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Demon “Yoga” cut his head off novelty

There is a lever on the side of the box. By pressing it, in either direction, the executioner appears to cut right through the man’s neck. This is a very clever novelty which completely fools your eyes. Despite the impossibility of this, the effect is absolutely convincing. Printed at the bottom of the picture is ‘FOREIGN BRITISH PATENT applied’. The red casing is made from what looks like Bakelite. Also illustrated is an advertisement from the Christmas 1933 issue of the Demon Telegraph. This miracle of 1933 was selling for one shilling.

Item Details

Size Diameter 50mm
Date 1930s
Key Phrases
Ref no N2774