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Yoga 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. Printed at the bottom of the picture is ‘PATENT APPL. FOR MADE IN ENGLAND’. There is also a logo with the letters MAR in it. The red casing is made from stamped tinplate.

Item Details

Size Diameter 50mm
Date Probably 1930s
Key Phrases
Ref no N2773