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Unknown Trois Canifs Ayant été Mis Dans un Gobelet d'Argent, l'un des Trois Saute par Terre au Commandement du Spectateur three pocketknives put in a golden goblet, one is chosen and that jumps out of the goblet, forcing of the middle one, with and out where apparently not hearing correctly which one
Related to 1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 27
Unknown La Danse de L'Oeuf an egg in a hat suddenly sticks to a cane and moves from side to side, performed with music by an orchestra
1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 29
Unknown La Tête d'or Sautant & Dansant Dans un Verre, pour Répondre à Diverses Questions a golden miniature head moves in a glass to answer questions, with assistant
1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 35
Henri Decremps Ancienne méthode de faire le Tour des trois Canifs. "Divers moyens de cacher un Compere, & de faire croire qu'on n'en a point, lors même qu'on emploie plusieurs." (title continued) more tricks by Pilferer, knife jumps from glass, long discussion about confederates and secret helpers, fake automatons
Related to 1785 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 47
Unknown A Card having been withdrawn and replaced, to call it from the Pack, and to make it come to you of its own accord thread, tabled rising card from spread
1876 Modern Magic 117
Professor Hoffmann Lighting and Background for Thread Work
1876 Modern Magic 229
Unknown Indische Gaukelei tissue paper crumpled into a ball, clings to hand or finger or floats for a moment, thread from head to wax ball which is attached to a chair
Sep. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 3) 41
Unknown Der folgsame Schmetterling "By St. ...", tissue paper butterfly kept in air with fan, new thread hook-up
May 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 5) 77
Unknown Der bezauberte Ring finger ring slides up and down a wand
Dec. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 12) 188
Fr. Maubach Das hypnotisierte Taschentuch knot in handkerchief, it becomes animated and dances between legs, thread
Nov. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 11) 174
Carl Willmann Das ungehorsame Taschentuch (borrowed) silk dances around on table, thread and assistant
Apr. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 4) 60
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli IV. Mimikry routine with tissue paper and hat
1. Die Papierfabrik in der Hand (paper ball changes to confetti with fan, snow storm)
2. Vergehen und Erstehen (paper ball travel to cone inside a hat)
3. Die sich vermehrenden Bälle (ball multiplies under hat and inside balls are presents for spectators)
4. Das japanische Schmetterlingsspiel (butterflies are formed from paper and they start to fly with the aid of a fan, thread on forehead)
1902 Moderne Magie 86
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XVII. Ist es möglich! 1. Der Ring am Stabe (finger ring moves up and down on wand)
2. Der aus dem Glase verschwindende Ring (ring vanishes from glass, covered with silk)
3. Der Ring im Hühnerei (ring appears in egg)
1902 Moderne Magie 170
Carl Willmann Die Aufhebung der Schwerkraft ball floats from one hand to the other, thread
Jan. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 1) 6
Carl Willmann Die Königin der Luft I. card rises sideways out of deck that is held in one hand and floats across to other hand
Nov. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 11) 164
Carl Willmann Die Königin der Luft II. two glasses on two chairs, deck put in one, card rises and floats across into other glass and back
Dec. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 12) 179
Edward Bagshawe A Deceptive "Floating" Ball "just an idea", thread hook up
1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 80
Louis Nikola Human Magnetism Rising Card, make chosen card rise out of deck
1927 The Nikola Card System 25
Unknown The Knee Thread animating figure or puppet while sitting, puppet on floor, Pipitilla
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 89
Jean Hugard The Hugard Method Floating Ball on stage with thread
1. The Ball
2. The Box
3. The Thread
4. The Ear-piece
5. The Hoop
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 100
Dr. Edward G. Ervin A Spooky Yarn yarn remains sustained in midair
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 74
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Untying Silk thread
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 78
Unknown Method No. 5. Tube and Thread Hair and Wax Pellet, tube with thread in it (weight on one end) is hidden in clothing
1938 Greater Magic 391
Unknown Bent tube for thread
1938 Greater Magic 874
Martin Gardner Cigarette vs Beer lit cigarette is balanced on bottle and moves up and down within, thread
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 273
Theodore Annemann, Holden The Rising Card credits see p. 461
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 66) 459
Bruce Elliott Elliott Elysium striped invisible thread
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 127) 735
Unknown The Educated knot silk unties itself, thread
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 376
Eddie Joseph The Hair Gimmick hair/thread rolled around pencil until ready for use
1942 Coin and Money Magic 43
Eddie Joseph Something Worth Knowing on using invisible thread
1942 Coin and Money Magic 43
Bob Hummer Bob Hummer's Whirling Card
Also published here 1943 Hummer's Whirling Card 2
Peter Warlock My Best Rising Cards chair thread set-up
1945 My Best 66
Unknown Magnetized Wand wand moved in hand, thread
June 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 1) 124
Unknown Magnetic Wand glass of liquid suspended on wand
July 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 2) 137
Bill Nord Hairy Flare moving match box, with burning match
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 211) 842
Al Baker The Baker General Utility Hook-Up
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 359
Al Baker The Double-Breasted Hook-Up
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 360
Al Baker The Double-Ended Hook-Up
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 360
Al Baker Hair Secrets
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 357
Al Baker Miscellaneous Hair Tricks
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 371
Gene Kirk Scotchman "Elevator" Gadget thread with weight in breast pocket, silk jumps back, floating silk etc.
