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Fantastic Frame (New Style) and Silk Cabby (1 of 4) by Michael Baker(c. 2022) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
The Fantastic Frame was invented by the prolific English inventor and creator Eric C. Lewis c. 1937, though Eric didn’t produce it commercially until 1947. It is described in great detail starting on page 42 in Eric’s wonderful book A Continuation of Miracles. It has been created by a number of builders over the years including: Okito, Carl Williams, and Milson-Worth. Milson-Worth certainly created the most popular version and it was one of their top-selling products.
This is Michael Baker’s stunning version which is right up there with the Okitio-Williams version created by Carl Williams (see final photo thanks to Dr. Albo). Eric invented two versions, one with a fixed rod in the middle and one that allowed the rod to be removed. In Michael’s version he also allows the rod to be removed but he does it differently. If you saw how much extra work Michael had to put in to make this possible it makes you realize magic collectors and magic builders are all a little crazy 🙂 But a very clever approach and something you will really appreciate particularly if you have seen the other versions.
This also comes with a matching Silk Cabby which also is one of the most convincing cabby’s thanks to the black art decoration at the base. Together these two remarkable items will allow you to perform a very clean miracle right before their eyes.
The only issue I had with the cabinet was that it came with a solid green 18″ silk to vanish and reappear – well for a wooden frame that is 20″ x 17″ by 6″ that is really too small for this cabinet. I’m sure Michael would agree with me and so I added this beautiful 45″ butterfly silk which is the largest silk I’ve used and it fits perfectly – now you have a silk that does justice to this beautiful item.
This is a large item, but would look great on stage or as the center piece to your Michael Baker Collection or any other collection for that matter 🙂
Effect: A decorative cabinet is shown. The doors are opened to reveal it to be a large open frame with a rod running through it horizontally. A silk scarf is seen to be tied to the rod.
This silk is untied and the rod is removed. The doors are closed and the rod reinserted. The silk is then caused to disappear. When the cabinet’s doors are again opened, the silk is seen to be tied once again around the rod.
Approx. Price: $885.00 (2022) ***
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