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Obedient Ball by Lloyd Chambers, Floyd Thayer, Louis Gaynor

(c. 1941,2016) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Another beautiful wooden prop from Louis Gaynor and what a clever beauty this is demonstrated by the still amazing Joe Stevens (and check out Joe in the photos he is featuring the Obedient Ball in his Candini act from 1970) 🙂 This is a remake of the Lloyd Chambers and Floyd Thayer Obedient Ball c. 1941 which is described in Lloyd Chambers’ book Original Ideas in Magic and called The Spirit Ball.

What distinguishes this version of the classic Obedient Ball effect is that the 3″ diameter wooden ball has a huge 7/8″ hole directly through the center that you can clearly see through, and yet the ball still stops and starts under the complete control of the performer.  And nothing is added or taken away – it is a very clever idea expertly recreated by Louis Gaynor that you will love.

Effect: The performer takes one of the two handles and threads it through the ball and lets the ball fall up down and then up the cord as easily as you can see. The performer holding the two handles, then asks questions of the ball. “One stop for yes and two stops for no.” The Obedient Ball then stops on command in the middle of the cord with the above appropriate answer! Impossible! This continues for as long as the performer likes and in the end, the cord and handles are taken out of the ball and, once again, the ball is held up for all to see and is again shown that there is nothing inside the middle hole!

The Obedient Ball is made out of black walnut and turned out of one piece of wood. The cord is approximately 3 feet long. Each ball has its own beauty and is different. Each ball has 10 coats of high quality lacquer. Each handle is turned out of walnut. Ball can be inspected. SELF-WORKING! Created by our own master craftsman, Louie Gaynor. Hand Crafted, each ball is unique and one-of-a-kind!

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Approx. Price: $165.00 (2019) ***

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1 review for Obedient Ball by Lloyd Chambers, Floyd Thayer, Louis Gaynor

  1. Andy Martin

    Another beautiful wooden prop from Louis Gaynor and what a clever beauty this is demonstrated by the still amazing Joe Stevens 🙂 This is a remake of the Lloyd Chambers and Floyd Thayer Obedient Ball c. 1941 which is described in Lloyd Chambers’ book Original Ideas in Magic and called The Spirit Ball.

    What distinguishes this version of the classic Obedient Ball effect is that the 3″ diameter wooden ball has a huge 7/8″ hole directly through the center that you can clearly see through, and yet the ball still stops and starts under the complete control of the performer.  And nothing is added or taken away – it is a very clever idea expertly recreated by Louis Gaynor that you will love.

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