91 entries in Slate / Normal
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown How to rub out Twenty Chalks at five Times, rubbing out every Time an odd one puzzle or wager, chalk strokes on a board
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 44
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die Geisterschrift oder das unergründliche Geheimnis No. 33, freely named word appears on wrapped slate, chalk is shorter as well, assistant in table writes with magnet and chalk has iron core
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 96
Oswald Rae Mems From My Note Book "Being a selection of useful recipes gathered at various times from different sources too numerous to enumerate"
  • To Render Fabric Fireproof
  • Fireproofing Wood
  • To Clean Velvet or Plush
  • To Clean Glassware
  • To Gloss and Clean Ivorine Balls
  • Red Billiard Ball Dye
  • To Dye Flags, etc
  • Various Coloured Inks or Dyes (Red, Blue, Gold, White Ink)
  • Varnishes
  • To Harden a Felt Hat, etc.
  • Varnish Remover
  • Paint Remover
  • Luminous Paint
  • Porcelain Fekes, etc.
  • Celluloid Varnish
  • To Apply Sealing Wax Evenly
  • Pads for Thought Readers
  • Reading Through Sealed Envelopes
  • Ink for Lightning Artists
  • Stains
  • Black Crayon for Lightning Artists
  • Dull Black Paint
  • Spirit Gum Substitute
  • Gold Paint
  • Chemical Slate Writing
  • Trick Seals
1926 Between Ourselves 85
Paul Rosini The Mystery of the Blackboard information written on blackboard is divined blindfolded, see name index for attribution
Related toVariations 1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 4
Tom Sellers Named Card and Slates named card vanishes from box and reappears between slates
Related toVariations 1934 Card Tricks That Work 13
Theodore Annemann The Prophecy of Occurence two card prediction, slates
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 37
Theodore Annemann Dead Men Tell No Tales!
Variations 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 44
Theodore Annemann, Tom Bowyer Impromptu Frame Ups card divination with instant stooge
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 6) 22
L.E. Duncanson Thought Rays writing on cleared slate read, oil
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 8) 31
Robert Parrish Slate Immortality living dead test on slate, or handwriting psychometry
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 40
Theodore Annemann Psychic Card Test dressed up simple divination with two slates
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 232
Norman Ashworth Before your Eyes message on slate becomes name of selection when wiping over it, idea by Charles Nyquist on page 270
Related toVariations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 203
Robert Parrish Slate Psychics chosen card predicted on slate, then design duplication, using slate nail writer
Related to 1937 You'd be Surprised 20
Edward Victor An Idea for Slates - A Novel Production of Names and Drawings on Two Ordinary Slates tied with ribbon
1937 Magic of the Hands 102
Oscar Weigle Phantom Hand message on slate becomes number prediction when wiping over it
Related to 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 40) 263
Franklin M. Chapman Psychic Slate Mystery predictions of two selected cards on slate, chalk swami
1938 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 6) 3
Walter B. Gibson Before Your Eyes Improvement improvement
Inspired by 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 83) 535
Dr. Lazlo Rothbart The Spectre Slate chosen object is divined, with slate, hard and soft chalk
1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 11) 4
Al Baker Living and Dead Test Plus with assistent, number total, code
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 236
Herbert Hood The Psychic Slates unseen selection is duplicated on slate, marked & stacked
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 136) 775
U. F. Grant, Danny Morris, Howcani Gaglet Department
  • idea for Al Baker's "Salt Trick" (Morris)
  • idea for cleaning slates, when done with chemical formula (Grant)
  • gag, where two eggs are cracked and one put in pocket, but still three yolks are seen (Howcani)
Inspired by 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 14) 59
Clyde Cairy Hoomdangs result of some calculations with the serial number of a chosen bill, appear on slates
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 30) 123
Hen Fetsch Cute! Huh! one of two coin penetrates a slate, name of selection appears on slate
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 41) 168
Norm Cummins Clean Out Slate Test four cards added, number appears on slates
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 26
Jean Hugard The Slate Trick normal slates, change of slates to let both examine
Apr. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 11) 113
Unknown Transfer Single-Slate Writing transfering chalk from newspaper to ungaffed slate
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 391
