Thursday, February 07, 2008

Robert-Houdin's Orange Tree Automata

Robert-Houdin Orange Tree Magic TrickThe Orange Tree Illusion was invented by Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, automaton-maker, clock-maker, electricity experimenter, and father of modern magic. A fanciful version of this illusion was recently featured in the film The Illusionist. This, more faithful recreation, is performed by Paul Daniels on his BBC TV series. The piece was refurbished by John Gaughan -- a famed a manufacturer of magic acts and equipment for magicians.

I couldn't embed the video here, so you will have to visit the link to YouTube to watch it. Witness Robert-Houdin's Orange Tree Automata.

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Anonymous Koldo Barroso said...

I aways wanted to see how this wonder from Houdin would look.

February 10, 2008 at 9:59 AM  

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