The Davenport Collection
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Automaton of a nodding magician producing a rabbit from a hat

The Davenport Collection contained an electrically operated window figure in poor condition. The figure was of a man which nodded its head and moved its arms up and down. In 2014-2015 Cambridge magician and engineer Tony Middleton converted the figure so that it produced a rabbit out of a hat each time it nodded its head and raised its arms. One of the photographs shows Tony Middleton with the part-finished automaton.

Item Details

Date Converted from an existing figure in 2014-2015.
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Ref no N884