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Houdini Escape Coffin

New Addition to Collection – Houdini’s Escape Coffin 1907

Houdini’s Original 1907 ESCAPE COFFIN On Jan. 14, 1907, Houdini answered a challenge from the Boston Athletic Association, which runs the Boston Marathon, to escape from the coffin while manacled during an exhibition in the BBA’s headquarters on Exeter Street. It took Houdini just 66 minutes to get out of the elaborate case which had been – get this – nailed shut with 6-inch nails! »