The magician shows two beans inside the barrel and then replaces the lid. At the command of the magician, when the lid is removed there are four beans in the barrel.

The magician shows two beans inside the barrel and then replaces the lid. At the command of the magician, when the lid is removed there are four beans in the barrel.

This glass is used by the magician to vanish or produce a handkerchief. This Davenport item is stamped DEMON, although this is not visible in the photograph.

The magician pours rice into one bowl and levels it off. The second bowl is placed on top and, after the usual mystic pass, the top bowl is removed to show that the rice is overflowing, having doubled in volume. Once more the rice is levelled up and the second bowl placed on top. After a further mystic pass, the top bowl is removed and out flows a continuous stream of paper (a hat coil) followed by the production of a large bouquet of flowers from the same bowl. Complete with instructions from Max Holden’s Magic Shops, USA.

The brass globe may be used to vanish, produce, or burn and restore a handkerchief. The lid of this example is missing. The trick is fully explained in Professor Hoffmann’s book ‘Modern Magic’, first published in 1876.

The magician pours rice into one bowl and levels it off. The second bowl is placed on top and, after the usual mystic pass, the top bowl is removed to show that the rice is overflowing, having doubled in volume. Once more the rice is levelled up and the second bowl placed on top. After a further mystic pass, the top bowl is removed and water poured from the lower bowl. The rice has vanished.

The apparatus allows an impressive series of magical effects using silk handkerchiefs and liquids. Please read the illustrated Davenports advertisement to understand the sequence of effects. Complete with instructions.

Davenports advertised this as The Welsh Rarebit Pan. The magician can have fun with this. Into the saucepan are placed eggs, cheese and other ingredients for making a Welsh Rarebit. Not having a stove, the magician borrows a gentleman’s hat in which is lit a fire to cook the contents in the saucepan. Finally, the lid is removed and a rabbit is produced.

The magician shows the tube to be empty and then places tissue paper over each end. A torch is shone through to show that the tube is still empty. The magician punctures the paper at one end and produces silk handkerchiefs from the end. When the paper on the second end is punctured, more handkerchiefs are produced. To protect the secret, the photograph does not include all the apparatus for this effect.

A fish appears in one glass and then travels from glass to glass. Then a fish appears in each glass. Finally they vanish from both glasses. A Davenports advertisement for the trick is illustrated.