220 entries in Ring / Linking Rings
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Chinese Rings eight ring routine
1876 Modern Magic 401
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters, on linking rings
Sep. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 1) 16
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann Eine Variante zum Ringspiel with figures
Related to
  • Willmann's Salon-Magie, p. 189
May 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 5) 76
Noll Marcellin Der magische Blumenkranz a linking ring changes into spring flower ring
Dec. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 12) 186
W. Evers Eine Variation zum Ringspiel two linked rings and one unlinked ring examined, then they are linked, no slit, separate ring slightly bigger
Jan. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 1) 14
Emil Clauß Zum chinesischen Ringspiel "(Eine Verbesserung)"
ring shell to make a ring appear or vanish
Feb. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 2) 27
Unknown The Chinese Rings
Related to 1902 The Modern Conjurer 241
Laurie Ireland A Linking Ring Move
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 31
John Northern Hilliard The Chinese Rings
1938 Greater Magic 803
Jean Hugard For Parlor or Club Presentation full routine
1938 Greater Magic 804
Jean Hugard Stage Presentation full routine
1938 Greater Magic 810
Unknown Various Artifices of Modern Invention - The Large Ring secretly using a slightly smaller ring for some moves
1938 Greater Magic 814
M. Odin The Odin Count false count with the rings
1938 Greater Magic 817
Victor Farelli Mr Farelli's Variation Using Two Large Rings false count & routine
1938 Greater Magic 818
Dariel Fitzkee The Small Ring false count with the rings
1938 Greater Magic 820
Eugene Laurant, Chung Ling Soo, Charles Waller Methods of Obtaining the Key Ring Secretly With a Silk
With a Japanese Basket
On the Back of a Chair
J. N. Hilliard's Method
Eugene Laurant's Method
Charles Waller's Method
With a Vest
Chung Ling Soo's Method
1938 Greater Magic 821
Unknown The Opening in the Key Ring construction methods
1938 Greater Magic 823
Unknown Bibliography list of publications of Linking Ring Routines
1938 Greater Magic 823
Russell Prunier Linking Rings with Wire Coat Hangers only mentioned in passing
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 53) 378
Unknown The Chinese Rings slanting cut and locking cut, structure
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 94
Unknown With the Key and One Single
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 97
Unknown With the Key, Set of Two and Set of Three Rings
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 98
Unknown Set of Three, Set of Two and Key Ring
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 99
Unknown The Drop Move top ring moves to bottom of chain
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 99
Unknown A Subtle Move with spectator on stage who apparently handles all rings
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 101
Unknown Linking Rings Presentational Ideas
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 682
Edward Victor The Chinese Rings - Author’s original method of presentation eight-ring routine,
“Two advantages in the method here described are:
(1) That each ring is examined by the audience as the effect proceeds, before it is linked on to another.
(2) That the first half of the effect is performed without making use of the “key” ring, thus permitting the handing out of every ring for examination at a point half way through the trick.”
1940 ca. More Magic of the Hands — Part One 56
Edward Victor Move 1. (Linking two rings.) single ring is lowered to stack of rings in hand and in continuous motion is swapped for ring that is already linked to another
1940 ca. More Magic of the Hands — Part One 59
Edward Victor Move 2. (Linking three rings.) similar to Move 1, but ring appears to link onto bottom ring of two-ring chain
1940 ca. More Magic of the Hands — Part One 60
Edward Victor Move 3. (Unlinking three rings.)
