From the estate of a professional magician.This box works very well.It has seen some use, but it is the original paint and decoration from the Thayer Owen factory.
Thayer Magic Company was founded by Floyd G. Thayer in 1907 and and he made magical apparatus into the 1930's. The Thayer slogan was "Quality Magic".The company was sold several times, eventually ending up as part of Owen Magic, another company known for nice workmanship.
Though this box does not come with instructions, it is pretty self-explanatory.The box is built in such a way as to cleverly hide an item inside, even as large as a rabbit.The magician can use this to either produce or vanish the rabbit.Either way, the audience thinks they can see right into the box, though of course- that's the secret!
If you've ever wanted to own a piece of equipment made by one of the classic American magic manufacturers, this Thayer box is a great buy!
CONDITION: good for its age.The mechanics work well.Box is made of painted wood. About 12" x 10" x 7".See photo to see the condition of the item.You will get the exact box shown in the photo.