Aero Dynamic Bowl Of Water Vanish & Reproduction.
Aero Dynamic Bowl of Water Vanish & Reproduction. Akron, H. Marshall & Co., ca. 1956. The magician pours a pitcher full of water into a chrome-plated bowl. The bowl is set on top of a small platform attached to a metal pole, covered with a handkerchief, and the entire assemblage is raised high in the air. The silk is whisked away from the platform and the bowl vanishes. Moments later, on a matching platform held by another assistant across the stage, the bowl reappears. Includes all necessary props, duplicate bowl for examination, and an extra tray not originally supplied with the apparatus. Bowls measure 9" in diameter, poles 35" long. With original instructions. Very good condition. Rare.
Marshall built several of the "bowl on a pole" vanishes (including one for German illusionist Kalanag) and commercially marketed the trick in the 1950s. Each reappearing bowl, however, was custom made, as the apparatus was never advertised by Marshall. This unit was built for Texas collector and magician Ren Clark.