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Demon Wine Barrel

The Davenport advertisement (illustrated) said that ‘At present a sensation in the current programmes of the “GREAT CARMO” and DANTE. World Famous Magicians.’ The magician shows the empty barrel and covers each end with tissue paper. An ordinary metal tap is then placed in the centre of the paper, where it remains, and on turning on the tap the magician is able to pour out wine which can be dstributed amongst the audience. Davenports would have purchased these barrels wholesale from Germany.

Item Details

Size Length of barrel is 350mm.
Date 1930s.
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N2090