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Eugene Chekhov
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Happy new year friends. Does anyone know the history - this classic trick?? Who is the inventor? Any thoughts.
Does someone have this version as in the video?
Thank you friends! I appreciate your information!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhGTY1U5pp0 Smile
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Bill Hegbli
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This a very poor copy of the old Mesh Egg Bag that was made and sold by U.F. Grant way back in 1950's. The spin off company Mak Magic do not make it any longer.

Here is a better made one, even better then the original, with heavier mesh material and a little larger then the original. This is a Daytona Magic product.

https://daytonamagic.com/?s=mesh+egg+bag......&ixwps=1
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A variation of the egg bag that had one small bottom corner made of "net work" was being marketed by Hiam in London, UK in 1900, and it was attributed to D'Alvini (who died in 1891, so that pushes back the year of its creation). By 1924, Heaney's catalog #25 was marketing a transparent egg bag with a larger mesh front. Fred Culpitt, (1877-1944) invented the "Transparent Egg Bag" in 1950 with the entire front made of see-through mesh. In 1953, Jack Chanin (1907-1997) popularized it under the name "Mesh Egg Bag." That's when Grant got into the business of marketing them.

"Qua-Fiki's Mesh ID Bag" from The Wizards' Journal #23, shows how to make a bag with mesh on both sides so you can see right through it and still make it do all the usual tricks. In the earlier Wizards' Journal #22, Qua-Fiki showed how to make a combination tear-apart and mesh-on-both-sides bag that could be used to perform a Mis-Made Flag effect, called the "See-Thru Change Bag." It's interesting to watch him stuff in the red silk and white silk and see it VISIBLY transform into the red and white mis-made flag through the mesh. At the end the bag is torn apart to reveal the final correctly made flag.
Eugene Chekhov
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Thank you for the exact dates and names! I want to make my own from an expensive and beautiful fabric with a valve for unloading. Smile Smile
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On Jan 5, 2018, Eugene Chekhov wrote:
Thank you for the exact dates and names! I want to make my own from an expensive and beautiful fabric with a valve for unloading. Smile Smile


Just saw this. Did you ever figure it out.
Plus; The link for the Daytona Mesh Bag is gone. Anyone know where to find one?
As Always,
THANK YOU!
Ed
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I owned a mesh egg bag made by Klamm Magic. So that's another company that made them. They are no longer in business.

(For 2021) Tommy James is currently making a "Lightning Fast Production Bag", which is essentially the same thing.

- Donald

P.S. Even though Bill's link (3 years old) to the Mesh Egg Bag on the Daytona Magic site is no longer active, they still sell the prop. I've put the current link in the previous sentence.

All you have to do is use the search function built into that website, to find the current link. (Some people forget about trying this, when a link seems dead.)
Donald Dunphy is a Victoria Magician, British Columbia, Canada.
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Much appreciated, Donald,
Ed
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Jus for what it's worth, there's nothing wrong with Bill's link above. It goes to the Daytona site for the mesh egg bag.
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Donald Dunphy
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Ah, you're right Dave. I didn't scroll down past the fold. Maybe that's what happened to edshern, too.

But at least I was able to give an additional source (Tommy James).

- Donald
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