Thursday, November 2, 2023

Dave Powell's 1/6 scale Water Torture Cell replicas

Our friend Dave Powell of Dave Powell Magic Company is offering a breathtaking 1/6 scale replica of Houdini’s original Water Torture Cell. As you can see from the photos, it's a stunner!

Dave spent over two years researching articles and hundreds of photographs to create this highly detailed replica. Each cell is handcrafted in solid mahogany, as was the original, with custom cast handles, drain plugs, hasp, and hinges plated in nickel. Each cell holds over 450 screws. Even the size and configuration of the planks on the sides and back match Houdini's original apparatus precisely.

This is an actual working replica, meaning it contains the secret of Houdini's escape. Shhhh.

These are being offered as a signed and numbered limited edition of only 25. Each cell comes with a booklet describing Dave's process of creating the replica with over 50 photographs.

It's not cheap, but if you have the means, you can ORDER HERE.


  1. It's missing the Houdini action figure that goes inside the cell. It can fold its arms, and so on.