The Davenport Collection
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Adam’s Pea Trick

This is a well made trick in an early plastic, possibly Bakelite. It is really a catch – mystifying, amusing and saucy. The performer shows a natural coloured pea and three coloured ones. The performer turns round and one pea is chosen and dropped into the tube while it is held behind the performer’s back. No matter which colour is chosen, it is always the ‘natural’ pea that trickles out from the tube. Supplier unknown, possibly Davenports.

Item Details

Size Length of tube is 50mm.
Date First half of 20th century.
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N3002