  • chain of three is swapped for single ring and chain of two
  • subtlety that it is still linked, then show unlink
  • chain of two swapped for two singles, then unlink
1940 ca. More Magic of the Hands — Part One 62
Edward Victor Move 4. (“Matter through matter”.) false knot tied around ring with handkerchief
1940 ca. More Magic of the Hands — Part One 66
Edward Victor Move 5. (“Do as I do.”) classic “rotary”-movement link
1940 ca. More Magic of the Hands — Part One 68
Edward Victor Move 6. (Linking five rings.) two linked rings in hand are linked to three-ring chain in other
1940 ca. More Magic of the Hands — Part One 69
Edward Victor Move 7. (The travelling ring.) top ring of chain is dragged down through all rings and is unlinked at bottom
1940 ca. More Magic of the Hands — Part One 70
Edward Victor Move 8. (A bunch of keys.) all rings linked onto one ring, all rings are apparently shown separate to end
1940 ca. More Magic of the Hands — Part One 71
Edward Victor Note (on routine) closing thoughts about routine, refers to reference
Related to 1940 ca. More Magic of the Hands — Part One 72
Al Baker Linking Rings Opening starting with eight ring chain, thread and really linked rings
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 243
Al Baker The Linking Rings The Baker Opening Routine and Some Novel Moves
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 244
Al Baker Thread Links without key, several methods in the routine
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 245
Al Baker The Addition of the Key Ring using jacket
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 247
Al Baker Linking Rings addition of key ring
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 270
Jean Hugard, J. Marsters Linking Ring Climax
  • rings are dropped to the floor (Hugard)
  • bowl formed with rings and flowers appear inside
July 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 2) 6
Jay Marshall On and Off gag, showing two openings in the key ring
Also published here 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 52) 214
Jean Hugard, Chung Ling Soo II. The Vanish by the Throw Behind the Back explained with a ball, description of Chung Ling Soo's use of the move for the linking rings and the vanish of an orange
Oct. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 5) 77
Greer Marechal Jr. Linking Rings four rings, and handkerchief through ring
1945 My Best 254
Tom Fitzgerald Rings On Your Fingers linking three small plastic rings, like finger rings
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 89) 362
Eugene Laurant Chinese Linking Rings full routine
Also published here 1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 287
Herman L. Weber Emergency Routine two single rings, two linked rings
Variations 1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 306
Jack Miller Jack Miller's Spinning Rings nice display
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 311
Tommy Dowd "Odin" Ring Count four rings
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 312
Tommy Dowd Tommy Dowd's Spinning Ring Flourish display
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 314
Hen Fetsch Magical Business
  • Buzz Watch (gag by Ed Heyel)
  • Dad Betcha (tearing a paper in half 9 times)
  • Plate Break (biting a plate)
  • Candle Out (blowing a candle out through sleeve, gimmicked)
  • Three Links (producing bottle from three linked rings)
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 34
Lewis Ganson "The Chinese Linking Rings" eight rings
  • The Drop Count
  • Joining the Rings
  • I Can - You Can't
  • The Long Chain
  • All in One
  • Dropping the Rings
Also published here 1950 Routined Manipulation — Part One 110
Edward Marlo Three Ring Routine key, single and large ring
1951 Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes 12
Edward Marlo Ring and Handkerchief
1951 Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes 14
Howard Brooks The Babblings of Brooks ideas and jokes by Brooks
  • watch chain gag
  • wind up teeth
  • way to add a key ring
Variations 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 305) 17
Karrell Fox Especially for "Dell" linking rings with bangles
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 32
Ken Brooke Linking Ring Count linking ring false count, detailed
Also published here 1954 Routined Manipulation Finale 53
Dai Vernon Spinning the Rings
1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 82
Dai Vernon The Crash Linking
1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 83
Dai Vernon The Pull Through Method of Unlinking
1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 84
Dai Vernon The Falling Ring
1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 85
Richard Williams Two Priceless Gags as Dick Williams
  • The Chinese Linking Ring Gag (presentation with spectators)
  • Popularity Contest Gag
1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 4
Herman L. Weber Linking Rings complete routine with nine rings and various moves
  • Wrist Count
  • Drop Count
  • Audience Routine
  • Collecting
  • Adding the Key Again
  • The Solo Linking
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 25
Herman L. Weber Figures or Designs
  • One in Two
  • Two in One
  • Shamrock
  • Tete-A-Tete Chair
  • See-Saw
  • Basic Move (Second Group)
  • Hour Glass
  • Two in Two
  • Ladies Handbag
  • Cannibal Head Dress
  • Four Leaf Clover
  • Doll Swing
  • Dinner Chair
  • Parlor Chair
  • Butterfly
  • Boy Riding a Bicylce
  • Automobile Goggles
  • A Block
  • Baseball Mask
  • Football
  • Rosebud
  • Opening Rose
  • Gladiator's Shield
  • Chinese Dinner Gong
  • Basic Move (Third Group)
  • Basket
  • Stirrup
  • Propeller
  • Park Bench
  • Hammock
  • Watch Fob
  • Arm Chair
  • Lantern
  • Cascade
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Improved Ladder (Silent Mora)
  • The Firebell (Earl Miller)
  • Engine Governor
  • Necklace
  • Bunch of Keys
  • Famous Paintings
  • The Drop
  • The Getaway
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 28
Herman L. Weber Appendix I. Methods of Adding the Key, Old and New
  • Handkerchief
  • From Body Clip
  • Assistant's Back
  • Behind Chair
  • From Table Top
  • Newspaper
  • Nickeled Tray
  • Chautauqua Method
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 38
Herman L. Weber Appendix II. Mechanical Key Rings
  • Springs Together
  • Namreh's Phantom Key
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 38
Herman L. Weber Appendix III. Sucker Gags
  • Switches
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 39
Herman L. Weber Appendix IV. Flourishes
  • Silent Linking (Easy Method)
  • Sam Paul's Sucker Throw-Out
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 39
Herman L. Weber Appendix V. Club and Lodge Work
  • Colonial Door Knocker
  • What Is It?
