From conception and design, through prototypes and construction, and finally to production and finishing...

From a very early age, Michael learned to make some of his props from items that he found around the house, old cigar boxes, handkerchiefs, paper, and the like. As he got older, he began to learn how to use tools to fashion some rather crude items from wood. Fortunately, he got better at this as time went along, and today, the apparatus he makes is some of the finest found anywhere.


Michael first began making items to sell while working at Tricks 'n Treats, a magic shop in Birmingham, Alabama. As is often the case, this particular magic shop obtained their inventory from a number of sources; the range of quality being quite varied. Unsatisfied with the low manufacturing standards of many commercially available magic props, Michael began to recognize the need for products that lived up to the standard that he believed in. Although there have always been superb craftsman in the magic industry, that has not always been the case.


It was at this time that Michael began to develop a philosophy of producing magic apparatus in much smaller quantities, but with much higher quality. Logically, if much time and effort is put into each item, fewer of them will be produced. It's just a matter of available time. It also stands to reason that these items would naturally command a higher price. Fortunately, there are magicians who appreciate the luxury of performing with quality props, and Michael's items are designed and built with those magicians in mind. Manufactured from the finest materials, with the skill of a surgeon's hands, and with the insight that can only come from a true magician, apparatus from The Magic Company is absolutely some of the finest to be found anywhere.

If you are a magician, or a magic collector, we invite you to visit The Shop, where you will find many of the items made by Michael Baker and The Magic Company. Many are "limited runs", or one-of-a-kind.