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BeachCat
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Hi guys,

I've got an old gimmick "smoke from mouth" made of balsa wood(?) that came from Paul's Magic and Fun Shop in Florida. Anybody know anything about this and if it's still sought after or used? What's used now?
Trying to make heads and tails (no coin pun intended!) out of some of these things I'm finding that I inherited.
Bill Hegbli
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That was a Paul Diamond pitch item, it is actually a copy of an Abbott's trick they sold for years. Even Tom Mullica used it in his club act in France. All cigarettes are Taboo now a days. Out side of playing with it now and then, there is not much use for it. I guess you could use outside at least a hundred feet from people, because any closer and they will start yelling at you.
Bill Hegbli
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It is not made out of Balsa wood, though. It most likely was in someone else's mouth, so to resale is not very sanitary to begin with. You have to wrap it in cotton and medical tape to use. It is only a quick bit to show you can be a human volcano, with some antics while the smoke is coming out of your mouth.

If it is routine it differently, and no visible cigarettes are used, then it might fly buy the complainers. It will just be smoke. If asked, deny it is cigarette smoke. Remember, all methods are secret.
john wills
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It was made of beechwood.
Fred Kaps had another gimmick.
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