49 entries in Ring / Linking Rings / Routines
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Chinese Rings eight ring routine
1876 Modern Magic 401
Noll Marcellin Der magische Blumenkranz a linking ring changes into spring flower ring
Dec. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 12) 186
Unknown The Chinese Rings
Related to 1902 The Modern Conjurer 241
Jean Hugard For Parlor or Club Presentation full routine
1938 Greater Magic 804
Jean Hugard Stage Presentation full routine
1938 Greater Magic 810
Victor Farelli Mr Farelli's Variation Using Two Large Rings false count & routine
1938 Greater Magic 818
Edward Victor The Chinese Rings - Author’s original method of presentation eight-ring routine,
“Two advantages in the method here described are:
(1) That each ring is examined by the audience as the effect proceeds, before it is linked on to another.
(2) That the first half of the effect is performed without making use of the “key” ring, thus permitting the handing out of every ring for examination at a point half way through the trick.”
1940 ca. More Magic of the Hands — Part One 56
Al Baker The Linking Rings The Baker Opening Routine and Some Novel Moves
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 244
Jean Hugard, J. Marsters Linking Ring Climax
  • rings are dropped to the floor (Hugard)
  • bowl formed with rings and flowers appear inside
July 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 2) 6
Greer Marechal Jr. Linking Rings four rings, and handkerchief through ring
1945 My Best 254
Eugene Laurant Chinese Linking Rings full routine
Also published here 1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 287
Herman L. Weber Emergency Routine two single rings, two linked rings
Variations 1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 306
Lewis Ganson "The Chinese Linking Rings" eight rings
  • The Drop Count
  • Joining the Rings
  • I Can - You Can't
  • The Long Chain
  • All in One
  • Dropping the Rings
Also published here 1950 Routined Manipulation — Part One 110
Edward Marlo Three Ring Routine key, single and large ring
1951 Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes 12
Karrell Fox Especially for "Dell" linking rings with bangles
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 32
Richard Williams Two Priceless Gags as Dick Williams
  • The Chinese Linking Ring Gag (presentation with spectators)
  • Popularity Contest Gag
1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 4
Herman L. Weber Linking Rings complete routine with nine rings and various moves
  • Wrist Count
  • Drop Count
  • Audience Routine
  • Collecting
  • Adding the Key Again
  • The Solo Linking
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 25
Harold Thomas Thomas Tambo Rings Linking Rings with Tambo rings and newspaper
1968 Newspaper Magic 92
Horace E. Bennett Take Five linking ring routine, five rings
1968 Prize Winning Magic 35
Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon Three Rings For Dai Vernon
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 32
Fred Kaps Real Magic ring and silk penetration with key ring
Also published here 1972 Fred Kaps Lecture 5
Billy McComb The Five Rings of William brief
Also published here 1972 I Did It My Way 15
Billy McComb The Five Rings of William brief
Also published here 1972 McComb's Magic — 25 Years Wiser 171
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen Drei Ring Melodie three ring routine, can end clean, sixteen phases
Also published here
  • The Gen
Apr. 1974 Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 4) 78
Faucett Ross, Dai Vernon The Linking Rings Based on The Symphony of the Rings
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 142
Charles J. Maly The Chefalo Cross Form a cross with Linking Rings
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 146
Ken Krenzel 4-Ring Routine two single ring and one pair of linked rings
Inspired by 1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #5) 925
Patrick Page The Chinese Rings eight rings
1976 The Big Book of Magic 45
Rex Taylor Three Ring Routine three rings, 2.5 minutes
1977 Three Chinese Rings 9
