As a young boy I, as many of us were, was introduced to magic by a magic set. No doubt I browbeat my dad to get me the largest set at the store, probably an Adams kit. Mostly junk. My introduction to magic was when I tried using the "vanisher", which you would all now recognise as a black plastic egg shaped pull.
So I borrow a handkerchief from my father and stuff it in the vanisher. I fiddle with the vanisher, trying to make it work, but despite my best efforts the hank remained visible there inside the "vanisher". Why wasn't it vanishing? Finally in desperation I read the instructions...and learned the shocking truth about magic and magicians. I then pondered how to make the pull work while wearing my traditional boys garb of a horizontally striped T shirt.