The magician is placed in the thumb screws and, when desired, can escape. At any time the magician can show that the thumb screws are tightly in place. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry. A Davenport advertisement for the trick is also illustrated.

The magician shows a stack of pennies which is covered with a nickel plated cover. When the cover is lifted, the pennies have vanished and there is a stack of shillings in their place. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry. A Davenport advertisement for the trick is also illustrated.

The magician fills and empties the little vase to show that it is an ordinary vase. When refilled the magician turns the vase upside down on his hand and, when the hand is removed, the water remains in the vase. When the vessel is turned in the hands again, the water can immediately be poured out. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry. A Davenport advertisement for the trick is also illustrated.

The magician takes a red ball from the vase and vanishes it. On command of the magician, when the lid of the vase is removed, the red ball is again found inside and can be removed. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry.

The magician takes a black ball from the vase and vanishes it. On command of the magician, when the lid of the vase is removed, the black ball is again found inside and can be removed. This ball vase is rather unusual in that it has a thread through the bottom half of the vase. If you pull on the thread, it lifts the bottom part of the ball out, so avoiding it getting stuck. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry.

The magician takes a red ball from the vase and vanishes it. On command of the magician, when the lid of the vase is removed, the red ball is again found inside and can be removed. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry.

The decorated lacquered tinplate canister is used by a magician to change one handkerchief for another. Late 19th or early 20th century. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry.

As the magician shows a penknife it mysteriously changes colour. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry. Davenports advertised this trick under the name ‘The Chameleon Pocket Knife’.

Boxes such as this, which are the correct size for a pack of cards, were often used by magicians to help them achieve a desired magical effect. This one was sold by Davenports. It is slightly larger than the example given Ref. no. N145. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry.

This brass apparatus has various uses. The magician can make a card appear, disappear or change. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry.