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Medieval Straitjacket

Medieval Straitjacket
This is a spin on our standard steel straitjacket. This model has sleeves attached which are secured by a steel shackle making escape seem impossible!

Lock not included.

Copyright© June 2012

Price: Price upon application
Product Number: 230-04
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The Impossible Drum Escape

The Impossible Drum Escape
A perfect marriage between the Drum escape and the Cubed escape!

The performer is handcuffed and is then put into an examined steel drum which has been placed within a Plexiglas box called Cubed. The drum is then filled with water. The lid of the drum is locked on with three locks. The lid of Cubed is then locked with three more locks. The performer must make their escape or face certain death!

Price: 55 Gallon: $3499 US 85 Gallon: $3799 US
Product Number: 55 Gallon: 200-25 85 Gallon: 200-26
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Full View Water Cell Escape

As seen on America's Got Talent 2012!
Full View Water Cell Escape
Dayle Krall in the Full View Water Cell Escape
This escape comes complete and ready to perform!

The performers hands are placed through two holes in the top of the Plexiglas lid and locked on the outside by a pair of handcuffs. Submerging their head into the water filled tank, the lid is then locked in place as well.

The performer must release themselves from the handcuffs and then pick the lock in full view of the audience.

Includes base, handcuffs and lock.

Copyright© 2009

Price: $2799 US Product Number: 200-24
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The Crucible

Limited Edition
The Crucible

Industrial Finish



The Crucible

Vintage Finish

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A sinister looking escape! A Water Torture Tank surrounded by a cage on the outside!

The Water Tank is shown with the cage down on all four sides. The performer is shackled and locked in the water filled tank. Once the Water Tank lid is locked, the cage is brought up on all four sides and locked in place. The lid of the cage is brought down over the lid of the Water Tank from the back and locked to the front part of the cage.

Price:Industrial Finish: $7150US Vintage Finish: $8250 US Product Number: 200-21
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Houdini's Water Torture Cell

Limited Edition
No Longer Available
Houdini's WTC


Houdini Poster


The fictional Water Torture Cell from a publicity poster of Harry Houdini's becomes reality for the first time ever! A cage surrounds the outisde of the Cell and encompasses the stocks creating an impossible situation.

The Water Torture Cell is shown with the cage down on all four sides. The cage on the back and the two sides are brought up and secured to the Cell itself. The perfromer's feet are locked into the stocks and the performer is lowered into the Cell head first. The stocks are locked to the Cell and the front part of the cage is brought up. The lid of the cage is brought down over the stocks from the back and locked to the front part of the cage. This Houdini Water Torture Cell is sensational and can be examined before and afterwards!

Custom made to fit any performer. Bubbling systems, water heaters as well as a caster frame base are also available and are sold separately.

Price: No Longer Available Product Number: 235-07
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Mirror Finish Water Torture Cell

Mirror Finish WTC
We are proud to offer this unique version of the WTC. Made from laser cut, mirror finish stainless steel this Water Torture Cell is a thing of beauty to behold. Pictures do not capture the sheer beauty of this prop. The performer's ankles are locked into the stocks and the performer is then lowered into the Water Torture Cell. The stocks are then secured to the cell with four locks, which may be borrowed from the audience. Escape occurs in moments yet the unit can be fully examined before and/or afterwards.

Custom made to fit any performer. Bubbling systems, water heaters as well as a caster frame base are also available and are sold separately.

Price: Price upon application Product Number: 235-06
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Houdini Water Torture Cell

Houdini's Water Torture Cell
The ultimate escape! The performer's ankles are locked into the stocks and the performer is then lowered into the Water Torture Cell. The stocks are then secured to the cell with four locks, which may be borrowed from the audience. Escape occurs in moments yet the unit can be fully examined before and/or afterwards.

