Houdini demonstrates the special cabinet he built for the Spiritualist medium "Margery" to make it more difficult for her to commit fraud during a séance. Margery was unable to produce phenomena while in it; however, the day's proceedings led to a major argument about the collapsible ruler found in the cabinet.

From Wonder shows: performing science, magic, and religion in America by Fred Nadis

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    1. Houdini demonstrates the special cabinet he built for the Spiritualist medium "Margery" to make it more difficult for her to commit fraud during a séance. Margery was unable to produce phenomena while in it; however, the day's proceedings led to a major argument about the collapsible ruler found in the cabinet.