die kunst, in ein ringförmig geschlossenes band einen knoten zu machen \n "the art of making a knot into a closed circle", moebius/möbius strip routine, seven different rings are cut with up to three double-twists \n unknown
1899
die zauberwelt
Unknown

Die Kunst, in ein ringförmig geschlossenes band einen Knoten zu machen

"The art of making a knot into a closed circle", moebius/möbius strip routine, seven different rings are cut with up to three double-twists

discus \n chinese compass, arrows on circle point always in same direction \n l. vosburgh lyons \n turnabout \n paul curry \n compas-sion \n hans e. trixer
1946
the phoenix 101-150 L. Vosburgh Lyons

Discus

Chinese compass, arrows on circle point always in same direction

crazy cardboards \n lines on paper, paper turned over lines change orientation, fake turnover \n dr. fred bertsche
1948
ireland's yearbooks Dr. Fred Bertsche

Crazy Cardboards

lines on paper, paper turned over lines change orientation, fake turnover

fourth dimensional turning \n idea for s.s. adams money printing machine, performer and spectator write names on both sides of a paper, when put in machine paper turns inside out and back \n paul curry
1952
the phoenix 251 — 300 Paul Curry

Fourth Dimensional Turning

idea for S.S. Adams money printing machine, performer and spectator write names on both sides of a paper, when put in machine paper turns inside out and back

idea for the boomerang trick \n idea for joseph jastrow's optical illusion with two boomerangs, as a give-away \n adolph boldt
1953
ireland's yearbooks Adolph Boldt

Idea for the Boomerang Trick

idea for Joseph Jastrow's optical illusion with two boomerangs, as a give-away

the afghan bands \n moebius strip used for magic, provides the basic method and a history/bibliography of the moebius strip in magic (afghan bands was named by prof hoffmann) \n various
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery Various

The Afghan Bands

Moebius strip used for magic, provides the basic method and a history/bibliography of the Moebius strip in magic (Afghan Bands was named by Prof Hoffmann)

insideout & stretchit \n topological origami tube for several effects:
- stretchit
- insideout
- the chinese wand
- additional notes
- with a sponge ball
- the square circle
- flexible transpo
for simplified folding method see reference \n robert e. neale \n insideout jr. \n robert e. neale \n inside out \n robert e. neale \n stripes make you thinner \n robert e. neale \n stretchit \n robert e. neale \n flexible transpo \n robert e. neale \n stretch a bill \n robert e. neale \n bill tube \n robert e. neale \n what from whom \n karl fulves
1968
epilogue Robert E. Neale

thru & thru \n white pop-up cardboard die slides through black die and vice versa, see also p. 439 & p. 486 for suggestion by al weyfield \n robert e. neale
1971
the pallbearers review vol. 5-8 Robert E. Neale

Thru & Thru

white pop-up cardboard die slides through black die and vice versa, see also p. 439 & p. 486 for suggestion by Al Weyfield

fold, cut, and fail \n pre-folded paper square with sixteen digits in two colors, folded and cut, all digits of one color except chosen one is in one pile
- part one
- part two
- part three
- final notes \n robert e. neale \n fold, cut and fail \n robert e. neale
1973
the pallbearers review vol. 5-8 Robert E. Neale

Fold, Cut, and Fail

pre-folded paper square with sixteen digits in two colors, folded and cut, all digits of one color except chosen one is in one pile

turnabout \n arrows on squares turn so they always end up pointing in the same direction \n paul curry \n discus \n l. vosburgh lyons \n compas-sion \n hans e. trixer
1974
paul curry presents Paul Curry

Turnabout

arrows on squares turn so they always end up pointing in the same direction

hyper card \n posed as problem with illustration \n martin gardner \n hyper card \n karl fulves \n kim iles \n mel stover \n howard lyons
1975
the pallbearers review vol. 9-10 Martin Gardner

hyper card \n various ideas with the hypercard \n karl fulves \n kim iles \n mel stover \n howard lyons \n hyper card \n martin gardner \n notes \n karl fulves \n hypercard \n karl fulves \n the fifth dimension \n mel stover \n howard lyons \n karl fulves \n the card \n robert e. neale
1978
the chronicles Karl Fulves, Kim Iles, Mel Stover, Howard Lyons

notes \n hypercard constructed from double facer with attached back piece
- elastrik
- oddments \n karl fulves \n hyper card \n karl fulves \n kim iles \n mel stover \n howard lyons
1978
the chronicles Karl Fulves

