This was presented to John Davenport in 1994 by Cambridge magician Claude Perry. Claude told John that John Gambling used to have these special pieces of paper made up by Cambridge printers Foister & Jagg. The paper could be used to vanish a handkerchief. They pre-date the Tarbell Cone.

This is a very visual trick. The magician shows a bamboo rod with four beads: two are on a short cord and two on a longer cord. As one of the beads on the short cord is pulled down, the other cord magically becomes shorter. This can be repeated and the audience is convinced that the cords must be joined. At that point the magician pulls the rod apart into two pieces, so proving that the cords are not connected in any way. However, when the rod is reassembled, the trick can immediately be repeated. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry. A Davenport advertisement for the trick is also illustrated.

The magician shows a handkerchief which she tucks into her hand. The handkerchief vanishes and in its place is an egg. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry.

The magician rolls each pencil up in a piece of paper. When they are removed, the red and green pencils have changed places. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry.

The magician can use this as an ordinary wand but, when desired, the tip of the wand can magically pick up an object like a handkerchief, as if it is attracted by a magnetic force. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry.

The magician twists a length of examined rope several times around a stick. He holds one end and a spectator holds the other end. When the magician gives the word, the rope flies off the stick as if by magic. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry. A Davenport advertisement for the trick is also illustrated.

The magician places the pencil in the tube, places the end caps on it and then shakes the tube ‘to put the fluence on the pencil’. When the magician removes the pencil from the tube, he is able to balance the pencil on its end. The spectator examines everything and repeats the process, but cannot get the pencil to stand up. However, the magician succeeds every time. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry.

The card box is a utility item which magicians use for a number of card tricks. This one is a minor variant of Ref. no. N147. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry.

After a nickel plated tube is examined, the audience turn it into a drum-head tube by clamping over the ends pieces of tissue paper held in place with metal rings. The magician vanishes a handkerchief which is then found within the tube. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry. A Davenport advertisement for the trick is also illustrated.