  • Ladder
  • Compass
  • Square
  • The Three Links
  • The Royal Seat
  • Keeper of the Keys
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 40
Herman L. Weber Appendix VI. More Patter and P... The Picnic... P
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 41
Harold Thomas Thomas Tambo Rings Linking Rings with Tambo rings and newspaper
1968 Newspaper Magic 92
Horace E. Bennett Take Five linking ring routine, five rings
1968 Prize Winning Magic 35
Unknown The Count. Showing the Rings Separate
1968 Prize Winning Magic 36
Edward Victor, Horace E. Bennett Linking Two Rings Together
Related to
  • Edward Victor's "More Magic of the Hands"
1968 Prize Winning Magic 37
Horace E. Bennett Linking Moves with the Key and Singles
1968 Prize Winning Magic 38
Jay Marshall Jay Marshall's Sucker Move gag
1968 Prize Winning Magic 42
Horace E. Bennett Unlinking the Chain of Two "Bennett's Switch"
1968 Prize Winning Magic 43
Tommy Dowd Tommy Dowd's Spin Unlink
1968 Prize Winning Magic 45
Horace E. Bennett, Eugene Laurant Chain of Three & Eugene Laurant's Removing the Centre Ring
1968 Prize Winning Magic 47
Jack Miller, Herman L. Weber Jack Miller's Version of the Herman L. Weber Ring Move
Inspired by 1968 Prize Winning Magic 48
Jack Miller Jack Miller's Causing the Rings to Jump from Arm to the Other Arm
1968 Prize Winning Magic 50
Jack Miller Jack Miller's Ring Monte
1968 Prize Winning Magic 54
Horace E. Bennett Alternate Switch for Exchanging the Chain of Two for the Linked Single and Key
1968 Prize Winning Magic 59
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen Rink's Move with Two Single Rings and a Key Ring
1968 Prize Winning Magic 61
Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon Three Rings For Dai Vernon
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 32
Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon 1. Counting the Rings
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 34
Dai Vernon 2. The Twisting Move
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 34
Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon 3. Linking Two Rings
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 36
Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon 4. Spinning the Rings
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 37
Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon 5. Unlinking Two Rings
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 38
Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon 6. Sounding the Rings
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 38
Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon 7. The Crash Linking
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 40
Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon 8. The Pull Through
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 41
Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon 9. A Different Crash Linking
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 43
Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon 10. Linking the Two Single Rings and the Key Ring
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 43
Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon 11. Unlinking the Rings
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 44
Lewis Ganson Introducing the Rings In A Close-Up Act
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 47
Ben Christopher Link Illusion
  • The Heel Grip
  • The Shrinking Ring
  • The First Link
  • The Expanding Link
  • Drop Link
  • The Missing Link
Jan. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 3) 395
Fred Kaps Real Magic ring and silk penetration with key ring
Also published here 1972 Fred Kaps Lecture 5
Fred Kaps Steering Wheel Move
1972 Fred Kaps Lecture 5
Billy McComb The Five Rings of William brief
Also published here 1972 I Did It My Way 15
Billy McComb The Five Rings of William brief
Also published here 1972 McComb's Magic — 25 Years Wiser 171
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen Drei Ring Melodie three ring routine, can end clean, sixteen phases
Also published here
  • The Gen
Apr. 1974 Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 4) 78
Faucett Ross, Dai Vernon The Linking Rings Based on The Symphony of the Rings
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 142
Charles J. Maly The Chefalo Cross Form a cross with Linking Rings
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 146
Dai Vernon Magicians Only - Vernon Gag about Linking Rings only for magicians
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 152
Dai Vernon Linking Rings short comments on links, Jacob's Ladder, ..
