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Classic book containing offbeat ideas by UF Grant. A lot of unusual and never before seen magic in here.

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  • Contents Contents..............................................................................................................................3 UNIT NO. 1 GOLD FISH THRU HOOP ......................................................................5 UNIT NO. 2 INVISIBLE GOLD FISH .........................................................................6 UNIT NO. 3 RESTLESS LIGHT BULB .......................................................................7 UNIT NO. 4 ENCHANTED ROCKING CHAIR..........................................................8 UNIT NO. 5 MYSTERY LIGHT With Variations. ...................................................9 UNIT NO. 6 PEEK A BOO HOUSE ...........................................................................11 UNIT NO. 7 THE GHOST LIGHT..............................................................................13 UNIT NO. 8 THE CONTINUOUS POUR ..................................................................14 UNIT NO. 9 THE BIRDS AND THE FISH ...............................................................15 UNIT NO. 10 THE STAND UP CIGARETTES .........................................................16 UNIT NO. 11 THE PAINT ROLLER SIGN ...............................................................17 UNIT NO. 12 THE CHANGING SIGN ......................................................................18 UNIT NO. 13 "DON'T PEEK" .....................................................................................19 UNIT NO. 14 THE MAGIC ROCKING CHAIR ........................................................20 UNIT NO. 15 THE GLASS THAT IS FULL AND EMPTY......................................21 UNIT NO. 16 THE MAGIC CHEST ...........................................................................22 UNIT NO. 17 THE BLACK ART BOX .......................................................................23 UNIT NO. 18 THE HEADLESS ILLUSION AS A WINDOW STOPPER ..............24 GENERAL INFORMATION...........................................................................................25

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  • WINDOW STOPPERS By U.F. Grant

    Window Stoppers, Inc. are magical type units which may be rented or sold to stores in your locality. They will cause people going by the store windows to "Stop, Look, and Ponder". Every progressive merchant wants this since he knows that his store window is his best salesman.

    The first section of these units has been picked for simplicity in preparation from ordinary items, plus the fact that they are the best suited for stopping people who are passing by. These have been picked from thousands. The second section has some more complicated units, but they are very desirable for their good results.

    Any type of store is suitable for these units since you merely have a sign with appropriate wording for the business or article to be advertised. On the sketches in this script are some suggestions. It is best for you to make a tie-up with a local sign painter to make all of your signs for you. This way you can get a better price.

    It is best to try to rent all six units to a store, a new unit to be placed in their window every week at a rental cost of from five to ten dollars a week, according to the size and location of the store. Large department stores will pay you as high as twenty five dollars a week.

    When making the first contact, it is a good idea to have one outfit along with you. Item No. 1, the goldfish that do not swim thru the hoop, makes a good one to show your prospective customer. You will be able to have a cover on this aquarium so that you can carry it around, as there is enough air in the water to keep the fish alive for many hours with the top sealed. The cover can be made by any tin smith.

    In the event that you do not have time to go around and rent the outfits yourself, you can insert an ad in the local paper or papers for salesmen to represent you and pay them a commission on each rental. They can cover all towns and cities, we will say in a radius of 150 miles. Then, to further expand, appoint agents in other cities and so on, as far as you care to expand this type of business. Later on you may want to add some new units to your present line and supply your first customers with new ones from time to time. We can supply you with any additional units you may want. They can be used indoors if placed right, as in bars and clubs.

    Any of these units is also effective to use in conjunction with advertising your show in local store windows.

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  • UNIT NO. 1 GOLD FISH THRU HOOP Refer to Sketch No. 1. Have a glass fish aquarium, and fastened to the bottom center, a strip of wood with a slot in it. An embroidery or similar hoop is forced into this slot so that the hoop is held upright. Embroidery hoops can be purchased in various sizes in your local dime or department stores.

    Take the hoop to a local glass cutting company, the type that supplies window glass, mirrors, etc., and have them cut out a round piece of single strength glass the same diameter as the hoop.

    Cement this glass to the hoop with the aid of Dupont waterproof cement. When this hoop is down in the water with the cemented side to the rear, you cannot see the glass, and this is what keeps the fish from swimming thru.

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  • UNIT NO. 2 INVISIBLE GOLD FISH At first you may figure this is too simple to be of any value, but this unit, by scores of tests in various locations, has proved to be the best of any tried.

    Have a glass fish aquarium in a window with water, sea weed and stones in the bottom, and maybe a little stone castle, etc. The sign as shown in the Sketch for the No. 2 Unit appears above the aquarium, but there are really NO FISH AT ALL in the aquarium.

    It is amazing to see folks peer in and look closely at all angles to see if they can see the invisible fish.

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  • UNIT NO. 3 RESTLESS LIGHT BULB This is the most intriguing puzzle to those not in the know. People will stand and watch this for ten or fifteen minutes at a time trying to figure it out.

    Have a piece of glass about 15" square sitting on top of four glass tumblers as shown. Then place on the center of the glass a 100 watt light bulb and start it spinning around. Have an electric fan behind a display sign so that the air from the fan hits the bulb at one point of its spin around the glass. This gust of air hits it each time it comes around and this is what keeps the bulb spinning around the glass all day long.

    The amazing thing, you will find, is that the bulb will spin in this one circle, and not move out of its radius to go over the edge of the glass, if the glass is fairly even or level.

    Have the sign over to the left side of the window and if the left side of the window is glass also, close that side off with a large sign, so people cannot go to the side of the window and accidentally see the fan behind the sign.

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  • UNIT NO. 4 ENCHANTED ROCKING CHAIR The rocking chair is set sideways in the window, as shown, and the rockers are fixed to screw eyes in the floor so the chair will rock, but will not "walk" from its position. The chair back should be solid and fan aims where arrow points. The fan should be an oscillating fan to be most effective. Moving air currents can be the unseen force in any number of attention getting window displays: 1. Ribbons and streamer may be kept in motion. 2. Flags may be made to wave, continuously or intermittently. 3. Balloons may be kept in motion or apparently made to float in the air. (The Vornado Fan Co. pointed one of their fans straight up in the air, and kept a colorful rubber beach ball bouncing captive on the air current.) 4. Light bulbs may be made to roll as you see on the facing page. 5. Model airplane propellers may be made to turn without having any engines. Windmills can operate and spinwheels can spin on the unseen air currents of a good fan. These are the sort of things that should suggest new WINDOW STOPPER ideas to you.

    Another way to make a chair rock - put a plate lifter under one of the rockers. You may like the suggestion on page 17 which uses an