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Zig Zag Can by Frank Klein, Carlton Bradford

(c. 1978) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

This was invented by Carlton Bradford and built and marketed by Frank Klein c. 1978.

Effect: A colorful miniature version of the zig-zag illusion is displayed. It is a small model of the large illusion but still large enough to be performed on stage or before a smaller group. The top lid is opened and a can of beer or cola (they are ungimmicked and may be borrowed) is placed downwards into the cabinet. Two unprepared metal blades are displayed and are thrust completely through the cabinet, dividing it into three sections. Then, just like the large illusion, the center section is slid to the left, leaving the center section completely vacant, and a wand or your hand is waved through the empty section. The procedure is now reversed, the can removed, opened and the contents poured into a glass. It is either drunk by the performer or offered to a spectator.

(Ed Mishell – Genii Magazine, May 1978)
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Approx. Price: $190.00 (1998) ***

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2 reviews for Zig Zag Can by Frank Klein, Carlton Bradford

  1. Nick Propst

    Zig Zag Astonishment

    I keep the can inside a clear straight-sided tumbler. After some playing, I open the top, reach inside and lift out the tumbler containing the coke can. This helps secure the can and also keeps me from fumbling or searching for the tumbler when it is time to pour. Oddly enough, on three occassions, small children knew immediately what took place…… adults, Never!

  2. Matt Kielbiski

    Zig Zag CAn

    I remember when I first got this effect…I did it for my parents haha. And when I pulled the middle over they had that puzzled look on their face. My father especially, trying to not seem amused..I knew he was thinkin "how in in the world". And from seeing that look on my dad’s face, I wouldn’t give this peice up for anything. If you can get your hands on one take it!! It isn’t difficult to use, and is a true mystery as the traditional zig zag was meant to be.

    Now some 5 years later….when I pull my gal’s middle out…I see my dad’s face of "how in the world?"

    Definatly worth the money.

    One of my fav illusionettes.

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