1992 or earlier
A Crushing Cabinet is a torture device consisting of an iron cabinet in which a person is slowly crushed, as they find the walls, floor and ceiling closing in. The crushing walls are activated by closing the door shut.
Behind the scenes
- This cabinet is named only in the script for the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
- This cabinet replaces the Vanishing Cabinet from the novels in the film and video game adaptations of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, as the cabinet in Borgin and Burkes was not identified as a Vanishing Cabinet until the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince almost three years later.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)