1976 The First California Lecture 10
Ken Krenzel 4-Ring Routine two single ring and one pair of linked rings
Inspired by 1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #5) 925
Patrick Page The Chinese Rings eight rings
1976 The Big Book of Magic 45
Unknown The Drop Count count while hiding linked rings
1976 The Big Book of Magic 47
Lewis Ganson Foreword
1977 Three Chinese Rings 3
Unknown The Twisting Move apparently ring shown solid
1977 Three Chinese Rings 3
Unknown Linking Two Rings
1977 Three Chinese Rings 4
Unknown Spinning the Rings displaying linked rings
1977 Three Chinese Rings 5
Unknown Unlinking Two Rings
1977 Three Chinese Rings 6
Rex Taylor Three Ring Routine three rings, 2.5 minutes
1977 Three Chinese Rings 9
Lewis Ganson Aldo Colombini's Linking Ring Moves intro
1977 Three Chinese Rings 15
Aldo Colombini Two Rings and a Silk ring penetration combined with silk through ring
1977 Three Chinese Rings 15
Aldo Colombini Triple Unlink
1977 Three Chinese Rings 19
Aldo Colombini Rings Supreme with three rings and a handkerchief
1978 Rings Supreme 7
Aldo Colombini The Count - The Three Rings are Displayed
1978 Rings Supreme 7
Aldo Colombini The Twisting Move - The Circumference of Each Ring is Shown
1978 Rings Supreme 8
Aldo Colombini The Snap Link - Two Rings Become Linked when Snapped by a Finger
1978 Rings Supreme 8
Aldo Colombini Spinning the Rings - Two Rings Spin Linked to Each Other
1978 Rings Supreme 9
Aldo Colombini Revolve Unlink - One Ring is Revolved around the Other and Comes Free
1978 Rings Supreme 9
Aldo Colombini Thumbs Link - The Rings Link as the Thumbs are brought Together
1978 Rings Supreme 10
Aldo Colombini Throw and Link - A Ring becomes Unlinked as It is tossed Into the Air
1978 Rings Supreme 11
Unknown The Crash Linking - One Ring is Crashed Down onto another and becomes Linked
1978 Rings Supreme 11
Aldo Colombini Slow-Motion Link - The Third Ring Sinks Slowly Down Between the Other Two and Becomes Linked
1978 Rings Supreme 12
Aldo Colombini Fly Up Unlink - A Ring Jumps Up, Becomes Unlinked and Flies Into the Air
1978 Rings Supreme 13
Aldo Colombini The Gag Link - You Fail to Link the Rings with the Forefinger but are Successful with the Thumb
1978 Rings Supreme 14
Aldo Colombini Rings Over the Arms - A Ring is Unlinked
1978 Rings Supreme 15
Aldo Colombini Unlink and Penetration - A Second Ring is Unlinked but the First becomes Linked Again
1978 Rings Supreme 16
Aldo Colombini Spin Unlink - One Ring is Spun Around Another and Flies Off
1978 Rings Supreme 17
Aldo Colombini Ring and Silk - A Ring Penetrates a Silk
1978 Rings Supreme 18
Aldo Colombini Two Rings and a Silk - The Silk is Tied to One Ring but the Ring Penetrates the Silk and Becomes Linked to the Other Ring
1978 Rings Supreme 18
Aldo Colombini Three Rings and a Silk - The Silk, Knotted on One Ring, Comes Free as the Three Rings Becomes Linked
1978 Rings Supreme 20
Aldo Colombini Unlinking Three Rings - All Three Rings Become Unlinked
1978 Rings Supreme 21
John F. Mendoza The Ring Routine three rings
1978 The Book of John 128
Fred Kaps Real Magic ring and silk penetration with key ring
Also published here 1978 Fred Kaps Lecture 7
Fred Kaps Steering Wheel Move
1978 Fred Kaps Lecture 7
Slydini Slydini's Linking Rings
  • Requirements
  • Preparation
  • First Situation
  • The Other Situation
  • The Opening Phase
  • The First Link
  • The Second Link
  • An Unlinking
  • The Exchange
  • The Third Link
  • The Final Unlink
  • The Right Way
  • The Routine Continues
  • Unlinking the Rings
  • The Second to eleventh Figure
  • The Finale
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 83
Slydini The Steal Of The Key from behind chair
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 84
Slydini The Slydini Ring Count
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 86
Slydini The Close-Up Phase "It is probably safe to say that Slydini was the first magician to conceive of the idea of doing the linking rings as a close-up trick."
