An early coins in upturned glass trick

The magician places the glass upside down on the wooden base and then, magically, makes coins appear inside the glass. The method is primitive and it is not clear whether this was a one-off item or an example of a commercially available piece of apparatus. This item was once in the collection of Claude Perry, which makes it quite likely that it was previously owned by John Gambling, Claude’s mentor.


Size Height of glass 105mm. Diameter of wooden base 110mm.
Date Late 19th or early 20th century.
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Ref no N2099