125 entries in Apparatus / Changing & Switching Devices
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Voyage d'une carte expliqué Card in a box travel to another card in another box explained, box with flap
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 86
Unknown The Reversible Canister bottle with two compartments to switch handkerchief or something else
1876 Modern Magic 245
Unknown The Burning Globe brass globe for switching
1876 Modern Magic 246
Unknown The Magic Coffers tin boxes for switching (e.g. beans to coffee-berries)
1876 Modern Magic 333
Unknown Changing Caddies box with two or three lids for changing objects
1876 Modern Magic 348
Unknown The Magic Vase and Caddy (To make peas change places with a handkerchief.)
1876 Modern Magic 351
Unknown The Changing Cover object is switched underneath metal cover
1876 Modern Magic 356
Unknown The Changing Ladle on a stick, to change flat objects, as card burning, paper switch or Q&A device
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 358
Unknown The Bran Glass glass (apparently) filled with bran covered, bran changes into anything
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 383
Unknown The Tables in use in Stage Tricks
  • The "Plain" Trap
  • The "Wrist" or "Pressure" Trap
  • The "Rabbit" or "Dove" Trap
  • "Changing" Traps
  • The "Money" Trap
  • "Pistons" (for working mechanical apparatus)
  • "Bellows" Tables
1876 Modern Magic 437
Unknown A New Changing Card-box, an Tricks therewith
1890 More Magic 121
Devono Watch-bag watch placed in bag and bag swung around to crash watch
Variations 1890 More Magic 193
Professor Hoffmann Watch-Stocking lady's stocking produced from spectator, watch placed in lady's socking which is swung around to crash watch
Inspired by 1890 More Magic 195
Bland A Saucepan to Cook a Handkerchief pan with secrets compartment
1890 More Magic 233
Unknown Die Kartenservante No. 11, deck switch with servante behind chair
Related to 1895 Der Kartenkünstler 80
Unknown Vertauschen eines Kartenspieles vermittelst Servante deck switch with servante behind chair
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 176
Emil Clauß, Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Halbfertige Ideen tray for switching
Jan. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1) 16
Unknown The Hat divider, introduced into borrowed top hat
1903 Later Magic 12
Dr. Lynn Switching Parcel in Hat using two borrowed hats to switch item, body load
1903 Later Magic 14
Hamley Brothers The Velvet Changing Bag
1903 Later Magic 81
Unknown Das Geheimnis des Wörterbuches empty billets put in hat, a page chosen in a dictionary, that page opened in another one and counted down to a word that corresponds with a number chosen from a change bag of number cards, that word is suddenly on a billet that's chosen form the hat, using force book with only two numbers to force page
Related to May 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 78
Charles T. Jordan The Card and Bag Mystery No. 30, Joker is put in envelope and pierced with thread inside a bag, it transposes with a selection, duplicate
1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 77
Edward Bagshawe The Circle of Coincidence five different-colored silks are put in envelopes and attached to a star stand, five color cards are shuffled and matched up with the silks, tray to switch cards
1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 11
Oswald Rae The Mysterious Links separate links form into a chain, using a tray
Related to 1926 Between Ourselves 39
Oswald Rae A Visible Servante hat to switch decks
1928 Sub Rosa 11
Oswald Rae Switching Table flap
1928 Sub Rosa 65
Oswald Rae Clairvoyance (A Method of Answering Sealed Questions, etc., Specially Devised for Close Work with a Small Audience), envelopes on a tray, with medium
1928 Sub Rosa 82
Oswald Rae The Mysterious Links very brief, details in Oswald Rae's "Between Ourselves", separate links form into a chain with tray
Related to 1929 More Practical Patter 32
Theodore Annemann Seven Keys to Baldpate
1931 The Book Without A Name 54
Oscar Weigle Fake Compartment Paper Cone
1939 Do That Again! 60
E. D. Wolff Impromptu Change Bag folded napkin
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 76) 503
Unknown Cloth Changing Bag double bag, used for number force
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 292
Unknown Elusive Silks change bag routine with appearances, disappearances, color changes
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 358
Tom Sellers A Colour Force change bag type
1942 That's Good! 8
George Armstrong The G.A. Card Changing Tray
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 13) 51
Bruce Elliott The Back Room last ideas by Annemann, on Greer Marechal building a changing bag from a hat, newspaper clippings
