Murphy’s Chest by Bazar De Magia: the finest “magician wins” concept of its kind! Amazing mechanics!

Winning Bid: $560.00

I will have to say i am enamored with this piece of apparatus. I have seen  many lock and key type effects but this one is smooth and natural and the mechanics are perfect! Resets easily and never misses. The magician never goes anywhere near the box! The patina is great and the box itself very well made. If i kept one such effect for myself, this would be it. Long unavailable and difficult to find. The carry bag does show some wear but everything else looks mint.

Effect: The magician reminds the audience of Murphy’s law. That law says that if something can go wrong, it will. For example, the magician continues, when you want to open a door or a drawer, the key that will open the lock will always be the last one you try. Why? Who knows, just Murphy’s law in action.To demonstrate this principle the magician shows a fancy wooden chest and five keys. He lets a spectator use one of the keys in order to show that this one opens the chest, and then proceeds to mix that key along with the other four in a glass tumbler. Then four spectators freely select a key each one, leaving one in the glass. Each spectator tries his or her key, and they discover that their keys don’t open the chest. Finally the last spectator tries the last key only to find that this one is the right one.Everything can be thoroughly examined.Please note that the magician never touches the chest nor the keys. Everything can be handled by the spectators. There are no key switches.

Tested and functioning perfectly! The box is 8×5.5×4 inches.

Sold for $395 new 10 years ago

*** NO Reserve Price ***
Item condition: Used

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March 31, 2020 8:59 pm$560.00Private Auto
March 31, 2020 8:59 pm$555.00Private
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March 29, 2020 1:00 am$195.00Private
March 29, 2020 12:02 amAuction started

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