After a nickel plated tube is examined, the audience turn it into a drum-head tube by clamping over the ends pieces of tissue paper held in place with metal rings. The magician vanishes a handkerchief which is then found within the tube. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry. A Davenport advertisement for the trick is also illustrated.

The magician lights a candle and places it in an examined nickel plated tube. When opened, the candle has disappeared and a handkerchief is found in its place. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry. A Davenport advertisement for the trick is also illustrated.

A spectator picks up a plastic rod and, by looking through it, confirms that it is clear. The spectator then selects a card. When the spectator next picks up the rod, they look through it and see an image of the selected card in it. The trick can be repeated with a different selected card. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry. A Davenport advertisement for the trick is also illustrated.

The magician puts a coin into one of the divisions, and shuts all four doors. Opening one door the coin has vanished, opening the other door it is still not to be found, although by tipping the box it can be heard. Finally, opening all four doors, the box is found to be empty. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry. A Davenport advertisement for the trick is also illustrated.

The magician is placed in the thumb screws and, when desired, can escape. At any time the magician can show that the thumb screws are tightly in place. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry. A Davenport advertisement for the trick is also illustrated.

The magician shows a stack of pennies which is covered with a nickel plated cover. When the cover is lifted, the pennies have vanished and there is a stack of shillings in their place. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry. A Davenport advertisement for the trick is also illustrated.

The magician fills and empties the little vase to show that it is an ordinary vase. When refilled the magician turns the vase upside down on his hand and, when the hand is removed, the water remains in the vase. When the vessel is turned in the hands again, the water can immediately be poured out. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry. A Davenport advertisement for the trick is also illustrated.

As the magician shows a penknife it mysteriously changes colour. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry. Davenports advertised this trick under the name ‘The Chameleon Pocket Knife’.

Boxes such as this, which are the correct size for a pack of cards, were often used by magicians to help them achieve a desired magical effect. This one was sold by Davenports. It is slightly larger than the example given Ref. no. N145. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry.

The Davenport advertisement (illustrated) said that ‘At present a sensation in the current programmes of the “GREAT CARMO” and DANTE. World Famous Magicians.’ The magician shows the empty barrel and covers each end with tissue paper. An ordinary metal tap is then placed in the centre of the paper, where it remains, and on turning on the tap the magician is able to pour out wine which can be dstributed amongst the audience. Davenports would have purchased these barrels wholesale from Germany.