5 out of 5
It is a stunning and nearly definitely one-off model of Englishman Harry Leat’s great Run Rabbit Run. I'm not positive of the builder, nonetheless, there's a likelihood it was made or commissioned by Harry Leat himself. I got here to this conclusion as a result of Harry talks about his good good friend Maurice Garland (one other English magician) who was one of many Queen’s Guards and carried out sentry obligation many occasions outdoors of Buckingham Palace (Forty Years in & Round Magic pg. 24, Harry Leat, 1923).
It appears fairly doable that the inventor of Run Rabbit Run who had a great good friend within the Queens Guard may have had this made. I don’t know this for positive, however it's nearly as good a beginning place as any. You probably have any extra info on the creator of this distinctive prop please contact me.
The mechanism works very effectively and it straightforward to function. The guard strikes on a round arc which implies you may get a whole lot of movement from the guard for a small quantity of movement out of your thumb – this can be a good contact. The hand-painting on this prop is cute and really detailed.
There's a slight a part of the guard that may be seen when he's to both facet, however this will hardly be seen close-up not to mention in a dwell efficiency – notably from beneath the place the kids would usually be watching from.
Their is rather a lot that could possibly be achieved with the patter for this merchandise because of the intrigue that kids have with the The Queen, Buckingham Palace, and The Queen’s Guard. And portray Garland the Guard as a foul guard who ought to by no means depart his publish looks like a pure theme.
I discover it exhausting to imagine that I’m nonetheless discovering cool and novel Run Rabbit Run variants however that's what occurs once you create the best kids’s impact in historical past 🙂
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