Close-Up or Surrounded Mechanical Masterpiece!
This apparatus consists of a cabinet 10 inches by 5 inches square, just bouncing with decoration. The cabinet is open at the top, front, and rear, and may even be examined.
A spectator inflates a balloon and it is placed in the cabinet. The performer smashes it with the block of wood, and claims a RABBIT WILL APPEAR IN THE BALLOON!! Nothing has apparently happened. He then reaches into the cabinet and brings out a flat rabbit. Try it again. This time as the balloon breaks, a live dove appears, a if it was INSIDE THE BALLOON. This may be a visible change and, don’t forget, the cabinet was examined. Work it on any table or even in your hands.