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 89
Slydini Key Ring Technique linking
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 90
Slydini Slydini's Link Technique
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 90
Slydini The Extended Key
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 90
Slydini The In-Motion Link
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 91
Slydini The In-Motion Unlink
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 91
Slydini The Ring Switch
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 92
Slydini The Spectator Sequence
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 93
Slydini Solid Through Solid
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 94
Slydini Instant Link with set of three linked rings
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 95
Danny Korem The Ultimate Three Ring Routine 4.5 inch rings, pendulum holdout
1980 The Upside Down Toppit — Volume II 45
Ken Brooke Linking Ring Count linking ring false count, detailed
Also published here 1980 Ken Brooke's Magic — The Unique Years 88
Jerry Fulton Key Ring Cover three handling finesses: The Turn Key, Good All Around, Armed
May 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 5) 488
Chris Capehart 3-Ring Routine
1981 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 13) 1
Chris Capehart Ring Count and Display
1981 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 13) 2
Chris Capehart The First Link
1981 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 13) 4
Chris Capehart The Quick Link
1981 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 13) 7
Chris Capehart Crash Link
1981 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 13) 8
Chris Capehart Crash Unlink
1981 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 13) 8
Chris Capehart Incredible Unlink
1981 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 13) 8
Chris Capehart Final Link
1981 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 13) 10
Chris Capehart Bonus Section flashy method for linking two rings
1981 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 13) 12
Chris Capehart Bonus Extra for difficult spectators
1981 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 13) 12
Jay Marshall Der Schlüsselring mit den zwei Öffnungen gag, showing two openings in the key ring
Also published here June 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2) 77
Mike Caveney, Merlin Eifert Impromptu Linking Coathangers two coathangers and gimmick
1982 Ideas 4
Stephen Tucker We '3' Rings linking rings meets Monkey Bar
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 3
Steve Beam Ring Through Spectator's Hand
Inspired by
  • a move by Jeff White in "Visual Inspirations, Vol. 2"
1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 5) 87
Piet Forton Ring Presentation humorous byplay for linking rings
1984 Magic Lecture Notes 1984 7
Eugene Laurant Das Chinesische Ringspiel full routine
Also published here May 1984 Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 1) 15
Tony Lopilato Linking Ring Spin Flourish ring spinning between hands
Apr. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 1045
Karrell Fox "Ring-Around" shower cap to transport linking rings
1986 For My Next Trick... 171
Terry Seabrooke The Linking Rings comedy routine, ring links to jacket
1986 Seabrooke's Book 28
Fred Kaps Ring Through Silk with key ring
1986 It's So Simple 22
Dai Vernon The Twirl Link ring spinning on the table/floor
Also published here 1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 8) 14
Alan Alan Chain Link
Jan. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 1) 1448
John V. Hope Linked Through
Mar. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 3) 1470
John V. Hope Spin-Out Link Unlink
Aug. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 8) 1533
John V. Hope Link Over Wrist Unlink
Nov. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 11) 1568
Dai Vernon The Twirl Link ring spinning on the table/floor
Also published here 1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 71
Dai Vernon The Threadborne Link no key ring
1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 73
Jay Sterling A Couple of Cool Things with Chinese Linking Rings
Nov. 1988 Opus (Vol. 2 No. 3) 15
Shigeo Takagi New Era Linking Rings six rings
  • The First Link (A bluff link)
  • The Second Link (A bluff link and unlink)
  • The Third Link (A genuine link and unlink with the key ring)
  • The Fourth Link (Your two rings are exchanged with the spectator's which are then linked and unlinked)
  • The Fifth Link (A comedy link and unusual unlink)
  • The Sixth Link (The rings are linked and the spectator holding two linked rings is invited to stand beside you. You unlink your rings and, with your help, he unlinks his own rings)
