VERY RARE vintage painted metal STRAIGHT hollow finger!Could not find another one available online.From the estate collection of a professional magician.
WHAT A GREAT COLLECTOR'S ITEM!This metal finger is over 100 years old!False fingers are still made today, but in plastic.Back in the day, hollow fingers like this one were made of metal, used to hide and produce small items such as cigarettes, silks and salt.The metal was meant to be painted by the magician to match his skin tone.
The finger was designed to be deceptive from a distance, to blend in with the other fingers on the hand.Like today's plastic thumbtips, the metal tip was meant to be held casually, partially hidden by the rest of the hand.
CONDITION: good.Definitely shows wear. Old paint is peeling.SEE PHOTOS.The finger is about the size of an average adult finger.