Two Summer Challenges. Name Joseph Kohler's Cuffs and Reproduce his Picture.

Two Summer Challenges. Name Joseph Kohler's Cuffs and Reproduce his Picture.

Joined: August 30th, 2003, 2:36 pm

June 18th, 2017, 8:20 pm #1

There is a nice picture on eBay of escape artist Joseph Kolar.

Here are two summer challenges.

1. Name all of his cuffs.

Most of them are pretty clear, we may need to discuss a couple of them.
There are ten classic cuffs. For discussion let us number them from top to bottom.

Then the real challenge. . .
2. Reproduce the picture today by posing in the same selection of cuffs. Then post your picture
here on the forum for eternal fame.

The bow tie will be optional, but would be nice. No Photoshopping allowed.

Have fun.






Your can read about Joseph Kolar here:
http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Joseph_Kolar

With the help of Google you can discover that:
Alfred Vincent Saal was the son of Alfred Peter Saal



Alfred Vincent Saal was born on October 8, 1927 and the picture is dated 1927 just a year after Houdini died. This is interesting since we often discuss which cuffs were used by performers during the Houdini period.

So it appears that Alfred Peter Saal asked fellow magician Joseph Kolar to autograph a picture for his son who was still a baby.

The back of the picture is also interesting. Alfred Peter Saal and Joseph Kolar were discussing some sort of light box, which seems to have been Saal's specialty.



One final item on the back of the photo. According to his bio, Kolar's "catch phrase" was:
"Give my regards to the Chief of Police!"

What an interesting photograph with a story.

Enjoy the summer, but don't forget to work on the two challenges.

Joe
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June 19th, 2017, 12:14 am #2

it's not summer here
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Joseph Lauher
Joseph Lauher

June 19th, 2017, 11:01 am #3

There is a nice picture on eBay of escape artist Joseph Kolar.

Here are two summer challenges.

1. Name all of his cuffs.

Most of them are pretty clear, we may need to discuss a couple of them.
There are ten classic cuffs. For discussion let us number them from top to bottom.

Then the real challenge. . .
2. Reproduce the picture today by posing in the same selection of cuffs. Then post your picture
here on the forum for eternal fame.

The bow tie will be optional, but would be nice. No Photoshopping allowed.

Have fun.






Your can read about Joseph Kolar here:
http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Joseph_Kolar

With the help of Google you can discover that:
Alfred Vincent Saal was the son of Alfred Peter Saal



Alfred Vincent Saal was born on October 8, 1927 and the picture is dated 1927 just a year after Houdini died. This is interesting since we often discuss which cuffs were used by performers during the Houdini period.

So it appears that Alfred Peter Saal asked fellow magician Joseph Kolar to autograph a picture for his son who was still a baby.

The back of the picture is also interesting. Alfred Peter Saal and Joseph Kolar were discussing some sort of light box, which seems to have been Saal's specialty.



One final item on the back of the photo. According to his bio, Kolar's "catch phrase" was:
"Give my regards to the Chief of Police!"

What an interesting photograph with a story.

Enjoy the summer, but don't forget to work on the two challenges.

Joe
It is also a great winter project.
Joe
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June 19th, 2017, 8:00 pm #4

There is a nice picture on eBay of escape artist Joseph Kolar.

Here are two summer challenges.

1. Name all of his cuffs.

Most of them are pretty clear, we may need to discuss a couple of them.
There are ten classic cuffs. For discussion let us number them from top to bottom.

Then the real challenge. . .
2. Reproduce the picture today by posing in the same selection of cuffs. Then post your picture
here on the forum for eternal fame.

The bow tie will be optional, but would be nice. No Photoshopping allowed.

Have fun.






Your can read about Joseph Kolar here:
http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Joseph_Kolar

With the help of Google you can discover that:
Alfred Vincent Saal was the son of Alfred Peter Saal



Alfred Vincent Saal was born on October 8, 1927 and the picture is dated 1927 just a year after Houdini died. This is interesting since we often discuss which cuffs were used by performers during the Houdini period.

So it appears that Alfred Peter Saal asked fellow magician Joseph Kolar to autograph a picture for his son who was still a baby.

The back of the picture is also interesting. Alfred Peter Saal and Joseph Kolar were discussing some sort of light box, which seems to have been Saal's specialty.



One final item on the back of the photo. According to his bio, Kolar's "catch phrase" was:
"Give my regards to the Chief of Police!"

What an interesting photograph with a story.

Enjoy the summer, but don't forget to work on the two challenges.

Joe
Its summer here in uk for a change its 30+. I however am not lucky enough to own these fantastic cuffs
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Chris Gower
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June 20th, 2017, 7:41 pm #5

There is a nice picture on eBay of escape artist Joseph Kolar.

Here are two summer challenges.

1. Name all of his cuffs.

Most of them are pretty clear, we may need to discuss a couple of them.
There are ten classic cuffs. For discussion let us number them from top to bottom.

