion. Thus it does not work as well and rises in a different place under the scarf.
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