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The Curator
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On Feb 17, 2018, MentalistCreationLab wrote:
"Why not just make one from some poster board?" I can think of a number of reasons that would be a complete waste of time.


Absolutely.
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On Feb 17, 2018, MentalistCreationLab wrote:
I'm surprised there hasn't been more offerings of a gimmicked version. Why would one need a gimmicked version? That is the real question!


Unless Penguin put out a dvd the masses have clue what one is.............
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I have a modern spirit trumpet made of aluminum, but I’d imagine the early ones were made of tin.
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Correct Sir, The old ones were tin and the newer good versions are aluminum. Which is not bad since tin sheet is hard to get from time to time. Tin is also nice because it will flash rust when its new from normal handling over time tin will develop a nice patina. As where aluminum will just look kind of dull in tone.

Any one know the difference between the two types of metals? Tin has a slightly better resonance. It;s the other reason that is in a way more important.
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I like the idea of a Spirit Trumpet...a few years back I built a 'spirit communicator' that used a trumpet...based on Edison's idea. Attached is a link to view, I made it a comedy type idea but can be used in a serious presentation also.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GglSkyKfNOE
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On Feb 17, 2018, MentalistCreationLab wrote:
I'm surprised there hasn't been more offerings of a gimmicked version. Why would one need a gimmicked version? That is the real question!


Exactly. Those in the know, know there's no need for a gimmicked trumpet.
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On Feb 17, 2018, Philemon Vanderbeck wrote:
At "Spooked in Seattle," they have a vintage spirit trumpet on display. If they ever decide to close up and sell their collection, there's quite a few items I'm planning on acquiring (along with the vintage wooden original Ouija board and planchette).

When I was in NYC last Easter I went to a magic shop (the one with the Houdini collection) and they had several Spirit Trumpets in a cabinet - looked pretty authentic and possibly owed by Houdini himself. I got the impression everything in the shop was for sale - at the right price? Some nice early, boxed planchettes too.

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I believe that is Fantasma. I was there a couple of years ago and don't remember seeing them. Of course I could have missed them, or they are newer additions.

I think the Houdini collection is just for display, but as you say..."at the right price."
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On Feb 17, 2018, MentalistCreationLab wrote:

Any one know the difference between the two types of metals? Tin has a slightly better resonance. It;s the other reason that is in a way more important.


I don't. Please educate me.
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The old tin type allows you to do an effect that appears as the spirit is grabbing the trumpet out of the persons hands.Can be done with the newer type but not as easily as the tin type do to weight. Now I not saying any more about that other than that is the effect. I covered the spirit trumpet in great detail in my audio program series Inside the Seance Mind in Volume 5.
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I will look for it. Thank you!
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On Feb 22, 2018, Wizard of Oz wrote:
I believe that is Fantasma. I was there a couple of years ago and don't remember seeing them. Of course I could have missed them, or they are newer additions.

I think the Houdini collection is just for display, but as you say..."at the right price."


Perhaps they didn’t want to be seen!
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