Aldo Colombini Rings Supreme with three rings and a handkerchief
1978 Rings Supreme 7
John F. Mendoza The Ring Routine three rings
1978 The Book of John 128
Fred Kaps Real Magic ring and silk penetration with key ring
Also published here 1978 Fred Kaps Lecture 7
Slydini Slydini's Linking Rings
  • Requirements
  • Preparation
  • First Situation
  • The Other Situation
  • The Opening Phase
  • The First Link
  • The Second Link
  • An Unlinking
  • The Exchange
  • The Third Link
  • The Final Unlink
  • The Right Way
  • The Routine Continues
  • Unlinking the Rings
  • The Second to eleventh Figure
  • The Finale
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 83
Chris Capehart 3-Ring Routine
1981 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 13) 1
Stephen Tucker We '3' Rings linking rings meets Monkey Bar
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 3
Eugene Laurant Das Chinesische Ringspiel full routine
Also published here May 1984 Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 1) 15
Terry Seabrooke The Linking Rings comedy routine, ring links to jacket
1986 Seabrooke's Book 28
Fred Kaps Ring Through Silk with key ring
1986 It's So Simple 22
Shigeo Takagi New Era Linking Rings six rings
  • The First Link (A bluff link)
  • The Second Link (A bluff link and unlink)
  • The Third Link (A genuine link and unlink with the key ring)
  • The Fourth Link (Your two rings are exchanged with the spectator's which are then linked and unlinked)
  • The Fifth Link (A comedy link and unusual unlink)
  • The Sixth Link (The rings are linked and the spectator holding two linked rings is invited to stand beside you. You unlink your rings and, with your help, he unlinks his own rings)
  • The Seventh Link (The spectator is given two single rings. You hold the other two. You both link your rings together)
  • The Eighth Link (A chain of four rings is made)
  • The Ninth Link
  • The Tenth and Eleventh Links (The next two rings are joined with those already linked together)
  • The Climactic Long Chain
  • The Resolution
1990 The Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Takagi 106
Roger Klause The Chinese Quartet four rings, lead-in for Whit Haydn's routine, rhyming patter
1991 Roger Klause: In Concert 167
Mila Trnka Chinesische Quadrate using squares instead of rings
Also published here
  • Prager Zaubereien
Sep. 1992 Intermagic (Vol. 17 No. 2) 73
Mila Trnka Das Geheimnis der Fahrradschläuche linking rings with bicycle tubes
Also published here
  • Prager Zaubereien
Sep. 1992 Intermagic (Vol. 17 No. 2) 74
Lewis Ganson Die Chinesischen Ringe eight rings
  • Das Fall-Abzählen
  • Das Verketten der Ringe
  • Ich kann es - Sie nicht
  • Die lange Kette
  • Alle in einem
  • Das Fallenlassen der Ringe
  • Anmerkungen
Also published here 2000 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 4&5) 182
Roden Enlaces Simulados linking rings, with two and three normal rings, reel, with two and three rings
2003 La Magia Española del Siglo XX 134
Harry Riser The Riser Rings three-ring routine, locking key ring
  • Phase One
    • The Inspection
    • The First Link
    • Spinning the Rings
    • The Jack Miller Unlink
    • Passing One Ring Through the Center of the Other
    • Jack Miller's Ring Through Arm
  • Phase Two
    • The Riser Twirl Display
    • A Ring Jumps from Arm to Arm
    • The Patterns
    • Unlinking the Chain
  • Phase Three
    • The Second Chain
    • The Butterfly
    • Rink's Penetration
    • The Illogical Unlink
    • The Shamrock Returns
    • The Ring in the Air
  • Fourth Phase
    • Vernon's Bookleaf Link
    • The Shamrock Variation
    • The Chains
    • The Final Unlinking
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 176
Trevor Lewis Chinese Ring Routine
2009 Routines Matter 54
Patrick Page Those Blinking Rings linking rings gag
2011 Magic Page by Page 290
Arthur Dowler Dowler's Rings gag for linking rings, stooge
2011 Magic Page by Page 298
Hiroshi Sawa リンキング・リング・ファンタジー (The Linking Ring Fantasy) Linking Ring routine, five large stage rings, ends with appearing cane
2013 Magic of Dr. Sawa (澤浩の奇術) 115