The Davenport Collection
- a growing resource on magic and entertainment history

1981

Gift of a plate from Cliff Townsend

Gift of a plate from Cliff Townsend

British magician Cliff Townsend gave this to John and Anne Davenport in August 1981. On the front of the bone china plate he had stuck the roundel from the cover of The Magic Circular from the June and July, 1959 issue. It shows George Davenport on the right welcoming Dr Harlan Tarbell to the Annual Banquet as the Hon. Editor John Young looks on.

Tron 3D Light Disc from Loncraine Broxton, England

Tron 3D Light Disc from Loncraine Broxton, England

The disc has a small ball bearing in the centre of its base. When the disc is spun on a flat surface it therefore spins for a very long time, creating amazing optical images as the prismatic material on the surface catches the light at different angles. With a bright light shining on the spinning disc from one direction a 3D effect is created. Made in England.