  • The Seventh Link (The spectator is given two single rings. You hold the other two. You both link your rings together)
  • The Eighth Link (A chain of four rings is made)
  • The Ninth Link
  • The Tenth and Eleventh Links (The next two rings are joined with those already linked together)
  • The Climactic Long Chain
  • The Resolution
1990 The Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Takagi 106
Shigeo Takagi The False Count
1990 The Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Takagi 107
Roger Klause The Chinese Quartet four rings, lead-in for Whit Haydn's routine, rhyming patter
1991 Roger Klause: In Concert 167
Harald Kurz N - Nichts, das Tor zum using a bigger ring in manipulation routines, things appear and vanish inside it
1991 Hardcore 35
Harald Kurz R - Ringspiel using bicycle locks
1991 Hardcore 36
Mila Trnka Chinesische Quadrate using squares instead of rings
Also published here
  • Prager Zaubereien
Sep. 1992 Intermagic (Vol. 17 No. 2) 73
Mila Trnka Das Geheimnis der Fahrradschläuche linking rings with bicycle tubes
Also published here
  • Prager Zaubereien
Sep. 1992 Intermagic (Vol. 17 No. 2) 74
Ken Brooke Vorzählen der Chinesischen Ringe linking ring false count, detailed
Also published here Dec. 1992 Intermagic (Vol. 17 No. 3) 95
Sid Fleischman Ring Business addition of key ring, link in which ring drops off the arm into a held ring
  • The Double Touch
  • The Mickey Mouse Bit
1993 The Charlatan's Handbook 217
Jeff White Ring Through Hand linking ring linked through palm of the hand
1996 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 61) 1196
Dan Garrett Full Circle Ring Display Move
Also published here
  • "Teasers & Ticklers" lecture notes
1996 Top 10 16
Bob King Linking Harness Rings using Miller hold-out
1999 Private Notes 9
Lewis Ganson Die Chinesischen Ringe eight rings
  • Das Fall-Abzählen
  • Das Verketten der Ringe
  • Ich kann es - Sie nicht
  • Die lange Kette
  • Alle in einem
  • Das Fallenlassen der Ringe
  • Anmerkungen
Also published here 2000 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 4&5) 182
David Regal The Circle of Life individual chain links
2002 Constant Fooling 1 217
John Carney Dissolving Steel two linking ring moves of unknown origin
2002 The Book of Secrets 140
Roden Enlaces Simulados linking rings, with two and three normal rings, reel, with two and three rings
2003 La Magia Española del Siglo XX 134
Antonio Ferragut Cambio del Aro switching an object, psychological misdirection
2003 La Magia Española del Siglo XX 182
Harry Riser Chapter Four - The Riser Rings
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 173
Harry Riser The Riser Rings three-ring routine, locking key ring
  • Phase One
    • The Inspection
    • The First Link
    • Spinning the Rings
    • The Jack Miller Unlink
    • Passing One Ring Through the Center of the Other
    • Jack Miller's Ring Through Arm
  • Phase Two
    • The Riser Twirl Display
    • A Ring Jumps from Arm to Arm
    • The Patterns
    • Unlinking the Chain
  • Phase Three
    • The Second Chain
    • The Butterfly
    • Rink's Penetration
    • The Illogical Unlink
    • The Shamrock Returns
    • The Ring in the Air
  • Fourth Phase
    • Vernon's Bookleaf Link
    • The Shamrock Variation
    • The Chains
    • The Final Unlinking
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 176
Jack Miller The Jack Miller Unlink
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 186
Jack Miller Ring Through Arm
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 190
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen Rink's Penetration
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 211
Dai Vernon Bookleaf Link
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 217
Trevor Lewis Chinese Ring Routine
2009 Routines Matter 54
Roberto Giobbi Linking Rings general comments
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Aug 31) 261
Al Schneider Halo five bracelets, explanation how to build the props
2011 Al Schneider Magic 600
Al Schneider Linking Two Rings
2011 Al Schneider Magic 625
Al Schneider Unlinking Two Rings
2011 Al Schneider Magic 630
Al Schneider Up the Chain
2011 Al Schneider Magic 631
Al Schneider Down the Chain
2011 Al Schneider Magic 634
Patrick Page Those Blinking Rings linking rings gag
2011 Magic Page by Page 290
Arthur Dowler Dowler's Rings gag for linking rings, stooge
2011 Magic Page by Page 298
Warren Stephens Ring Hank Penetration large ring penetrates handkerchief
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 255
Hiroshi Sawa リンキング・リング・ファンタジー (The Linking Ring Fantasy) Linking Ring routine, five large stage rings, ends with appearing cane
2013 Magic of Dr. Sawa (澤浩の奇術) 115