A sheet of glass is placed in the mahogany box which is then closed. A ball bearing is placed on the top of the glass and it then magically sinks slowly through the glass and falls out of the bottom of the box. Everything may be examined. This Davenports item is stamped with a demon head trademark on the inside of the lid. The trick was sold complete with a felt lined storage box. Also illustrated is a Davenport advertisement that makes it clear the firm was not pleased about what they considered to be American ‘rip offs’. The effect and secret is described on page 164 of ‘Further Classic Magic with Apparatus’ by Robert J. Albo.

The magician places a carrot in the larger of the two holes and demonstrates that the chopper is strong enough to chop the carrot in two. The magician then invites a spectator to put their own finger through the hole. Needless to say their finger survives the chop. Unknown manufacturer.

The advertisement from a Davenport catalogue shows the effect. The magician shows a sheet of glass held within a polished wooden frame. A playing card is placed on each side of the glass in the centre, the cards being held in place by the metal spring clips. The magician, and even members of the audience, can now push a rod right the way through the two cards, piercing the glass at the same time. The cards can then be removed showing that the glass is intact.

The magician magically removes a ring, or several rings, which had previously been placed on the rod. Complete with instructions.

In this very clever trick a single match box multiplies into a stack of matchboxes. The stack of matchboxes then mysteriously penetrates through a plate. Complete with instructions.

This is an old trick which is fully explained in Professor Hoffmann’s ‘Modern Magic’. The illustration shown here, which is taken from a Davenport catalogue, gives a brief description of the effect.

The magician pushes a rod through the box, at the same time as placing three large rings around the rod. The audience can clearly see the rings are around the rod. Despite the fact that the audience can also see both ends of the rod emerging from the box, the magician is able to take the rings off the rod.