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.

This trick was invented by Brian MacCarthy. The performer is able to mysteriously pass a playing card through this wand. The wand is stamped DEMON on one of the white ends.

A ribbon is threaded through the square hole in the middle of the block. Each end of the ribbon is then held by a spectator, so trapping the block on the ribbon. Despite this, the magician comes forward and magically lifts the block off the ribbon. In ‘The Demon Telegraph’ of August-September 1937, Davenports advertised they were the only depot obtaining supplies through the sole concessionaire, Mr Brunel White.

As well as the magician being able to cut and restore a rope, the box contains a hidden drawer which can be used for an additional trick. The item came into the collection as part of the Grand Illusions (www.grand-illusions.com) Christmas Pack 2018/2019. It is produced by Lagoon, copyright The Lagoon Group 2012.

A piece of thin cord is examined and passed twice round the centre of the rod. The two ends of the cords are held by members of the audience, yet the cord comes away free from the rod on the command of the performer. The rod may be examined.