Written by Professor Hoffmann

1876
Work of Professor Hoffmann

511 pages (Hardcover), published by unknown publisher

Language: English

(348 entries)

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Professor Hoffmann Introduction some rules for conjuring 1
Professor Hoffmann The Magic Wand 4
Professor Hoffmann The Magician's Table 5
Professor Hoffmann The Magician's Dress - Profondes
- Pochettes
- "Loading" Pockets
8
Professor Hoffmann General Principles of Sleight-of-Hand applicable to Card Tricks 11
Unknown To Make the Pass - First Method very backbone of card-conjuring, the 12
Unknown Classic Pass Half Pass 14
Professor Hoffmann Managing the Pass misdirection and gaze 14
Unknown To Make the Pass - Second Method 15
Unknown Classic Pass False Cut as top half is taken, or as top half is replaced 16
Unknown To Make the Pass - Third Method 17
Unknown To Make the Pass - Fourth Method one-handed version of Third Method 18
Unknown To Make the Pass - Fifth Method flourishy 18
Unknown To Make the Pass - Sixth Method 19
Unknown To Make the Pass - Seventh Method 20
Unknown To "Force" a Card 21
Unknown Forcing Pack one way or three way 23
Unknown To make a "False Shuffle" - First Method small top stock 23
Unknown To make a "False Shuffle" - Second Method slip shuffle 23
Unknown To make a "False Shuffle" - Third Method back forth with Optical Shuffle principle 24
Unknown To make a "False Shuffle" - Fourth Method fans pushed into each other and stripped out again (Zarrowesque concept) 25
Unknown To make a "False Shuffle" - Fifth Method multiple packets 26
Unknown To make a "False Shuffle" - Sixth Method multiple packets, real cut 26
Unknown To "Palm" a Card 27
Unknown Palm Glimpse glimpsing palmed card 27
Unknown Palm Replacement 27
Unknown To "Ruffle" the Cards one-handed or two-handed 27
Unknown To "Change" a Card - First Method bottom change 28
Unknown To "Change" a Card - Second Method bold, bottom card shown, top side-jogged card quickly removed instead 29
Unknown To "Change" a Card - Third Method top change 30
Unknown To "Change" a Card - Fourth Method "With one hand only." 31
Prof. Robert Hellis To "Change" a Card - Fifth Method "To change a card without the aid of the Pack"
in context of effect in which wrong card changes into selection
32
Prof. Robert Hellis To "Change" a Card - Sixth Method To change severals cards at once. 33
Unknown To Get Sight of a Drawn Card - First Method (center)
- Second Method (bottom)
34
Unknown To "Slip" a Card 35
Unknown To Draw Back a Card Glisser la carte 36
Unknown To "Turn Over" the Pack 37
Unknown To Spring the Cards from one Hand to the Other 37
Unknown To Throw a Card 38
Unknown The Bridge 39
Professor Hoffmann The Value of Personal Instruction 40
Unknown Simple Modes of Discovering a given Card - First Method top cards openly pushed back one by one until spectator stops, bottom card force card 42
Unknown Second Method 21 card trick, also with general numberVariations 43
Unknown Third Method spectators remember cards and their positions 44
Unknown Various Modes of Disclosing a Discovered Card - First Method deck hit out of spectator's hand, "staring him in the face" 44
Unknown Second Method single card friction toss 45
Unknown Third Method air-pressure turnover 45
Unknown Fourth Method equivoque procedure 45
Unknown To make a Card vanish from the Pack, and be found in a Person's Pocket stuck to back of hand 46
Unknown To place the Four Kings in different parts of the Pack, and to bring them together by a Simple Cut 47
Unknown Hidden Block Packet Switch 48
Unknown The Four Kings being placed under the Hand of one Person, and the Four Sevens under the Hand of Another, to make them Change Places at Command 48
Unknown Eights as Sevens 49
Unknown Four Packets of Cards having been Formed face downwards on the Table, to discover the Total Value of the Undermost Cards Related to 49
Unknown Throw Packet to Count its Cards 50
Unknown To Name all the Cards in the Pack in Succession full stack, Eight Kings explained 50
