Thursday, August 1, 2013

Original challenge casket on display at Houdini Museum of New York

The original coffin built by the National Casket Company and used to challenge Houdini in Boston in 1907 is now on display at Roger Dreyer's magnificent Houdini Museum of New York. The casket comes from the collection of Kevin Connolly and I expect this is the first time it has ever been put of public display. Here is a photo of the casket as it appears in the museum, courtesy of Fantasma Magic.

The Houdini Museum of New York is located at the Fantasma Magic Store at 421 Seventh Ave., Third Floor. Open 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission is free.

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1 comment:

  1. What a prize! How many true challenge devises still exist? Not many I would think.