28 entries in Pen/Pencil / Defying Gravity
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Giovanni Manfretto Der schwebende Stab à la Giovanni Manfretto wand or similar object clings to hand, thread
Sep. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 1) 11
Unknown Der magnetisierte Bleistift pencil lies off-balanced on fingers and erects, needle comes out of one end, also with wire in cigarette
Dec. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 12) 190
Tom Sellers New Magnetic Pencil pencil sticks to hand, flesh-colored ring
1933 More Secrets 10
Laurie Ireland A Suggestion For A New "Levitator" sticky stuff for levitating small objects
1942 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942) 16
Unknown Tricks mit Duoplast ideas with Duoplast, sticky magic with pencil, matched and cards
1955 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 6) 374
Paul Curry A Pencil - A Ring - and Gravity ring levitates up and down on pencil, then pencil levitates
1965 Magician's Magic 95
Lewis Ganson, Harry Hickson, Alan Alan Dual Control two pencils stick to the hand, based on an idea by G.W. Hunter
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 159
Eddie Joseph Human Magnet pencil clings to finger, routine with match box
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 175
Barrie Richardson The Magnetic Force spectator is unable to pick up a pencil on performer's open hand
Also published here Dec. 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4) 504
Fred Robinson, Mark Weston, Tommy Wonder Where There's Smoke pencil gag, magnetic (Mark Weston)
flame of a lighter and handkerchief (Jos Bema / Tommy Wonder)
Jan. 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 514
Al Mann The Suspended Pencil No. 7, on fingertips
1983 101 Psychic Tests 3
Philip T. Goldstein Suspencil pencil sticks to hand, loops
1985 FISM Madrid 1985 2
Philip T. Goldstein Suspencil pencil sticks to hand, loops
1986 Mix '86 4
Philip T. Goldstein Suspencil pencil sticks to hand, loops
1988 Das Phil Goldstein Seminar 1
Philip T. Goldstein Suspencil pencil sticks to hand, loops
1988 Lecture 1
Steve Beam Suspenders pen balanced on finger, sucker routine
  • Suspender Switch
Also published here 1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 35) 625
Richard Bartram, Jr. Pen-Nacle pen is suspended in front and behind a playing card
VariationsAlso published here 1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 35) 625
Philip T. Goldstein Suspencil pencil sticks to hand, loops
1990 NYCANOTES 1
Philip T. Goldstein Suspencil pencil sticks to hand, loops
1991 Music City Conclave 1992 Notes 1
Ken Krenzel Upward ideas and handling for Pen-nacle
Inspired by 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 37) 668
Karl Fulves Static Cling pencil clings to hand, two positions
1993 Easy-to-Do Magic Tricks for Children 16
Richard Bartram, Jr. The Pen Hoax pen is suspended in front and behind a playing card
Also published here 1993 Mystification 102
Steve Beam Suspender Switch pen balanced on finger, sucker routine
Also published here 1993 Magic with No Entertainment Value II 11
Philip T. Goldstein Suspencil pencil sticks to hand, loops
1995 Connotes 1
Karrell Fox A Pin And Pencil Set pen clings to hand
1995 Much Ado About Something 20
Barrie Richardson Pencil Pusher spectator is unable to pick up a pencil on performer's open hand, small thread loop
VariationsAlso published here 1999 Theater of the Mind 71
Philip T. Goldstein Suspencil pencil sticks to hand, loops
2003 Singapore Notes 1
Philip T. Goldstein Suspencil pencil sticks to hand, loops
2004 Applecture 1