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Imp Bottle

(Based on 1 reviews)
Category: Close Up
Media Type: Trick

Product Description

A small bottle is placed on the table by the performer. He proceeds to lay the bottle on its side with ease. Any one else attempting to make the bottle lie down is guaranteed to fail. The bottle simply refuses to lie down for anyone but the magician. And, the bottle can be examined.
Date Added: Mar 16th, 2003


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June 28th, 2010 3:00pm
Reviewed by Thomas Sciacca
The Imp Bottle, was my first store bought trick, going all the way back to the early nineteen seventies. All of these years later, I'm tickled to still see Adam's version of the trick, in the same packaging that I remember from way back when. I still keep one with me, as it is the trick that led me further into what turned out to be years of studying, exploring, and performing magic. Like the ball and vase, this little bottle will be known to anyone who has played with magic as a child. Whats interesting now, is that the trick has had serious handlings beyond the traditional 'I can make it lay down but you can't'.
Lewis Ganson's 'Art of Close up Magic' has handlings/routines, from some top performers; Kenton Knepper has a routine where the bottle slowly stands up in the hand; wooden versions are still around (Viking's 'Haunted Bottle', and another version called 'The Genii Jug' by a different manufacturer). The bottle is also mentioned in Dunninger's Complete Encyclopedia of Magic,... [Read More]

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