Written by Professor Hoffmann

Work of Professor Hoffmann

457 pages (Hardcover), published by unknown publisher

Language: English

(205 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Professor Hoffmann Introductory 1
Unknown The Firing Wand 2
Unknown The Electric Wand as practical joke to shock spectator or heckler (!) 4
Professor Hoffmann Tables in Magic how things have been simplified 4
Unknown New forms of "Servante" Related to 6
Unknown Substitute for the "Table" e.g. wooden box 6
Unknown A Mechanical Hat "chimney-pot" hat, for productions or changes 7
Charlier The "Charlier" Pass also as a control (also used on p. 40) 9
Unknown To "Force" a Card. First Method exposing the card a bit more, also one-handed or in spread on table 11
Unknown Psychological Riffle Force stopping at a card in the middle slightly 12
Professor Hoffmann To Force three Cards together three cards repeat itself, spectator cuts anywhere 13
Unknown To make a "False Shuffle" - Seventh Method riffle shuffle to keep top stock 14
Charlier To make a "False Shuffle" - Eighth Method Charlier Shuffle 14
Unknown To make a "False Shuffle" - Ninth Method top packet inserted in middle diagonally and stripped out again 15
Unknown Diagonal Insertion 15
Unknown Multiple Shift 16
Unknown To Change a Card - The Revolution snap-over change 17
Unknown The Click one-handed with fingers of left hand 19
Unknown To Spring the Cards from the One Hand to the Other (With mechanical pack.), electric deck 19
Unknown All Red - All Black with electric deck 20
Unknown The Bridge: Additional Methods - Second Method
- Third Method
- Fourth Method
Unknown Methods of Identifying a Chosen Card - Fourth Method concave bridge in rest of deck 22
Unknown Fifth Method nailnick as selection is replaced underneath fan 22
Unknown Sixth Method Inspired by 23
Unknown Any number of Packets of Cards having been formed face downwards on the Table, to discover the Total Value of the Undermost Cards. with formula for any number of cardsRelated to 23
Unknown New Numerical Trick with Cards three heaps formed while performer is blindfolded according to some mathematical instructions, performer in the end know amount of cards in center pile 25
Unknown The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stack 27
Unknown Holding Out Partial Stack palming thirteen cards while spectator shuffles 29
Unknown To Name Cards without Seeing them 30
Unknown The "Alternate Card" Trick thirteen-card packet comes out in order via down-under deal 31
Unknown The "Spelling" Trick from thirteen-card packet every value from Ace to King is spelled out 31
Unknown The ''Twenty-Seven Card" Trick "To cause a Card selected by oneSpectator to appear at such number in the Pack as another Spectator may indicate"
piles picked up according to a table so thought-of card ends up in any position
Unknown A Row of Cards being placed Face Downwards on the table, to indicate by turning up one of them How Many have during your absence been Transferred from One end to the Other "Improved Method"Inspired by 35
Professor Hoffmann To produce Three Cards at any Position in the Pack thought of by Another Person three cards appear consecutively at freely named number 38
Unknown A Card being freely Chosen from the Pack, replaced, and the Pack shuffled, to make any Given Card Change to the one Chosen control, palm & top change 40
Unknown The "Alternate Card" Trick with a Complete Pack apparently mixed deck comes out in order via down-under deal 42
Unknown To Pass a Chosen Card through the Crown of a Borrowed Hat selection appears underneath hat 46
Professor Hoffmann As an Out Trick for a Failed Force 48
Gordon Wigan To Change Three Cards, placed in the Pocket of a Spectator, into Three Others previously chosen Related to 48
Unknown To make a Card freely drawn, and replaced in the Pack, Change Places with another laid on the Table 49
Unknown To distinguis the Suit of any given Card by Weight cards with glazed back, marked with water marks 50
Unknown The "Three-Card" Trick with psychology & bent corner 51
Unknown Monte Throw 52
Unknown The "Three-Card" Trick - Another Method gaffed face, fake-index precursor 54
Unknown Changing Cards multi-pip card 55
Unknown "Walking Pip" Cards 56
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Cards passing up the Sleeve, and the Diminishing and Increasing Cards "dexterous card-palming supple­mented by unflinching audacity", diminishing cards as fake explanation 57
Unknown Mechanical Diminishing Cards described in addition to sleight-of-hand method 64
Charlier The Charlier System of Card-Marking punch marked deck 66
Charlier Reading the Cards 68
Charlier The Charlier "Dial" stack system with rules to calculate positions and the number of pips in a cut-off pile 69
Professor Hoffmann Introducing a Stacked Deck 74
