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Hank's Magic Screen

Magic Trick
Early 1950s (Made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This magic trick was given to the donor in the early 1950s. It is based around the television character 'Hank the Cowboy', the creation of the puppeteer Francis Coudrill. The programme was shown on the BBC and was extremely popular. However, very few pieces of merchandise were produced. This magic trick is one of the pieces.

Object details

Category
Object type
TitleHank's Magic Screen (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
Folded and printed paper
Brief description
Magic trick, 'Hank's Magic Screen', made in England in the early 1950s
Physical description
A sheet of clear glass incased in sheets of paper depicting cowboys and native Americans. Each side of the glass has a number of different images that can be folded out.
Dimensions
  • Length: 6.9cm
  • Width: 5cm
  • Approximately depth: 0.5cm
Credit line
Given by Rosemary Beaumont
Object history
This magic trick was given to the donor in the early 1950s
Summary
This magic trick was given to the donor in the early 1950s. It is based around the television character 'Hank the Cowboy', the creation of the puppeteer Francis Coudrill. The programme was shown on the BBC and was extremely popular. However, very few pieces of merchandise were produced. This magic trick is one of the pieces.
Associated objects
Collection
Accession number
B.396-2012

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Record createdApril 26, 2013
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