What a random list of things! I was able to figure out that this is a list from Thayer.
I had a great time looking these items up! If you find any more on this list, please let me know!
- The Spirit Paintings with easel.
- I could not find Thayer/Holmes specific nest of boxes, but Martin's Magic Galley has many to look at.
- I'm not 100% positive, but I think the Eggs of Columbus trick stems from Tesla. There was also this video (although done with a coin) that I think operates on the same principal.
- Atlantis Magic has a great picture of the Thayer Raping Hand
- You can read all about Ching Ling on Travelanche, and here is what they have to say about his "foo" can specifically:
From his mysterious “Foo Can” he would pour an endless stream of water. He could also blow smoke from his mouth that turned into streamers and even a nine foot pole, introduced “torn and restored paper” and conjured up his 3 year old daughter Chee Toy.