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 369) 304
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
Albert Spackman Miniature Rapping Hand miniature doll hand in box rapping and answering questions, different routine ideas,
  • word and card divination and with spirit slates
  • stop trick with cards
  • whistle put into the box and the hand moves and the whistle blows
  • gipsy thread is restored in the box, while hand moves
  • in conjunction with "The Thing"
  • card turnover

Related to 1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 74
Edward Marlo The Emerging Card or Fingertip Rise fingertip peeked at card rises, thread, dated 1964, see page 155 for additional observations
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 99
Gene Nielsen Mind Blower pill in capsule floats up
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 21) 102
Sid Fleischman Torn and Restored Cigarette Paper
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 27) 133
Alan Alan Rising Card loop from sleeve
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 108
George Johnstone Coffee Float! floating coffee cup
1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 58) 288
Amedeo Vacca Acrobatic Matchbox longer routine
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 47
John Cornelius Phantom Cigarette miming cigarette, it appears, thread hook-up, rubber cigarette, see also p. 786 for note by Lu Brent
Also published here May 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 7) 739
Patrick Page The Floating Coin coin dropped into a glass of water floats up and out of glass
1974 Tricks with Coins 36
Jan Torell Quick Colour Change of a Silk
1975 Magic by Jan Torell 20
Jan Torell Floating Glasses glass sticks to tray, to silk and floats slowly on a table
1975 Magic by Jan Torell 26
Jan Torell The Acrobatic Match-Box stands up on stretched out palm and lid opens
1975 Magic by Jan Torell 29
Ronnie Gann Tele-kin-'easy' chosen ESP card falls over, selection with second set in envelopes
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 136) 677
Stephen Minch Nervous Matches small items on table move, invisible thread
1975 Mind & Matter 35
Jerry Mentzer Thread to Use
1976 The Dancing Cane 2
R. C. Buff The Floating Walking Stick
  • "The Balance"
  • The Floating Move
  • The Stick Rises and Falls
  • The Stick Floats
  • The Stick Revolves in the Air
  • The Stick Clings to the Hand
  • The Stick Revolves on the Palm
  • The Stick Revolves Horizontally in the Air
  • Passing a Hoop over the Stick
  • Around the Hand
  • A Juggling Feat
  • The Climax - Two Sticks from One
1977 The Floating and Dancing Cane 6
R. C. Buff Suggestions on the Floating Cane
  • The Start
  • A Flip of the Hand
  • The Revolving Moves
  • Using the Stick for other Effects
  • The Hook-Up or Loop
  • The Stick Floats from Hand to Hand
1977 The Floating and Dancing Cane 18
Lewis Ganson, Rinod The Dancing Walking Stick
  • The Basic Move
  • The Routine
  • Floating Between the Hands
  • The Stick Dances
  • The Walk Past
  • The High Swing
  • The M Move
  • The Twirl
  • Through the Arms
  • Around the Shoulders
  • The Climax
1977 The Floating and Dancing Cane 20
Unknown Eine Karte kriecht aus dem Spiel card moves out of a spread
1978 Einfach Wunderbar — Wunderbar Einfach 61
George Kemp, Nita Kemp Mikhailova Phenomena moving objects with your mind, on pk-phenomena
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 206) 1027
Ted Karmilovich Karmilovich Phenomenon moving objects on table, odd thread set-up
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 216) 1078
Daniel Cros Daniel's Butterfly card cut into butterfly shape, inspired by Kaps' Floating Cork
1979 Close-up Entertainer 119
Stephen Minch Pickman's Model stain appears on table under statue, then statue moves and disappears
Also published here 1979 Lovecraftian Ceremonies 16
Stephen Minch The Music of Erich Zann séance performance, metronome starts moving and violin and music box start playing under glass bowl
Also published here 1979 Lovecraftian Ceremonies 36
Bob Hummer Hummer's Whirling Card
Related toAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 84
Gordon Hoener 64-Cent Solution moving objects
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 294) 1468
Michael Selwyn Psyched Up crumpled bill levitates
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 297) 1481
Barrie Richardson The Strange Key Stunt key moves on hand, small thread loop
VariationsAlso published here 1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 9) 1096
John Kennedy Animated Card Location three selections, one rises from pocket, second shoots from deck, last rises from deck and floats into hand
1983 Lecture III 12
Mark Lefler Whirling Card card shoots out of deck and floats into hand
Related to 1983 Lecture III 16
Piet Forton Dein Zauberstab kann sich biegen und kann schweben... magic wand bends and sticks on hand, various methods, production of a handkerchief
1983 Je geschickter desto Zauberer 23
Pascal Monmoine Card Through the Table from a Distance signed card, spectator lights a piece if pyropaper on the deck, the card flutters beneath the center of the table to the floor
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1229
Jan Torell Schwebende Gläser glass sticks to tray, to silk and floats slowly on a table
1984 Rund um den Zaubertisch 44
Unknown Floating Wand thread
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 24
Gaëtan Bloom The Bloom vs. Kulagina Match all matches jump out of box, invisible thread
1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 46
Al Bertini The Repeat Thread Gimmick "The work with thread"
characteristics of the gimmick, which consists of an invisible thread dispenser in a pen
1. The Material
2. Fixation points and sensors
3. Knots
4. The Dress
5. The lighting
1987 Repeat Thread Gimmick 5
Al Bertini Using the Gimmick
  • Pulling out the thread for use
  • Using the repeat quality
1987 Repeat Thread Gimmick 10
Al Bertini The floating finger ring borrowed ring clings to pen, moves up and down, then floats into spectator's hand
1987 Repeat Thread Gimmick 12
Stefan Schutzer The Self Folding Bill thread
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 9-12 Paul Harris: The Act) 61
David Britland Elastic Thread on invisible elastic thread
1988 Card Kinetics 20
David Britland, Finn Jon Adding the Loop how to get into possession of the loop in performance
1988 Card Kinetics 22
John Cornelius The Phantom Cigarette miming cigarette, it appears, thread hook-up, rubber cigarette
Also published here 1988 Creative Secrets No. 1 7
Michael Ammar The Floating Bill elastic invisible thread suggested by Alexander de Cova
Related to 1990 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 46
Michael Weber The Spider signed bill travels cleanly from one cup to another
Also published here 1990 La Magie de Michael Weber 2
Stefan Schutzer Der sich selbst faltende Geldschein translation from reference
Related to 1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 10
Michael Ammar, Alexander de Cova The Floating Bill with information about elastic, invisible thread, expanded translation from MAJ
Related to 1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 3) 28
Gordon Jeppesen Turning Point paper tube is balanced on two glasses, one glass moves away then, paper tube turns to audience
1991 The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 1) 7
Tony Cachadiña Cigarrette without Gravity cigarette levitates in bottle
1991 Lecture Notes 2
Tony Cachadiña The Flotting Bank-Note floating bill
1991 Lecture Notes 18
Tony Cachadiña Magic with Threads Suggestions and ideas for:
  • the thread
  • the wax
  • the thread holder
  • the security break
1991 Lecture Notes 20
Michael Weber The Spider signed bill travels cleanly from one cup to another
Also published here 1991 Lecture Collection 2
Michael Ammar Der schwebende Geldschein continuation of translation of reference
Related to 1992 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 5) 3
Alexander de Cova Der schwebende Geldschein floating bill handling by de Cova
1992 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 5) 8
Alexander de Cova Magie mit dem Wurli-Wurm Squirmel/Wonder Worm ideas and routines
  • Die Vorbereitung (preparation)
  • Die beidhändige Handhabung (two-handed)
  • Die einhändige Handhabung (one-handed)
  • Auf dem Bleistift (with pencil)
  • Die Daumenspitze (thumb tip)
  • Aus dem Ärmel (sleeve)
  • Die "S" Faltung
  • Anstelle der Schaumgummibälle
  • Der farbwechselnde Wurm (color change)
  • Der ungezogene Wurm
  • Der Schlangenkorb (meine Lieblingsroutine)
1992 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 5) 15
Dan Harlan Financial Attraction floating Dollar Bill, with the Harlan Hookup
1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 1) 1
Bob Rees Suck It Up method to load end of invisible thread into mouth during performance, straw
1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 2) 5
Unknown The Enchanted Cane floating cane, thread
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 52
Steve Dusheck A Moving Experience five cards on a stand, chosen one falls over
1993 Dusheck's Mental Magic 99
Michael Close Bloom On Your Hand matchbook cover stands on edge (I.T.R.), match animation
1994 Workers Number 4 32
Robert Parrish The Spirit Dial number chosen with dice divined with spirit clock
1995 Great Tricks Revisited 17
Bob Marvin Bob Marvin's Floating Ball one-man method
1995 Great Tricks Revisited 121
Jon Allen Ghost bill floats inside wine glass
1995 Jon Allen's Lecture — The Director's Cut 4
Michael Kaminskas Heli-Card card rises from deck then it is signed and is spinned in the air, Steve Fearson Hookup
1996 Miracle Material 19
Nicholas Einhorn Warning! on thread work
1998 Spooked 16
David Regal Got a Light? Two matchboxes perform a series of animations, drawers open and close by themselves, thread hook-up
1999 Close-Up & Personal 73
Barrie Richardson Mental Motor paper napkin unfolds by itself
Also published here
  • Club 71, Mayday 1991
1999 Theater of the Mind 57
Barrie Richardson The Strange Key key moves on hand, small thread loop
Also published here 1999 Theater of the Mind 64
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
Karl Fulves Stuck Up staple of magazine bent open for levitation or hook-up
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 58
Robert E. Neale A Hair of the Dog bill folded into dog
  • Bonus Number One - Bob's Presentation
  • Bonus Number Two - Magic Doggie! (dog stands up by himself)
2000 Son of Simon Says! 151
R. Paul Wilson Threadbare presentation for floating bill, with spool of regular thread
2002 13 3
Al Baker Attaching Hairs
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 682
Al Baker Card from the Hat - Finger Tip Method thread attached to finger tip
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 689
Al Baker Card from the Hat - Clockwork Method mechanical
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 690
Al Baker New Improved Rising Card from Hat
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 690
Luke Jermay PK Lipstick mixture of Banachek's PK Touches and ashes to palm (with lipstick)
Inspired by 2004 The Coral Fang 30
Patrik Kuffs Invisible Touch spectator draws x on a picture of a hand, another spectator feels a touch on that very finger
2004 Seven By Patrik Kuffs 18
Jay Sankey UFO small silver ball floats up and down in a test tube
Related to
  • "Wunderbar" (Steve Dusheck, marketed item)
2004 Sankey Unleashed 171
Mark Lewis Marmaduke the Wonder Mouse pitch item, animated small mouse running over the hands by itself
  • Properties and Preparation
  • The Basic Move
  • The Final Phase (using glass and cased card decks, see p. 12)
2006 Marmaduke the Wonder Mouse 2
Mark Lewis, Johnny Neptune Spooky Pencil animated coin and pencil
  • The Coin Trick and the Spooky Pencil
  • The Pencil Rises in the Fist
  • The Pencil Moves Across the Hand
  • The Pencil Rises Across the Fingers
  • The Pencil Rises from the Bottle
2006 Marmaduke the Wonder Mouse 7
Mark Lewis The Squirmle
  • The Basic Move
  • The Routine
2006 Marmaduke the Wonder Mouse 13
Mark Lewis Afterthoughts more details on thread management for the wonder mouse
2006 Marmaduke the Wonder Mouse 18
Patrick Martin Dreams in Barcelona paper moth torn from napkin moves in glass, is burnt, and napkin shown restored
Related to May 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 5) 65
Stephen Minch Pickman's Model stain appears on table under statue, then statue moves and disappears
Also published here 2009 The Book of Forgotten Secrets 45
Stephen Minch The Music of Erich Zann séance performance, metronome starts moving and violin and music box start playing under glass bowl
Also published here 2009 The Book of Forgotten Secrets 89
John Carney Hypnotizing a Straw! straw rises in bottle
2011 Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 8
Barrie Richardson Mesmer's Pencil
  • Phase I - The Rise (pencil stands up on hand, small thread loop)
  • Phase II - The Heavy Pencil (spectator cannot lift pencil off the performer's hand)
  • Phase III - The Feather Test (variation of Phase II with feather on top, Chuck Smith idea)
Inspired by 2011 Curtain Call 13
Barrie Richardson Spoo-Key thread loop
  • The First Rotation
  • The Crawl
  • The Gravity Rotation
Inspired by 2011 Curtain Call 111
Al Baker, Eric Evans Al Baker Meets Hofzinser's Ghost ITR (Spider Pen) method
Inspired by 2012 53 Friends 31
Patrick Lehnen Floating Business hook-up with ITR
2013 Lecture Notes 31
Michael Weber, Andy (The Jerx) Pale Horse and Rider Using Ouija Board to do progressive anagram routines - different handlings and touches
2016 The Jerx 255
Joaquín Navajas Telequinesp chalk on hand starts to move and draws chosen symbol
2019 Monedas Personales Y Más 100
Joaquín Navajas La carta que se mantiene en pie convincing handling for Gaëtan Bloom's Standing Card
Inspired by 2019 Monedas Personales Y Más 175
Ben Hart Card in Balloon
2020 The Darkest Corners 161