The snake consists of many short segments of wood, joined together by two cords – one running along the top of the snake and the other running along its bottom. This means that when the snake is held at any point, the rest of the snake remains horizontal but wriggles in a very realistic way as it moves from side to side. A Davenports advertisement for this item is also illustrated.

This little monster runs wild when you wind it up and put it down on the floor. It rolls around at random and needs plenty of space because you will never know where it will go. It will do an excellent job of surprising and scaring your family and friends. This version has white eyes and fearsome teeth. Over the years Davenports sold many versions of this novelty under the name ‘Bogey Bogey’. See a Davenport advertisement under item Ref. no. N1395.

This little monster runs wild when you wind it up and put it down on the floor. It rolls around at random and needs plenty of space because you will never know where it will go. It will do an excellent job of surprising and scaring your family and friends. This version has pink eyes. Over the years Davenports sold many versions of this novelty under the name ‘Bogey Bogey’. See a Davenport advertisement under item Ref. no. N1395.

This little monster runs wild when you wind it up and put it down on the floor. It rolls around at random and needs plenty of space because you will never know where it will go. It will do an excellent job of surprising and scaring your family and friends. This one has a grey streak of fur between its eyes. Over the years Davenports sold many versions of this novelty under the name ‘Bogey Bogey’. See a Davenport advertisement illustrated under Ref. no. N1395.

This little monster runs wild when you wind it up and put it down on the floor. It rolls around at random and needs plenty of space because you will never know where it will go. It will do an excellent job of surprising and scaring your family and friends. Made in Germany is written on the eyes. Over the years Davenports sold many versions of this novelty under the name ‘Bogey Bogey’. See the Davenport advertisement illustrated. However, this one is rather different in that it has a spring loaded clip on the back so that, presumably, you can clip it to someone’s cloths, creating additional mayhem.

This ‘spider’ runs wild when you wind it up and put it down on the floor. It rolls around at random and needs plenty of space because you will never know where it will go. It will do an excellent job of surprising and scaring your family and friends. Made in Japan. Over the years Davenports sold many versions of this novelty under the name ‘Bogey Bogey’. See a Davenport advertisement under item Ref. no. N1395.

The magician fashions a cone out of newspaper and pours some of the milk from the bottle into the cone. The newspaper can then be screwed up and thrown into the audience – the milk has vanished. The words moulded into the bottle are ‘UNIVERSAL MILK BOTTLE NEW OXFORD DAIRY IMPORTED’. The Davenport demon with the words ‘DEMON SERIES’ is also moulded into the glass. A close-up photograph of the moulded demon is illustrated. This trick is not for the magician that likes to travel light – the bottle weighs 1.5kg.

Davenports definitely sold this trick – see the advertisement illustrated. Although there is no marking on this item it is believed to be the Davenport trick. Item Ref. no. N171 is the same trick, although the label on the box is different.

The magician shows that the box is empty and then goes on to make a large production from it. The box can then be handed out to the audience. The advertisement is from a Davenports catalogue.

This glass is filled with a coloured liquid and then the magician can produce a dry handkerchief from it. This design was probably imported by Davenports from Conradi Horster in Germany. This particular glass belonged to Dick Ritson, who gave it to Harry Carson. In 1988 Harry Carson gave it to John and Anne Davenport. This glass is similar to Ref. no. N16, although somewhat taller and with a thicker glass wall.