55 entries in Chain
Creators Title Comments & References Source Page Categories
Unknown Die mysterieuse Schlinge leather band rolled up, endless chain type game
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 11) 174
David Devant Concatenation Extraordinary - Devant's Method chain pieces link, glass with one foot but two bowls in right angle attached
Later Magic 99
Professor Hoffmann Concatenation Extraordinary thirty separate metal links links to chain in tumbler
  • thread and gaffed table method
  • A Simpler Method, with the Mirror Glass
Later Magic 94
Oswald Rae The Mysterious Links separate links form into a chain, using a tray
Related to Between Ourselves 39
Oswald Rae The Mysterious Links very brief, details in Oswald Rae's "Between Ourselves", separate links form into a chain with tray
Related to More Practical Patter 32
L. Vosburgh Lyons Chain of Circumstance key chain travels from hand to hand, elaborate set-up in sleeve
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 100) 609
L. Vosburgh Lyons On the Barrel Head fast and loose with a rope
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 40) 164
Walter Essman Bones miniature skull on chain, like ring and string
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 286) 1142
Lewis Ganson The Figure Eight basic
  • handling the loop
  • 1. the move for catching the finger
  • 2. the false move
  • 3. a finger is placed in each side of figure 8
  • 4. laying out the chain with one finger
the novel moves
  • 1. knot of the loop
  • 2. the ring off the loop
outline of a routine
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 86
Jack Salvin, Fred Lowe Triple Circle Routine with triple loop, routine
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 95
Ken MacFayden Necklace Necromancy bottom knot of borrowed necklace is cut off and separates the beads and the thread, performer takes everything in his mouth and the necklace is restored
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 252
Arthur Setterington A Lock and a Chain and a Key chain fastened with a lock penetrates a wooden hand
The Joe Smith Mysteries 19
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Linking Chain Links loose chain links link together in a glass, uses the Substitution Principle
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 115
Unknown The Chain Gang Escape chain with two rings and padlock
The Big Book of Magic 301
George Sands Platform Key-Rect "Two Tricks"
man and woman locked together with chain
The Chronicles (Issue 8) 1135
Karl Fulves Robot Ring betting game like endless chain with ring and rope
  • The Win/Lose Option
  • The Must-Lose Option
  • The Must-Win Option
see p. 1149 for comment by Jerry Fulton
Related to The Chronicles (Issue 6) 1118
Al Mann The Shattered Link a selected link from a chain breaks
Inspired by
  • a David Berglas routine
Related to
Magic Castle Lecture 3
Unknown A Borrowed Loop endless chain type layout with rubber band, knowing when pencil or finger will be caught
Elastrix 35
Jimmy Ray The Magic Figure 8
A Ray of Magic 33
El Duco Chained Key key penetrates chain loop on and off
El Duco's Lecture Notes 3
Wayne Dobson Chain Reaction ring appears on chain, with flash paper
Related toVariations Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 16) 300
Neal Elias Cooper's Swindle
  • Straight Layout
  • Losing Layout
  • Reversed Straight Layout
  • Double Straight Layout: First Method, Seoncd Method
Arcane (Issue 7) 75
Unknown The Spirit Collar No. 33, steal collar escape
101 Psychic Tests 10
Unknown Breaking a Heavy Welded-Link Chain with the Chest Muscles! No. 75
101 Psychic Tests 20
Robert L. Brooks All-in-Air Endless Loop no table handling
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 817
Tony Miller In-De-Pendant ring off chain with medal on it
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 868
Mark Lefler Challenge for Two ring from looped chain (as worn around neck)
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 7) 937
Bobby Bernard "Can't Lose" Belt Loop
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 968
John M. Bauman The Missing Link three chain links for "two in hand - one in pocket" with lock appearance finale
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 9) 1110
Sol Stone Linking Rings a pair of chain links links and unlinks, several phases and ideas
Best of Friends — Volume II 232
Robert E. Neale Off The Barrelhead stand-up endless chain routine
  • Introduction (credit information)
  • Simple Pickup
1. Right Loop Catches
2. Left Loop Catches
3. Neither Loop Catches
4. Both Loops Catch
  • Advanced Pickups
  • Basic Routine: String Game
  • Advanced Routine: Cord Con
  • Notes
Contemporary Rope Magic - Part III 71
Karl Fulves Cloverleaf Bet "On the Barrelhead", three loops formed from rope
The Chronicles (Issue 34) 1402
Karl Fulves Non-Working Trix #5 endless chain idea with three loops
Interlocutor (Issue 51) 242
Karrell Fox The "Liquid Chain" Escape Siberian Chain Escape, handcuff escape under cloth with glass production
My Latest Book 121
Gene Maze What's the Catch? Routine
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 10) 1981
Karl Fulves Chain Reaction endless chain as game between two participants
Swindle & Cheat 35
Anthony Lindan Forget to Remember business cards threaded on chain, one marked by spectator turns over
The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 1) 1
Douglas Cameron Ring of Fire "Professional Routines"
ring appears on chain, with flash paper
Inspired by Profile (Issue 8) 10
Unknown The Siberian Chain Escape wrists are locked with chain
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 225
Karl Fulves Catch - No Catch endless chain type routine with piece of string
Easy-to-Do Magic Tricks for Children 30
Unknown Striking the Hour swinging pendulum, unconscious muscular movement
More Greater Magic 1242
Karl Norman The Carnival Loop knot appears on a solid metal chain, knot is plugged off the chain, loop pentetrates spectator's thumb
40 Years at the Forks 72
Robert L. Brooks Fast and Loose Clover no table
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 5) 2641
Harold Cataquet The Mouse Trap using string
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 8) 2821
Dave Robertson The Pin Thing safety pin links to endless chain
Inspired by
  • different method by Franz Biemans
Five Times Five — Scotland 86
David Acer Endless Chain: The Finger Ring Subtlety with a ring on a loop of rope
Natural Selections — Volume II 121
David Berglas Breaking the Chain link on a chain is selected, performer breaks it
Related to The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 491
Bill Wisch Chain of Events
Prolix (Issue 8) 494
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Robert E. Neale Inside-Outside Endless Chain / Pricking the Garter

  • A Fair Throw
  • A Cheating Throw
  • A Superfair Throw
Magical Mathematics 164
Unknown Five-Finger Exercise with rope, in-the-hands
  • The Apparatus
  • The Can't Win option
  • The Can't Lose Option
  • A Twist To The Tale
Prolix (Issue 10) 660
Dai Vernon A Dai Vernon Trick Chain wrapped around fingers of magician and spectator, chain can escape
Magical Mathematics 171
Paul Vigil Our Kind of Gir(d)l(e) "or Playing Fast and Loose"
chain is made into a figure eight, spectator has to choose which loop is the winning loop, but can never win
Classic Fantastic 93
Paul Vigil Three New Throws formed in the air
  • Throw One (Lose/Lose)
  • Throw Two (Lose/Win)
  • Throw Three (Win/Lose)
Classic Fantastic 106
Unknown A Classic Throw A: The One-Finger Throw (Win/Lose)
B: The One-Finger Throw (Lose/Lose)
Classic Fantastic 115
Christian Scherer, Sveroni Fischerlatein fish on cardboard change size with scale, magic trick based on Jastrow optical Illusion, medal on chain vanishes
Inspired by
  • Toru Suzuki's "Sakkaku Scale" in Richard Kaufman's "Tenyoism - Volume Two", p. 843.
Related to
Fischerlatein 3