Then the real challenge. . .
2. Reproduce the picture today by posing in the same selection of cuffs. Then post your picture
here on the forum for eternal fame.

The bow tie will be optional, but would be nice. No Photoshopping allowed.

Have fun.






Your can read about Joseph Kolar here:
http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Joseph_Kolar

With the help of Google you can discover that:
Alfred Vincent Saal was the son of Alfred Peter Saal



Alfred Vincent Saal was born on October 8, 1927 and the picture is dated 1927 just a year after Houdini died. This is interesting since we often discuss which cuffs were used by performers during the Houdini period.

So it appears that Alfred Peter Saal asked fellow magician Joseph Kolar to autograph a picture for his son who was still a baby.

The back of the picture is also interesting. Alfred Peter Saal and Joseph Kolar were discussing some sort of light box, which seems to have been Saal's specialty.



One final item on the back of the photo. According to his bio, Kolar's "catch phrase" was:
"Give my regards to the Chief of Police!"

What an interesting photograph with a story.

Enjoy the summer, but don't forget to work on the two challenges.

Joe
Okay here goes my attempt to identify the cuffs:
1 Bean Giant
2 ?
3 Palmers Size 3
4 Cobb
5 Peerless 1st model
6 Daley Bottlenecks
7 Towers detective
8 Towers DL
9 Romer LI
10?

Am in Spain at the moment, get back tomorrow, not sure where my bow tie is but will get photo done when the other cuffs have been identified.
Chris
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June 20th, 2017, 8:53 pm #6

There is a nice picture on eBay of escape artist Joseph Kolar.

Here are two summer challenges.

1. Name all of his cuffs.

Most of them are pretty clear, we may need to discuss a couple of them.
There are ten classic cuffs. For discussion let us number them from top to bottom.

Then the real challenge. . .
2. Reproduce the picture today by posing in the same selection of cuffs. Then post your picture
here on the forum for eternal fame.

The bow tie will be optional, but would be nice. No Photoshopping allowed.

Have fun.






Your can read about Joseph Kolar here:
http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Joseph_Kolar

With the help of Google you can discover that:
Alfred Vincent Saal was the son of Alfred Peter Saal



Alfred Vincent Saal was born on October 8, 1927 and the picture is dated 1927 just a year after Houdini died. This is interesting since we often discuss which cuffs were used by performers during the Houdini period.

So it appears that Alfred Peter Saal asked fellow magician Joseph Kolar to autograph a picture for his son who was still a baby.

The back of the picture is also interesting. Alfred Peter Saal and Joseph Kolar were discussing some sort of light box, which seems to have been Saal's specialty.



One final item on the back of the photo. According to his bio, Kolar's "catch phrase" was:
"Give my regards to the Chief of Police!"

What an interesting photograph with a story.

Enjoy the summer, but don't forget to work on the two challenges.

Joe
Cuff #2, to me, looks like it could be some type of Hamburg 8?
-Richard Knip-
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Joseph Fox
Joseph Fox

June 20th, 2017, 11:45 pm #7

There is a nice picture on eBay of escape artist Joseph Kolar.

Here are two summer challenges.

1. Name all of his cuffs.

Most of them are pretty clear, we may need to discuss a couple of them.
There are ten classic cuffs. For discussion let us number them from top to bottom.

Then the real challenge. . .
2. Reproduce the picture today by posing in the same selection of cuffs. Then post your picture
here on the forum for eternal fame.

The bow tie will be optional, but would be nice. No Photoshopping allowed.

Have fun.






Your can read about Joseph Kolar here:
http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Joseph_Kolar

With the help of Google you can discover that:
Alfred Vincent Saal was the son of Alfred Peter Saal



Alfred Vincent Saal was born on October 8, 1927 and the picture is dated 1927 just a year after Houdini died. This is interesting since we often discuss which cuffs were used by performers during the Houdini period.

So it appears that Alfred Peter Saal asked fellow magician Joseph Kolar to autograph a picture for his son who was still a baby.

The back of the picture is also interesting. Alfred Peter Saal and Joseph Kolar were discussing some sort of light box, which seems to have been Saal's specialty.



One final item on the back of the photo. According to his bio, Kolar's "catch phrase" was:
"Give my regards to the Chief of Police!"

What an interesting photograph with a story.

Enjoy the summer, but don't forget to work on the two challenges.

Joe
I believe that #2 is a FLAT-KEY Hamburg 8.
(based upon an alternative close-up view that I have of this pic--courtesy of John Bushey & Fred Pitella).

(although, Kolar has also posed in other photos with the rare "horseshoe keyhole" Hamburg 8s too)


A fun contest, Joe Lauher! ...My bet is on YOU to be the 21st century "Joseph Kolar".



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Joined: January 17th, 2016, 10:08 pm

June 21st, 2017, 1:38 am #8

There is a nice picture on eBay of escape artist Joseph Kolar.

Here are two summer challenges.

1. Name all of his cuffs.

Most of them are pretty clear, we may need to discuss a couple of them.
There are ten classic cuffs. For discussion let us number them from top to bottom.

