Machines that make magic

Machines that make magic
A Japanese Conjurer automaton by Pierre Mayer


This Japanese Conjuror lifts a cup to reveal a ball.
The second time the ball has vanished under the cup.
The conjuror opens then his mouth and you can see the ball inside.
The particularity of this automaton is that there is no hole on the table to vanish the ball.

I also like his Orange Tree automaton, which is based on a real magic trick and automaton invented by the famous French magician Robert Houdin. Watch as he takes you behind the scenes and reveals how the "trick" works, which in this case makes it seem even more magical.

Found thanks to a tweet by Eric Mead.

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