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I have been browsing some Magic Magazine issues from 1952-53. In one, a performer named Derrick Speight is mentioned making his deput. The article reads:
"He had a clean style and confident manner, with good voice control. His items were few but entertainment with the Indian Rope used as a running comedy gag. Mr. and Mrs. Green was nicely presented, and then a cod hypnotised table to finish with. Even this fell to pieces when lifted...that is, all except the small table top with was stuck to his hand, and the curtain came down on him struggling to release himself. A sound of banging off stage and as he took his curtain call he was sen to be holding the table tope with the reverse hand, the other sleeve being empty, and on the table top was stuck...the hand-severed at the wrist!"

Any idea what this table could be? I know that hypnotized is spelled incorrectly, but this is how the article lists the routine.

Has anyone ever heard of this performer?

Thanks in advance for information.
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