Unknown The Cards being Cut, to tell whether the Number Cut is Odd or Even 51
Unknown The Whist Trick. To deal yourself all the Trumps all four hands contain all cards of a suit 51
Unknown To allow a Person to think of a Card, and to make that Card appear at such Number in the Pack as Another Person shall Name card and its position remembered, bluff counting started with that number, with variationRelated to 52
Unknown The Cards Revealed by the Looking-Glass joke 53
Unknown To Guess Four Cards thought of by Different Persons Related toVariations 53
Unknown The Pairs Re-paired 54
Unknown The Magic Triplets variation with 24 cards and triplets instead of twenty and pairs 55
Unknown Another Mode of Discovering a Card Thought of twenty-five cards, different dealing pattern 55
Unknown To Guess, by the aid of a Passage of Poetry or Prose, such one of Sixteen Cards as, in the Performer's Absence, has been Touched or Selected by the Company verbal code 56
Unknown To Detect, without Confederacy, which of Four Cards has been Turned Round in your Absence one-way margins 57
Unknown To Arrange Twelve Cards is Rows, in such a manner that they will Count Four in every Direction puzzle 58
Unknown To Place the Aces and Court Cards in Four Rows, in such a manner that neither Horizontally nor Perpendicularly shall there be in either Row two Cards alike either in Suit or Value puzzle 58
Unknown The Congress of Court Cards with the twelve court cardsRelated to 59
Unknown The Long Card 60
Unknown Biseauté or Tapering Cards 60
Unknown A Card having been Chosen and Returned, and the Pack shuffled, to Produce the Chosen Card instantly in various ways long card or stripper deck, see following tricks 62
Unknown To Pick out the Card,the Pack being placed in a Person's Pocket stripper or with palm 62
Unknown To Cut at the Chosen Card stripper, long card, or ungaffed after spectator shuffle (palm) 62
Unknown To Let all the Cards fall, save the One Chosen long card or stripper deck 62
Unknown Classic Pass False Cut 63
Unknown To Fling the Pack in the Air, and Catch the Chosen Card 63
Unknown To Change a Card drawn haphazard to the Chosen Card long card or stripper 63
Unknown To Divide the Pack into several Packets on the Table, allowing the Company to stop you at any Moment, and to cause the Top Card of the Heap last made to Change into the Chosen Card wide card as key card 65
Unknown Shuffling Deck with Key Card 65
Unknown Dribble Force Precursor using wide card 65
Unknown To teach the Company a Trick which they Learn without Difficulty, then to allow them to Succeed or to cause them to Fail at your Pleasure deck dealt in four piles and suits separated, taught to audience and the fail or succeedRelated to 66
Unknown To Distinguish the Court Cards by Touch preparing by "bending" edges slightly upwards with knife 69
Professor Hoffmann Concealing the Cause 69
Unknown To name any Number of Cards in succession without Seeing them cards named one by one with deck behind backs, two methods 70
Unknown To make Four Cards change from Eights to Twos, from Black to Red, etc. divided cards 71
Unknown Turning Cards End for End small packet 73
Unknown A Card having been Drawn and Returned, and the Pack shuffled, to make it Appear at such Number as the Company Choose two methods (Glide and Re-Deal) 73
Unknown Several Persons having each Drawn and Returned a Card, to make each Card appear at such Number in the Pack as the Drawer chooses 75
Unknown The "Three Card" Trick with bent corner 76
Unknown To Nail a Chosen Card to the Wall 77
Unknown The Inseparable Sevens Eights as Sevens, robbers 77
Unknown The Inseparable Aces three x-cards behind, robbers 79
Unknown Push-off Count 80
Unknown Holding Two Breaks 80
Unknown Having placed the Four Aces in different positions in the Pack, to make the two Black change places with the two Red ones, and finally to bring all Four together in the middle of the Pack 80
