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Holes in the crate which let the water flood in. <br />
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Harry Houdini's 'trick' steel crate which he used for his daring underwater escapes has emerged for sale for £55,000. ($70,000)<br />
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The illusionist would box himself into the claustrophobic 28ins by 36ins container which he had to get out of and swim to the surface.<br />
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It has a solid lid which was designed to be padlocked to his body, with small holes on each side to let water gush in.<br />
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But all was not as it seemed as the crate actually has a sliding trap door on the bottom he was able to get through.<br />
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This crate, which was used in the 1953 film Houdini starring Tony Curtis, is going under the hammer with auctioneer Bonhams New York.