Custom made to fit any performer, this torture cell is available with three wood panels and an acrylic front (as shown) or with four acrylic panels. There are numerous custom options available such as aluminum or plated steel frames and various stain colors for the wood panels. A cage option, which the performer is locked into, fastens to the stocks and is then lowered into the Torture Cell. Bubbling systems, water heaters as well as a caster frame base are also available and are sold separately.

Price: Price upon application Product Number: 235-01
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Houdini's Water Torture Cell - Contemporary Version

Water Torture Cell
This torture cell is similar to the one above but this version has acrylic on all four sides.

Custom made to fit any performer. Bubbling systems, water heaters as well as a caster frame base are also available and are sold separately.

Price: Price upon application Product Number: 235-04
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Houdini's Water Torture Cell - Powder Coated Version

Water Torture Cell Black Powder Coat
Water Torture Cell Copper
This torture cell is similar to the contemporary version in that it has acrylic on all four sides. Powder coat available in over 300 colors. Please inquire.

Custom made to fit any performer. Bubbling systems, water heaters as well as a caster frame base are also available and are sold separately.

Price: Price upon application Product Number: 235-03
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Full View Chinese Water Torture Cell

Full View Chinese Water Torture Cell
After many years and numerous requests, we at Richard Sherry's Magic and Escapes have decided to release a full view version of the Water Torture Cell.

With this version the logistics of hanging upside down are long gone. While heavily manacled, the performer enters the Cell feet first. The lid is then locked on with three locks. After releasing their restraints the performer must then pick the inside lock that secures the hatch which is fastened to the lid.

This Water Torture cell has no cross bars on the front of the Cell which provides a complete, unobstructed view of the performer. This WTC also includes a detachable base.

Price: Price upon application Product Number: 235-09
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Cage

Cage
This cage is a perfect addition to the Water Torture Cell but can be performed on its own.

Price: $1045 US Product Number: 240-06
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Premature Burial

Premature Burial
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The perfect blend of hidden and full view escapes! The performer is heavily manacled and secured in a mail bag. Chains are wrapped over the bag around the perfomers body and the bag is lifted into the air and lowered into the acrylic burial chamber. Soil or sand is poured on top of the performer and the lid is locked down. The perfomer must then escape the manacles and secured mail bag to blindly pick open a lock on the inside of the lid that secures a small door. Once opened the performer must reach their arm out the hole in the lid and pick open the lock that holds the lid in place, sight unseen. This sensational escape can be performed surrounded at virtually any venue!

This escape comes complete with the burial chamber, cuffs, leg irons, chain, mail bag and locks. Our gantry may be used to lower the performer into the burial chamber and is sold separately.

Price: $5225 US Product Number: 200-20
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Underwater Metamorphosis

Underwater Metamorphisis
This is the ultimate and most impossible Metamorphosis! Fully inspectable, you and your assistant magically change places within this water filled transparent trunk. The 3/8" Plexiglas and welded frame make this illusion very strong and very light weight. This trunk is made based on individual body measurements provided at time of order. Various plating options are available, please inquire.

Price: 3/8": $4158 US Product Number: 3/8": 215-02
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Nemesis

Nemesis
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Imagine being heavily manacled and then crammed into a small, confining space made of solid steel and plexiglas. The handle of the door is then locked and the door is double secured with a borrowed padlock. The container quickly steams up from the performers body heat and begins to obscure the audiences view. Four chains are then fastened to the eye bolts and Nemesis is raised high above the crowd and then lowered into a body of water. As the minutes tick by, the suspense heightens as the spectators wait for the perfomer to surface! This is a fantastic publicity stunt that garners great media attention! Everything can be critically examined before and after escape.

This product has a beautiful hammered metal finish for those who appreciate the industrial look. Nemesis may also be performed as a surrounded full view escape, if desired.

Lock not included. A wheeled base is also available.

Price: Nemesis: $2310 US Wheeled Base: $200 US Product Number: Nemesis: 200-14 Wheeled Base: 200-15
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Anxiety

Anxiety
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Another unique escape product brought to you by Richard Sherry's Magic and Escapes! This crystal clear acrylic container can be fully inspected before and after escape. It is water and air tight and borrowed padlocks may be used. This escape will add a new dimension to your act. Although this escape is similar to the 55 or 85 gallon drum, it may be fashioned into any size. Please inquire.