Unknown A Card having been thought of, to make such Card Vanish from the Pack, and be Discovered wherever the Performer pleases 27 cards, card palmed out and multiple endings suggested (pocket, transformation, on chair, ...) 83
Unknown To cause a Number of Cards to Multiply invisibly in a Person's keeping cut-off packet weighed, then it multiplies 84
Unknown Cutting Force spectator cuts to a break while performer holds deck 84
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Pack being divided into Two Portions, placed in the keeping of two different Persons, to make Three Cards Pass invisible from the One to the Other beginning with sealed deck 86
Unknown To allow several Persons each to draw a Card, and the Pack having been Shuffled, to make another Card drawn haphazard Change successively into each of those first chosen 87
Professor Hoffmann Tips on the Classic Force 89
Unknown To make Four Aces change to Four Kings, and Four Kings to Four Aces four double facers, using hat 90
Professor Hoffmann Making Double Facers 90
Unknown Having made Four Packets of Cards with an Ace at the bottom of each, to bring all Four Aces into whichever Packet the Company may choose faced deck and alternative method 91
Conus To Change the Four Aces, held tightly by a Person into Four Indifferent Cards Conus Aces 93
Unknown The Shower of Aces deck changes into all aces 97
Unknown Several Persons having each drawn Two Cards, which have been Returned and Shuffled, to make each Couple Appear in Succession, one at the top and the other at the bottom of the Pack "The Ladies' Looking-glass", favorite of Comte 99
Unknown Friction Toss 100
Unknown To make Two Cards, each firmly held by a different Person, change places duplicate 101
Unknown To Change Four Cards, drawn haphazard, and placed on the table, into Cards of the same Value as a Single Card subsequently chosen by one of the Spectators optional forcing pack 102
Unknown Two Heaps of Cards, unequal in Number, being placed upon the Table, to predict beforehand which of the two the Company will choose ambiguous prediction, two handlings (number of cards or values in pile & odd/even pile with palming) 103
Unknown A Row of Cards being placed Face Downards on the Table, to indicate, by turning up one of them, how many of such Cards have during your absence been transferred from one end of the Row to the other Variations 104
Unknown Several Cards having been freely chosen by the Company, Returned and Shuffled, and the Pack placed in a Person's Pocket, to make such Person draw out one by one the chosen Cards spectator extracts (top) card from his pocket, favorite of Herrmann 106
Unknown The Cards having been freely shuffled, and cut into three or four heaps, to name the top card of each heap 108
Unknown To allow a Person secretly to think of a Card, and dividing the Pack into three heaps, to cause the Card thought of to appear in whichever heap the Company may choose 108
Unknown Single Card Cull 109
Unknown To allow a Person secretly to think of a Card, and, even before such Card is named, to select it from the Pack, and place it singly upon the Table 1 in 52 or switch 110
Unknown Table Edge Drag Switch into servante (lap) 110
Unknown A Card having been Secretly Thought of by one of the Audience, to place two Indifferent Cards upon the table, and to Change such one of them as the Audience may select into the Card thought of using psychological force 111
Unknown Psychological Force picture card amongst number cards 112
Unknown A Card having been Drawn and Returned, and the Pack shuffled, to divide the Pack into several Heaps on the Table, and to cause the Drawn Card to appear in such heap as the Company may choose 114
Unknown To change a drawn Card into the Portraits of several of the Company succession 115
Unknown A Card having been drawn and returned, and the Pack shuffled, to place on the Table six Rows of six Cards each, and to discover the chosen Card by a throw of the Dice 116
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 117
Professor Hoffmann Mode of Preparing specially adhesive Wax for Conjuring Purposes 118
