Thursday, July 19, 2018

Early "Houdini" toy in Antique Toy World magazine

The August 2018 issue of Antique Toy World magazine contains what it claims is a Houdini toy "made in Germany around 1900." I've never seen this before!

You can subscribe to the print edition or buy the digital edition at the Antique Toy World website.

Thanks to Tim LaGanke for the alert and pic.

UPDATE: Philip Treece at provides the following insight:
I think the editor who wrote the title got carried away suggesting it was Houdini with chains. This is a generic magician figure who performs a linking ring style effect called the tumbling rings:


1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of the ancient Egyptian hieroglyph from the tomb of Beni Hasan that supposedly depicts a magician performing the cup and balls. It's quite possibly a man just baking bread.