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Monday, May 08, 2006

Harry Eng's Impossible Bottles

There are things in this world when presented to us; we have no choice but to believe even though our common sense says it’s not possible. This is true in reference to Harry Eng's impossible bottles. How else would you explain such objects and articles to be put in a bottle with such a narrow head?

It’s not entirely magic though. The truth is when glass bottles are made they can be they can be stretched and molded just as you please before giving them the expected shape because hot glass has elastic properties. More importantly, bottles like this are not created everyday and it is usually the work of a master craftsman to make such an object come into existence. A rarity of this sort is not made in a day but usually bottle crafters make many attempts, trials and errors before they can get it right. The job is so difficult that very often a craftsman may not be able to duplicate his own feat in recurring attempts. So along with being enamored by the bottle, give due credit to its creator.

Harry Eng's Impossible Bottles
Harry Eng's Impossible Bottles
Harry Eng's Impossible Bottles
Harry Eng's Impossible Bottles
Harry Eng's Impossible Bottles
Harry Eng's Impossible Bottles
Harry Eng's Impossible Bottles
Harry Eng's Impossible Bottles

[Jeff Scanlan]

9 comments:

ONALTIKIRKALTI said...

interesting but worry about harry...

beruang said...

i wonder if Mission Imposible has something to do with it...

Anonymous said...

I went to Kempton Elementary school back in the 80's and he used to put on shows for the students. To this day, I still remember him as the guy who could put a harmonica into his mouth, like a popsicle, and play a tune. I still can't figure out how he shoved all those tennis balls into a sparklets water jug. Rest in peace, Dr. Eng! THINK!

Anonymous said...

oh, i wonder when he died if he asked to buried in a bottle? Harry Eng in an impossible bottle! lolol

Anonymous said...

I was a student of our beloved Harry Eng in 6th grade at Highland's Elementary in Spring Valley, CA (1973/4). Harry made such an indelible impression on me and my classmates. He was truly a gifted man and teacher. It is a testimony that many of us found a way to make it to his funeral, well over 20 since he was our teacher.

God Bless you, Harry. See you in heaven.

Chuck Kleiner said...

You have some great photos of Harry's bottles. You mention that the bottles can be stretched and molded when they're manufactured. I can assure you that this technique was not used by Harry Eng. He never changed the consistency of his glass bottles when putting items into them. All of these items went in through the neck. If you have a similar bottle, a deck of cards, a tennis ball, a knot, a very creative mind willing to THINK, and the will to persevere, you just may be able to create a similar bottle, or something else that's very cool too. (My guess is that you already have.)

Thanks for publishing this. It brought back a lot of fond memories of Harry. What a great teacher.

Phil said...

Harry's incredible bottles inspired me to start making my own. You can see my work at:

www.impossiblebottle.co.uk

Phil

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