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‘Mr. P.’ by Jack Hughes

This is a version of the old ‘pea house’ trick. The magician shows a small green ‘house’ and a dried pea. The pea is dropped in a hole in the house. When the magician turns the house over, the pea doesn’t drop out. The instructions have an amusing patter line in which the ‘gentleman’ pea will only come out of the house to meet a ‘lady’ pea. A Davenport advertisement for this effect is also illustrated.

Item Details

Size Height of green 'house' is 37mm.
Date 2nd half of 20th century.
Key Phrases
Ref no N2390