Norman’s Elusive Rabbits
This was a very popular children’s show trick of the ‘turn it around’ variety. The magician makes the black and white rabbits swap places when the painted covers are placed over them. The audience catches on that the rabbits only swap places when the covers are turned around with the rabbits underneath. In time honoured fashion the audience tells the magician to turn the rabbits round when they are not covered up. After the usual byplay the magician turns the rabbits round to reveal a red and a yellow rabbit on the reverse sides. This particular set was used many times by John Davenport. The illustrated advertisement is from a mid 20th century Davenports catalogue.