Rare collectible magic effect with a great history!From the estate collection of a retired professional magician.
Classic effect from Petrie Lewis, as marketed by Abbotts. In fact, this version is considered to be one of the rarest of the firecracker effects.
The effect: The firecracker is lit, then placed in the metal tube and capped. The tube is handed to the valunteer.Hilarity ensues (at least it was funny to the mid-20th century crowd!) as the audience is wondering what will happen with the "lit" firecracker.Finally, when the tube is opened, the firecracker has changed to a silk.Whew!The audience and the volunteer are relieved.Until the volunteer turns around.The firecracker is attached to his back!
Most likely you won't be using this to perform, but it is a wonderful addition to your vintage magic props collection.This is NOT stamped P&L, as it was actually made by Abbotts under the permission of P&L, but it comes with its original P&L instructions.
CONDITION: good. Shows a lot of wear.SEE PHOTOS.