This is used for a word prediction making use of a pack of cards. The instructions are stamped by the supplier: Charles C Eastman, PO Box 245, Haverhill, Mass., USA. The book includes the words Copyrighted 1935 by Chas. C. Eastman.

In the early 2000s the UK government was keen to promote the use of modern ‘smart’ materials. Under the auspices of the Technology Enhancement Programme they produced a pack that consisted of three items. 1. Smart and modern materials sample pack. 2. A book ‘A Fascinating Look at Smart Materials’ produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP). 3. A book ‘Smart Materials for the 21st Century’ produced by the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, published in 2003. Smart materials often have novel properties, hence their inclusion here.

The first edition of this book was originally created and sold by Stanley Collins. It enables the magician to predict a word that is chosen at random. Davenports purchased the rights in 1942 and sold copies like this one that had been printed by Archie Byford. Included are L Davenport instructions. For further details on this edition of the book see Chapter 26 of the Edwin A Dawes book ‘Stanley Collins: Conjurer, Collector, and Iconoclast’, published by Kaufman and Company in 2002. See also Ref. no. N1337.