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eyebuildillusions
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Hello everyone,

I recently came upon a great piece of magic that needs restored.
It can be found in the 1943 Abbott's no.7 catalog on page 239.
The name is Thornton’s original watch ladder no.637.

Please post or pm any info and/or pics that may help with the restoration.

Thanks in advance guys,
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I never saw one except in the catalog. Nick Rugerio has made a recreation of it that is absolutely gorgous.

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This is the original picture from Abbott's. It's really the only reference I have for the restoration.
Sorry about the quality.

Click here to view attached image.
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Yes, I have seen the image as I have the catalog. I will look in my old Tops and see if there is another image.

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Wow this is beautiful. What state are you in --Terry
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Terry, he is up by Cleveland. I have never heard of one of the originals showing up before though I am sure they made them.

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Have you asked the Tabman about this one? He or Michael Baker might have a clue.

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Hello,

I just happen to have acquired an original Abbott's 7 ft. Guillotine. This one has the safety in the neck piece, is in great condition and makes one h*** of noise when it drops. I was wandering if anyone had an idea of how much it's worth? I'm just curious because I got a huge deal on it, but would like to maybe insure it in my home-owner's insurance. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Okay, I am joining this topic late, but I have to ask out of curiousity..... it this the vanishing stand of alarm clocks. I've seen one of these once and regret that I didn't buy it. Even though it was priced cheap, I was young and didn't have the money.

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This is like a billard ball stand done with pocket watches. Nick Rugerio has recreated a beautiful version of this.

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Back in the day I was in Walt Sheppard's basement and he was showing me this fantasic Abbott's piece. It was all done in beautiful metal work. The piece was a stand, like a billiard ball stand, excecet it held nesting alarm clocks. The table had various ringers in it and each ringer had a different pitch, so they could all be heard. Whenever your produced a new alarm clock, your assistant tripped one of the ringers so it appeared each alarm clock was ringing when it was produced. After all the alarm clocks were produced, a cloth was placed over the stand and the stand was carried forward. (the stand folded down accordian style into the base and a roller shade was tripped to zip over and conceal the whole thing). The magician lifts the edge of the cloth to show that the clock stand is still under the cloth (a metal fake). The cloth is thrown into the air and at the same time the assistant hits a shut-off switch to shut off all the ringers. The alarm clock stand has vanished as they all stop ringing. The metal fake is also pulled into a pocket when this is done so the cloth can be shown on both sides.

This was in mint condition and Walt was trying to get rid of it for $250 at the time. However, I was only about 12 years old and had just spend over $1700 for Walt to build me a Rabbit Vanish,a Square Circle, and a Bunny in Balloon. How I wish I could go back in time and loan myself the money to buy that piece.

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Interesting. But that is not it.

If you look in Abbott's Catalogue #7 (as previously mentioned), you will find a photo.

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