Fall Apart Stool
Original Manual Version
This is the fantastic Crazy Fall Apart Stool.
I have no recollection now where it came from or who
manufactured it, but have an idea it may have been Supreme. I bought it directly and
used it for many years in my family cabaret shows ... but no
longer have a routine that is appropriate.
In case you are unfamiliar with the
prop, here's what happens:
The stool is set
onstage for use later. Perhaps at the start of a
particular routine you would move the stool
casually to a position at the side. This is done
in full view and establishes that it is a
Later, you may bring someone
onstage to help. I found it works great with a child of perhaps
8 to 12 years, but is fine for almost any age. After the usual introductions you
ask them to bring their seat nearer and sit
down. When they go and pick it up, all the legs
fall off clattering to the floor (with a nice
woody sound) and they are left holding just the
appears as if they have broken your stool!
For those who know the value of
well placed comedy props (like breakaway wands,
breakaway boxes and so on) ... you'll love this little seen
prop. I sometimes primed the parents for this great photo
The brilliant thing is (unlike a
jumping stool) this can be used as a normal stool for
earlier parts of your show. And that's how I used it myself,
as a stand for a flight case used throughout for props.
Then, in a finale routine it was part of a series of chaotic
The mechanism is delightfully simple, so
easy to set up and triggered on stage with a minimal natural
action. It's so simple there is not way it can go wrong,
ensuring you laughs every time.
details are as follows:
Top: 14" x 14" (35.5cm x 35.5cm)
Height: Almost 19" (48cm)
It is fairly light, solid and stained in dark
finish with a sunburst style top.
Condition is very good considering it's use -
just a few scratches as shown in the photo.
I've searched for these on the internet
and not found one. They are certainly in short supply IF
available at all. I'm tempted to keep hold of it, but, no,
it's got to go....
Special Clearance Price
If you want this brilliant prop .. I'd
move fast. It could be gone whilst you are thinking
about it. I have posted this list to a number who have
expressed interest in stage and cabaret items ... professionals
who know the value of solid, commercial effects.
about collection or delivery?"
This is the price if you collect from my
home / office in Leamington Spa / Coventry. Delivery by
courier with insurance can be arranged but naturally I will
need to charge for this. Alternatively, if you are unable to
collect, you can arrange your own collection by courier.
This is in fact my preferred method - and I will ensure it
is properly packaged for safe delivery.
To express interest in this, send an
email to me at the address below. Please state how you'd
like delivery to take place in case any costs need to be
added. You'll then be given my PayPal info (and any relevant
revised total amounts) and asked to
make a payment to complete your purchase. If you don't have a
it's very easy to make a payment ...
go and look now! I
will acknowledge safe receipt and then arrange collection /
delivery at a time to suit us both.
Remember: The stool can be set and unset at any time
simply by you moving the stool from one place to another. On
placing it down, a simple move and it's set!
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