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Topic: Wellington Is Still In Business!
Message: Posted by: donsmagic (Jul 3, 2015 12:06PM)
I just talked to Bill at Wellington and he is still in business and wanted me to tell you all. I just ordered a prop from him.
Message: Posted by: JBiesecker (Sep 23, 2015 08:39PM)
Are you serious? When I last talked with him in early 2014 he said that he was retiring, and when I attempted to contact him earlier this year there was no answer.
Message: Posted by: donsmagic (Sep 25, 2015 08:48PM)
I just bought something from Bill a month ago. He is still open for business.
Message: Posted by: JBiesecker (Sep 27, 2015 10:17AM)
Did he say anything about why he's still in buisness- changed his mind, had too many requests, etc. Also, any idea if he's still making everything on the site, or just a few things like the magic switchboard (when I last saw him he seemed discouraged that most items don't sell as much as that)?
Message: Posted by: donsmagic (Oct 6, 2015 08:20PM)
He told me that the job he left to work at was eliminated, so he decided to continue on making magic effects. I don't know if he's making his full line, he didn't say.
Message: Posted by: Howie Diddot (Oct 6, 2016 12:42PM)
Does anyone have a link to a website or a contact number?
Message: Posted by: john wills (Oct 6, 2016 01:14PM)
It's WellingtonEnterprises.
Bill Schmeelk

wellingtonent.com
Message: Posted by: JBiesecker (Oct 6, 2016 04:13PM)
Http://www.wellingtonent.com/f_index.html

I just saw him a few weeks ago. I took my see through guillotine to him for some repairs. It doesn't look like he's making everything. He said that one of his main employees, someone who was a major help will never be back, so he's on his own.
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Mar 28, 2018 12:57PM)
Anyone have any recent contact with Wellington? I've tried to contact him several times regarding a Tri-Section and not gotten any response.
Message: Posted by: the Sponge (Mar 28, 2018 01:06PM)
[quote]On Mar 28, 2018, thomasR wrote:
Anyone have any recent contact with Wellington? I've tried to contact him several times regarding a Tri-Section and not gotten any response. [/quote]

try Facebook. Someone just had success getting a response through Facebook.
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Mar 28, 2018 01:07PM)
[quote]On Mar 28, 2018, the Sponge wrote:
[quote]On Mar 28, 2018, thomasR wrote:
Anyone have any recent contact with Wellington? I've tried to contact him several times regarding a Tri-Section and not gotten any response. [/quote]

try Facebook. Someone just had success getting a response through Facebook. [/quote]

thanks! :)
Message: Posted by: goodingda (May 16, 2018 06:11PM)
I almost bought Tri-Section about 2-1/2 years ago. At the time, he had only one left and was not planning to make anymore.
Message: Posted by: thomasR (May 21, 2018 02:13PM)
[quote]On May 16, 2018, goodingda wrote:
I almost bought Tri-Section about 2-1/2 years ago. At the time, he had only one left and was not planning to make anymore. [/quote]

Interesting. I would think that would be one of the last things he would keep making, since it's a smaller item and he's the exclusive maker.

Maybe the right used one will appear one day!
Message: Posted by: MJ Marrs (Aug 24, 2018 06:43PM)
I spoke to Bill S on the phone a few weeks ago. Hes moving shop and wont be up & going for a while; but it looks like hell be back at it sooner or later. I really hope so because there are a few things such as the Tri-Section Illusion that Id love to get.

There are bootleg pieces of garbage Tri-Sections on sale online for a fraction the price but I would rather wait forever than buy from one of those sleazy unscrupulous individuals. Hopefully I wont have to wait forever!
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Aug 30, 2018 02:40PM)
Glad to hear an update. I'm really wanting a Wellington Trisection as well! I'd also like to get one of his Bow Saw's, I have an Owen and I've heard the Wellington "works itself" - sounds like it would be worth the upgrade for me.
Message: Posted by: Don (Sep 2, 2018 02:31PM)
I'm glad you have a owen bow saw! How long have you had it?

I wish you many happy years with it!
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Sep 4, 2018 11:14AM)
I got mine in May. Got a great deal on it used. It's a great prop. As a kid I remember seeing Blackstone Jr. perform the Owen bow saw on TV so it's very cool to own the same prop.
Message: Posted by: boxjumper (Nov 2, 2018 06:01PM)
Master craftsman.