Machini the Marvel performing The Study of Levitations
Machini the Marvel © is back to perform his next mystifying illusion.
When the crank is rotated on the automaton the magician lifts his head and closes his eyes, deep in concentration.
With a slow, careful wave of his hand, the ink in the inkwell slowly
rises. Next, the leather bound book on the lecturn flies open -- entirely on its own. Finally, the
pen begins to spin in its holder.
As the magician moves his arm back to its starting postion, the pen
stops moving, the book closes its own cover, and the ink drops back down. His performance
complete, Machini lowers his head and opens his eyes once again.
The complex works are made entirely from cherry and brass. The long sequence of action is controled
by a worm and screw arrangement. There are no visible linkages to items that move on the lecturn.