The magician fashions a cone out of a piece of paper, using the wand to smooth out any creases from the inside. A silk handkerchief is then placed over the cone and pushed inside with the wand. When the paper cone is unrolled, the handkerchief has vanished. Manufacturer unknown, but from its appearance it is probably of German manufacture.
A magician can use this cup to magically produce or vanish a red billiard ball.
A glass is filled with water from a cocktail shaker. The glass is covered with a handkerchief and then it mysteriously vanishes. The cocktail shaker is stamped DEMON on the base. The Davenport advertisement illustrates the effect.
This glass is used by the magician to vanish or produce a handkerchief. This Davenport item is stamped DEMON, although this is not visible in the photograph.
The magician takes a hat and places a glass of milk in it. The magician then shows an empty nickel plated tube, takes the glass out of the hat and places the tube over the glass. On turning the tube upside down the audience expect the milk to pour out, but the tube is shown to be empty. The glass has vanished, only to be found back in the hat. To protect the secret, the photograph does not include all the apparatus for this effect.
The brass globe may be used to vanish, produce, or burn and restore a handkerchief. The lid of this example is missing. The trick is fully explained in Professor Hoffmann’s book ‘Modern Magic’, first published in 1876.
The apparatus allows an impressive series of magical effects using silks and liquids. Please read the illustrated Davenports advertisement to understand the sequence of effects.
A fish appears in one glass and then travels from glass to glass. Then a fish appears in each glass. Finally they vanish from both glasses. A Davenports advertisement for the trick is illustrated.
The glass is probably of the type sold by Davenports for Abbott’s “Squash” vanishing glass of water. The advertisement from a Davenports catalogue explains what happens. Although the words make it clear that the glass is small, note the misleading drawing showing a large glass.
The painted tin plate tube is used to vanish or produce a glass.