Locks not included.

Price: Price upon application Product Number: 245-06
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Submerged Transparent Trunk

Submerged Transparent Trunk

After many months of development and testing we are proud to offer the Underwater Transparent Trunk! Although similar in appearance to our transparent substitution trunk, this trunk has been designed to be used as a submerged escape or substitution trunk in a underwater environment. Fully examinable before and after performance, its unique design enables it to sink rapidly so escape or exchange is very quick. Over 300 frame colors available. Tinted plexiglas is also available at an additional cost. Please inquire.

Price: $4158 US Product Number: 215-03
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Underwater Crate

Underwater Crate

One of the greatest publicity stunts used to attract media attention! This crate can be critically examined inside and out using a rubber mallet. Holes on the bottom and sides allow for water to rush in so the crate sinks quickly. The performer is manacled and locked in a mail bag, if desired. The perfomer is then placed into the trunk and the lid is screwed or nailed shut by spectators or assistants. The crate is then roped or chained and lowered into the lake or river. Instead of using screws or nails hasps can be added. Rope sold separately.

Price: Pine: $824 US Oak: $1099 US Product Number: Pine: 220-03 Oak: 220-04
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Phobia

Phobia
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As featured on Saw V!

The perfect marriage of mentalism and escapes! This superior product is completely transparent with acrylic sides, hasps and hinges. The performer shows one padlock and supplies seven keys to seven spectators. Each spectator tries their key in the padlock. None unlock it. An eighth key is supplied and the lock is opened successfully. The keys are shuffled in a hat or bag and each spectator is asked to select a key, leaving one key for the performer. This process is repeated for the second padlock. At the end of the process the seven spectators have chosen two keys each and the performer has the two remaining keys.

The performer's head is placed inside the acrylic box and the stock is secured around their neck. The front panel comes down and is secured with the two padlocks through the industrial strength acrylic hasps.

The performer's hands are secured behind their back with a rope tie or the handcuff of their choice and the acrylic box is filled with water. The performer has precious seconds to free their bound hands and try to open the two padlocks with the keys they were given or drown in front of a live audience!

Variation: The acrylic box is water and air tight. This escape can be performed without water and be based on the air tight aspect of the box. The consequence without the water is visible suffocation if you do not escape in time! Once the performers head is locked within the acrylic box, their breath will steam up the walls of the box making the visible suffocation effect more terrifying to the audience.

Price:With Correct Key Locks $790 US Without Correct Key Locks: $593 US
Product Number: With Locks: 200-08 Without Locks: 200-09
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Cubed

Cubed
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Remember Houdini's Plate Glass Box Escape? Here is an updated version for the 21st century! Five pieces of 1/2 inch acrylic are fastened together with the strongest adhesive known creating an air and water tight cube which takes up very little space but plays very very big!. Rigorous examination by an audience committee before and after escape is possible and recommended. Four fully inspectable hasps and staples are used to secure the lid and borrowed locks can be used. A sub trunk hoop screen may be used to cover this escape during performance. The performer is manacled and crunched into the small space. Water is added, if desired. The lid is secured and the four hasps are locked. The performer is covered and escape is made leaving the cube locked as it was before. Miraculous! Locks not included.

Copyright© 2004

Price: Cubed: $2549 US Cubed Base: $199 US Product Number: Cubed: 200-06 Cubed Base: 200-16
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Cubed2

Cubed Squared
Cubed Squared
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Double the impossibility! Cubed 2 is performed in the same manner as the original Cubed but is taken one impossible step further. The original Cubed is encased within another Cubed and both are air and water tight.

Locks not included.

Price: $3762 US Product Number: 200-12
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Cubed2 with Frame

Cubed Squared with Frame
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Similar to Cubed 2 in peformance. The only difference is the brass frame around each of the Cubes.

