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Topic: Copentro (coins to glass) table?
Message: Posted by: danaruns (May 12, 2019 05:37PM)
Hi. I'm looking for a copentro (coin/ring to glass) that doesn't look like a gimmick and can be operated remotely for a parlor/stage act. What's out there that is really good?

I've heard of a Chinese one that supposedly works well and looks good, but I'm leery of buying without a specific recommendation and assurance that it works and actually shows up.

So, what's the Café wisdom on that?
Message: Posted by: stempleton (May 13, 2019 05:57AM)
There was a thread a few years ago that had a nice discussion on the issue requested. Not sure all the links given still work, but you can find it here
https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=598852&start=0
Message: Posted by: danaruns (May 13, 2019 04:48PM)
What happened to the comment plugging Dollar Store Magic?
Message: Posted by: Tim Snyder (May 13, 2019 05:16PM)
[quote]On May 13, 2019, danaruns wrote:
What happened to the comment plugging Dollar Store Magic? [/quote]

I also thought it was odd how it just vanished. Maybe the powers-that-be didn't like the snarky comments about your name for the trick. He posted almost the exact same info, just without the snarky comment, in another thread on the trick.


[quote]On Dec 12, 2018, jimgerrish wrote:
"Copenetro" was the name given to a Bob Kline USA pirated (1947) version of a coin effect invented by British magician Jack Hughes in 1937. It was a catchier name than the one given it by Hughes ("Visible Coins in Glass") so that name seems to have stuck. Our "poor man's" version (not pirated) takes place in a Dollar Tree Cardboard Box shaped like a haunted house, and the vanished four to six coins (ordinary quarters) noisily appear one-by-one in an empty sealed glass salt shaker (also a Dollar Tree purchase) trapped inside the house.

https://www.magicnook.com/dollarstoreMagic/DollarTOC03.htm and scroll down to "Haunted House Copenetro" item DS03-04. [/quote]
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 13, 2019 06:15PM)
With any verion of Copentro, you cannot use a borrowed finger ring, as it will get smashed and damaged. Just a warning.
Message: Posted by: danaruns (May 14, 2019 08:56AM)
[quote]On May 13, 2019, Bill Hegbli wrote:
With any verion of Copentro, you cannot use a borrowed finger ring, as it will get smashed and damaged. Just a warning. [/quote]

You can if you use a stooge or some sleight of hand. I prefer the sleight of hand. At least, that works on a stage where people aren't close enough to catch a switch.
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (May 14, 2019 11:12AM)
Since no one seems to be able to refer you to the Chinese "Copentro" you originally sought, and since when I mention items you can make yourself from The Ma*ic N**k some monitor decides I have overstepped my bounds, I'll just say I have several solutions for finger rings that are guaranteed not to break them or harm them and which will still accomplish the effect you want. E-mail me if you want more information. Warning: I often make "snarky" comments to my friends.
Message: Posted by: danaruns (May 14, 2019 01:57PM)
[quote]On May 14, 2019, jimgerrish wrote:
Warning: I often make "snarky" comments to my friends. [/quote]

Yeah, that doesn't play well with me. One of the things I've noticed is that when you're trying to sell things you're also insulting the poster who asked about stuff, which doesn't strike me as the best sales technique. Now, I don't know if all those posters are your "friends," but I certainly find it off-putting. So, if you have something you'd like to recommend I'd be grateful, but I'm not going to encourage an exchange where you announce ahead of time that you will "snark at" (i.e. "insult") me, thanks.
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (May 14, 2019 02:24PM)
Never mind. Nothing to recommend.
Message: Posted by: stempleton (May 14, 2019 02:57PM)
[quote]On May 14, 2019, jimgerrish wrote:
Since no one seems to be able to refer you to the Chinese "Copentro" you originally sought, [/quote]

Sorry, I didn't read that she was wanting a referral to the Chinese remote controlled coin/ring in glass prop, if I had I would have given it. But I reread the OP and I don't think it asks for one, only one's experience with it,but here it is:
https://www.52magic.com/1009_Coins-and-Rings-in-Glass---Remote-Table-by-China-Magic.html
Message: Posted by: danaruns (May 14, 2019 04:57PM)
[quote]On May 14, 2019, stempleton wrote:
[quote]On May 14, 2019, jimgerrish wrote:
Since no one seems to be able to refer you to the Chinese "Copentro" you originally sought, [/quote]

Sorry, I didn't read that she was wanting a referral to the Chinese remote controlled coin/ring in glass prop, if I had I would have given it. But I reread the OP and I don't think it asks for one, only one's experience with it,but here it is:
https://www.52magic.com/1009_Coins-and-Rings-in-Glass---Remote-Table-by-China-Magic.html [/quote]

Thanks.

Let me clarify. I've HEARD OF a Chinese one. I know nothing about it. If someone can recommend it as being reliable and from a reputable dealer, I'd probably buy it.

:)
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 14, 2019 09:36PM)
I can say that a few members have ordered props from 52 Magic over the years and they have been satisfied with what they received.

China is the electronics capital of the world, but some of their quality control have been questionable over the years.
Message: Posted by: indomagic (May 15, 2019 09:27PM)
MAGIC WAGON has Copentro version which can be used for loading a signed coin.