Notes

hypercard constructed from double facer with attached back piece

hypercard \n on the idea of combining hypercard with moebius strip \n karl fulves \n hyper card \n karl fulves \n kim iles \n mel stover \n howard lyons
1979
interlocutor Karl Fulves

Hypercard

on the idea of combining Hypercard with Moebius strip

another link \n old topological puzzle in which three parts must be linked, credit information on no-gaff linking cards \n karl fulves \n missing link \n karl fulves
1979
interlocutor Karl Fulves

Another Link

old topological puzzle in which three parts must be linked, credit information on no-gaff linking cards

windsor/mcathy applause card \n apparently three sides on card that is turned over to read different messages \n karrell fox \n tommy windsor
1979
another book Karrell Fox, Tommy Windsor

Windsor/McAthy Applause Card

apparently three sides on card that is turned over to read different messages

slade's braid \n comment on connection with slade's impossible braiding \n karl fulves \n "the church of the fourth dimension" (the unexpected hanging, martin gardner)
1983
trapdoor card Karl Fulves

Slade's Braid

comment on connection with Slade's impossible braiding

Related to

"The Church of the Fourth Dimension" (The Unexpected Hanging, Martin Gardner)

upside down \n chinese compass effect with the words "up" and "down", square plaque, several moves, see also p. 51 for additional ideas and remarks by martin gardner, dan garrett and sid lorraine, more ideas on p. 990 by lee fred \n steve beam \n based on bev bergeron's handling of milbourne christopher's "traffic sign" \n ups and downs \n john riggs \n downer \n steve beam \n sign of the times \n john swomley \n the trapdoor issue #1 \n steve beam \n the upside down card trick \n joe anderson
1983
the trapdoor — volume one Steve Beam

Upside Down

Chinese compass effect with the words "up" and "down", square plaque, several moves, see also p. 51 for additional ideas and remarks by Martin Gardner, Dan Garrett and Sid Lorraine, more ideas on p. 990 by Lee Fred

Related to

based on Bev Bergeron's handling of Milbourne Christopher's "Traffic Sign"

twist and link \n spectator holds end of paper construction which must be entangled in seemingly impossible way \n martin gardner \n puzzle in marin gardner's "scientific american" column
1983
trapdoor card Martin Gardner

Twist And Link

spectator holds end of paper construction which must be entangled in seemingly impossible way

Also published here

puzzle in Marin Gardner's "Scientific American" column

topological untrap \n topological linking and unlinking of one-piece rubber figure, solution to problem on p. 1 \n karl fulves
1983
trapdoor card Karl Fulves

Topological Untrap

topological linking and unlinking of one-piece rubber figure, solution to problem on p. 1

submarine card \n spectator holds card frame with center torn out, its orientation changes while spectator closes his eyes \n robert e. neale \n stepping thru a playing card \n karl fulves \n double talk \n karl fulves
1983
trapdoor card Robert E. Neale

Submarine Card

spectator holds card frame with center torn out, its orientation changes while spectator closes his eyes

the trapdoor \n spectator holds card with trapdoor with hole cut-out, it is entangled in seemingly impossible way while spectator closes eyes \n robert e. neale \n streamlined trapdoor \n robert e. neale \n belt buckle \n robert e. neale \n double buckle \n robert e. neale \n star gate \n terri rogers \n parallax \n david britland \n a better mousetrap \n michael weber
1983
trapdoor card Robert E. Neale

The Trapdoor

spectator holds card with trapdoor with hole cut-out, it is entangled in seemingly impossible way while spectator closes eyes

japanese checkers \n no. 1, paper folded and cut into squares, really the squares remain all connected at a corner for form a sort of chain, challenge to get all squares out of a bag with one grip \n shigeo takagi \n karl fulves
1985
self-working paper magic Shigeo Takagi, Karl Fulves

