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Magic trick - Trimbles used in stage conjuring tricks

Trimbles used in stage conjuring tricks

  • Object:

    Magic trick

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted wood

  • Museum number:

    S.166 to D-1987

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Set of five 'thimbles', used in stage conjuring tricks.

These thimbles are larger than the normal sewing thimble, as they are designed to be visible from the stage. The magician uses them in sleight-of-hand tricks, making them appear, disappear or multiply. They may even appear to change colour.

Physical description

Set of five 'thimbles', four painted white, one painted red.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


20th century (made)


Unknown (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Painted wood


Height: 3.2 cm, Diameter: 2.6 cm measured at base

Descriptive line

Set of five 'thimbles', used in stage conjuring tricks


Wood; Paint


Woodworking; Painting (coating)


Entertainment & Leisure; Magic


Theatre and Performance Collection

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