Magic Disappearing Dice Boxes - 1920s
We know that Davenports have one, The Magic Circle have one, and this is possibly only the third example extant! Sold by Harrods in the 1920s, this trick still works perfectly.
The trick is to open one of top doors and place the die inside. With all the doors closed again, you explain the die will vanish on the count of three, as you count, tip the box side to side, there will be a loud clunk each time the box is tipped, thus telling the audience the die is just sliding side to side. You open the front door opposite where the die has landed to reveal the vanish. The kids will immediately inform you that it's on the other side. Tip the box so that the die slides the other way and now open the door that the audience asked you to. This now make them scream to open the other door again. At this point you can open the top doors, keep sliding the die back and forth until the kids are begging to see all doors open at once. Finally you open all the doors revealing die has vanished. The kicker ending is that the die will now reappear in the top hat. You now soak in the thunderous applause.
A bit rough around the edges but overall this item is in very good condition for its age, Grade 3 under the Hoyles Vintage Grading System.