Houdini's Water Torture Cell

Houdini's Chinese Water Torture Cell was used from 1912 thru his death in 1926. The Chinese Water Torture Cell became his legacy. He was lowered, upside-down, into a formidable contrivance of steel and glass through which he said "good-bye" as the curtain closed. But he would emerge within minutes, as always, with the water filled chamber intact and standing next to it. Although other models were made over a period of time, the only surviving chamber, 5'h x 2'w, was sold at auction to magician David Copperfield. The chamber is made of a glass front enclosure with three wooden sides with edges and corners made of brass and chrome plated fixtures and four caster wheels on the bottom of the chamber enabling the chamber to be moved around. The wood parts were burned in a major fire in 1996 at the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame, Niagra Falls, Ontario Canada and was restored in 2000. The glass were from the original spare replacements panes.

A piece of wood and nail from the burned remains of the original Cell is framed (24½"h x 11"w x 2½"d) for your appreciation. It includes:
  • A 6" x 5" mounted photograph depicting Houdini suspended in the Chinese Water Torture Cell.
    Photo by E. Gregson, Bedford Cottage, 70 Lister Lane, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Rare burned wood piece and nail from the original burned Cell salvaged from the fire
  • Certificate of Authenticity signed by both Sidney Hollis Radner and Geno Munari

See Houdini's famous escape performed here.

YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A GENUINE PIECE OF HOUDINI'S WATER TORTURE CELL! A ONCE IN A LIFETIME CHANCE. NEVER BEFORE OFFERED. From the Sidney H. Radner Collection. These are limited and numbered and will go fast. Be one of the lucky few who will have a chance to own one.

Call us for more information on our wide array of Houdini Collectibles, both original and replicas. Some of our originals are on display at our stores in the Dean Martin Showroom, NewYork NewYork, and Main Street, Disneyland. Contact us at email: Munari@msn.com or call toll free (877) DINI-WHO.



This is a reproduction of a poster advertising HOUDINI when he performed in a Music Hall in Hull, England at the height of his career. Suitable for framing. Click below to buy one: