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1930s Patent document [Matted for framing] for the design of a Theatrical illusion by Edward M Massey; he was inventor of many famous tricks. It says it is to rpvide apparatus for presenting on theatrical stages and the like, an illusion of separating or dissociating various portions of the body of a living person, such as the head and legs, from the remaining portions of the body of said person.... This document consists of the one page graphic - matted and 1 additional page of graphics and 3+ pages of explanation...[His biography and photos are far below for reference]
We have other magic/illusion patents/memorabilia on this site.
This wonderful reproduction of the original patent graphic is crisply printed on luxurious Ivory Parchment Paper. It includes a white acid-free matte and is ready for insertion into a standard 8" x 10" frame for hanging. Graphic area shown is 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". Also, included are the remaining pages of the Patent Document printed on 20# white bond paper to complete the Patent information for the collector.
Image included here is low-quality for quick loading on the net with SAMPLE written across, which will not be on your print.
Makes a terrific gift for the collector or an addition to your collection!
All Patent Information has been reproduced from the USPTO documents.
============================================= Biography from the Net: Massey, Edward M. (1889-1984) Magician, author and inventor of a number of magic effects, including Squeezaway Block and Silk Cabby. ============================================