This clever little trick is of the paddle variety. When you place a small wooden peg through one of the holes in the bat, it magically jumps to another hole. According to Davenports instructions, this trick was made in Germany in 1938 and there is no reason to disbelieve this. Bats like this one were still being sold by Davenports in the 1990s. This particular bat, with photocopied instructions, comes from 1994.