Base included. Locks not included.

Price: $4289 US Product Number: 200-17
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Cubed and Cage

Cubed and Cage
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Cubed with the added sensation of a cage!

Locks not included.

Price: $2969 US Product Number: 200-13
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Gantry

Gantry
Tried and tested, this gantry is the perfect addition to any escape requiring a lift. Setup and tear down takes approximately 10 minutes each. This gantry also packs very small. Gantry heights range from 8 to 14 feet (2.44 to 4.29 metres). Please inquire for pricing of additional heights.

Price: 8 feet/2.44 metres High: $715 US Winch, Battery and Battery Charger: $309 US Product Number: 8 feet/2.44 metres High: 200-07 Winch, Battery and Battery Charger: 200-10
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Drum

Drum
Richard first performed the drum escape in 1976 as a challenge from Sonco Steel. Now available for your next performance! Fully inspectable, this drum is perfect for display in any public area for examination. During the performance the drum is filled with water and locked with the performer inside. You can even use borrowed locks! Locks not included but may be purchased separately.

Drum and base colors vary depending on availability. Drum and base color received may not be as shown.

Price: 55 Gallon (includes base): $950 US 85 Gallon (no base): $1250 US Product Number: 55 Gallon: 245-01 85 Gallon: 245-02
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Drum Version 2

Drum Version 2
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Another Richard Sherry original. This drum is unique because it can be performed as a visible escape. The drum is fully examined and is filled to the brim with water. The artist climbs in and the lid is put in place. Here is the kicker! The original factory steel sealing ring is secured over the lid. It can be tightened with a screw or locked with an examined lock. This ring seals so tight that the drum becomes air/water tight. Escape proof! As time ticks by, to the astonishment of the audience, the artist makes their escape. Magnificant and diabolical! This escape must be seen to be believed. Locks not included but may be purchased separately.

Drum and base colors vary depending on availability. Drum and base color received may not be as shown.

Price: 55 Gallon (includes base): $2309 US 85 Gallon (no base): $2529 US Product Number: 55 Gallon: 245-04 85 Gallon: 245-05
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Milk Can

Milk Can
This is the perfect feature of any act! Fully inspectable, this milk can is perfect for display in any public area for examination. During the performance the can is filled with water and locked with the performer inside! This milk can is fantastic for generating publicity. This milk can is designed with a much safer method of escape than other models. This milk can is made from aluminum and is very light weight. Please contact us for further information.

Price: $3740 US Product Number: 200-05
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Confinement

Confinement
This cage can be used for a multitude of escapes! Aerial escapes, underwater escapes or in conjunction with our Water Torture Tank. A Plexiglas bottom is shown but a diamond plate or stainless steel bottom is also available. Lifting chains included.

Price: $1045 US Product Number: 200-11
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Stainless Steel Straitjacket

Stainless Steel Straitjacket
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The challenge stainless steel straitjacket is one of the greatest modern escape feats! All items included can be fully inspected and the straitjacket is perfect for underwater escapes. This straitjacket consists of a formed front and back panel. These panels are hinged together on one side with a solid hinge. The other side is secured with two heavy hasps. A steel bar is slid through the hasps and secured with genuine locks at each end. Two handcuffs, each with 8 feet of chain, are locked on your wrists. Your arms are crossed over the front of the jacket and the chain is wrapped around your body and locked in the front or back with genuine locks. The formed stainless steel shackle is placed over your arms and locked to the front of the jacket. Escape appears absolutely impossible! Please email us for custom sizing!

Price: $1099 US Product Number: 230-01
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Stainless Steel Straitjacket Version 2

Stainless Steel Straitjacket Version 2
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Our second version of the challenge stainless steel straitjacket! All items included can be fully inspected and this straitjacket is also perfect for underwater escapes. This straitjacket consists of a formed front and back panel. These panels are hinged together on one side with a solid hinge that runs the full length of the jacket. The other side is secured with two heavy carriage hasps. A lock is inserted into each of the hasps after they are clamped closed. The shoulders of the jacket are also locked closed. Your arms are secured with a solid steel shackle that is locked in place. This is a magnificent escape, a true reputation builder! Please email us for custom sizing!

