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SLIDING BILLIARD BALL BOX. English, ca. 1940. An unusual va...
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SLIDING BILLIARD BALL BOX. English, ca. 1940. An unusual variant of the classic Die Box. A large yellow ball placed in the hardwood cabinet is heard sliding from one chamber to the other, yet finally vanishes from the box reappearing elsewhere moments later. Unusual combination of methods including a trap door and a rubber balloon, inflated via incorporated valve, allowing a final apparent glimpse of the ball before it vanishes. 8 x 4 x 4 ¾”. Ball diameter 3”. Balloon in need of replacement. This is perhaps a unique method for James Barton’s Sucker Billiard Ball Box, which was introduced to the fraternity by Floyd Thayer in the 1920s, and is the only prop we have encountered using a balloon in this manner.
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SLIDING BILLIARD BALL BOX. English, ca. 1940. An unusual va...

Estimate $500 - $1,000
Oct 29, 2022
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Starting Price $250
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0006: SLIDING BILLIARD BALL BOX. English, ca. 1940. An unusual va...
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Est. $500 - $1,000Starting Price $250
Salon de Magie: Klosterman Collection Pt. III
Oct 29, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
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SLIDING BILLIARD BALL BOX. English, ca. 1940. An unusual variant of the classic Die Box. A large yellow ball placed in the hardwood cabinet is heard sliding from one chamber to the other, yet finally vanishes from the box reappearing elsewhere moments later. Unusual combination of methods including a trap door and a rubber balloon, inflated via incorporated valve, allowing a final apparent glimpse of the ball before it vanishes. 8 x 4 x 4 ¾”. Ball diameter 3”. Balloon in need of replacement. This is perhaps a unique method for James Barton’s Sucker Billiard Ball Box, which was introduced to the fraternity by Floyd Thayer in the 1920s, and is the only prop we have encountered using a balloon in this manner.
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