Indu 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. The red casing is made from stamped tinplate. The details on the back, also illustrated here, make it clear that the item was made in Germany. The patent information, if it is believable, says it was patented in USA in 1933.