The six clocks have been designed so that they may be produced from a small space, such as a gentleman’s hat. Note that each clock face has on it a Davenport Demon head close to the 6 o’clock hour.

A spectator secretly sets the hand of the clock to an hour of her choosing and then slides the cover over the clock to hide the clock face. On taking the clock back, the magician is able to divine the correct hour to which the clock was set. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry.

A watch is locked inside the box, where it can still be heard ticking. The watch is then produced from elsewhere. The box is well constructed and finished, with inlaid wood and mother of pearl on the outside, and purple velvet and paper on the inside. There is a mirror on the inside of the lid.

The magician asks a person to set the hand on a clock to an hour and then place the Bakelite cover on top so as to hide the face. The magician takes the watch back and mysteriously reveals the hour to which the watch was set. Unfortunately the collection only contains the Bakelite cover, but by kind permission of Malcolm Norton we also illustrate the trick from his own collection.

The clock dial is held or suspended from a stand. The pointer can be handed out for examination. The magician asks the audience for a number from 1 to 12, and then places the pointer on the spindle and spins it. The pointer will always stop at the chosen number. The item has its own purpose built carrying case, deep enough to carry two dials in case of damage.

The magician asks a person to set the hand on the clock to an hour and then place the nickel plated cover on top so as to hide the face. The magician takes the watch back and mysteriously reveals the hour to which the watch was set. We have two versions: in one the surround of the watch face is red, in the other it is black.

The magician shows a polished wooden box and opens the front and back, allowing a clear view right through the box. A pocket watch is put into the box, which is closed. Suddenly a loud ringing is heard in the box and simultaneously the front drops down, revealing a full-sized and genuine alarm clock, which entirely fills the box. The clock is taken out, still ringing, and placed on the table.

A spectator secretly sets the hand of the clock to an hour of her choosing and then slides the cover over the clock to hide the clock face. On taking the clock back, the magician is able to divine the correct hour to which the clock was set.

A spectator secretly sets the hand of the clock to an hour of her choosing and then slides the cover over the clock to hide the clock face. On taking the clock back, the magician is able to divine the correct hour to which the clock was set.

This clock has an incredible story. The German magician Punx (Ludwig Hanemann) became a good friend of Lewis Davenport before World War II. During the war Punx found himself in a prisoner of war camp in Wales. Lewis Davenport showed great kindness by sending him cigarettes and magic tricks. To repay this kindness, Punx arranged for this clock to be made and sent to the Davenport family. The clock is covered in pictures familiar to magicians, with a Davenport Demon trademark on the pendulum and the emblem of the German Magic Circle on the weight. The full story is told by Punx in his own words in his book ‘Farewell Performance’.