Unknown The Whist Trick. Improved Method. "To deal yourself all the Trumps, the three other Players holding the usual mixed Hands" 119
Unknown Pochette-Profonde Switch 119
Unknown The Magic Sword "A Card being drawn and replaced, and the Pack flung in the Air, to catch the chosen Card on the point of the Sword"Related to 121
Unknown Three Cards Repeating Forcing Pack 125
Unknown The Rising Cards (La Houlette) "Several Cards having been drawn, returned, and Shuffled, to make them rise spontaneously from the Pack"
some variations in apparatus explained
125
Unknown Ungimmicked Rising Cards 129
Unknown The Jumping Cards "Two or three Cards having been drawn, returned, and shuffled, to make them jump out of the Pack"
using prop box
130
Unknown To make a Card stand upright by itself on the Table tin slip 132
Unknown Changing Card-boxes, and Tricks performed with them 134
Unknown Two Card Transposition using two mechanical card boxes 136
Unknown Restoration in Card Box prop 136
Unknown Card Box Force using prop for switch 136
Unknown The Mechanical Card-box 137
Unknown The "Card and Bird" Box 138
Unknown The Card Tripod switching device 139
Unknown The "Torn Card" card restored except corner, which then visibly reappears, different versions of the mechanical card explained 139
Unknown Mechanical Changing Cards three different ones 142
Unknown Visible Change of Rising Card mechanical card 143
Unknown Classic Palming of Coins 146
Unknown Pass 1 right hand classic palm, fake transfer to left (described with coin but for all small objects) 147
Friedrich Wilhelm Frikell Pass 2 featuring thumb grip 149
Friedrich Wilhelm Frikell Frikell Thumb Palm 149
Unknown Pass 3 fake pick-up 150
Unknown Pass 4 (Le Tourniquet) "French Drop" 150
Unknown Pass 5 (La Pincette) French Drop from natural grip 151
Unknown Pass 6 multiple coins with sound 151
Unknown Pass 7 (La Coulée) for large coin, featuring front palm clip 152
Unknown Front Palm Clip 152
Unknown Pass 8 with wand in same hand 153
Unknown Mentioning Palm Positions brief, "coin by its edges between tow of the fingers, or between the thumb and the side of the hand" & finger palm 153
Professor Hoffmann Managing the False Transfer gaze and angles 154
Professor Hoffmann The "Click" and Delaying the Effect 155
Unknown Changes Change 1 - Change 5 157
Unknown A Florin being spun upon the Table, to tell blindfold whether it falls head or tail upwards coin gaffed 159
Unknown Odd or Even, or the Mysterious Addition rather transparent math trick in which performer apparently knows whether the amount of coins selected is odd or even 160
Unknown To change a Florin into a Penny, back again, and then to pass the same invisibly into the pocket of the owner first transformation in hand of spectator, coin marked 161
Unknown To make a marked Florin and Penny, wrapped in separate Handkerchiefs, change places at command including variation with spectator's and performer's hands instead of handkerchiefs 163
Unknown To make two marked Coins, wrapped in separated Handkerchiefs, come together in one of them (expansion of texture configuration) 164
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Wrapping Coin in Handkerchief fake wrapping, two methods 166
Unknown To Pull Four Florins or Half-crowns through a Handkerchief with assistance of spectator, presented as vanish and reappearance from spectator's clothes 168
Unknown Producing Clink with Wand when tapping on clothing, two methods (gimmicked wand and ungaffed) 170
Unknown To pass a Marked Florin (or Half-crown) into the Centre of two Oranges in Succession Variations 170
Unknown Right-Left Equivoque 171
Unknown The Flying Money To make a Coin pass invisibly from the one hand to the other, and finally through the Table, using penny stuck with wax under the table 172
Unknown To rub One Sixpence into Three two coins start secretly stuck to underside of table 175
Unknown The Multiplication of Money coins are borrowed and multiplied, with or without coin tray 176