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 14) 60
Tom Sellers Parasol Exchange Tube
1943 Magical Mixture 8
Unknown Change-Bag Switch no motivation given
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 12
Phil J. Flad, Jr. Lota Bowl combined with change bag, silks are wrung out over lota bowl, transform into Union Jack
Oct. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 5) 76
Robert A. Nelson Nelson's Impromptu Change Bag paper bag, for switching stuff, forcing
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 17
Robert A. Nelson A Subtle Touch with the Change Bag
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 18
Robert A. Nelson Nelson's Cigar Change Box billet switching box, similar to Otis Manning's "The OM Billet Switching Box" from Annemann's "Practical Mental Magic"
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 23
Unknown The Jap Handkerchief Box as a switching device for a few billets
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 24
Henry J. Young The Flat Rabbit Comes to Life change box
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 33
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Crystal Ball spectator sees selected word fro a newspaper clipping in a crystal ball, change bag
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 59
Harlan Tarbell The Tarbell Slot Board utility trey to switch or add things
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 187
Eugene Gloye Magic Weaving - A Change Bag Quicke spools change into silks
1955 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 23
Eugene Gloye Spooks using change bag, silks appear and disappear, ghost story
1955 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 24
Lane Bateman Idea for Mr. Skunk Trick black and white paper changes to skunk, inside a bag
1957 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 10
R. W. Grosholz Musical Thoughts different billets with songs, three are selected and pianist divines them by playing them on a piano
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 10
Dr. Spencer Thornton Serial Number Telepathy one of five collected bills is selected and the serial number divined
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 12
C. James Rainho Red White & Blue Fantasy silks change to flag, flag vanishes and appears on flag pole
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 50
Robert A. Nelson Life Savers with an ESP Flavor bag with different flavored Life Savor candies, spectator takes one and eats it, performer divines taste
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 11
Robert A. Nelson Nelson's Notes brand of cigarette is divined
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 11
Robert Harbin New Life for an Old Bag Newspaper change bag / sugar bag
1968 Newspaper Magic 133
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Change Bag to force Page Number
Winter 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 302
Fred Stocke Freddie's Funny Tie Trick comedy routine with assistant, tie is cut, then partially and eventually fully restored
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 114
Edward G. Brown The Card Is Chosen from a Shuffled Pack in a Hat or Bag
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 195
Edward G. Brown The Force Card Is Substituted for a Chosen Card by Means of Apparatus
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 195
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Confetti Trick glass is filled with confetti from a box, confetti changes into rabbit, uses the Substitution Principle
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 108
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Gobi Bowl bowl is filled with confetti from a box, confetti changes into water, uses the Substitution Principle
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 110
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Jewel Chest Mystery box with objects from the audience vanishes and appears again, uses the Substitution Principle
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 112
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Linking Chain Links loose chain links link together in a glass, uses the Substitution Principle
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 115
Patrick Page The Changing Bag handkerchiefs turn into flag
1974 Tricks with Handkerchiefs 62
Patrick Page The Twentieth-Century Handkerchief with change bag
1974 Tricks with Handkerchiefs 64
Richard Lyn Name Dropper! name is selected from clear plastic forcing bag, divined and appears on soot
Related to 1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 119) 591
John A. Novak Budget Saver substitute for Himber wallet, checkbook
