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.
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.
The photograph was taken on Wynne Davenport’s 90th birthday in 1981.
This badge is in the name of Anne Davenport.