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Rac
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Does anybody know of a replacement for the rubber bulb Anverdi supplied with his original Wonder Tray? The original bulb has hardened after many years of storage. See photo. The bulb is 2.25 inches in diameter and has a threaded connector attached. I can't tell if Anverdi sourced the bulbs with the connector or if he attached it himself. Either way, I have not been successful in finding anything close to replace it with. Any suggestions? These trays are out there and performers are using them these days.

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PM Anverdi-museum and he will probably be able to give you an answer.
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The closest thing to your picture on the general market is called a desoldering bulb.

https://www.amazon.com/Desoldering-Solde......0EO4GN1I

There use to be larger ones, if you look around, maybe you can find a larger version.
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If the Bulb is no good it might be worth cutting it away to see how big the connector piece is. It's impossible to see from this picture if the opening to the bulb is the width of the connector or if it's much smaller.
Tying 'rubber bulb' into Amazon brings up many options to possibly try out. Mostly ear syringes but I'm sure there are others for other bodily entrances that might also be worth investigating. Smile
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Try pastry and poultry basters. Search "round bulb". You'll get a large selection.
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Ear syringe for infants might work. You will have to cut off the fitting and put it into the new bulb.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. Unfortunately, I had already ran into dead ends when doing similar searches. The ball connector seems to be made out nylon. Since Anverdi used Plexiglass exclusively, this ball was likely sourced as is or possibly made to order somehow. Also, the material in this ball hardened over time, whereas the bulbs used in other effects (such as the crazy bottle) are still fine after all these years. It looks like destroying the ball to salvage the connector and somehow bonding it to the closest available bulb (yet to be found) is the only solution.
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Rac, it is easy to fix your gimmick. Just get something like Permatex Silicone Adhesive Sealant, there are other brands as well. It is a thick rubber like Adhesive for sealing things together. It should be easy to remove from the your nylon gimmick, after it is applied if you need to change it again.

Ear syringe can be be gotten at the Dollar Store, it is sold to flush out ear wax.

Just get out to stores, find the bulbs that fit your need. You can fix it. That ball you pictured looks like a children's toy that is sold at the Dollar stores.
It is hollow in side. You might also look in the cat and dog section, as they sell balls for playing ball with your pet.

Don't search the Internet when you don't know what you are looking for. Actually get out real stores. After you find something, then you can search online and get the best price and solution.
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I went to Dollar General today, they only had one box of flesh color balls, but this time they are solid, not hollow. Have to keep looking.
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