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Harry Leat’s unusual trick ‘Grub’. A butterfly production from toast

This is a bizarre trick by any standard. It is reasonable to ask why a butterfly should be produced from two slices of toast. I will not begin to explain it, but urge readers to look at Leat’s own three page description which I have included with the illustrations. The advertisement reveals not only the play on words on which the humour depends, but also an insight into Leat’s sense of humour.

Item Details

Size Size of silk approximately 5 feet wide by 4 feet tall.
Date Circa 1930s.
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N3309