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 126) 628
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
Michael P. Hades Transparent Force Bag from clear polyethylene
1975 Mind & Matter 30
Philip T. Goldstein Double Undercurrent card written down and selected card match
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 20
Gene Nielsen Check Mate checkers in bag, spectator choses only checker with different color
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 150) 749
Patrick Page The Changing Bag routine with child, handkerchiefs appear
1976 The Big Book of Magic 245
Unknown Egyptian Cabinet cabinet with drawer to switch objects
1976 Classic Magic with Apparatus 132
Burling Hull An Old Word Force double-pocket bag with numbered chips
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 74
Dennis Marks Mark's Man business cards, some with X, to select spectator
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 200) 998
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Card to Canary Box
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 119
Unknown Classic Change Bags various models and designs, Purse, Willmann, Bartl, P&L, Conradi, Abbot
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 197
Unknown Card Ladle on a stick, to change card
Related to 1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 200
Servais LeRoy Change Tray flap
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 202
Unknown Fire Globe "Caracelli Vase", object is burnt in small vase and returns unharmed
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 204
Unknown Exchange Cannister two types, tube and box
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 205
Unknown Coffee and Milk Cups "The Kellar Cups", cups poured with confetti change into coffee and milk
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 248
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Okito Confetti to Goldfish in Water uses the Substitution Principle
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 250
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Canary Effect egg transforms into canary inside temple-like box
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 254
U. F. Grant Plastic Forcing Bag clear forcing bag with three compartments, brief
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 236) 1178
Craig Karges Chek Mate bank night, spectators play for performer's fee, psychological twist, clear forcing bag
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 265) 1322
Dennis Marks Grand Strategy color chip chosen by spectator, scrambled cube solved by performer blindfolded, first chosen color then rest, cube really brute-force solved
Also published here 1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 277) 1382
Unknown The Grande Entrance No. 100, with Nelson changing grocery paper bag
1983 101 Psychic Tests 28
Joseph Dunninger, Al Mann Methods of Gaining Information for Performer for the blindfold drive
A: The Impression Envelope
B: The Stuffed Pen
C: Stuffed Cigarette
D: Contact Mindreading
E: Impression Notebook
F: (publicity with VIPs)
G: A Confederate
H: Clip Boards, Etc.
I: Audience Participation (with changing bag)
1984 Publicity Secrets 3
Bill Worsley It's a Swindle with change bag and slips of paper
1984 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 33) 637
Robert E. Neale Neale's Shortchange Wallet No. 70, wallet folded from paper, can be used to switch something
Also published here 1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 121
Robert E. Neale Short Change Wallet wallet folded from paper, can be used to switch something, optional slit à la Bendix Bombshell Wallet
VariationsAlso published here 1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 1) 2
Karl Fulves Wallethots further ideas for Neale's wallet, easier way to construct it
Inspired by 1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 1) 8
Jack Yates Choice twelve objects are put in a bag, two spectators select one each, performer divines both, then from all objects are removed and replaced in the bag, the last one was predicted
1986 Clue and other Mysteries 10
Jack Yates Clue six spectators with cards and pens, one of them writes an X on his card behind performers back, those with red cards must speak truth, black must lie, performer finds different colored disc, murder game
Variations 1986 Clue and other Mysteries 51
Pedro Eine humorvolle Routine mit dem Changierbeutel handkerchief penetration, then they knot inside a changing bag
1986 Gimmick (Issue 2) 4
Jean Garance Eine Routine mit Seidenbändern und einem Changierbeutel ribbons in bag become ribbon rings, then they link, form a large ring and disappear at the end, with child assistant
1990 Jean Garance 6
