A member of the audience chooses a card from the pack and then places it back. The magician throws the pack up into the air and stabs the cards with the sword. The chosen card is seen impaled on the end of the sword. The decorated blade of the sword also carries the words ‘HOLBECK & Son, 4 New Bond Street, London.

Unknown manufacturer. An elaborate version of this trick is given in a 1930s Davenport catalogue: the performer borrows two rings and drops them into the pan, then he breaks in eggs and other ingredients to suit taste. He now mixes the whole lot together finally setting fire to it, and putting the lid on. After a few seconds he removes the lid, and out fly two doves with the borrowed rings tied around their necks with ribbon.

This glass is filled with a coloured liquid and then the magician can produce a dry handkerchief from it. This model, although serviceable, is not as well manufactured as that shown under Ref. No. N16.

The magician lights a fire in the pan and places the lid on. When the lid is removed the pan is full of doves. The handle of the pan was missing and the one illustrated is from 1985.

The magician lights a fire in the pan, picks the lid up from the table top and places it on the pan. When the lid is removed the pan is full of doves. The table top is decorated with an embroidered design.

The effect is unclear. It may be that the cover is placed on top of a fire bowl and, when removed, the fire has changed into flowers.

The wooden box is shown empty and then closed. When it is reopened, the drawer is completely removed and shown to be full of items of the magician’s choice – anything from a cake to silk scarves.