Friday, March 07, 2008

Automaton of Magician Doing a Levitatation Trick

I adore and admire the work of automata maker Pierre Mayer. Here is one of his recent pieces depicting a magician levitating from his stool. Simply amazing!

From the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre:

Fechner's Levitation on Stool Automata

The latest piece from French magician/automatist Pierre Mayer, this piece is based on the cigar smoking magician Fechner, who levitates above his stool, even more puzzling is that the arms raise during the levitation without any links to the mechanism -- many magicians have already been fooled by this!

Do visit the CMT online shop to see Fechner's Levitation on Stool Automata and MANY superb automata.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any clue how this works? Does he rise up along one of the stool legs? Interesting to know the magic behind. Charles

March 8, 2008 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Dug North said...


Even if I knew...I would not say how.

Remember: a magician never reveals his secrets!



March 8, 2008 at 11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or, pay $3000 to find out his magic trick. Ha ha. Charles

March 8, 2008 at 12:47 PM  

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