Unknown Coin Tray money plate 177
Unknown To make a Marked Sixpence vanish from a Handkerchief, and be found in the Centre of an Apple or Orange previously examined coin stuck to knife 178
Unknown The Travelling Counters twelve coins, travel around, at one point they are stuck together to a solid block 180
Unknown The Wandering Sixpence coin traveling from underneath one card to another, two sticky coins 181
Unknown The "Heads and Tails" Trick coins turn over in a stack of coins, double-faced coin 182
Unknown Inertia Sleeving Related to 183
Unknown The Magic Cover and Vanishing Halfpence hollow coin stack 184
Unknown The Animated Coin, which answers Questions, etc. coin jumps around in glass, threaded coin or gimmicked glass, as question-answering coin 185
Unknown Dice Box dice glued in box in secret compartment as force 187
Unknown The Vanishing Halfpenny Box "To make a Halfpenny vanish from the Box and again return to it", little round box, coin with inside of box on one side 187
Unknown The Rattle Box "To make a Coin vanish from the Box, through still heard to rattle within" 189
Unknown The Pepper-box for vanishing money 190
Unknown The Brass Money-box for vanishing a coin 191
Unknown The Brass Box for Money, known as the "Plug-box" to vanish, reproduce or exchange coins 192
Unknown The Handkerchief for Vanishing Money coin sewn in corner 194
Unknown The Demon Handkerchief (Le Mouchoir du Diable) 195
Unknown The Davenport Cabinet things put inside vanish 195
Unknown The Nest of Boxes 197
Unknown The Ball of Berlin Wool 198
Unknown The Glass Goblet and Cover coins appear audibly in glass goblet 199
Unknown The Glass without Cover, for Money coins appear audibly in glass goblet 200
Unknown The Miraculous Casket coins vanish one at a time from mechanical box 202
Unknown The Half-crown (or Florin) Wand 203
Unknown The Shower of Money 205
Unknown Money-Slide holder to steal coins one by one 207
Unknown The Vanishing Plate, or Salver coins vanish when picket up from plate 208
Unknown The "Changing" Plate 210
Frank Hiam The Tray of Proteus by Hiam & Lane, for switching, vanishing, producing 211
Unknown To indicate on the Dial of a Watch the Hour secretly thought of by any of the Company arithmetical procedure 213
Unknown To Bend a Borrowed Watch Backwards and Forwards optical illusion 214
Unknown The Watch-mortar and the Magic Pistol parts of crushed watch are placed in handkerchief and shot from pistol to loaf of bread, restoration 215
Unknown The Snuff-box Vase to change, vanish or produce small objects 217
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Unknown The Watch Box for vanishing a watchRelated to 219
Unknown The Watch Target pistol shot on target, where watch appears mechanicallyVariations 220
Unknown The Mesmerised Watch To Make any Watch a Repeater, watch answers question with bell sound, featuring sound gimmickRelated to 222
Unknown The Flying Ring borrowed ring vanishes from paper, using duplicate on elastic string 225
Unknown Ring Pull duplicate finger ring on elastic in sleeve 225
Unknown To Pass a Ring from the one Hand to either Finger of the other Hand substitute ring on pull, temporary hook servante behind leg 227
Unknown To Pass a Ring through a Pocket-handkerchief using wire gimmick 228
Unknown To Pass a Ring through the Table glass, hat and handkerchief with ring sewn inside 228
Professor Hoffmann Lighting and Background for Thread Work 229
Unknown To Pass a Ring invisibly upon the Middle of a Wooden Wand, the Ends being held by two of the Spectators 230
Unknown The Magic Ball and Rings three rings vanish from box, reappear inside special ball on special stickRelated to 231
Unknown To Pass a Borrowed Ring into an Egg 233
Unknown The Magic Rose ring travels into mechanical rose 234
Professor Hoffmann Tricks with Handkerchief 236
Unknown The Handkerchief that cannot be Tied in a Knot 237
Unknown The Handkerchief that will not Burn passed through flame without harm 237
Unknown The Vanishing Knots 238