Japanese Checkers

No. 1, paper folded and cut into squares, really the squares remain all connected at a corner for form a sort of chain, challenge to get all squares out of a bag with one grip

inside out \n no. 65, topological origami tube \n robert e. neale \n insideout & stretchit \n robert e. neale
1985
self-working paper magic Robert E. Neale

stripes make you thinner \n no. 66, trick using the inside-out tube \n robert e. neale \n insideout & stretchit \n robert e. neale
1985
self-working paper magic Robert E. Neale

bill tube \n shape-changing tube from dollar bill, square shape to rectangular shape \n robert e. neale \n insideout & stretchit \n robert e. neale \n stretch a bill \n robert e. neale
1985
s-c — contemporary money magic Robert E. Neale

Bill Tube

shape-changing tube from dollar bill, square shape to rectangular shape

stretchit \n no. 67, trick using the inside-out tube \n robert e. neale \n insideout & stretchit \n robert e. neale
1985
self-working paper magic Robert E. Neale

gordon bruce on parallax \n coin vanishes and returns in trapdoor of card \n gordon bruce \n parallax \n david britland
1987
the new talon Gordon Bruce

eric mason on parallax \n name of thought of card appears on paper combined with parallax \n eric mason \n parallax \n david britland
1987
the new talon Eric Mason

Eric Mason on Parallax

name of thought of card appears on paper combined with Parallax

appealing illusion \n picture in magazine, apparently peel the top layer and see under the picture (car and engine, woman and underwear), removing the torn paper part and everything is normal again \n michael weber
1991
life savers Michael Weber

Appealing Illusion

picture in magazine, apparently peel the top layer and see under the picture (car and engine, woman and underwear), removing the torn paper part and everything is normal again

paper race \n four papers sticking out underneath cover, whoever choses the paper that is on top of the other's choice when cover is removed wins \n karl fulves
1991
swindle & cheat Karl Fulves

Paper Race

four papers sticking out underneath cover, whoever choses the paper that is on top of the other's choice when cover is removed wins

a better mousetrap \n three phases, based on robert e. neale's "the trapdoor card" \n michael weber \n the trapdoor \n robert e. neale \n parallax \n david britland
1991
life savers Michael Weber

A Better Mousetrap

three phases, based on Robert E. Neale's "The Trapdoor Card"

trisecting the paper \n no. 15, tearing a paper into three pieces with one tear, spectator has to close eyes \n karl fulves \n 3 easy pieces \n karl fulves
1995
easy magic Karl Fulves

Trisecting the Paper

No. 15, tearing a paper into three pieces with one tear, spectator has to close eyes

turnabout \n arrows on squares turn so they always end up pointing in the same direction \n paul curry \n compas-sion \n hans e. trixer
2001
paul curry's worlds beyond Paul Curry

Turnabout

arrows on squares turn so they always end up pointing in the same direction

the card \n presenting the hyper card \n robert e. neale \n hyper card \n karl fulves \n kim iles \n mel stover \n howard lyons \n moves \n robert e. neale \n hyperflexagon \n robert e. neale \n hoaxcard \n robert e. neale
2008
this is not a book Robert E. Neale

moves \n new moves that can be done with the hyper card to make the presentations more fooling and interesting \n robert e. neale \n the card \n robert e. neale
2008
this is not a book Robert E. Neale

Moves

New moves that can be done with the Hyper Card to make the presentations more fooling and interesting

hyperflexagon \n from a hyper card to a a flexagon, uses business cards \n robert e. neale \n the card \n robert e. neale
2008
this is not a book Robert E. Neale

Hyperflexagon

From a Hyper Card to a a flexagon, uses business cards

to the other side of no \n similar effect to trapdoor card, but the paper is cut in a circle with a bar through it (standard stop sign), paper is turned inside out despite holding on to it \n robert e. neale
2008
this is not a book Robert E. Neale

To the Other Side of No

Similar effect to Trapdoor Card, but the paper is cut in a circle with a bar through it (standard STOP sign), paper is turned inside out despite holding on to it

boros the boastful boa \n story about snakes twisting themselves using a strip of rubber, twists vanish and appear on the strip of rubber \n robert e. neale
2008
this is not a book Robert E. Neale

Boros the Boastful Boa

Story about snakes twisting themselves using a strip of rubber, twists vanish and appear on the strip of rubber

fold, cut and fail \n pre-folded paper square with sixteen digits in two colors, folded and cut, all digits of one color except chosen one is in one pile \n robert e. neale \n fold, cut, and fail \n robert e. neale
2008
this is not a book Robert E. Neale

Fold, Cut and Fail

Pre-folded paper square with sixteen digits in two colors, folded and cut, all digits of one color except chosen one is in one pile

flexagons - part one \n longer article, credit information
- flexagon history (early himber)
- terms & conditions (the parameters)
- flexagon described (the double hinge) \n karl fulves
2009
xtra credit Karl Fulves

x-ray card case \n accordion/flexagon fold with card case, two cards underneath paper straps/grid, they transpose \n karl fulves
2009
xtra credit Karl Fulves

X-Ray Card Case

accordion/flexagon fold with card case, two cards underneath paper straps/grid, they transpose

the hole thing \n "unexplained"
envelope with hole, paper card without, condition reverses, also as card revelation, posed as a problem \n karl fulves
2009
prolix Karl Fulves

The Hole Thing

"Unexplained"
envelope with hole, paper card without, condition reverses, also as card revelation, posed as a problem

trisection \n trisecting a paper square by folding (three equal parts), bet
- the folding process \n karl fulves \n back story \n karl fulves
2009
prolix Karl Fulves

Trisection

trisecting a paper square by folding (three equal parts), bet

flex escape \n "unsolved - magic & flexagons" [1]
strip of paper in flexagon behaves in certain way, "i consider this the fundamental unsolved problem connected to flexagons", posed as a problem \n karl fulves
2010
xtra credit Karl Fulves

Flex Escape

"Unsolved - magic & flexagons" [1]
strip of paper in flexagon behaves in certain way, "I consider this the fundamental unsolved problem connected to flexagons", posed as a problem

cherchez again \n sailor in flexagon, lady picture is hard to find by folding \n unknown \n "cherchez la femme" (martin gardner)
2010
xtra credit
Unknown

Cherchez Again

sailor in flexagon, lady picture is hard to find by folding

the magic book \n "cherchez la femme", flexagon construction, one part of the paper hard to locate by folding
- flexing the device \n unknown \n willane's wizardry (1947)
2010
xtra credit
Unknown

The Magic Book

"Cherchez la Femme", flexagon construction, one part of the paper hard to locate by folding

pass thru \n "unsolved - magic & flexagons" [3]
passing objects to different sections of a flexagon, posed as a problem \n karl fulves
2010
xtra credit Karl Fulves

Pass Thru

"Unsolved - magic & flexagons" [3]
passing objects to different sections of a flexagon, posed as a problem

coffee break \n exploiting jastrow/"boomerang" optical illusion with cardboard sleeves of coffee paper cups
- identity theft (two cardboard sleeves with names on them transpose)
- sizeable (cardboard sleeve grows) \n david acer \n "caffeine overdose" (david acer, genii, oct. 2005)
2011
more power to you David Acer

Coffee Break

exploiting Jastrow/"boomerang" optical illusion with cardboard sleeves of coffee paper cups

Identity Theft (two cardboard sleeves with names on them transpose)

3 easy pieces \n "unexplained"
tearing a paper into three pieces with one tear, posed as a problem \n karl fulves \n catchbets \n karl fulves \n trisecting the paper \n karl fulves
2012
prolix Karl Fulves

3 Easy Pieces

"Unexplained"
tearing a paper into three pieces with one tear, posed as a problem

paper caper \n "unexplained"
bet in which spectator cannot guess how many separated pieces there are after a folded paper piece has been torn, posed as a problem \n karl fulves \n visualization test \n j. c. coy
2012
prolix Karl Fulves

Paper Caper

"Unexplained"
bet in which spectator cannot guess how many separated pieces there are after a folded paper piece has been torn, posed as a problem

precocious paper chain \n a. introduction
b. preview to precocious
c. the möbius strip
d. the precocious möbius strip
e. gene's presentation \n gene anderson \n tadashi tokieda
2016
gene anderson — the book Gene Anderson, Tadashi Tokieda

Precocious Paper Chain

A. Introduction
B. Preview to precocious
C. The Möbius strip
D. The precocious Möbius strip
E. Gene's presentation

fischerlatein \n fish on cardboard change size with scale, magic trick based on jastrow optical illusion, medal on chain vanishes \n christian scherer \n sveroni \n toru suzuki's "sakkaku scale" in richard kaufman's "tenyoism - volume two", p. 843. \n abenteuer auf dem fischmarkt \n punx
2019
fischerlatein 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.