The joker challenges someone to blow the whistle louder than they can. When they try it, they get soot squirted into their face from the whistle. This never happens when the joker blows into it.

Before the match box is placed on the table, the joker folds a spring loaded piece of metal under the box. When the box is picked up this piece of metal flies out from underneath, catching the person’s fingers. Complete with its original box. The manufacturer is not named, but the label says ‘Germany’ and the metal is stamped DRGM, confirming manufacture in Germany. The box is made of metal with a printed cardboard label.

When you pick the spoon up off the table, or out of the sugar basin, the spoon bends. The metal hinge that allows the spoon to bend is neatly manufactured.

The spoon is in the sugar basin but when you try to take out a spoonful, the sugar pours out through the hole in the spoon’s bowl.

The joker challenges someone to blow the whistle louder than they can. When they try it, they get soot squirted into their face from the whistle. This never happens when the joker blows into it. This particular whistle is well made from a fine grained wood and carefully decorated.

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.