Unknown To Exchange a borrowed Handkerchief for a Substitute methods using coat 240
Unknown The Locked and Corded Box "Washerwoman's Bottle" to steal handkerchief stuffed in opaque bottle, reappears in box or nest of boxes or elsewhere 241
Unknown The Reversible Canister bottle with two compartments to switch handkerchief or something else 245
Unknown The Burning Globe brass globe for switching 246
Unknown The Transformed Handkerchief "one of Herrmann's favourite tricks", borrowed handkerchief transforms into pieces, reappears in produced lemon, burned and restored once moreRelated to 246
Professor Hoffmann Loading a Lemon 248
Unknown The Handkerchief cut up, burnt, and finally found in a Candle with assistant 249
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Unknown The Shower of Sweets sweets appear on plate from loading bag with handkerchief, another loading bag from Robert-HoudinRelated to 251
Unknown Sweets from Wand gaffed wand to produced sweets 253
Unknown The Feathers from an Empty Handkerchief fifteen to twenty plumes from handkerchief, body load 254
Unknown The Flying Plume feather plume from tube to shawl 256
Unknown The Magic Laundry borrowed handkerchiefs are "washed" in water tub and magically dried 258
Colonel Stodare The Egg and the Handkerchief Related to 260
Unknown The Hand Box, for Vanishing a Handkerchief secret container attached to handRelated to 263
Unknown To arrange a Row of Dominoes face downwards on the Table, and on returning to the Room to turn up a Domino whose points shall indicate how many have been moved in your absence "Row of Ten Cards" with dominoes 265
Unknown To allow any Person in your absence to arrange the Dominoes in a Row, face downwards, and on your return to name blindfold, or without entering the Room, the end numbers of the Row 267
Unknown To Change, invisibly, the Numbers show on either Face of a Pair of Dice Related to 268
Unknown To Name, without seeing them, the Points of a Pair of Dice arithmetical 269
Professor Hoffmann The Cups and Balls introduction 271
Unknown 1. To Palm the Ball three methods 273
Unknown 2. To Reproduce the Palmed Ball at the End of the Fingers 274
Unknown 3. To Secretly Introduce the Palmed Ball under the Cup 275
Unknown 4. To Simulate the Action of Placing a Ball under a Cup 276
Unknown To Reproduce a Ball from the Wand 276
Unknown To Return a Ball into the Wand 277
Unknown To Pass one Cup through another 277
Professor Hoffmann General Comments on structure and presentation 278
Unknown Cups and Balls Routine Pass I. Having Placed a Ball under each Cup, to draw it out again without Lifting the Cup
Pass II. To make a Ball Travel invisibly from Cup to Cup
Pass III. Having placed a Ball under each of the end Cups, to make them pass successively under the Middle Cup
Pass IV. Having placed two Balls under the Middle Cup, to make them pass under the two Outer Ones
Pass V. To pass three Balls in succession under One Cup
Pass VI. To place three Balls one after the other upon the top of one of the Cups, and to make them fall through the Cup on to the Table
Pass VII. To pass three Balls in succession upwards through the Table into one of the Cups
Pass VIII. To pass two Balls in succession from one Cup to another without touching them
Pass IX. To make three Balls in succession pass under the Middle Cup
Pass X. The "Multiplication" Pass
Pass XI. To Transform the Small Balls to Larger Ones
Pass XII. To again Transform the Balls to still Larger Ones
279
Unknown To Palm a large Ball two methods 293
Unknown To Vanish a Large Ball with the aid of the Table four methods, servante 294
Unknown The Ball Box ball vase 295
Unknown The Red-and-Black-Ball Vases 296
Unknown Morison's Pill-box also called "La Pilule du Diable", even more complex ball vase 298
Unknown The Ball which changes to a Rose in ball vase 300
Unknown The Obedient Ball stops on string, "of Japanese origin"Variations 301
Unknown The Cannon-balls in the Hat loading ball in (borrowed) hat from table/servante, further production of fake balls 304
Unknown Multiplying Balls fake cloth-covered balls with spring 307
Unknown The "Hundred Goblets" from a Hat polished tin goblets 308
Unknown A Dozen Babies from a Hat cloth covered production puppet 309
Unknown The Magic Reticules production boxes that fold up 309
Unknown The Drums from the Hat fake production drum that fold up 310
Unknown The Birdcages from the Hat birdcages that fold up 311
Unknown The Cake (or Pudding) in the Hat Related to 312
Unknown The Welsh Rabbit from dove pan type prop 313
Unknown The Cut String Restored 317
Unknown My Grandmother's Necklace Variations 320
Unknown The "Bonus Genius," or Vanishing Doll 321
Unknown The Dancing Sailor cardboard head danced between legs, thread 323
Unknown The Bottle Imps Variations 324
Unknown The Vanishing Gloves 325
Unknown The Egg-Bag 326
Unknown To Produce Eggs from a Person's Mouth Related to 329
Unknown The Pillars of Solomon, and the Magic Bradawl precursors of Chinese Sticks 330
Unknown The Magic Coffers tin boxes for switching (e.g. beans to coffee-berries) 333
Unknown The Bran and Orange Trick bran put in coffer (special tin box) travels back in other box, orange in there instead 335
Alexander Herrmann The Rice and Orange Trick orange and rice change places, using props (cone and vase) 337
Unknown The Magic Whistle only performer can produce sound, described as heckler stopper 341
Unknown The Magic Mill when blown into tin mill different things happen 342
Unknown The Drawer Box with variations 343
Unknown The Dissecting Drawer-Box can be taken apart 346
Unknown The Changing Card-Drawer Drawer Box for card tricks 347
Unknown Changing Caddies box with two or three lids for changing objects 348
Unknown Cards to Card Drawer two cards travel into prop 348
Unknown The Magic Vase and Caddy (To make peas change places with a handkerchief.) 351
Unknown The Cover, to pick up any Article object vanishes or appears underneath brass cover 355
Unknown The Changing Cover object is switched underneath metal cover 356
Unknown Apple to Onion with humorous "Reflex" presentation 357
Unknown The Changing Ladle on a stick, to change flat objects, as card burning, paper switch or Q&A device 358
Unknown The Cone, or Skittle also "La quille", cone with shell changes place with ball under paper cone cover, also with larger cone and orange 360
Unknown The Cone and Bouquet wood cone and bouquet of flowers change places with prop covers 364
Unknown Glass fills with Water prop cover 367
Colonel Stodare The Flying Glass of Water with ring dummy in handkerchief, glass with water disappears and then reappears 367
Unknown Ring Dummy in Handkerchief improvement for glass vanish 369
Unknown The Bowls of Water and Bowls of Fire produced from a Shawl 371
Unknown The Bowl of Ink changed to clear Water, with Gold Fish Swimming in it 372
Unknown The Inexhaustible Bottle tin bottle with several compartments 373
Unknown The Bottle and Ribbons dry ribbons of named colors produced from filled bottle 376
Unknown The New Pyramids of Egypt, or Wine and Water Trick wine and water mixed, separate again, with glass and decanter under cone coversRelated to 377
Unknown The Mysterious Funnel tin funnel with double walls 379
Unknown The Box of Bran transformed to a Bottle of Wine 380
Unknown The Bran Bottle bottle covered, vanishes and leaves a heap of bran 382
Unknown The Bran Glass glass (apparently) filled with bran covered, bran changes into anythingRelated to 383
Unknown To Fire Borrowed Rings from a Pistol, and make them Pass into a Goblet filled with Bran and covered with a Handkerchief, the Bran Disappearing, and being found elsewhere 384
Unknown The "Domino-Box" (sometimes called the "Glove-Box"), box to make things appear inside, also as Rattle Box 386
Unknown The Coffee Trick Coffee berries changed to Hot Coffee, White Beans to Sugar, and Bran to Hot Milk, prop heavyVariations 388
Unknown The Inexhaustible Box 391
Unknown The Japanese Inexhaustible Boxes box within a box 393
Unknown The Feast of Lanterns several lanterns produced form "Inexhaustible Box", two styles of production lanterns that fold up 395
Unknown The Butterfly Trick paper butterflies held in air with fan 397
Unknown The Wizard's Omelet Borrowed Rings and Live Doves produced from an Omelet, dove pan 398
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Rose in the Glass Vase empty glass vase on pedestal, rose appears inside, mechanical 400
Unknown The Chinese Rings eight ring routine 401
Unknown The Charmed Bullet 409
Unknown The Birth of Flowers flower from seed 411
Unknown Production of Flower Basket from Handkerchief body load 414
Unknown The Mysterious Salver rings, coins or key travel into glass on tablet audibly when covered, mechanical 416
Unknown The Vanishing Die large die from hat to hat, shell 419
Unknown The Die Dissolving in a Pocket Handkerchief dummy that folds flat sewn into handkerchief 420
Unknown The Die and Orange large die and orange transpose 423
Unknown The Vanishing Canary Bird and Cage large die, bird cage and bird travel around 424
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Unknown The Decanter and the Crystal Balls clear glass balls produced and then "molded" into single ball which then changes color, two methodsRelated to 426
Unknown The Flags of all Nations miniature silk flags multiply and grow 432
Unknown The Umbrella Trick borrowed handkerchief and covering of umbrella transpose 433
Unknown The "Passe-Passe" Trick bottle and tumbler transpose under tubes 435
Unknown The Tables in use in Stage Tricks - The "Plain" Trap
- The "Wrist" or "Pressure" Trap
- The "Rabbit" or "Dove" Trap
- "Changing" Traps
- The "Money" Trap
- "Pistons" (for working mechanical apparatus)
- "Bellows" Tables
437
Unknown Empty Glass to Full Glass using table with changing trap 444
Unknown The Rabbit Trick egg and two rabbits from borrowed hat, one vanishes, reappears 452
Unknown The Fairy Star five cards put in pistol and shot on star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five points 454
Unknown The Card Bouquet six cards are shot on a fake flower bouquet, they appear around the bouquet, optionally they change into 6 other selections, mechanical 457
Unknown The Demon's Head papier maché head rolls eyes and moves mouth, deck put in mouth, chosen cards fly out of mouth and appear between horns 458
Unknown The Magic Picture Frame borrowed objects appear in frame when shot on it from magic pistol 463
Unknown The Flying Watches and the Broken Plate watches appear and broken plate restores in frame 465
Unknown The Magic Picture and the Chosen Cards deck thrown onto picture frame, three selections appear behind glass 467
Unknown The Magic Portfolio cage with birds and other 3D objects produced from thing portfolioRelated to 468
Unknown The Glove Column three or four rings and glove borrowed and shot on column, then glove expanded as though containing a living hand appears at the top of the pillar, with rings on each finger 469
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Vanishing Pocket Handkerchief, found in a Candle borrowed handkerchief burned, then inside candle 470
Colonel Stodare The Sphinx head in box is alive, mirrors 471
John Henry Pepper, Thomas Tobin The Cabinet of Proteus mirrors, for vanish, transformation, ... 475
Colonel Stodare The Indian Basket Trick 477
Professor Hoffmann Electrical Tricks general comments 480
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Light and Heavy Chest electro-magnetism 482
Unknown Spirit-Rapping to answer questions, electro-magnetical 485
Unknown The Magic Bell to answer questions, electro-magnetical 486
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Crystal Cash-Box coins appear in box that hangs on strings, electrical 487
Unknown The Magic Drum beats to answer questions, electrical 492
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Aerial Suspension Related to 495
Professor Hoffmann Concluding Observations - Hints as to Working up Tricks
- Arrangement of Programme
- Stage Arrangements
- Parting Counsels
502