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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.


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

Thank you,
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.