The Davenport Collection
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1988

Spin Science Tri-zonal Space Warper – spinning optical illusion

Spin Science Tri-zonal Space Warper – spinning optical illusion

The disk should be placed on a flat surface and spun. When you stare at the centre for 15 seconds and then look away, whatever you look at begins to swirl in a most disconcerting way. The disk was invented by magician and optical illusion expert Jerry Andrus and produced by Binary Arts Corporation, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA. Copyright 1998 Binary Arts Corp.

Quick Sands novelty

Quick Sands novelty

This is a plastic container, with sand inside, which is split into two compartments by a perforated plastic divider. When the container is turned upside down, the sand falls through holes to create the words’ I love you’ on one side and, when you turn the container over again, a heart design on the other side. Made in Taiwan. Copyright 1988 Trolbourne Ltd.