Unknown Practical Illustrations - top cards named after cut
- spectator cuts off cards and performer knows number of cards and points containted
Unknown Further Illustration naming position of any card or card at any position 79
Unknown Card Naming when stack has been shuffled, punch deck 81
Professor Hoffmann The Mysterious Pairs several spectators remove two cards each and place them face to face, performer receives one card and names the other, then the pairs come together again in the deck 84
Unknown To name the Article taken by each of Four Persons four objects pocketed while performer is out of room, but linked to 4 memorized punch-marked cards 87
Unknown To name the Bottom Card of each of Three Heaps of Cards performer divines bottom cards of three piles by making up mathematical rules with other drawn cards 88
Professor Alberti The Rising Cards - Alberti's Method thread attached during routine, free selection 91
Unknown The Houlette glass houlette on top of wand, metal tongue pushes card up 92
Edwin T. Sachs Edwin Sachs' Method metal houlette on top of bottle 93
Buatier de Kolta de Kolta Rising Cards brief, for correction see referenceRelated to 94
Prof. Duprez Ribbon Rising Cards glass houlette suspended on ribbons 95
Unknown To Catch a Selected Card on the end of a Walking-Stick (almost) ungaffed stickRelated to 95
Unknown Mechanical Card Stick presented as different method 97
Professor Field, Unknown Frames of various kinds of Producing Cards - Field's Card-Frame
- The French Card-Frame
- The Sand Frame (attr. to "the elder Bosco")
- The Velvet Frame and Artist's Easel
- The Crystal Frame
Unknown The Cabalistic Star for the Production of Cards six cards appear on points of star apparatus 107
Unknown The Velvet Cloth for the Production of Cards three cards are shot with pistol on velvet cloth, they appear stuck on it, flap silk 109
Unknown The Black Cloth Target. Another Magic Pistol nine shuffled cards stuck to board covered with black cloth, performer shoots on board and hits selection 111
Professor Hoffmann The Magic Card Case "A Chosen Card made to pass into an Empty Case", leather-covered case 115
Unknown The Improved Card Drawer "To produce Two Cards in succession from an Empty Drawer", with routine suggestions, including having the spectator decide whether the two selections should appear in the box face-to-face or back-two-back 118
Unknown A New Changing Card-box, an Tricks therewith 121
Unknown Changing Card-box Routine card in box and card in deck transpose, interesting method with deck switch 122
Unknown Card from Changing Card-box to Deck two cards chosen and put in box, apparently named one travels back to deck 123
Unknown The Magnetic Wand and Walking Card selection lifted out of deck which rests in spectator's pocket 124
Unknown The Walking Shilling 125
Unknown The Walking Card named card moves from spread out cards on table 126
Bland The Enchanted Hand-Mirror deck on hand-held mirror, mirror turned over, only selection sticks, magnetism 128
Professor Hoffmann Addition behind Mirror 130
Professor Hoffmann The Multiplying and Vanishing Cards single card "reproduces" into duplicates, repeated with other cards, duplicates vanished again, pull 131
Professor Hoffmann Card-Vanisher pull with clip 133
Unknown A Perpendicular Palm kind of perpendicular lateral palm 136
Unknown French Card-Vanisher pull with clip 137
Unknown Pass 9 (The "Jerk-Back" Palm) coin touches left palm and secretly jumps back in other handRelated toVariations 139
Unknown Pass 10 simple finger palm transfer 140
Unknown Pass 11 (The "finger" palm) clip palm between first and second finger 140
Professor Field Pass 12 click pass 141
Unknown Coin Changes - Change 6
- Change 7 (Single handed)
Prof. Robert Hellis Change 8 (Single handed) 142
Unknown To Extract a Coin from a Folded Paper 143
Unknown To Wrap a Coin Apparently in a Handkerchief 144
Unknown To make a Coin Vanish from and Return to the Left Hand 145
Unknown Sweep Load coin dropped in hand with semi-circular sweep motion 145
Unknown To Rub a Coin into the Elbow 146
Unknown To Vanish Coins and Reproduce them from the Elbow 146
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Two Hats coins travel at once from one hat to another, acoustical illusion, brief outlineRelated to
  • Secrets of Conjuring & Magic, p. 124
Professor Hoffmann, Dr. Lynn The Penetrative Coin two borrowed hats & two bowls are build up on the table, four coins dropped in top one, the travel down in lower bowls audibly one by one, mechanical table 147
H. B. Lodge A New "Multiplication" Trick single coin becomes thirty or sixty coins 154
Unknown Threaded Coin Piles for production 154
Unknown To Produce Coins from a Lighted Candle mechanical candle which holds coins 157
