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Foo Can

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For the short lived electronic magic magazine, see The Foo Can.
Foo Can is a magic prop that looks like a odd shaped can, sometimes shaped like a pitcher. It can perform effects similar to a change bag (with solid objects) to vanish, transform or produce liquids.
Sphinx (Sept. 1909)

Said to be named after Ching Ling Foo, it had been described by Heron of Alexandria.[1][2]


  • 25 Foolers with a Foo Can by Johnny Sayer (1948)
  • Tips on the Foo Can and Funnel by Imp Smith (1959)


  1. An Illustrated History of White Magic Before Robert-Houdin by Fanch Guillemin (2002)
  2. Conjuring Credits' article on misc:foo_can