New Addition to Collection – Houdini’s Escape Coffin 1907

Houdini Escape Coffin

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!

Escape Coffin - Bottom Panel

Escape Coffin - Middle Panel

Houdini Escape Coffin