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Dr. Pritchard in 1864 purchased some antimony as his wife was standing in his way - he wanted to marry one of his servant-girls. He had a problem as this servant was pregnant. His wife suddenly became very ill and his mother-in-law came to look after her. Quite suddenly his mother-in-law died in his house, and her daughter, his wife, a few weeks later. They were both found to have been poisoned with antimony. Pritchard was hanged in 1865, the last man to be executed in public in Scotland. A crowd of 100,000 watched the execution.

This is my most elaborate box yet! Two levels of selection and 2 reveals! Choose a vial of poison which now has a parchment inside. Remove the 1st drawer and choose a token. Place the note on top of the box and then place the token on that. Now open the bottom drawer and a note appears! On the note is the name of the poison and the reveal of your choice! A double reveal!

I would like to thank Vlad for some of the inspiration that went into this effect! I hope I do not need to sacrifice to much plasma...

I will be working on this to be finished this weekend. Let me know who is interested in getting one so I know how many to pre-fabricate.

-Vince
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Looks very cool, a unique piece that will surely get their attention, it is so different it would pair well with he Poe box so you could use both (in different shows of course)
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I still have to finish the tokens and place an inlay inside the drawers.

Thank you Vlad for the kind words!
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This looks great Vince, just like something you might stumble across in an old basement full of forgotten family treasures - Im looking forward to seeing photos of the finished product
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Vince, what an awesome and eerie looking prop.
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DR. PRITCHARD'S BOX OF POISON
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Dr. Pritchard in 1864 purchased some poisons as his wife was standing in his way - he wanted to marry one of his servant-girls. He had a problem as this servant was pregnant. His wife suddenly became very ill and his mother-in-law came to look after her. Quite suddenly his mother-in-law died in his house, and her daughter, his wife, a few weeks later. They were both found to have been poisoned. Pritchard was hanged in 1865, the last man to be executed in public in Scotland. A crowd of 100,000 watched the execution.
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When archiving the Edinburgh Court House where Dr. Prirchard was held during the trial, some of the original evidence was uncovered from the case. Vials with traces of the poisons arsenic, cyanide and antimony were kept in a wooden box with mounted photographs of the diabolical Dr. Pritchard's victims. His wife Mary Jane Pritchard, mother-in-law Jane Taylor and possible mistress and accomplice Elizabeth McGrain.

Inside the Sample Vials (now mostly safe from the poison - just don't lick them!) are now parchments with the poisons listed on them.
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The lower drawer of the box was empty at first... Then someone asked whilst examining the macabre antique - "I wonder who he enjoyed poisoning the most?" A strange question I know, but what happened next stunned the archivists...

A parchment appeared in the lower drawer with the name of a victim and the poison that was used!

http://shadowbizarre.com/the-shadow-baza......f-poison
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Beautiful craftsmanship and idea!...Price,....so I know what to sell off to fit my budget?? Smile Smile
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Ahhhha,....just followed the link....great price! On my list asap and hoping there some left when my pension check comes in end of next month
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I am working on 5 right now with 5 more ready next week. The 1st set will be ready on Friday and any orders will ship then. The completed one in the images is already claimed! It ships tomorrow.

There is a lot of demand for this one!
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Vic, you finished this one off beautifully. I love the mounted photo touch, and the multiple reveals. That's fresh for this classic effect. Plus, the story line is real, which is always good for this kind of presentation:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_William_Pritchard

Nice work.
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Thanks Wizard! I am only doing this in a limited run. They are time consuming for me, as you can imagine.
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Just sent you a pm, hoping one still available for my purchase. Also a question if photo card of Dr Pritchard is included?

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A card is not available currently, but an excellent suggestion! I will have to make that an option I think!
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I can indeed atest that the objects are even cooler than the photos, I got the opportunity to examine them at Doomsday and they exude an aura of authenticity all you need is to present them and the deed is done
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I should be receiving my set on Tuesday or Wednesday. I really like where Vince has taken this classic effect. For a bizarre neophyte like me, this is the perfect prop for me to wrap my arms around as it is so do-able, yet completely convincing. Can't wait.
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Is the specs poison/pic choice & the matching reveal parchment always the same or can there be different poison/pic choice & end reveals ?
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I admired Vince's range of boxes at Doomsday and obtained an 'Odin's Sacrifice' from him. The whole range look great and work well, and they all allow for the full range of different reveals.
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Hey Merlin, that is an aspect oof the effect I am not sure I wish to reveal in the public forum, but please feel free to PM me!

And thanks for the shout out ManxBull! Smile

-Vince
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Hi Vince I understand, I did pm you a few days ago with this question & on your Pinkerton cards, looked like the pm was read & did not hear back, just re shot you the pm inquires again.
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Oops! Sorry. Just read and responded. Smile
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