U235 Thayer CW, Standard set-complete

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U235 Thayer CW, Standard set-complete


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U235-Thayer-CW is a very unique penetration.

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U-235 has always had a warm spot in my collection. The first time I saw this effect, I was blown away…. well, I was 16 and I could be blown away quite easily back then. BUT, even today, this is a real fooler.

Thanks to Alan at Owen Magic Supreme for allowing us to resurrect this wonderful old classic which has become a rare collectable and difficult to obtain…. Up until now!

Effect: The performer talks about the early testing implements used back in the 50’s to test uranium and molecular fusion, etc., all steps to creating the Atomic Bomb. “The apparatus you see before you was one of the first attempts at atomic restructuring and I would like to demonstrate this incredible mystery. Very few people outside of the Atomic Energy Commission (and Floyd Thayer) have ever seen this demonstrated. Watch closely as you won’t believe your eyes.

Note this solid piece of 1/4″ plate glass. A breech in the glass would be quite evident. Also, note these two aluminum reactor cylinders. We will sandwich the solid glass between the two cylinders and we will use this solid steel ball to demonstrate the properties discovered so long ago.

….Watch and listen as you hear the solid steel ball make contact with the solid glass sheet and then, watch as seconds later it penetrates that solid sheet of glass.”

Setting action to words, the tubes are assembled with the 1/4″ sheet glass in the middle. The steel ball is dropped into the upper tube and a resounding clang is heard as metal strikes glass. Then a second or two later the ball is seen and heard to come crashing down through the glass and onto the plate below.

This is an exact replica of the original Thayer unit. You are supplied with the two anodized aluminum tubes, the 1/4″ plate glass, the 5/8″ steel ball and ceramic plate plus complete directions. The entire effect is supplied in a custom foam lined box to protect all the parts. The 1/4″ plate glass sheet has had the edges hand polished and ground to perfection. A treasure for any collector, yet you will be demonstrating this unique effect moments after receiving it. Limited quantities have been made at this time so don’t delay.

NOTE: U-235 complete is $125.00; an ungimmicked tube (extra) is $35.00.

Additional information

Weight 3.00 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 8 × 10 in

2 reviews for U235 Thayer CW, Standard set-complete

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    U235 is a great piece of visual magic. Everything comes packaged really well in a professional looking box. The props are beautifully crafted, very “scientific in appearance”.Handling is simplicity itself, no difficult sleights but the visual impact is astounding ! The delay between the steel ball striking the glass and then penetrating through, a second later, to drop onto the plate below really amps up the effect. You see and hear the magic as it occurs. I’ve been using this in a parlor setting. Like most magical effects it is angle sensitive but that is easily overcome with a little planning. The scripting/patter is excellent easily adapted and personalized. I added a little set dressing and expanded on the “nuclear theme” script/patter setting the scene as 1950’s experiments. A beautiful piece of “Cold War” magic. A lot of fun to perform and a classy item as a collectible.

  2. [email protected]

    Hello, I’ve been having a blast performing U235. Attached a couple of photos getting ready to perform in our dining room for 3 -4 family/friends. Really astonishing magic ! Reactions have been great. All want a close look at the plate glass – which I gladly allow.
    Great Magic !
    Many Thanks,

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