Magic Nook Magic
Art Table Top
by Jim Gerrish
This is a special table I first designed
(1957) for holding loads for a Cups and Balls
performance. Later I found other uses for it, in holding
bundles of silks for loading into hats and tubes and
boxes. The photo shows me using my table in 1958 (age
16), but it is covered with a drape. The e-Book will show
you, for the first time, what it looks like beneath that
drape. The table itself is too thin to conceal anything.
When raising or lowering the table, it is revolved to
show all sides devoid of trickery. It is fitted with a
flange which screws into a simple Eureka table base or a
music or drum stand base. The table allows you to
invisibly load large objects into cups or tubes, objects
that would be much too large to palm.
Two versions of the table are described.
The first version I used from 1957 to about 1959 before
coming up with the "improved version" that I
continue to use to this day. Both versions have their
uses, however, so both versions are included.