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Empty container for Demon Wool

This does not look like packaging used by Davenports for their Demon Series. As it says on the container: ‘It looks like cotton wool – but touch a small piece with a lighted cigarette and it will instantly vanish in a flash. Leaves no smoke or ash. Lots of fun. Quite harmless’. The words and illustration on the container suggest it was being sold as a joke. However flash wool of this type was also used by magicians to create unexpected flashes.

Item Details

Size Diameter 35mm.
Date 20th century.
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Category ,
Ref no N3007