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Wes Holly
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Greetings!
I'm making a large string telephone for preschool shows about sound & vibrations. Perhaps as large as two 5 gallon buckets but could be paint can size. I'd like to incorporate it somehow into a magic routine and looking for ideas to accomplish this. The phone doesn't have to be the magic, it could be used to make the magic happen or as a comedy bit during the routine.
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Wes Holly
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Donald Dunphy
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What about using it to move an object from one place to another (for example, a silk in a TT, or candy in a Candy Pan)? Treat it like a teleporter.

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Wes Holly
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Thanks Donald! It took a bit of swirling around my empty head but the idea of if the string is moving sound from one can to the other, what if it could move something else? 2 sponge balls go in one can and transport to the other can. I like that I don't have to gimmick the cans to make this work. Oh yeah - I'm using coffee cans.
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Julie
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Years ago someone sold a package complete with cans, string and other props. Of course, I've forgotten who it was or what the trick was called, but I am certain it was out there... Smile

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Maybe you're thinking of Can O Corn, from Collector's Workshop.

Here's a variation by the same company.

https://www.vikingmagic.com/product/can-o-peanuts/

https://www.vikingmagic.com/product/can-o-chips/

There are lots of threads on Can O Corn (and other effects of that nature), if you do a search.

Or maybe you're thinking of Phone-Ale, from Wolf's Magic.

http://wolfsmagic.com/A_PhoneAle%202013.htm

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Julie
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Hello Donald

No, the outfit I'm remembering is neither of those...

Forgetful Julie Smile
jamiedoyle
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You're thinking of the effect/routine by Professor Putter (Mike Makman)
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Julie
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THAT sounds like it. Thanks, Jamie! Smile

Julie
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Tin-Can Telefax. After first playing with some cans connected by string, you show off your new invention: selected but not revealed card goes in one can and is printed on a blank piece of card stock in the other can...but there's not string.
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Add two more cans and link them in a chain to the first two. Now you can have even more fun passing secret messages, or sponge balls, or whatever from can to can to can to can.
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On Jun 21, 2018, jimgerrish wrote:
Add two more cans and link them in a chain to the first two. Now you can have even more fun passing secret messages, or sponge balls, or whatever from can to can to can to can.


Perhaps you CAN then slide into Jolly Roger's (remember him?) comedy routine with the passe' passe' cans and peanut butter & jelly. (I've forgotten what that was called, too.)

Julie
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