Fantasia: stage version of a Blue Phantom type of checker trick

During performance the red and white checkers travel from the middle of the stack to the bottom and then, one at a time, to the top. The composite photograph illustrates this. At every stage the checkers can be removed one by one off the spindle and replaced. We have not seen an advertisement for this trick but have been told that the German magic dealer Conradi Horster sold them in 1934 under the name Fantasia. To protect the secret not all features of the apparatus have been illustrated.


Size Height from nickel plated base to top of spindle is 290mm.
Date Circa 1934
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N2274