This item could be seen as a puzzle or a trick. The idea is to remove the ring from the rope. However, the knot on the rope is sealed with sealing wax. One look at it tells you the task is topologically impossible – that is unless you know the very cunning secret. The advertisement is from a Davenports catalogue. Philip Treece has some interesting information on this item in his newsletter here.
A sheet of glass is placed in the mahogany box which is then closed. A ball bearing is placed on the top of the glass and it then magically sinks slowly through the glass and falls out of the bottom of the box. Everything may be examined. This Davenports item is stamped with a demon head trademark on the inside of the lid. The trick was sold complete with a felt lined storage box. Also illustrated is a Davenport advertisement that makes it clear the firm was not pleased about what they considered to be American ‘rip offs’. The effect and secret is described on page 164 of ‘Further Classic Magic with Apparatus’ by Robert J. Albo.
These high quality wands were made specially for Davenports. They are stamped DEMON to signify that are are the proper Davenports product.
The magician fashions a cone out of a piece of paper, using the wand to smooth out any creases from the inside. A silk handkerchief is then placed over the cone and pushed inside with the wand. When the paper cone is unrolled, the handkerchief has vanished. Made out of celluloid or an early plastic, manufacturer unknown.
This was designed by magician and Pentacle Club member Chris Wardle. The person following the instructions will always land on the colour lilac, no matter what colour they initially choose.
A spectator places the coloured blocks in the box in a secret order. The magician is able to divine the order without opening the box.
This glove, a gift from magician and dealer George Kovari in 2016, allows the magician to change the colour of the glove from white to green. The glove was made by George and Suzy Kovari.
One side of the gold coloured coin is inscribed “When you think differently MAGIC happens andycohen.com”.