Price: $1099 US Product Number: 230-02
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Water Torture Tank

Water Torture Tank
Water Torture Tank
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This is a spectacular and death defying escape created by Richard Sherry and is strictly for the hard core escapologists! You are manacled and crammed into the water filled Torture Tank. The lid is locked securely with genuine locks. Escape from this crammed prison can be done in a matter of seconds. Various frame finishes are available. Transportation base is included in price.

Price: $4488 US Product Number: 200-03

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Water Torture Tank and Cage

Water Torture Tank and Cage being performed by Dayle Krall
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This is a spectacular and death defying escape created by Richard Sherry and is strictly for the hard core escapologists! You are manacled and crammed into the cage and lowered into the water filled Torture Tank. The lid is locked securely with genuine locks. Escape from this crammed prison can be done in a matter of seconds. Water Tank and Cage can also be performed separately.

Various frame finishes ares available. Transportation base is included in price.

Price: $5742 US Product Number: 200-02

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Houdini Pillory

as seen in Disney`s The Muppets movie (2011)

Pillory
This magnificent piece of equipment is available in oak or pine. Standing 60" tall and 38" wide this pillory has an astounding stage presence. With the added features of tie rings and chains, this escape looks impossible. Public inspection can be a welcome addition to this escape prior and during the performance. Examination and setup can take several minutes whereas the escape can be done in less than 3 seconds. This pillory can also be performed as a substitution.

Price: Pine: $1320 Oak: $1716 US Product Number: Pine: 210-01 Oak: 210-02
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Leon Pillory

Leon Pillory
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This Plexiglas Leon Pillory is an astounding addition to any performers show. The Leon Pillory design is already an impossible escape, but being made of Plexiglas it seems even more incredible. All pieces may be critically examined at any time and the performer is out in seconds. Signed stickers may be placed across the seam of the Pillory yet they remain intact after the escape. A stunning mystery!

Price: $929 US Product Number: 210-03
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Mail Bag and Bar

Mail Bag
This heavy canvas mail bag with large grommets comes with a steel bar that slides through the grommets and is locked on both sides. Audience members can examine the bag and bar and any escape will seem impossible. Escape can be done in moments and the bag remains locked after escape.

Price: Bag & bars: $199   Bag: $139   Bars (2): $60 US Product Number: Bag & bars: 205-01 Bag: 205-02 Bars (2): 205-03
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Transparent Sub Trunk

Plexiglas Trunk
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A Richard Sherry original created in 1982. This clear trunk can be used as a sole escape, as a substitution or in conjunction with the Wooden Sub Trunk! The 3/8" Plexiglas and welded frame make this illusion very strong and very light weight. This trunk is made based on individual body measurements provided at time of order. This trunk can also be filled with water for an even more exciting escape.

Price: ": $3762 3/8": $4158 US Product Number: ": 215-01 3/8": 215-02
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Pine Trunk

Pine Trunk
An amazing substitution trunk made of solid pine and stained dark walnut. This trunk allows the performer to complete a marvelous escape or as a substitution trunk with an assistant. Don't be alarmed if the audience doesn't applaud for this one, they will be too amazed to respond!

Other stain colors are available. Hardware includes hasps, handles and hinges which are nickel-plated.

Price: $1264 Product Number: Pine: 220-01
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Oak Trunk

Oak Trunk
An amazing substitution trunk made of oak and stained in a beautiful cherry finish. This trunk allows the performer to complete a marvelous escape or as a substitution trunk with an assistant. Don't be alarmed if the audience doesn't applaud for this one, they will be too amazed to respond!

Other stain colors are available. Trunk is finished in top quality brass hardware.

Price: $1595 US Product Number: 220-02
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