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conjurormatt
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I just figured it out, it's Acetate, not Acitate. Guess I need to go back to school for spelling. Smile
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The key would be finding the right thickness of acetate. For a milk pitcher with a very pronounced "shoulder", as with the square squatty ones, the insert, whether molded or a glue-up still has to flex enough to be put into the pitcher. Glue-ups will be less forgiving of this harsh treatment. Seams can pop, or cracks appear anywhere there is too much stress. Even the smallest breach will render it useless.

Gluing the seam up the back would be easy enough, although it would need to be conformed to the shape of a mold. But, the bottom would be the trickiest part. the bottom edge of the main body would need to be as flat and uniform as possible, so the bottom piece is not forced to waffle" to conform to shape.

The plastic gimmicks for Chen Lee Water Suspension and Liquid Appear were made this same way. The flatter that bottom piece can be after the glue up, the better the seam will be.
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I just made a note on my calendar to go downstairs later today and find that milk pitcher in the magic trunks, Michael. I know I still have it.

Sorry I haven't done it sooner. Real life keeps interfering.

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Michael,
Sent you a P.M.
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Thanks, David!

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Anyone who needs/wants one there is a Glass Milk Pitcher for sale now in the Sale Collectables Section of the Café:

http://magicgizmo.com/home/ads/?option=c......adid=861

Here's the photo.

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On 2010-07-24 16:19, SpellbinderEntertainment wrote:
Anyone who needs/wants one there is a Glass Milk Pitcher for sale now in the Sale Collectables Section of the Café:

http://magicgizmo.com/home/ads/?option=c......adid=861

Here's the photo.

Walt

That's the one that David gave me the heads up on. I didn't act because I'm still dealing with computer problems that prevent me from easily using some websites (others not at all). I'm going computer shopping this week, finally.
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This Topic makes me Glad I still have mine. With little white funnel and all. Bought mine from Yogi Magic Mart in 1970 or 71. I still have the "Hen" Fetsch book I bought with it. ( Well I should say Phil Thomas wouldn't sell me the pitcher without the book.
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On 2010-07-24 16:19, SpellbinderEntertainment wrote:
Anyone who needs/wants one there is a Glass Milk Pitcher for sale now in the Sale Collectables Section of the Café:

http://magicgizmo.com/home/ads/?option=c......adid=861

Here's the photo.

Walt

That's the one that David gave me the heads up on. I didn't act because I'm still dealing with computer problems that prevent me from easily using some websites (others not at all). I'm going computer shopping this week, finally.


I just replaced my 4 year old desktop with an imac this weekend, btw... and its reminding me of why I love Apples. At least go to the Apple store and try one before you buy anything.
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Thanks. I have a friend who went Apple also, but I already found a replacement PC, and am happy. Maybe next time.

I've also had other offers to purchase milk pitchers but have had to turn them down due to too many other expenses at the moment (vehicle problems, etc.). All that is eating into funds I have earmarked to help me move later this month.

Maybe sometime after I get set up again, I'll explore these other diversions.
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I just replaced my 4 year old desktop with an imac this weekend, btw... and its reminding me of why I love Apples. At least go to the Apple store and try one before you buy anything.


I recently replaced my PC with an iMac. I'm sure the Mac is better for some things, but I haven't yet figured out for what! (Funny thing - most of the Apple sales people have and use PCs...)
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I would like to get a drinking glass version that was sealed. I remember we used to have "toy" ones like that when we were kids. To refill them, I think I remember we just turned them upside down and they seemed to bubble and refill themselves.

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Just noticed that the plastic cover on a spindle of 100 blank dvds or cds might do the trick... trim to fit?
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The plastic inserts use to found at florist shops. They were placed in wicker baskets etc that would not hold water for flower arrangements.
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The plastic inserts use to found at florist shops. They were placed in wicker baskets etc that would not hold water for flower arrangements.


That might be a great lead, although the insert should closely fit the shape of the pitcher.

Thanks for the tip!
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You could go to Bed bath and beyond and get a clear insulated 18 oz tumbler and make your own. I bought mine for 8 bucks with the coupons they mail out each month. It took me about 5 min to fix, once I got home.
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You could go to Bed bath and beyond and get a clear insulated 18 oz tumbler and make your own. I bought mine for 8 bucks with the coupons they mail out each month. It took me about 5 min to fix, once I got home.


Thanks! Yes. This was discussed on another recent thread. I have a handful of double walled mugs and a pitcher that I found a couple years ago at Wal Mart. I bought them with just that thought in mind. I have yet to do anything with them, but probably will at some future time.

The point of my original thread was to do a complete refurbish of a couple old style glass pitchers already in my possession. These were very common from the 50's to the 70's, were a great size, and worked like a charm. They are not however, on the current market.

Many people have been very helpful, pointing me to like pitchers when they come up for sale. At this point, I have acquired enough of those to say that I have one I can use (along with a couple other styles of pitchers). But, I still plan to do the refurb on those old glass pitchers that I have with missing inserts.

It will likely be after the Spring thaw when I can stretch out a bit in my new digs here. At that time, that vacu-form table I mentioned some time ago is likely on the "to do" list. Then, I can experiment with making inserts for these pitchers.
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Sound like you have a plan have fun!
Oh the suggestion about using coffee creamer looks pretty good has anyone had problems with using it?
Mike
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I had a magic pitcher like that, too. Bought it in the 1960’s.

I figured the reason the insert was had seams was that it was glued together inside the
pitcher. I could have been wrong.

In the early 1980’s I was attending a seminar at graduate school (the subject was
philosophy, not magic). The host supplied a pitcher of water and a glass for the speaker.
The pitcher was just like the one I once had, but without insert. I thought that that meant
the pitcher was one sold to ordinary people. I later found out the host was a magician, too.

Thom
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