Cardini (Richard Valentine Pitchford). Card Press and Gimmicked Cards owned by Cardini and Dai Vernon. Circa 1940. Wooden and metal card press, together with a gimmicked Devano-type card rise (the latter not functional). Accompanied by two notes in the hand of Dr. John Henry Grossman, stating, “An early version of the Devano rising card idea (but before it) from the Johnny McNichols Collection (Given JHG by Dick Cardini.” And the second stating, “Old card press given to Dick Cardini by Dai Vernon. Dick gave it to JHG. Used by old time sharps.” Both notes dated “6/13/71”.