The Elusive Rabbits or Hippity-Hop Rabbits was invented by The Great Norman (Norman Hazeldene) c. 1947.
This is one of the best quality versions I have seen. All wood construction with bright colors and good size of about 11″. They use a simple and reliable mechanism without magnets, so there are no surprises 🙂
It was created by B.C. Magic Mfg. Co. – a higher-end magic manufacturing company started c. 1977 by Dr. Armand Brodeur and Mr. Robert Chaney. They began by leasing some space from the original Rings ‘n’ Things on Helen Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri and Mike Brazill endorsed their work. They were a wholly separate company from Rings ‘n’ Things but Mike helped them by obtaining distribution for them through the RNT network. From what I can tell they only lasted a few years and closed down c. 1980 when Mike first closed the RNT doors.
Effect: A black rabbit and a white rabbit are each covered with a tube and are to switch places at the magician’s command. And the rabbits do actually change places several times. In the course of this routine, the audience notices that the rabbits and their tubes are turned around each time, so everyone thinks the other side of the white rabbit must be black, and the other side of the black rabbit white.
After hesitating for a while, the magician agrees to turn the rabbits around – what a surprise, the reverse sides of the rabbits are red and blue respectively. A real sensation with great entertainment value.
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