Christoph Borer Runenmirakel one of several rune stones is selected and spectator draws symbol, performer duplicates the drawing
Also published here 1991 Magie 8
Alexander de Cova Der Mandragones Umschlag envelope in clear plastic bag used to switch items
Inspired by
  • "Perfect Match" (Larry White)
1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 83
Jerry Mentzer Switch Calculator calculator with cover as two-way out switching device
1994 Close-Up File 22
Alan Shaxon Versiegeltes Glück different colored cups, bag with silks, children get candies in the remaining cup is money
1994 Alan Shaxon Lecture 35
Karrell Fox The "Presto-Chang-O" Tube tube to switch or produce silks
1995 Much Ado About Something 152
Unknown Stamped separating 1 cent stamps from 2 cent stamps, ca. 1930s
1995 Underworld (Issue 1) 5
Karl Fulves Favorite Food No. 36, paper change bag, used to have the spectator select paper billets with his own favorite food
1995 Easy Magic 50
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Die Herstellung how to build a clear forcing bag
Related to 1999 Anam Clara 10
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Einige Ideen zur Handhabung handling of the clear changing bag
  • 1. Alle Fächer sind schon geladen
  • 2. Das heimliche Laden des Beutels
  • Die Wahl
  • Varianten
1999 Anam Clara 13
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Tigris spectator selects piece of newspaper and choses a word, prediction
1999 Anam Clara 17
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Han number, city and word is selected and all predicted on a parcel encoded in the sender's address, clear forcing bag
Related toAlso published here 1999 Anam Clara 21
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Hoops a daisy spectator selects a zodiac card among twelve from a clear bag, it matches his zodiac sign
1999 Anam Clara 27
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Ni Perro Ni Gatto poetry book, number, name and events are selected, written dedication found in the book for chosen event
1999 Anam Clara 38
Barrie Richardson Alphabet Mentalism scrabble pieces in clear change bag, Trick that Fooled Einstein, followed by letter divination (tossed-out deck principle)
Also published here 1999 Theater of the Mind 126
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Han number, city and word is selected and all predicted on a parcel encoded in the sender's address, clear forcing bag
Also published here 2000 Anam Cara 13
Tom Stone Turbo Changebag one-handed plain change bag
Also published here 2000 ...at first sight 12
Karl Fulves Kid Silks color changing silk routine with change back and two children that see different colors in in
Inspired by
  • Bruce Posgate column in New Tops
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 150
Christoph Borer Der Zauberfreund number, city and word is selected and all predicted on a parcel encoded in the sender's address, clear forcing bag
Also published here 2003 Bisingen 03 6
Barrie Richardson The Ambiguous Coffee Can two-sided can for two-way out, e.g. for Premonition
Also published here
  • Club 71, Winter 1999
2005 Act Two 39
Barrie Richardson Marble Memories marble distribution taken by spectators divined, clear change bag
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Vibrations, May 2004
2005 Act Two 150
Christoph Borer Der Zauberfreund number, city and word is selected and all predicted on a parcel encoded in the sender's address, clear forcing bag
Also published here 2006 Compilation 26
Christoph Borer Runenmirakel one of several rune stones is selected and spectator draws symbol, performer duplicates the drawing
Also published here 2006 Compilation 148
Christoph Borer Runen-Wunder selected rune stone is divined
Also published here
  • Runen-Mirakel in "Seminar 1997"
2006 Compilation 151
Tony Bartolotta Signature Collection spectator choses a half-card from clear plastic bag, some others tossed up and performer catches matching half-card with a deck while riffling it, prediction card in wallet, then a different card is chosen and signed on back, card in wallet then has the signature on back, Himber wallet, clear forcing bag
2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 163
Karl Fulves The Flip Wallet two cardboards with ribbons, Jacob's ladder style, construction and several application, two-panel flexagon
Related to 2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 307
Karl Fulves, Robert E. Neale McKinney's Switch Device "Flexible Switching"
paper model of flexagon switching wallet
Related to 2009 Xtra Credit (Issue 3) 10
Tom Stone Turbo Change Bag one-handed plain change bag
Also published here 2011 Maelstrom 246
Nadia "Lou" Schürmann, Christoph Borer DIe Hexenprobe Kurotsuke effect with stones
2018 Mentale Notizen 131