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Topic: Where to find this instant suitcase to table?
Message: Posted by: Juliegel (Mar 19, 2011 09:20PM)
I have been searching high and low for a fold up table. I really did not care for most of what I saw. That is until I went back to this Rudy Coby performance. The table can be seen within the first 20 seconds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efQkFHfao94

Can anyone point me in the right direction of this fantastic table?

Thank you,
Dylan
Message: Posted by: Donald Dunphy (Mar 20, 2011 12:33AM)
Dylan -

Do a google search for a "Harbin Table." There are several variations.

- Donald
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Mar 20, 2011 04:52AM)
That's not a Harbin table. It's also not a Suitcase to table. It's a separate piece from the suitcase. The table was made by a company called (I think) B and A Magic or B and C Magic. They also had a really deceptive block penetration. They have been out of production for a long time. Check with Joe Stevens. I think he sold these at one time.
Message: Posted by: Donald Dunphy (Mar 20, 2011 02:19PM)
Yes, the briefcase is seperate from the table. No one said otherwise.

However, if you google "Harbin Table", like I suggested, you will find that Michael Budd makes a [url=http://www.michaelbudd.net/Harbin.html]folding table[/url] that is very similar to the one that Rudy used.

Daytona Magic also sells a [url=http://www.daytonamagic.com/products/TABLE%3A-INSTANT-FLIP-OPEN.html]folding table[/url] that is similar.

(Note - There are videos at both of the links I gave. It looks like the one from Daytona can be dropped open, whereas Michael Budd didn't do that with his. Just an observation.)

And yes, I think that the folding table is different from a Harbin Table. However, both often show up in the same search.

I've built my own Harbin Table years ago, so I'm aware of what they look like.

- Donald
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 18, 2012 01:58PM)
As it seems these places call their table a Harbin Table, it is not a Harbin table in design. I guess you could call your item anything you want, but the references given are not Harbin in design. Just because it folds, does not make it a Harbin designed table. Actually, the referenced designs are more stable then a Harbin table. Harbin's Table was actually designed a production item to be pulled out of production prop.

So we have a false claim of a named product. That makes things very confusing for those that know what a Harbin's table really looks like.