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Tommy coopers table

Postby devilstick Peat » Sep 14th, '10, 17:01



i remember seeing tommy cooper come on stage carrying a table. as he walked on the front legs fell off. he looked worried, then two comedy human legs flipped down to replace them.
any one know where i can buy such a table?

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Postby daleshrimpton » Sep 14th, '10, 18:06

you can pick up a jack hughes legs table now and again if you know where to look.but a warning. They are very, very expensive, as they are almost all 1950's originals.

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I would not recommend that you use this in the streets. they are quite delicate, and will not last long.

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Postby devilstick Peat » Sep 15th, '10, 16:20

hi daleshrimpton
thanks for the info. geuss its back to the drawing board. Maybe I'll have a go at making one myself

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Postby philipsw » Sep 15th, '10, 16:30

Supreme also put out a version in the 80s or so (in fact I think Tommy Cooper used a Supreme one) - might be some of them floating around slightly more cheaply?

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Postby daleshrimpton » Sep 15th, '10, 17:04

they are still being made .. though i dont think there is anybody in the uk.Supreme magic versions may well be dearer by the way.

http://www.fairchildmagic.com/fairchild_magic_010.htm

such a nice one on here.. not for sale but wow!!

http://hocuspoc.wordpress.com/page/2/

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Postby phillipnorthfield » Sep 15th, '10, 18:22

I'm fairly sure you can get a similar type thing built into a chair, the legs are attached via electro-magnets, and are fine when the magi moves the chair, but fall of when a spectator does. Something like that wouldn't be too hard to put together.

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Postby daleshrimpton » Sep 15th, '10, 19:29

phil's talking about a clatter, or breakaway stool. Again, its something supreme carried.

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Postby philipsw » Sep 15th, '10, 20:26

But then Supreme carried just about everything :-)

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Postby daleshrimpton » Sep 15th, '10, 20:39

this, is not supreme... the supreme was basically a box.

http://www.magicworks.co.uk/Magic4Sale/ ... stool.html


nice though!

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Postby IAIN » Sep 15th, '10, 21:07

daleshrimpton wrote:this, is not supreme... the supreme was basically a box.

http://www.magicworks.co.uk/Magic4Sale/ ... stool.html


nice though!


if you have a fall apart stool, cut back on the fibre...

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Postby devilstick Peat » Sep 16th, '10, 13:52

electro magnets..... Not quite medieval, but then as long as it looks the part' and the boss is none the wiser, what the hell, why not.
All joking aside, Im inpressed, i got a lot more info than i thought i would.
Thanks guy
Oh and Iain, loved your input, pmsl

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Postby Its magic » Sep 16th, '10, 16:11

Made to measure magic make these to order.

Give David a call he's a very nice guy.

http://www.madetomeasuremagic.co.uk/Gen ... _table.htm

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Comedy Legs Table

Postby Allen Tipton » Sep 16th, '10, 18:41

I think it was first used on the Halls by Arthur Dowler in the 50's.
Later he was in partnership with Jack Huighes & Harry Stanley--leading to the Unique Magic Studios.

If you can borrow a copy of The World of Jack Hughes, Volume 3, by Derek Lever, you will find it on pages 83 to 85. One page of description and 2 of illustrations showing the mechanism.

Derek used to manufacture it so you could always try him.

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Postby made to measure magic » Sep 18th, '10, 11:09

I have permission off Derek Lever to build these tables. If you are at the IBM convention next week come along to my stand and you can try one.

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