62 entries in Needle
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Pins into a Small Glass already Full of Water non-magical science experiment
1902 The Modern Conjurer 294
Unknown Superior to the Spirit Level non-magical science experiment
1902 The Modern Conjurer 307
Unknown To Bore a Hole through a Pin with a Needle non-magical science experiment
1902 The Modern Conjurer 315
Carl Willmann Das Nadelschlucken
Nov. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 11) 170
Otto Werner Wie man sich eine Nadel durch den Kopf schlagen kann needle apparently pushed into forehead and removed from back of head
June 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 6) 94
Theodore Annemann The Supreme East Indian Needle Feat see page 99 for improvement by Annemann
Also published here 1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 2
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Needle Trick spectator examines mouth with flash light
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 58
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Needle Trick - Self-Contained Method
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 59
Clayton Rawson The Camel and the Needle's Eye apparently cigarette is pushed through eye of needle
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 46) 311
William Henderson Gene-Eye comedic climax
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 50) 351
Theodore Annemann No Pain fakir stunt combination:
  • burning cigarette on tongue
  • needle through arm (real)
  • eating pepper
  • putting hand in trap
Related to 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 59) 423
Joseph Ovette Impaled thumb covered with newspaper is pierced with needles
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 4) 2
Stewart James Pin Divination orientation of pin in closed container divined
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 75) 498
Eddie Joseph The Spirit Crochet selection is placed inside box with needle and thread, chosen symbol is found woven on the card
1940 ca. Original Tricks 10
Tom Sellers Through the Eye of a Needle needle threaded in dark while wrists held
1942 That's Good! 3
Dr. Stanley Jaks Wenn man gerade keine Karten bei sich hat! needle is hit on forehead and is reproduced behind head
May 1942 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 5) 3
Harry Houdini The Needle Mystery needle swallowing routine
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 103
Laurie Ireland Tip for Swallowing Needles / Razor Blades
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 12
Unknown Fakir werden ist nicht schwer fakir tricks, needle through cheek and throat, nail in nose "Human Blockhead"
1946 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 8 No. 2) 9
Harvey P. Graham Idea for Swallowing Needles with straw
Related to 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 121) 488
Harvey P. Graham Needle Trick Tip
Related to 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 149) 600
Stuart P. Cramer Parlour Yoga
  • pulse stopping
  • blood flow
  • hand turns white
  • pin smashed in table with palm
  • hand removed from skunk trap
Related to 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 178) 713
Theodore Annemann The Easy Indian Needle Feat
1952 Annemann's Buried Treasures 1
Tom Ransom No Bop Balloon needle through balloon
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 312) 51
Ali Bongo Ali Bongo's Addition magical needle threading combined with Hindu Thread
Also published here 1956 Unconventional Magic 58
Ali Bongo Ali Bongo's Zusatz zum "Gypsy-Thread" magical needle threading combined with Hindu Thread
Also published here 1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 6) 877
Theodore Annemann Der indische Nadeltrick see page 99 for improvement by Annemann
Also published here 1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 6) 885
Don Tanner The Invisible Seamstress needle threads itself on thread inside card box
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 52
Ralph Gironda A Stitch in Time small needle on black thread, big needle on white thread, change places after lights are out
Apr. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 32
Jack McMillen Unthreading Needles in Mouth
July 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 46
Henry Lannering Magnetized Needle needle clings to razor blade
July 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 46
Roger Klause Pin-E-Tration pin through skin of the finger and apparently painless into spectator's wrist
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 242
