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MERose
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I recently bought a large collection (I never get tired of saying that!) and in it is something I've never come across before. It's called a "Bang Box" and made by Johnson Products. Basically it is a Bang Ring but it is all enclosed. It is black anodized aluminum and looks a little like an Okito Box. But it came with an instruction sheet so I know exactly what it is. Anyone ever seen one of these before? More importantly, anyone know why you would need a Bang Box instead of the simpler Bang Ring? I can't imagine any real advantage in having a box to separate your gimmicked coins. Was this just a short-lived novelty?

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I need to clarify that the Bang Box does not have the original instruction sheet, I mis-remembered what I had. It is in an envelope labeled "Johnson Bang Box." Just thought I should mention it since whoever labeled the envelope could have made an error.

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Maybe it's for reseting in front of people. You put one coin in the box and place it on the table and now 2 coins in the box. Or maybe you just put your coin away in the box only to bring out 2 later in front of people. I can't think of any other uses but I'm sure there are more. I saw that no one was commenting so I figured......
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The only thing about the Bang Box is that it is actually more difficult to use than a traditional Bang Ring. You have to hold the box tightly closed while banging the thing and it seems a lot more force is needed than with the usual Bang Ring. It really takes a couple good smacks on a hard surface to get the coin inside to open up. I think one could be more subtle employing a ring rather than the box. But it is a cool oddity!

Mike
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Oh. I have never seen a bang box
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On Jan 11, 2015, MERose wrote:
The only thing about the Bang Box is that it is actually more difficult to use than a traditional Bang Ring. You have to hold the box tightly closed while banging the thing and it seems a lot more force is needed than with the usual Bang Ring. It really takes a couple good smacks on a hard surface to get the coin inside to open up. I think one could be more subtle employing a ring rather than the box. But it is a cool oddity!

Mike


Maybe that's why they don't make them anymore...
"To let understanding stop at what cannot be understood is a high attainment.
Those who cannot do it will be destroyed on the lathe of heaven." - Chuang Tse
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Send the question to Johnson? I've always found contact with them to be very warm and cordial.
MERose
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Good idea! I'll email Johnson.

Thanks!

Mike
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