Glass casket with gilt tooled metal around the edges. The casket instantly fills with handkerchiefs or a ball.

This is a sugar basin as used in the coffee trick. In this trick the magician shows that a coffee pot, milk jug and sugar basin are empty. Then, using a little magic, the pot fills with coffee, the jug with milk and the basin with sugar. The hot drink can then be shared with the audience. This was given to John Davenport by Alf Looker in 1983. Alf said he bought it at Davenports in 1935. For the complete trick see Ref. no. N235.

Originally nickel plated, this is a sugar basin as used in the coffee trick. In this trick the magician shows that a coffee pot, milk jug and sugar basin are empty. Then, using a little magic, the pot fills with coffee, the jug with milk and the basin with sugar. The hot drink can then be shared with the audience. For the complete trick see Ref. no. N235.

The box enables the magician to vanish and produce a marble at will. The base is stamped ‘Germany’ and the sample number 310 is also pencilled on the base.

The magician magically produces coffee from the brass vase. The outer cardboard cover is missing.

The magician shows the nickel plated vase full of coffee beans and the cover is then placed over it. After a magic flourish the cover is removed and the vase is found to be full of hot coffee. The ornamental knob that should adorn the top of the cover is missing. From the style of manufacture the item is probably of German origin, possibly from Bartl.