The Legs Table was invented by British comedy magician Arthur Dowler c. 1949 with ideas from Harry Stanley and Yimka who actual built it. Jack Hughes refined the original model to a smooth working piece of apparatus. This comedy prop was a big favorite of the late, great Tommy Cooper and Jack Hughes manufactured the model used by him.
Howard Hale’s version is perhaps the prettiest and most solid Legs Table ever built and to this day I’m not sure there has been a better one. When Howard Hale first released this table in 2001 I received #1 from Stevens Magic after a very long wait. Sadly I sold it back in 2007 never thinking I’d get another one. Well now I have #2 also built in 2001 and it looks even better than #1. It is a stunning looking table and when you want that huge belly laugh at the end of your multiplying bottles routine, this is the way to go!
Howard Hale made some truly beautiful magic, and this item had to be the pinnacle of his line. It is very sad that he stopped making magic. I don’t know how many were made, at least two but probably not many more as I remember I had to wait months for #1.
I just retook the photos and it looks amazing 20 years after it was released. It has never been used in a performance and looks fantastic. Whether you are a collector or a performer this is the one you should have 🙂
Effect: The performer walks on carrying a four legged table. As he walks towards the centre of the stage one of the front legs suddenly falls off onto the floor with a loud clatter. The performer appears confused by this turn of events and has difficulty in trying to put the table down to pick the leg up. Suddenly the other front leg falls onto the floor. The performer looks at the audience with utter despair, then smiles as magically a pair of shapely female legs suddenly spring out at the front of the table. The table can now be placed down onto the stage and used as a normal table.
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