Then the real challenge. . .
2. Reproduce the picture today by posing in the same selection of cuffs. Then post your picture
here on the forum for eternal fame.

The bow tie will be optional, but would be nice. No Photoshopping allowed.

Have fun.






Your can read about Joseph Kolar here:
http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Joseph_Kolar

With the help of Google you can discover that:
Alfred Vincent Saal was the son of Alfred Peter Saal



Alfred Vincent Saal was born on October 8, 1927 and the picture is dated 1927 just a year after Houdini died. This is interesting since we often discuss which cuffs were used by performers during the Houdini period.

So it appears that Alfred Peter Saal asked fellow magician Joseph Kolar to autograph a picture for his son who was still a baby.

The back of the picture is also interesting. Alfred Peter Saal and Joseph Kolar were discussing some sort of light box, which seems to have been Saal's specialty.



One final item on the back of the photo. According to his bio, Kolar's "catch phrase" was:
"Give my regards to the Chief of Police!"

What an interesting photograph with a story.

Enjoy the summer, but don't forget to work on the two challenges.

Joe
#2 does look like a flat key Hamburg 8. If you look at what would be #4, after the palmers, these also look to be a Hamburg 8. Look at the shape of the center lock case and how the shackles are offset, from each other. Could these be the Horseshoe Key Hamburg 8s? That would make The Cobbs the #5 and each cuff after, on Chris's list would move up one number. Putting the Romer L.I. at #10, instead of #9.
-Richard Knip-
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Joined: January 17th, 2016, 10:08 pm

June 21st, 2017, 1:47 am #9

There is a nice picture on eBay of escape artist Joseph Kolar.

Here are two summer challenges.

1. Name all of his cuffs.

Most of them are pretty clear, we may need to discuss a couple of them.
There are ten classic cuffs. For discussion let us number them from top to bottom.

Then the real challenge. . .
2. Reproduce the picture today by posing in the same selection of cuffs. Then post your picture
here on the forum for eternal fame.

The bow tie will be optional, but would be nice. No Photoshopping allowed.

Have fun.






Your can read about Joseph Kolar here:
http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Joseph_Kolar

With the help of Google you can discover that:
Alfred Vincent Saal was the son of Alfred Peter Saal



Alfred Vincent Saal was born on October 8, 1927 and the picture is dated 1927 just a year after Houdini died. This is interesting since we often discuss which cuffs were used by performers during the Houdini period.

So it appears that Alfred Peter Saal asked fellow magician Joseph Kolar to autograph a picture for his son who was still a baby.

The back of the picture is also interesting. Alfred Peter Saal and Joseph Kolar were discussing some sort of light box, which seems to have been Saal's specialty.



One final item on the back of the photo. According to his bio, Kolar's "catch phrase" was:
"Give my regards to the Chief of Police!"

What an interesting photograph with a story.

Enjoy the summer, but don't forget to work on the two challenges.

Joe
This pic of Kolar, shows his HorseShoe Key Hambug 8s, in position 3. Just for reference.
-Richard Knip-

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Kristin Saal Cheek
Kristin Saal Cheek

October 31st, 2017, 8:00 pm #10

There is a nice picture on eBay of escape artist Joseph Kolar.

Here are two summer challenges.

1. Name all of his cuffs.

Most of them are pretty clear, we may need to discuss a couple of them.
There are ten classic cuffs. For discussion let us number them from top to bottom.

Then the real challenge. . .
2. Reproduce the picture today by posing in the same selection of cuffs. Then post your picture
here on the forum for eternal fame.

The bow tie will be optional, but would be nice. No Photoshopping allowed.

Have fun.






Your can read about Joseph Kolar here:
http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Joseph_Kolar

With the help of Google you can discover that:
Alfred Vincent Saal was the son of Alfred Peter Saal



Alfred Vincent Saal was born on October 8, 1927 and the picture is dated 1927 just a year after Houdini died. This is interesting since we often discuss which cuffs were used by performers during the Houdini period.

So it appears that Alfred Peter Saal asked fellow magician Joseph Kolar to autograph a picture for his son who was still a baby.

The back of the picture is also interesting. Alfred Peter Saal and Joseph Kolar were discussing some sort of light box, which seems to have been Saal's specialty.



One final item on the back of the photo. According to his bio, Kolar's "catch phrase" was:
"Give my regards to the Chief of Police!"

What an interesting photograph with a story.

Enjoy the summer, but don't forget to work on the two challenges.

Joe
On occasion, I do an internet search to find things about my grandfather, Al Saal, Magician. This was so neat to see this autograph to my father, Alfred Vincent Saal. He was indeed born on October 8, 1927. Though my grandfather died when I was a baby, my grandmother and dad would keep his memory alive by telling us stories and sharing pictures. Not a lot of items survived the years, but a few did. This is one that none of us recall seeing! Must be that it is the one and only. Would love to see more if you have anything on Al Saal.
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