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THE HANDKERCHIEF and glass to hat is probably the best remembered of the late E.

G. Brown's brilliant sleight of hand adaptations of classical apparatus effects. It is difficult to give a definitive description of any Brown effect due to changes resulting from his constant striving for perfection, but, whilst he had other versions of this effect, he retained this particular routine as now described to the end, so presumably he was satisfied with it as were his numerous admirers who saw him perform it.

The E^ect

A hat is shown and from it are extracted the ingredients of the mystery, comprising a small glass, a lady's silk handkerchief and and a foulard. The hat is inverted to demonstrate its emptiness and is placed crown down on the table.

The performer explains that he proposes to place the lady's handkerchief in the glass and then pass these two articles magically into the hat. To preclude any possibility of trickery the items are identified by enclosing in the handkerchief a ring borrowed from a spectator. The audience is given the choice as to whether the articles shall pass seperately or all together and to please everyone the performer undertakes to do it both ways.

The glass containing the lady's handkerchief with the ring inside, covered with the foulard, visibly penetrates the crown of the hat and is recovered from within.

The three articles are then caused to disappear individually in sequence, first the ring then the handkerchief and finally the glass. Once again the glass and its contents are immediately recovered from the hat.


A bowler or opera hat. The effect can be worked with a soft hat but the penetration as Phase 1 is not so good.

Two matching coloured silk lady's handkerchiefs, size about ten inches square. An opaque foulard, size at least eighteen inches square.

Two small glasses, size about two and a quarter inches top diameter and three inches tall. Brown used a Pony glass with the wisecrack that it was so called, " because it only contained enough to make you a little hoarse." An unbreakable " Crystolac" tumbler of toughened glass—not plastic—is obtainable which although slightly larger than the above, suits admirably, the rim at the base facilitating the penetration. This rim, however, is not essential and Brown did not use a glass with a base rim. These Crystolac tumblers are virtually unbreakable and can be thrown about on a stone floor. They will break however, if they happen to fall flat mouth downwards thus creating an internal pressure which exerts a bursting effect and in this case the glass disintegrates into a fine powder and an amazing complete vanish of a tumbler occurs !


Tuck one of the lady's handkerchiefs well down into each glass and place both glasses in the hat with the foulard between to stop any " talking.'*


Take up hat, with left hand remove the foulard and drape over the left arm. Remove 1 lady's handkerchief then one glass (No. 1) and place on the table. If desired, slip the other glass (No. 2) under the left fingers holding the hat and inconsequentially invert the hat to imply emptiness. Place the hat on the table, crown down, and commence the effect by taking up the glass (No. 1) from the table, spreading the lady's handkerchief over the top and borrowing a finger ring. The owner of the ring drops it into a well made by tucking the handkerchief into the glass but the performer should take note of the ring so that he can describe it later. The remainder of the handkerchief is then tucked in to enclose the ring and half fill the glass. Ensure

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