Unknown A Visible Message writing appears while rubbing surface with chalk powdered brush
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 392
Jack Miller Jack Miller Slate Routine two slates, no flap
Related to 1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 396
Cyril Marriott Facsimile content from billet is reproduced on a slate
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 103) 415
Peter Warlock Pieces of Slate writing appears, version without a flap, chalk can write permanent and nonpermanent
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 134) 537
Bob Somerfeld Thumb Fun duplication of letters, drawing and figures, with slates
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 7
George B. Anderson The Ultimate Prediction - A "No Smudge" Swami prediction in envelope, secret writing method
Related to 1949 It Must Be Mindreading 44
Harry Banderob The Cards and Slates with medium on stage, coding card by flashing bottom card
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 1 28
Ormond McGill Telepathic Drawing drawing duplication on slates
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 2 11
Ormond McGill A Theatrical Mindreading Act divination of an ESP sign and start of Q&A act by getting a spectator's full name with just having the initials
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 2 17
Ormond McGill Automatic Slate Writing spectator writes yes or know on a slate, general comments on automatic writing
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 5 10
Bill Simon Telepathy spectator selects a card, another writes a number on it, both informations are divined and written on a slate
1952 Effective Card Magic 104
Aage Darling Instanto Book Test book test, several books first word is divined
1953 I'll Read Your Mind 7
Stewart James Nullificator Slate Mystery names of cut to cards are predicted on slate
1954 The Nullificator 6
Robert Parrish Telepathic Drawings design duplication with slates, wet slate as mirror
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 195
Gene "Phantini" Grant Miracle Design Duplication with slates
1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 13
Stewart James Slatest symbol and color are selected, appear on slate, with cards and chips
1957 Magic Mine No. 1 22
Tony Corinda 18. The White Swami writing appears between two slates
1958 The Swami Gimmick 22
William P. Miesel Another Spirit Slate after writing appears, slate is still wet
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 9
Len Belcher Some Total sum prediction
1960 Magic of the Mind 61
Harry Stanley Ghost Writing writing appears on side of a slate
1960 Magic of the Mind 106
Thomas Alan Waters Addenda to "Mystery of the Blackboard information written on blackboard is divined blindfolded
Inspired by 1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 360) 269
Jochen Zmeck Das Mene-Tekel-Spiel roughed short/long menetekel and applications
1. card to top
2. card through table
3. divination
4. rising card
5. card to pocket
6. card travels between two slates
7. having multiple cards chosen
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil I 21
Peter Alexis Epic Slate Test sum prediction
VariationsAlso published here Mar. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 90
Tony Bartolotta Epic Slate Test - Alternate Method sum prediction
Inspired by May 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 97
Ray Hyman Experiment in Auras Slate duplication effect with newspaper
1968 Newspaper Magic 84
E. Leslie May Controlled Thot ESP card chosen, written on slate by spectator and performer and they match, see also p. 283 & p. 348 for references
Inspired by Sep. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 11) 281
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser A Slate Test four numbers added, predicted
Winter 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 296
Dr. E. Raymond Carlyle After Glow banded slates, message appears
1970 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 11) 53
Charles Ostin The King's English spectator writes letter on slate, next spectator adds later and so on until word is formed, this is predicted in typed form, see p. 426 for comment by William Taylor
(spelled "Charles Osten", see p. 637 for correction)
Related to Feb. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4) 397
Paul Siegel Numeration Sensation several numbers are added, total is predicted on slate
1972 Doorway to Delusion 14
Ben Christopher Mental Detective see also p. 728 for comment by Eric Kaufman
Oct. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 12) 677
Karl Fulves Predelection spectator makes cross on slate with chalk on list, location is felt behind back
Oct. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 810
Al Mann Golden Digits two people with office machines/calculators on stage, numbers called out and added, two numbers thought of and added, prediction on slate
  • First Method
  • Revised Method
Dec. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 832
Fredric Broder Fortune's Cookies prediction of message from fortune cookies, lot of cookies in a box, several are selected
