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Topic: Books on Pyro Devices & uses
Message: Posted by: sdgiu (Jan 15, 2004 08:23AM)
Anybody know of any good Books on Pyro Devices & things to do with them?

I have "Special Effects with FIRE AND SMOKE", which is a good book, but I am looking for stuff on,

"making your own pyro devices"


how to work them into your show.

I know everyone is safety conscious, and I am not asking about anything to do with making the pyro materials, just the delivery devices for those materials.

Being a "part-time pyro" and "amateur mad scientist/inventor" I feel this is a natural progression.

:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: (uhm that would be maniacal laughter in the background)

I lean towards making my own devices whenever possible.
(no really, it hasn't got that much to do with being real cheap) :whatthe:

Steve :baby:
Message: Posted by: themagician64 (Jan 17, 2004 11:56AM)
Check out Abbott's magic Co. in colen Michigan, tell them your needs and they camn help!! :banana:
Message: Posted by: sdgiu (Jan 18, 2004 04:28AM)
Thanks, I just put "Abbott's magic" in the address bar, and got this:


is this the same Abbott's magic that you are talking about?

Since it' a little after 0500 I'll wait a while to call them, but I will call them.

Thanks again
Steve :baby:
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jan 18, 2004 01:31PM)

There is only 1 Abbott's in the World. If you haven't heard it is the "Magic Capital of the World" contrary to the belief that Las Vegas is.

Greg is the owner and will be very helpful.

You can email them also. There are not many books on pyro, because they think they will be sued if something goes wrong.

In today's world that is a correct assumption. Why invite trouble.

Message: Posted by: Red_Wing_II (Jan 18, 2004 10:49PM)
Michigan??? Here....???? I have got to figure out where Abbott's is and make a day trip. Funny thing, their address is NOT on their web page!!! :bawl:
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jan 18, 2004 11:21PM)

Abbott's Magic Mfg. Co. is in the small "village" of Colon, MI on Joseph Street.

Every August they have a Get-Together, with shows and activities.

Message: Posted by: sdgiu (Jan 19, 2004 09:47PM)
Thanks Bill,
My Dad used to buy magic supplies from Abbotts, but that was in the late 50's early 60's, just wanted to make sure it was the right place now.

I remember reading the catalog for hours(not much changes), it was about a 2" thick book. I think I still have that catalog.

Thanks again
Steve :baby: