Written by Harlan Tarbell

1948/27
Work of Various

417 pages (Hardcover), published by D. Robbins & Co., Inc.
Illustrated with drawings by Harlan Tarbell.
Language: English

(144 entries)

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Harrison Knife Through Coat six methods 13
Frank Kelly "I Dood It" napkin, with sucker explanation 22
Unknown Hindu Yarn Mystery 27
Silent Mora Traveling Marbles four different colored marbles travel from hat to hat 30
Arthur H. Buckley Milk and Silk Transposition two glasses, one with milk, one with silk transpose 35
Edwin Tabor "Fourth Dimension" Silks two silks are tied together in center and come apartAlso published here 37
Gene Tarbell "Pull-Apart" Silks 40
Unknown "Penetra" Silk glass with silk is placed onto glass box, penetrates from glass to box 43
J. Elder Blackledge Card and Cigarette Change card to cigarette, cigarette index and torn corner 47
Martin Gardner "Pop Up" Cigarette cigarette through handkerchief 52
Martin Gardner Immovable Cigarette cigarette is gripped through handkerchief which can be moved with motionless cigarette, topological 53
Bob Ellis Thimble Production four thimbles 56
Ed Reno Ink to Water 57
Audley Walsh King of (Nite) Clubs rising card routine, as climax a puppet rises from deck with outstreched arms 60
Audley Dunham Vanishing Coins coins tossed in glass tumbler vanish 66
Audley Dunham Floating Ping-Pong Ball between hands, thread 67
Rufus Steele A Flower For You three signed cards reappear at end of ribbon tied to flower 69
Ed Reno Watch and Geranium borrowed watch reappears tied to roots of a potted geranium plant 72
Sid Lorraine, Bert Douglas Watch the Lemon lemon is supposed to travel into glas, only skin remains, lemonade in glassInspired by
  • "The 'Lemon Crush' Mystery" (Sid Lorraine, Linking Ring Vol. 2 No. 11, 1924)
Related toVariations
75
Unknown Popping Corn in a Hat popcorn production 78
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell's Quick Popper popcorn production, kind of waste basket 83
Martin Gardner Card Through the Handkerchief no palming, deck in case 84
Carmen D'Amico Toss Over Card card is thrown invisible between two reversed cards in the deck 86
Carmen D'Amico Pick-Up Vanish similar to Tent Vanish 88
Dr. Stanley Jaks Good Luck Card signed card folded to purseAlso published here 89
Richard Himber Name Cards strange spelling effect 91
Leon Maguire Newspaper Card Holder as a display for stand-up performances 93
Unknown A Novel Servante or Loader behind chair 96
Karrell Fox The Question Is... Related to 96
Tony Lopilato "Yeast" Pack cards kind of rise inside of handkerchief, using spring 97
Tony Lopilato Sympathetic Silks six silks 99
Tony Lopilato Snappy Knotting Silks magnet 102
Tony Lopilato The Quick-Knot Silks two loops of silk link 103
Gene Tarbell Rubber Band Off String rubber band penetrates string 104
Unknown Wand Through Hat 106
Seymour Davis Wand Through Handkerchief 108
Max Malini Max Malini's Egg Bag 110
Conus Conus' Aces aces under spectators hand, x-cards change to aces, indifferent cards unter spectator's hand 114
Unknown Simple Four-Ace Routine 115
Edward Marlo Simplex Aces palming eliminated from Simple Aces 117
Frederick Braue Braue Addition and Switch no credit 118
U. F. Grant Four-Ace Routine aces with twelve indifferent cards are mixed and dealt in four piles, aces in spectator's pile 119
Paul Rosini Ace Transposition aces on table change to indifferent cards, aces face up in packRelated to 121
Unknown Block-Upjog Addition no credit 122
Edward Marlo Face-Up Ace-embly aces distributed in pack, all together reversed in center 123
Joe Berg Magician Makes Good unusual presentation 126
Unknown Simple Strip-Out Addition Move 126
William Larsen Larsen's Aces four aces displayed as all spades 127
Milbourne Christopher Red and Black Aces using glide 129
Unknown Glide with four-card packet 130
"Chic" Schoke Hippity Hop Aces oldie where two doubles change place as they are held togetherVariations 131
Audley Walsh Ace Assembly bluff multiple shift, all cards go to same position 133
Russell T. Barnhart Four-Ace Opener slip cut 134
Unknown Tabled Slip Cut 134
Edward Marlo Four-Ace Opener packets are held face to face, aces appear thereRelated to 134
Edward Marlo General Ace Opener using crimp and Charlier Cut 136
Edward Marlo One-At-A-Time Aces 138
H. Adrian Smith Penetrative Aces newspaper/handkerchief penetration, matrix layout 141
Unknown The Conjurer's Four-Ace Mystery three double facers 146
Dai Vernon Message in the Flames center tear handlingRelated to 149
Dai Vernon Mental Prediction method to predict anything written up via center tear 152
Dai Vernon Magazine Test 154
Frank Kelly Magazine and Picture Test combination 159
C. A. George Newmann "Super-Divino" Sealed Letter Test numbers added, magician devines total 163
Harold Braunhut Thoughts Afire secret reading method for text written on postcard put in envelope 166
Harold Braunhut Ad-Venture an ad from newspaper is chose, content divined and written on slate 170
Unknown Double Envelopes - Regular Double Envelopse
- End-Sealed Double Envelope
- Two-Ends-Sealed Double Envelope
- Open-Edge Double Envelope
- Billet Collecting Double Envelope
- Century Two-Ends-Sealed Double Envelope
- Mental Effects with Double Envelopes
172
Unknown Reading the Number on a Borrowed Dollar Bill using double envelope 178
Unknown Reading Numbers on Borrowed Coins using double envelope 178
Unknown To Predict Three Selected Cards using double envelope 178
Unknown To Read Three Freely Chosen Cards using double envelope 178
Unknown The Lock and Keys using double envelope 178
Unknown Bank Night using double envelope 179
Joseph Dunninger The Impossible Prediction impromptu stooge, see "Challenges" for creditsAlso published here 179
Unknown The Royal Telephone Test stranger is phoned and calls out chosen card 181
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell's "Bank Night" using sepcial trey 183
Harlan Tarbell The Tarbell Slot Board utility trey to switch or add things 187
Louis Tannen The Psychic Number 7 using telephone code 188
Martin Sunshine "Stop Card" Mystery using three cards and a three-way force deck 190
Theodore Annemann Synthetic Sympathy 194
Theodore Annemann Alignment Move 196
Unknown Spirit Photography image of chosen card appears on photographic paper in envelope, two methods 197
Unknown The X-Ray Cards using cards with window 200
Unknown X-Ray Cards packet with cut-out index to peek card placed in packet 201
Harlan Tarbell Hat and Coat Productions general comments 203
Brunel White The Master Hat for productions of items 203
Harlan Tarbell Comedy Egg Production using Master Hat 206
Unknown "Master Hat" Production Routine 210
Harlan Tarbell Rabbit Productions 1- Rabbit Coat Pocket
2- Bat Wing Pocket
3- Rabbit Vest Pocket
Suggestions for Handling Rabbits
211
Unknown An Unexpected Rabbit Production from borrowed hat 214
Unknown Rapid Production of Rabbit from Hat 216
Unknown Easy Method for Rabbit from Hat Production 218
Harlan Tarbell General Hat Productions general comments 218
Unknown Silks and the Rabbit from hat 219
Unknown Rabbit Production from Paper Ribbon 219
Unknown Rabbit Production from Gentleman's Coat discussion and method 220
Unknown A Chicken Produced from Gentleman's Coat 223
Unknown Production of Bottle of Milk or Liquor from Gentleman's Hip Pocket 224
Unknown Changing Rabbit to Box of Candy 225
Unknown Sausages from Boy's Coat using spring sausages 229
Harlan Tarbell Mysterious Firecrackers differend colored firecrackers change places 231
Joseph J. Kolar Balloon and Silks silks vanish from bag an reappear in balloon that is burst 234
Unknown Ching-a-Ling Chinese Lantern Production chinese themed production prop and items 236
Unknown The Hindu Mango Tree Growth original (?) hindu method 240
Harlan Tarbell Hindu Plant Growth fake plant 244
Unknown Comedy Flower Growth no real effect, fake flowers 249
Harlan Tarbell Orange and Die die and orange change places, prop magic 251
Unknown Chink-a-Chink using chinese weights with shell 254
Unknown The Chinese Treasure Chest 257
Unknown The Chinese "Flash" Pigeon Frame 260
Unknown Chinese Tape Release From Leg 263
Unknown Simplex Coat and Tape Release grandmother's necklace - principle 265
Unknown Japanese Multiple Tape Tie penetrating several persons 269
Ching Ling Foo Master Tape Mystery tape really cut 271
Harlan Tarbell, Joseph J. Kolar A Later Variation Clippo, credit information 275
Ching Ling Foo Royal Tape Mystery 277
Unknown The Chinese Burning Tapes double restoration 280
Unknown Hindu Turban Mystery long cloth band 282
Unknown Chinese "Chefalo" Knot using cloth tape 285
Unknown Chinese Ring on the Tape wood ring on and off cloth tape 288
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Hindu Rope Mysteries discussion of rope connections 292
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Hindu Rope Mystery gaffed with connections, eight methods including Bombay, Calcutta, Dehli, and Inner Circle MethodsRelated to 297
Tony Lopilato Rope-Saver rope used to wrap a package 321
Tony Lopilato The Tony Lopilato Knot dissolving knotVariations 323
Charles Roltare The Double Knotter appearance of two knots 326
Tony Lopilato Ring on the Rope ring disappears in handkerchief, reappears on rope 328
Tony Lopilato "Book Mark" stretching rope with book 330
Harlan Tarbell Rings and Growing Rope wooden rings penetrate rope which grows 332
Tony Lopilato "Judge Lynch's Necktie Party" grandmother's necklace - principle, tie appears on rope 336
Eliaser Bamberg The Frogs, the Fish, and the Bowl of Water production of frogs and fish 341
David Leendert Bamberg Change-Over Clay Pipes five white pipes on one hand, five blue pipes on other hand, transposition 345
David Leendert Bamberg The Broken and Restored Clay Pipe 346
Tobias Bamberg The Boomerang Coins coins/metal discs are counted and number increases and diminishes, using tray 349
David Tobias Bamberg David Tobias Bamberg's Egg Bag large bag, fifteen eggs produced and a life hen 354
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Okito's Tea, Milk and Sugar Mystery paper transforms into tea, milk and sugar in cans and cups 364
David Bamberg Fu Manchu's Phantom Bag Escape escape from large bag 370
Unknown Production of a large Bowl of Water body load, chinese costume 375
Unknown Production of Stack of Four Bowls of Water stage 380
Unknown Chinese Production of the Four Bowls body loading, stage 385
Unknown Production of a Child using body loading and chinese costume 387
Unknown Modern Production of a Bowl of Water on a Table gaffed table 387
Unknown The Vanishing Bowl of Water using assistant 390
Unknown Chinese Production of Doves using bowl 392
Unknown The Egyptian Mummy mummy changes to person in cabinet 395