Behind this realistic spider is a sharp pin so that it can be pinned to a person’s coat, or elsewhere, causing maximum fright when the owner appears.
Frighten your friends by putting this thumb over one of your own and then showing it to your friends. The Davenports advertisement shows an alarmed mother.
On first sight this looks like an ordinary cork. But then you realise you can open it up, revealing an alarming snake inside.
As it says in the Davenports advertisement: ‘You offer your friend a cigar from a nice looking cigar case. Just as he goes to take one they suddenly disappear!!!’. Made in Germany and marked D.R.G.M. R No. 5569/03.
When you give the box to a friend, ask them to open the lid of the box labelled ‘The smallest donkey in the world’. They will find a small model of a donkey. When they turn the box over and open the lid labelled ‘The biggest donkey in the world’ they see their own reflection in the small mirror.
When you give the box to a friend, ask them to open the lid of the box labelled ‘The smallest monkey in the world’. They will find a small model of a monkey. When they turn the box over and open the lid labelled ‘The largest monkey in the world’ they see their own reflection in the small mirror. This joke was made in Germany.
This joke is ‘Segreto! Soltanto per signori’ – ‘Secret! For gentlemen only’. When a hopeful gentleman pulls out the tab at the bottom with the two bare feet on it, not only is the emerging image a surprise, but the gentleman’s fingers get a sharp wrap from a spring which flips over as the tab is pulled out. Made in Germany.
The idea is to fill the celluloid black bulb with water by sucking it up from the hole in the central cigarette. The item is then placed into a packet of cigarettes. When you offer your friends a cigarette, as they go to take one, you squeeze the packet and they are squirted with a jet of water.
When you pick up the cotton reel by the two ends, and inadvertently squeeze, the reel emits a load squeak.