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Vanishing gramophone

The magician starts a record on the wind up gramophone resting on the top of this table. A cloth is thrown over the gramophone which is carried forward and it vanishes into the air. This is a dealer item, believed to be manufactured by Bartl in Germany. Cecil Lyle invented the effect of the vanishing gramophone and featured it in his act for many years. This example is not a copy of Cecil Lyle’s gramophone.

Item Details

Size 490mm x 490mm x 870mm
Date 1920s or 1930s
People ,
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N191