Salt Pour Collection!

I passively collect salt pour gimmicks. I think they look interesting and display well for a magic gimmick in my collection. I’ve had the salt pour in my show a couple of times. It’s been in themed shows, but never in my main show. It’s a trick I keep coming back to, but it’s missing something to make it work in my main show.

Ok, back to the gimmicks. A while ago I bought some salt pour gimmicks to add to my collection. I recently bought a bundle of salt pour gimmicks from Scott Alexander’s estate.

The first two I was able to identify. The one on the right is the older style salt pour gimmick that Jim Riser made. The black one on the left is the Bob Kohler salt pour. This is a new one to me, took a bit of work to figure out who made it.

Jim riser salt pour and bob kohler salt pour gimmicks

Then I got these two salt pour gimmicks:

salt pour gimmick

I haven’t been able to identify who made them, if you have any idea, let me know!

And finally I got a bunch of parts to make salt pour gimmicks:

salt pour gimmicks

These parts appear to be trying to replicate the two unidentified gimmicks above. The main difference is these have a shorter neck. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the parts, maybe I’ll have them assembled…or just one and display it with the parts???


4 thoughts on “Salt Pour Collection!”

  1. Sent this blog link to my knowledgeable salt pour buddy Michael Ross. His thoughts on the mystery ones…

    “The un-identified ones look like small Paul Fox gimmicks possibly made by Paul Fox or even early Pressley Guitar if they’re heavy. Pressley used the same Paul Fox style but from brass or other heavy metals so heavy.”

    Hope that’s helpful.

    1. Thanks for sending it out to Micheal!

      I’m mostly sure they aren’t Pressley Guitar or Paul Fox due the proportions of the necks on the gimmicks…they could be earlier/later runs of those were not many were made

      1. The “Paul Fox gimmick” you have is more similar to the gimmicks he made for Ade Duval’s Rapshody in Silk act. Fox’s salt pour gimmick are bigger…

        1. Fabian

          These are a little small for silks, but I’ll have to dig up the Abe Duval book and take a peek. It’s been soo long since I read that.

          Thanks for the tip!


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