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 129) 641
Al Mann Messages from Babel four seance slate methods, several ungimmicked slates
1976 Master Slate Secrets — Part I 8
Al Mann To Read a Question with nine normal slates, wrapped in newspaper
1976 Master Slate Secrets — Part I 9
Al Mann The Uproar nine small slates messages appear on five slates
1976 Master Slate Secrets — Part I 12
Al Mann, Henry Slade The Ultimate Slate Test
1976 Master Slate Secrets — Part I 15
Al Mann, J. F. Orrin The 13th Veil normal slate
1976 Master Slate Secrets — Part I 17
Stewart James Unique Slate Test
Also published here
  • in "The Sphinx" Vol.29 #1, 1930
1976 Master Slate Secrets — Part I 18
Karl Fulves The Isis Slate coding four numbers (or other things) with two lines on a slate
VariationsAlso published here 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1072
Robert Parrish Telltale Slate No. 45, five spectators write favorite tv show on slate, first spectator's one divined
Also published here 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 73
Robert Parrish Handwriting No. 46, identifying handwriting of five persons
Also published here 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 75
Karl Fulves Thoughts in Color No. 47, spectators write down favourite car on slate, performer knows who wrote which from a distance
Inspired by 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 76
Karl Fulves Faces and Slates No. 49, four people written on slate, medium can identify a chosen one
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 79
Karl Fulves It's Murder No. 50, word code
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 80
Karl Fulves Hyperspace No. 51, slate under table pressed to table, spectator writes word, it goes through fourth dimension and is now in mirror writing
Related to 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 81
Karl Fulves Epic Slate Test No. 53, sum prediction after addition
Also published here 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 85
Howard A. Adams Mindevelopmental divination of color, suit, value and complete name of card, using a slate and playing cards
Also published here
  • "Mentalist" 1962
1980 OICUFESP (Issue 5 - the SON of esp card & mental miracles) 17
Al Mann, Dr. Stanley Jaks The Pantograph copying or enlarging an autograph on a slate
1981 Phanta-Graphs 11
Thomas Alan Waters Automanticard spectator turns a card over behind his back, a second spectator is blindfolded and by automatic writing on a slate divines the card
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 214
Thomas Alan Waters Blackard fair single card prediction, in glass in front of the blackboard
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 311
Unknown The Lappone Move (with pocket slates) No. 40, message appears on tied slates
1983 101 Psychic Tests 12
Sam Schwartz, Karl Fulves Tips on Slate Technique having an index on the slate or a writing pad, or programmed into a pocket calculator
1983 Astrology — The Hidden Force 29
Thomas Alan Waters Wipeout before your eyes as a multiple out
Inspired by 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mynd) 562
Eric DeCamps Slate of Hand card chosen, name of it appears on one of two ungimmicked small slates, card itself travels between slates
1985 The Magic of Eric DeCamps 26
Steve Beam Armchair Painter toy letters on a slate forming a message, some fall down and forming name of selection
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 25) 428
Thomas Alan Waters Dell-Epathy spectator writes four-letter word on slate, performer divines it by reading definition from a dictionary, first published in "Magick" No. 321, 1983
1993 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Magazine Miscellanea) 448
Karl Fulves Voice Print freely chosen card, deck in glass, message appears on slate to locate card
Related to 1996 Underworld (Issue 4) 53
Alexander de Cova, Peter Alexis 16 Digits sum prediction with slate
Inspired by 2003 Gambit 5
Jack Avis A Tale of Two Slates two miniature slates have writing with two colors, chosen color changes into name of selection
Inspired by 2006 Rara Avis 197
Christoph Borer, Krabat, Mireille, Nadia "Lou" Schürmann Toro zodiac prediction, written on slate, prediction is turned over and correct zodiac is found, when performer erases slate with sponge, transformation of the word
Related toAlso published here 2007 Seminarnotitzen 2007 11
Christoph Borer, Krabat, Mireille, Nadia "Lou" Schürmann Toro zodiac prediction, written on slate, prediction is turned over and correct zodiac is found, when performer erases slate with sponge, transformation of the word
Related toAlso published here 2012 Endlose Möglichkeiten 10
Christoph Borer Die Verwandlung der Schrift message transformation, thorough study and lots of ideas
Related to 2012 Endlose Möglichkeiten 14
Bill Abbott Bill's Phase 3 two spectators select a card from half the deck each that is in their pockets, divined by performer
2017 The Doors of Deception 220