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johnobryant
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I picked this up from another magician a while back.

If anyone can help me with the maker or where it came from that would be AWESOME!

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johnobryant
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FYI,

Its an arm chopper. I know that part. Smile

-john
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Looks like a MAC Magic prop to me.
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That's what I was thinking. Its made of wood, not formica. The top corners also have a curve to them (MAKS have squared edges). I have also never seen one painted like this before. I looked for stamps or markings of the maker all over the prop and found nothing. I have been leaning towards MAK since I got it (2yrs ago), but still want to believe it was made else where.

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Most would say the maker is God.

Unless you're an atheist.

Then it looks like MAK Magic...

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johnobryant
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Mak Magic is god. lol jk

It still has a very "curvy" look to it compared to the MAK french arm chopper
johnobryant
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Any other input would be awesome!

thanks
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It's definitely not Mak Magic, the construction is just not the same. The materials used in the handle alone are a big clue. Without having the actual prop in my hands I would say this most likely is an import, possibly India.

From the stencil work it appears to have been manufactured and not made in someones home workshop. Little clues can be found in the type of wood and metal used. Just from the pic the stocks appear to be made of 1/4" pressboard. Many other countries don't have access to supplies of hardwoods. The quality of metal .. another indicator.

Just a few thoughts ..

Steve
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Awesome! Thanks for the input!
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BC Magic? They were out of St. Louis in the 1980's. He used to work for Mac and got mad and made a lot of knock off stuff. I have brochure someplace and I think this prop was on it.

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Ooo the plot thickens! This is a fun thread, I feel like I'm watching a Film Noir. Smile
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Verified..BC Magic from St. Louis.

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Richard E. Hughes, Hughes Magic Inc., 352 N. Prospect St., Ravenna, OH 44266 (330)296-4023
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Awesome! Thanks guys!
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Nice work Dectective Hughes. Smile
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I have all kinds of almost useless information in my head.

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Richard E. Hughes, Hughes Magic Inc., 352 N. Prospect St., Ravenna, OH 44266 (330)296-4023
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Right on Richard, definitely BC Magic, but I don't think the guy that owned BC worked for Mac. I think he just knocked off a lot of their stuff. I think the guy was a Doctor and his last name was Bordor.
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