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HenryleTregetour
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Does anyone know where I might get a metal thumb tip (for fire illusions, ie. cigarettes)?

Thanks,

HLT
Tim Snyder
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There are always a few listed on ebay. Search "Cigarette through Handkerchief". I am a newer member, but this forum seems to prefer that you not type the gimmick name if it gives away the secret. Most would prefer you asking about a metal TT. It is surprising how quickly you begin to learn all the code names after browsing the site for awhile.
Doc Willie
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Could you not get away with putting metal foil inside a regular TT?
HenryleTregetour
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Thanks for the suggestions.

Doc, I don't think the foil would work. The typical thumb tip is rubber. As foil is very thin, the heat, even for an instance, might damage the tip. Of course, I am not speaking from experience--maybe multiple layers of foil would work?

Thanks again.

HLT
HenryleTregetour
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Tim,

You are right. Just went to Ebay--there were several entries to select from, with vintage tips from the 1950s.

I got two tips--one large and one small--for about $17.00, including S&H. They came together.

Thanks,

HLT
Tim Snyder
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I was searching the forum for some info on Ross Bertram when I came across an old thread about using a non metal tt for cigarettes. You may find some good info here http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......22150#11
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The conversation about metal TTs comes up now again here and the consensus is that a standard vernet or silicone TT with foil or a piece of damp tissue works just fine....in fact, a vernet will handle a cig without either, but the end of it gets blackened inside, hence the inserts.

That said, ebay is probably your best bet since I don't think they are being made right now.
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I had a handful of old metal TTs (even a "set", sold by my late friend, Ken Allen.) A couple of months ago, in a "fit" of "cleaning out" a trunk, I gave them to a young lad whom I am mentoring! (Now, HE must find a way to store them!

In recent months, I've shipped several boxes of books, lecture notes and props to him. --His mother will probably "kill" me, if she gets the opportunity!

He wrote that he is "sleeping, standing up, in his clothes closet" because of my disposing of "sams" ("flot" & "jet"). I suggested that he get a strong wall hook installed, and a set of tough pajamas that can be 'impaled' on the hook!
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Bill Hegbli
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I purchased P & L metal Thumb Tips and finger tips from Ron Allesi used magic dealer for $15.00 each. He has changed his website to an auction website in the last year or so. These were in mint condition, just like new.

http://internationalmagicauction.com/

If they are not on the auction site, I suggest you contact ron@ronallesimagic.com and see if he will sell you a TT. He had box of them.

I used the Café search engine because I forgot Ron Allesi name, it works very well.
Bill Hegbli
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Found some metal TT's you will have to most likely repaint them with Testor's Sand spray paint, and maybe make some adjustments. But they are the only metal TT's I know of being made today.

http://magicgoods.com/products/thumb-tip-copper
zachwyman
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Thanks for the idea, I've never heard of a metal thumb tip until reading this thread. There could be a lot of possibilities with one.
Dick Oslund
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More possibilities than you can begin to imagine!

Denny & Lee's Magic Shop is located in a suburb of Baltimore. If you are anywhere near, you would enjoy a visit. Denny's is one of the very few "B&M" (Brick & Mortar) shops left! Tell Denny that I sent you. He will treat you right!

He might even have a metal TT in stock!
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Julie
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I have listed vintage metal tt's in the "for sale" section, if you are in need... Smile

Julie
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I would suggest that you seize the opportunity !!!
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