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I have several 35mm film canisters lying around.

Does anyone use them for storage or when walking around? It seems they could do double duty are both storage and as a prop - a cup for example, though the younger set would probably have no idea what they are so they might look "gimmicky."

Any thoughts would be appreciated!
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I use to make handkerchief pulls out of them and many, many years ago they were used as one’s stash for… never mind, it was the 70’s. .
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Used to hold gimmick in Seabrooke's cigarrete in coat
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BCS, 1972 was the height of the sixties.

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On 2009-11-29 13:43, nagi cpa wrote:
I have several 35mm film canisters lying around.

Does anyone use them for storage or when walking around? It seems they could do double duty are both storage and as a prop - a cup for example, though the younger set would probably have no idea what they are so they might look "gimmicky."

Any thoughts would be appreciated!



nagi cpa,
If you are so inclined you might want to check out Jeff Stone's "Gemstones" DVD.
He has an effect on the dvd that makes very nice use of a film canister (and film).

Check it out:
http://stonecoldmagic.com/gemstones-p-2.......sPreview

Respectfully,
rochaz
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Jeff Hobson used them in his long salt pour routine. This is written up in Linking Ring and mentioned elsewhere on the Café.

Danny Archer used them in a bank night or 7 keys of balduche (?) to hold the 7 possible keys to open a lock.

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Interesting question! Film canisters do look like they would be very handy for something don’t they? I have a couple of grocery bags full of the old metal screw top film canisters I just never threw them away figuring I would think of some cool use for them someday.

So I’m all ears!
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I used them to make rockets 45 years ago. Not a wise decision.
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Thanks for all the wonderful ideas everyone!
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There was an effect in a magazine where several loose trinkets and a piece of string was put in a canister, given a shake, or a magical pass is made, and when dumped out the trinkets were on the string in the form of a charm bracelet. This makes for a nice holiday gift to kids.
Beads work OK too.
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I know someone has made chop cups out of them........just cant remember who.
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Get the DVD 'Build Your Own Card Fountain for Under $2o' they use a film canister to hold the motor.
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Nagi cpa,

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Larry Becker has some uses for them in his "World of Super Mentalism".
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I've used them to store stacks of coins for misers dream.

Also I've used three of them in a routine that involves a three objects involved in a murder mystery - each canister holding a different item which I can easily identify.

I've also used them to vanish small objects/torn up pieces of card etc... as they are very easy to switch.
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On 2009-11-30 08:27, rochaz wrote:
nagi cpa,
If you are so inclined you might want to check out Jeff Stone's "Gemstones" DVD.
He has an effect on the dvd that makes very nice use of a film canister (and film).

Check it out:
http://stonecoldmagic.com/gemstones-p-2.......sPreview

Respectfully,
rochaz


Rochaz -

Thanks for the plug man. And now for the shameless plug . . . In Stone Cold Magic Magazine (my free e-zine), one of the free monthly tricks uses a film canister, and also my effect "Dream Vacation" on Jay Sankey's Underground Jam uses film canisters.

The link to the free magazine is in my signature, and Dream Vacation can be found as an instant download on my site (Stone Cold Magic).
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Lately I have been using them to hold my doves grit. I think they will do the job while on the road with the doves.
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Ya they may be used for the previous some of which I have done. Such as coin holders, pulls which is even described in one of the first magic books I read although ping pong balls with holes may be used too. Although for one I leaned Adam Graces frozen on youtube. You can save money on effects learning them on youtube. Not supporting the magician. Although their are so many things to buy if you supported everyone you would go broke.

Anyway according to the video you need a small container in your pocket. With exposure of secrets being prohibeted I can say no more but. A film canister is smaller than a lot of tupperware from the dollar store like he uses. Their for less bulky and noticable.

However I also use them to store dice. I don't but should because it just occoured to me they could be used for thread and needle along with waxes. Mybe even PK magnets and balls or peas. How about that magic dust or voodo ash. Some other thoughts are boon writers, finger rings, fanning powder, and other small things. Heck you could even make a utility belt fool of them.
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