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Dayle
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Hello. For anyone interested, we have just posted a picture of a new version of the Water Torture Cell which (to our knowledge) has never been created before. This is a replica of a artists rendition of Houdini's WTC that he used for publicity posters.

Here is a link to the poster we tried to replicate:
http://www.nnmagic.com/posters_magicrepros/fi/00000033.htm

Here is a link to our picture:
http://www.richardsherrysmagic.com/produ......apes.php

Any positive or negative feedback is welcome!

Cheers
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Mick Hanzlik
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Well Richard, it looks just fine! To see a picture from a famous poster come to life like that is awesome!

I suggest that everyone else looking at the picture, scrolls down the page and looks at the other astounding escape equipment that you produce. I had no idea you had such a variety, and so beatifully built.

You must be so proud. Thanks fot sharing it with us.

Mick
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If they work half as good as they look,,,then you are tops with me.

They don`t look gimmickey or showbizzy,,,just the "authentic" look that any ea would die for.
Well done, wish equipment like this had been around in my hayday.

Ken.
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Looks great, better yet looks authentic. As Mick said, the poster come to life. All you need now is a picture of some monster lowering you in by your ankles.

Good job.
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Great Ideal How does one go about Buying it. and how Expensive is it ?
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Beautiful work on the cell Richard. Looks like you did a great job bringing the poster to life. I can see this becoming a collectors piece. Do you have an idea of the total weight? Also what dimensions are we looking at?

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This would have one hell of an impact on the minds of the audience members; all that steel strap and the decorative padlocks. You hit the poster cell dead-on; very impressive!
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I sell padlocks in my Locksmiths shop. That would have been a hell of order!

Maybe I can do you a wholesale deal for the next one!!!???
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Hello Gentlemen. Thank you everyone for all the kind words.

I have never enjoyed building a project as much as I enjoyed building this WTC. We will put together a performance video of this WTC in action as soon as possible.

This WTC takes 61 locks so Mick, I will contact you next time for a quote!

Kevin, I'm not sure of the weight yet but the combined weight of the locks alone probably weigh more than your Cell empty. LOL

Thanks again!

Richard
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Are those rivets hand swaged?
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This IS your most impressive piece since your Milk Can, Richard.
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Goodness...That is a beautiful device...
I am in awe.
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Again, absolutely gorgeous.

I wonder how long it takes to lock 61 locks?

I guess we'll see when the video is up.



I would be happy to put on my stilts and some monster costume to recreate the other poster Smile
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I don't think you actually have to lock the full 61 locks to perform the effect; I believe most are 'already on' as eyewash.
Have I got that right, Richard?
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Richard Sherry
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Yes Steve, you are correct.
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The new tank is a thing of beauty. All Richard's tanks are, great work.
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That is breath takingly beautiful! Totally amazing! Richard what a project realized! Great work man!
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Beautiful, just Beautiful! I would buy everything Richard makes if I was a rich man!
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Had I the money, I'd buy one just for the looks, wether or not I ever performed it wouldn't matter! It'd just be awesome in my room.....
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On 2009-04-13 16:51, Tony Chapparo wrote:
Beautiful, just Beautiful! I would buy everything Richard makes if I was a rich man!


Hey...if I ever hit the lottery...!
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