Roger Crosthwaite The Hindu Needles based on Hans Trixer's version in "Pentagram", needles threaded in hand instead of mouth
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 253
Billy McComb William does the Hindu Needle Trick
1972 McComb's Magic — 25 Years Wiser 167
Amedeo Vacca Close-up Needle Mystery threaded needle penetrates the thread
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 64
Gene Finnell Needle And Thread thread on needle, needle pierced through handkerchief while spectator holds thread ends, needle penetrates thread, and back on
Also published here Aug. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 775
Jerry Andrus Needle Thru Handerchief Handkerchief, long needle
1974 Special Magic 12
Unknown Bruno's Needle Trick needles are magically threaded
1975 Another Close-up Cavalcade 62
Harry Eng Pain Hand is slammed down onto pin that is stuck in business card
1977 SuperMagic 107
Tommy Wonder Through the Eye of the Needle more threads get in the eye of the needle than seemingly possible
Also published here 1977 Jos Bema — Lecture 10
John Greget Pinpoint pulse is stopped and pushpin jammed into palm of hand
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 223) 1112
Unknown Der Hindu Nadel Trick by some "William"
Also published here
  • Pentagram, Dec. 1954
Dec. 1979 Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 3&4) 141
Ali Bongo, David Nixon Ali Bongo's Experience
  • The Thread or Cotton
  • Shows for Children
  • The Needle Threading Addition
  • Jewelled Scabbard Gag
  • Humorous Gypsy Thread
  • Disposal of the Pieces
  • Breaking the Thread
  • Displaying the Pieces
  • David Nixon's Idea
  • The Bongo Gypsy Thread Suit
  • A Note on the Preparation
  • Chadwick's Mending Cotton versus Tacking Thread
  • Repeating Impromptu
  • Dany Ray
1980 The Hindu Thread Trick 15
Hans E. Trixer Der Nadel Trick
  • Der erste Nadeltrick
  • Der letzte Nadeltrick
Also published here
  • Pentagram, Oct. 1955
May 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 1) 27
Unknown Threading the Needle No. 10, blindfolded, threads needle many times
1983 101 Psychic Tests 4
Unknown Another Method No. 11, blindfolded, threads needle many times
1983 101 Psychic Tests 4
Gene Finnell Gene Finnell's Needle Trick thread on needle, needle pierced through handkerchief while spectator holds thread ends, needle penetrates thread
Also published here 1985 (ca.) Tricks of Conjuring 9
Karl Fulves Pin Up invisible pin hammered in table, posed as problem
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 50) 229
Jim Steinmeyer Needles magnet on wine bottle
1991 Device and Illusion 116
David Harkey Eye of the Needle needle is magically threaded under a handkerchief cover
1991 Simply Harkey 82
Sid Fleischman, David Avadon The Fleischman-Avadon No-Switch Needle Swallowing Trick
Related to
  • Genii Review by David Avadon for clarification
1993 The Charlatan's Handbook 225
Joe Rindfleisch Needled #1 long needle pushed through neck, impromptu
1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 54) 1007
Joe Rindfleisch Needled #2 long needle pushed through neck, impromptu
1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 54) 1007
Tommy Wonder Through the Eye of the Needle more threads get in the eye of the needle than seemingly possible
Also published here 1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 2 72
Harry Eng Pain business card on table, pin/needle is stuck through card into table, hand is slammed straight down on pin and penetrates hand
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Super Magic) 135
Ingo Der Nähnadel-Trick
  • ...dazu eine Kurzgeschichte
1996 Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 2) 73
Barrie Richardson Sew What! needles are threaded in fist without looking
Also published here
  • The Linking Ring, Feb. 1997
1999 Theater of the Mind 190
Andrew Mayne Thumbtack pushing thumbtack in thumb
2003 Mayhem 18
Rick Bronson Needle Through What?!? needle through balloon supposed to be done blindfolded, when balloon is take with other hand, it is seen that the needle goes through the arm
Also published here
  • Genii, July 1991
2005 Seven By Rick Bronson 24
Jorge "The Jack" Garcia The Needle in the Balloon as an opener, thoughts on starting a program
2015 7 Mysteries of Mentalism 32
Wayne Houchin A Single Needle Needle swallowing, swallow one needle, and then later threaded onto thread placed in mouth, thread is in full view the whole time, held by spectator
2019 Houchin: A Single Needle & Helium 3
Ben Hart Written in Your Blood needle through arm, blood drops onto cloth, it is used to divine a word chosen from a book
2020 The Darkest Corners 260