The Atom. Norwood, John Snyder, Jr., Ca. 1936
The Atom. Norwood, John Snyder, Jr., ca. 1936. A small sheet of glass is placed into a sturdy wooden framework with hinged lid and brass hardware. A steel ball passes through the hole in the frame and apparently the solid glass, too. The frame is opened and the glass is seen unharmed. Later versions of this trick were manufactured by Thayer and Davenports. In a handsome fitted and felt-line wooden carrying case for the ball and frame, as issued. Frame measures 4 ¼ x 6 ¼". With original instructions. Very good condition. Uncommon............................Snyder manufactured perhaps less than 50 of these units, as was his practice with most of the larger apparatus he conceived and constructed.