The performer pours loose chain links onto the tray, so that the audience can see that they are separate. The links are then poured into a glass, where they magically transform into a linked chain. A Davenport demon head is painted on the base of the tray.
This framed label from a 1920s Davenport magic set was previously on the wall of Pat Page’s house. See letter of certification on the back of the picture frame.
In a 1939 Davenports ‘Demon Telegraph’ this was advertised as the Great Canary Vanish, as featured by the Great Levante at all the leading music halls. There is a Davenport demon seal on the top of the caddy.
When the cheese is picked up it wobbles. A small clockwork motor with an eccentric weight makes the cheese wobble as soon as it is picked up. Note that the cheese is labelled Demon and is imported by L. Demon & Co. These are references to Davenports Demon Series.
This nickel plated box is shown empty and then a number of handkerchiefs are produced from it. This was a very popular trick first marketed by Davenports in 1934. The inside lid of the box is stamped with the Davenports demon head logo and the registered design number: 791997. Davenports purchased the UK rights from Janos Bartl in Germany, who invented the trick. Bartl sold the trick under the name ‘Silkwonder’.
A complete piquet pack of giant cards with some special additional cards. There is a Davenport advertisement for this product on the back page of the December 1923 ‘Magic Wand’ magazine. The cards were supplied by Davenports in a black card case with a Davenport demon sticker on the inside of it. The cards were made by Frommann and Morian in Darmstadt. For packs sold in the UK the German origin of the cards was sometimes blacked out. A second pack of cards in the collection was retailed by Vampire magic (Max Andrews) in England.
This is a Davenport’s Demon Series puzzle. A dried pea has to be manipulated into the pot inside the glass bottle.
The tray is used to add a number of coins to those already on the tray. This coin tray was one of a number of Davenport items which were produced in red bakelite. The outline of the Davenport demon head was moulded into the design of each of them. Some coin trays have the same design but are of a much darker red colour.