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Bob Johnston
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Does anyone (beside me) remember Halves to Meatball? It was a trick produced by Art Franklin, who I this is no longer with us.

It was (is) a grown up version of Nickels to Dimes in Half Dollar size with a payload of a red rubber ball (meatball).

Bob
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I recall some folks loaded the stack in the Eddie Gibson vanishing stack of half dollars (uses two brass caps and a black plastic cylinder) with a sponge ball to get something like that to happen.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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On 2005-07-15 00:06, Wellington wrote:
Does anyone (beside me) remember Halves to Meatball? It was a trick produced by Art Franklin, who I this is no longer with us.

It was (is) a grown up version of Nickels to Dimes in Half Dollar size with a payload of a red rubber ball (meatball).

Bob


As a matter of fact, my good friend, Buck Bressler, at Illusions in Willowick, Ohio, has this item in stock. Very nicely made, too.
Bob Johnston
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No, he does not have it, nor does anyone else.

Bob
Brian Tanner
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I don't mean to disagree with you. It has been several months since I've been to Buck's shop. However, I did recall seeing a version of this item there on my last visit.
Bob Johnston
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No, he does not have it, nor does anyone else.

And the man that made them has passed away.

Bob
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Ok, fine Bob. I know what I saw. What I saw was (evidently) a reissue of this trick. Undoubtedly made by someone else.

I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this one.


Best wishes,
Brian
Bob Johnston
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Yes we must agree to disagree, but so does your “good friend Buck Bressler at Illusions” as I spoke with him myself.

He is the one that told me that Art Franklin had passed away.

Bob
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So I guess the actual question here is "Does anyone remember Halves to Meatball?" I certainly do not. Obviously this was a doosey of an effect. Maybe I will have the pleasure to witness this some day.

What kind of presentation was used with this? Maybe do Chad Long's spaghetti of death effect and then follow up with the production of the "meatball"?

C
Bob Johnston
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Spydur:
Halves to Meatball is a grown up version of Nickels to Dimes in the half dollar size.

It was much better than N/D because you could pick it up after the “loading” and hand it to a spectatot to open and find (instead of dimes) a small red ball.

Unlike the best N/D it can be very examined after the routine. It is the very best brass trick that I own.

Bob
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On 2005-07-19 08:05, Wellington wrote:
Yes we must agree to disagree, but so does your “good friend Buck Bressler at Illusions” as I spoke with him myself.

He is the one that told me that Art Franklin had passed away.

Bob

Apparently I was mistaken. I am a big enough man to admit it. Bob, I suppose it's been longer than I thought, as to when I saw that trick in Buck's shop. I apologize for the misinformation. I stand corrected.
Respectfully,
Brian
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Hmm, I think I would use a real meatball.

On special occasions that is.

It is great fun to be nearly normal.

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Bob Johnston
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Brian:
No apology needed, I often think I right then I find that I am wrong.

Buck seemed like a very accommodating person on the phone. Your lucky you have a good shop to go to in this shop-dwindling world.

Harry:
You’re a devil.

Bob
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