The Mummy by Alan Warner(c. 1974)
This is one of Alan’s finest hours and over 40 years later still remains one of his most cherished effects.
In 1973, the British Mini-Magic creator and authority, Alan Warner was approached by the Swiss Magic Dealer Max Randegger from Hofstetten Zurich, to design a version of the Mummy. Max was given the routines, notes, and details for the fabrication of the Mummy by the widow of Oscar Rey. Max supplied Alan with an Oskar Rey set and Alan went on to create his wonderful first version of The Mummy in 1974. This was also Alan’s first piece of Mini-Magic made in Teak, which became his primary focus in subsequent years. Unlike Oskar Rey, Inzani-Henley, and Eddy Taytelbaum, Alan chose a different mechanism for the release and was the first to use a 3-D Mummy instead of a flat Mummy. Alan, ever the perfectionist, was not fully happy with the release and so discontinued production of his Mummy until 2003 when he released Mummy II.
The performer removes the lid from a plain wooden sarcophagus to reveal an Egyptian Mummy reclining in an open coffin. The coffin containing the Mummy is removed and the performer then demonstrates the Mummy’s mysterious power TO FLOAT UNSUPPORTED IN THE COFFIN. The coffin with the floating Mummy is returned to the plain sarcophagus and the lid is replaced. A second sarcophagus is then shown empty, this sarcophagus differing from the first in that it has a decorated lid.
The performer states that the Mummy has the power not only to float unaided but also dematerialise and materialize, and goes on to prove this by reopening the plain sarcophagus to reveal that THE COFFIN IS NOW EMPTY. On removing the lid of the decorated sarcophagus, THE MUMMY IS NOW SEEN TO BE INSIDE THIS SARCOPHAGUS.
BEAUTIFUL HANDCRAFTED APPARATUS:
- Each beautifully proportioned sarcophagus is made in SOLID TEAK and measures 12 x 5 x 5.4 cms high, an oiled finish preserving the natural wood.
- The lid of the decorated sarcophagus features A GENUINE HAND-POLISHED GEMSTONE.
- Please note that each piece of apparatus will feature a different gemstone to the one shown in the photograph below.
The apparatus is a delight to handle, and with Alan Warner’s improved method of working, simplicity itself to perform and a magnificent example of true craftsmanship.
The apparatus comes complete with The Alan Warner Routine.
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