Instant Instruction Download - Shrunken Head Illusion

Instant Instruction Download - Shrunken Head Illusion
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  • Item #: ABBIshrunkenheadillusion
  • Manufacturer: Traditional Abbott Suppliers
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Abbott Instructions for many of their props are now available for download. These are the instructions only and are the same ones that Abbotts would send with the prop! In a few cases they will be very brief and not be understood unless you own the prop. These are ideal for

-Replacing lost or damaged instructions
-For sellers and buyers of used magic
-For sellers and buyers on auction sites

Shrunken Head Illusion instructions include 12 pages - 4 of which are workshop plans so you could build the prop yourself. We did not include this in the Workshop plan category because there is one piece that might be difficult to obtain in this modern age so we are listing it as collectible. A description of a similar prop (Witch Doctor) is below.

All Abbott downloads are instant when using Paypal, credit cards take a bit longer. A thin wooden tray or platform is displayed. Mounted at one end of this tray is an open framework. At the audience side of this framework is an opening nine inches square.

A spectator is invited onstage and is seated. This spectator holds this wooden tray on his shoulders (there is a cut out provided for his neck). His head is completely visible, at this point, from all sides - including through the opening of the framework. The performer then covers the spectators head by extending a folding expansion bellows (made from reinforced fiber stock) from the framework back and over the spectators head. An electric light is now turned on (accompanied by a futuristic sound effect), illuminating the spectators head inside the cabinet.

A thin, decorative panel is inserted behind the opening of the framework. another strange sound effect is produced. The spectators head is out of sight for less than one second! The panel is immediately removed. Inside the cabinet - the same spectator - the same lighting - but the spectators head has shrunk to half its original size! A sensational and startling transformation! Points to remember; The spectator can smile or frown - wiggle eyebrows - make his nose twitch - wiggle his ears - stick out his tongue, etc. The interior light is connected to a dimmer switch to produce special lighting effects, if desired (more light, less light, etc.)

The unit is slowly turned from side to side so that all in the audience can witness this strange effect. Completely safe and completely baffling!