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JamesTong
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What are your thoughts on the coin ladder sold by a few dealers like Viking, etc.

We all know that Norm Nielsen made it famous as it is one of his wonderful signature effects.

I am contemplating on buying one for my collections - which model would you recommend? Which dealer offers the model you are recommending?

Thanks again in advance for your contribution.
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Owen makes a nice coin ladder.
Were I performing the effect I'd design my own.
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I like the Viking or Proline even has a good one. I am not found of the Owens for performance simply because a coin falling on a piece of glass really doest sound all the appealing. I would have said the CW ladder but I have never seen it actually work...even at CW booth at a convention. If it does work well and I just happen to be there at a tough time...all 6 tries LOL then I would go for that one. Good luck and hope this helps. Brian
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JamesTong
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May I have the website for Proline, Brian Cook - and thanks for the valuable info.
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The only problem with all the coin ladders is the the manufactures all make them to only use half dollar size coins. Most magicians prefer dollar size, but everytime the manufactures make the things for halves.

Proline does not have them on their site, you have to go to his agent dealer, but I cannot think of the dealers name.
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On 2006-03-17 05:51, wmhegbli wrote:
The only problem with all the coin ladders is the the manufactures all make them to only use half dollar size coins. Most magicians prefer dollar size, but everytime the manufactures make the things for halves.


I agree with you fully, wmhegbli on the size of the coins. Half dollars are just a little small for stage work.

Can you recommend real good models that you are aware of?
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On 2006-03-17 05:51, wmhegbli wrote:
Most magicians prefer dollar size.


And you base that fact on what?

Most of the magicians I know use half dollars.
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Hey there James, http://www.proline-magic.com/ good luck. Brian
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JamesTong
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Thanks, Brian. You are really helpful.
bcookmagic
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No worries James. Let me know if you need anything else. Brian
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James,

As far as I am aware the Proline version is only available from Tilfords.

http://www.aleena.com/tilford/coin.html

There is a video on this page also. They are supposedly in stock at this moment.

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Hi there James, I am sure you could order it directly from Cliff if you email him. Brian
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Hey James,

I have the Owens version and LOVE it...The sound is great! A bit nerve racking, at first because, it's all glass. I have never done the routine that I don't get rave reactions. Also Owens will make it for use of dollar sized coins because that's what mine is. Just call and ask Allen.

Good luck

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I ve seen Robert's coin ladder and it does look great. Robert does a good job of his coin production. If you get a chance to see him perform, don't pass it up.

Good Job my friend.

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Hey guys, The Owens is beutiful...I just couldn't get over the sound. I felt like it was going to break everytime a coin went down. Great info on this topic. Brian
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Remember the one that was on Wolfs magic web site ... very Classsic. I just saw in an Old Abbots catalog...A pocket watch ladder ....wow... anyone ever see one of these?
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Hey there Cardone, I didn't mention Chances because its not in production yet and I am not sure when he will get around to making them. Its a beautiful piece that will most likely be a very limited release but will be worth every penny. Brian
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Hello..I spoke to him a year ago and I think he might be redesigning it a bit .. the way it was ..you could not do the final "dump" of coins ...I need this feature as do most coin workers...I can't wait !!!
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Hey there, I visit with Chance often and yes certain aspects of the coin ladder are changing but the look will remain the same. The best thing about chances is its for dollar size coins...but alas it will still be some time before they are released. Brian
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On 2006-03-17 09:18, JamesTong wrote:

Can you recommend real good models that you are aware of?


As long as I have been in magic the models by Owen, Proline, and Viking are the only ones that are near what a performer would use. Abbott's makes a small wood one that use to be made when Percy Abbott had the place. Again it is half dollar size.

I would suggest you contact Viking and see if he would make one in Dollar size. I talked to him before but he claims he is always so busy! Maybe you would have better luck.

Some years ago Steven's magic sold a Coin ladder but it did not look any good and was made of wood and glass. Very large, and not attractive at all.

Being you like to make things, it is not that hard to make a simple coin ladder. The tricky part is if you want the feature of the coin to drop from a dropper or a cascade effect, built into the ladder. Otherwise, it is just plastic, brass shelves and string!
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