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Blair Marshall
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Back in the late 60's Abbotts advertised the above illusion. Anyone have info on it? Were any actually built (seems like at least one!) Any one use, or see one in performance? I doubt that method would have been like Harbins' "Invisible Man", could I be wrong?

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Blair Marshall
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Say WHAT??? No one else here old enough to remember?? LOL (We're only talking 50 years ago!)

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Damon Reinbold
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Had one when they first came out. Makes me older than sin, eh.

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Blair Marshall
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So can you PM me as to what it was about?

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magicgettogether
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I found a picture of the ad for those who are curious

http://www.magicgettogether.com/thedoor.jpg
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Blair Marshall
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I love the price! LOL

There was also another ad if I am not mistaken with the actual prop.

Tahnks for adding the ad o the thread!

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magicgettogether
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No problem adding it. I was kind of stunned at the price, $1000 in the sixties sounds like an awful lot.
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Eldon
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After reading the ad I want one.
Blair Marshall
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I guess I was comparing to today's prices. Yep, back in the 60's that would have been a LOT of money. I was making $60.00 per 40 hour week in the late 60's, so the prices are relative.

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I seem to recall Jim Steinmeyer mentioning this effect to me. It used polarized glass. Verrry expensive back then.
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Maybe ...... Paul Osburne could draw this one up. he had a series on building discontinued Abbott products in MUM.
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It would be fun to try and make one, I could see if I can find anything about this in the archive. Its not quite old enough for the Abbott Graveyard and we did rescue "The Chopping Block" last year so anythings possible.

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