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wdwguy
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Can anyone tell me if they have seen the "Elevator" Illusion for sale from any of the major illusion makers? I have seen Both Steve Wyrick and of course David Copperfield use them...? Just wondered if they are out on the market? or if they ever will be?

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Hi Steve,

I saw this illusion a few years ago on magicauction.com ofr about 33000 $. If I'm not wrong it was an authorized version with written permission from Jim Steinmeyer and David Copperfield.
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There is also the Henning version of the elevator which I believe Bill Smith sells.

(Check the major builders, one has a photo on their site.)

I have seen 3 versions (methods of the elevator) by major builders and they all look good.

I believe when the one on Magic Auction came up it was the only autorised additional one to be built, after Copperfields.

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Seems like years ago I saw this listed somewhere, and there were two alternate versions that could be performed - one "rigged" and one sitting on a base on the stage. What sort of stage rigging is required for this?
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I saw one posted on magic auction for sell.. Although I don't know who the authorized dealer is.
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Quite a few people present this illusion: James Dimarre, Garry Carson, Lawrence Khong, et al. Copperfield claims exclusive rights to the flying part of the illusion.
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The one on magicauction I believe actually was Steve Wyricks, but I am not sure. I have seen his close up and it looked identical. I had spoke to hime once after a show and he mentioned that it was the only other verion that was like DC's. I know that Owen Redwine, Bill Smith, Wilie Kennedy all build them. If you email any of them I am sure they would be more than happy to answer your questions.
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Amosmc,

When it referred to "rigged" it meant it could be flown (hoisted in the air).

The one on Magic Auction had a base to stand on, on the stage.

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I believe Oz Illusions builds one too. They have one posted on their website.........

http://ozillusions.com/elevator.html

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Ahhh..The OZ one looks fatnastic! Thank you everyone for your feedback on this!
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Greg Frewin has an Owen Redwine elevator, he has used it to open his show for the past year I believe he may possibly be interested in selling it ,
give him a shout http://www.gregfrewintheatre.com send him an email ,
good luck hope this helps
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I've seen the elevator in Gregs show. It has a big advantage over some methods as you can be "fully body loaded" when you are produced.

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I have seen Greg use this also. A thing of beauty when done right. I beleive Copperfield claims the exclusive righs to it.
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On 2007-02-18 21:10, Metone wrote:
I have seen Greg use this also. A thing of beauty when done right. I beleive Copperfield claims the exclusive righs to it.


No.. I can tell you that Copperfield does not claim rights to this elevator. If memory serves he is one of the few who claim rights to fly the other version of the elevator.

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Elevator Illusion dates back to Charles Waller there is a very nice elevator illusion is his book 'For magicians only' I am 200 miles away from my books at the moment so cannot be 100% but I think its dated 1932. The method is very practical and it all has a relevant plot, worth checking out. A bell boy & Lady with her luggage are produced in the Waller version.
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I think Bill Smith builds one.
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JTSmagic,

See my earlier post.

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Tim, you are correct. I did some research thanks.
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The Elevator that Greg Frewin has is an Owen Redwine. It was built in 1994. John and had it built to his design for our Halloween show.
The "Hellavator", as we called it, was made to hold 2 people, John and myself. We did it as a vanish at the end of the show. We got in, shut the door and the shadow went down..."Hellavator".

This one wasn't made to be flown. It uses a different method than the other elevators out there. I'm not sure but I believe it's the only elevator using this method. The method is not new, using it in something that big is.

And it is big, frankly it's a beast, even broken down. It was shipped right from Owen's shop to the theatre, it got there a day before we did. When we showed up and told the crew the truck was still on the way they said "well, we thought your show was already here, it came yesterday."

I think it's had 4 or 5 owners now, Zigmont had it for a little while. And it's had a facelift or 2 in it's travels.

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