Unknown To Pass Coins into a Bottle folding coin, hidden in cork 158
Unknown Coin to Bottle Wand mechanical wand to introduce folding coin into bottle 160
Professor Hoffmann Multiplying Coins and Tricks therewith shell, one coin becomes three and one again 161
Unknown Coin Duplication making two out of one coin one-handed, shell 162
Professor Hoffmann The eight Coins and two Brass Covers four borrowed coins each under two brass covers, coins travel from one pile to the other, two shells, also done in hands of spectator without covers 165
Prof. Robert Hellis Coins Across six coins & extra coin 170
Unknown Head or Tail showing whatever the spectator wants, double-sided coin & shell 171
Professor Hoffmann The Mysterious Tumbler "To pass a coin from a Glass of Water into the Centre of an Orange", with full patterInspired by 172
Unknown The Climbing Coin "A Florin made to climb up the face of a small Wooden Pillar, into a Box at top", mechanicalVariations 181
Professor Hoffmann A Smashed Watch borrowed watch placed in paper bag, performer steps on it by mistake, watch crushed further in mortar, then shot on flower pot and it reappears in roots, with variation 185
Prof. Taylor Watch to Bread Loaf 192
Devono Watch-bag watch placed in bag and bag swung around to crash watchVariations 193
Professor Hoffmann Watch-Stocking lady's stocking produced from spectator, watch placed in lady's socking which is swung around to crash watchInspired by 195
Unknown The Wandering Ring ring travels from one hand wrapped in handkerchief to the other, reelVariations 196
Prof. M. Verbeck Verbeck's Wedding-Ring Trick ring is hammered on, then put in paper programme and crumbled up, transforms into nest of envelopes with ring inside, with repeat 199
Unknown A Handkerchief Puzzle tying a knot without letting go of the ends, no trick 203
Unknown The Instantaneous Knot 203
Unknown The Stretched Handkerchief 206
Unknown To "Vanish" a Handkerchief (Sundry methods.) false transfer 207
Unknown Throw Vanish as handkerchief is apparently thrown into air 209
Buatier de Kolta The Buatier "Pull" Related to 209
Buatier de Kolta The "Bare-armed Vanish" pull without sleeve 211
Professor Hoffmann Sleeve as Explanation for Spectators 211
Buatier de Kolta Another bare-armed Vanish Related to 213
Buatier de Kolta The Dissolving Handkerchiefs two handkerchiefs vanish and reappear underneath upside down plateRelated to 214
Buatier de Kolta The Two Decanters and the Flying Handkerchief disappears visually from bottle and appears in second covered bottleRelated to 216
Buatier de Kolta Silk from Bottle Vanish sleeve pull, classic 217
Unknown Multiplication of Handkerchiefs "A silk handkerchief made into two or more", with small bottle that has secret compartment 218
Unknown Red, White and Blue one silk becomes threeRelated to 220
Professor Hoffmann The Vanishing Pocket-handkerchief found in a Candle "New Method", with phase in which borrowed handkerchief shrinks in two phases 221
Unknown Flash Handkerchief 227
Unknown Handkerchief to Candle mechanical candle 230
Unknown A Pack of Cards Transformed into a Handkerchief, and vice versa handkerchief and cards in leather case change places 231
Unknown Hollow Deck Shell 232
Bland A Saucepan to Cook a Handkerchief pan with secrets compartment 233
Professor Hoffmann Feats of Divination introduction 236
Unknown The Expunged Numeral performer names number after some calculations have been done, 2 presentations givenRelated to 237
Unknown To Predict the Sum of Five Rows of Figures 241
Unknown The Magic Circle "To discover a card or other object that has been touched in the performer's absence", with medium and code 242
Robert Heller, Professor Hoffmann "Second Sight" Tricks with code outline 243
Unknown Reading Blindfold one-ahead bluff, blindfolded assistant divines names on cards 250
Dr. Lynn Dr. Lynn's Second Sight Act dead names written on papers, performer divines some, then a last one from freely chosen billet appears on arm of performer 252
Unknown Words on Arm two methods, one of them ashes 254
Dr. Lynn The Thinkophone name on paper is divined, using changing ladleRelated to 255
Unknown The Box of Numbers four numbered blocks put in closed box, performer divines arranged number, magnetism 257
Buatier de Kolta, Prof. Robert Hellis The Billiard-Ball Trick one ball becomes three, then one again which vanishes 261
Unknown Ball Throw Vanish dropped in tail topit/profonde 264
Professor Hoffmann Another Method 265
Professor Hoffmann On Shell Props 273
Professor Hoffmann The Chameleon Ball small ball changes color multiple times 274
Unknown The Obedient Ball (Improved) - orange stops on string
- ball stops and even travels upwards (mechanical)
Inspired by 279
Professor Hoffmann Tricks with Hats Hartz and his "Hat" Trick 285
Unknown The Bundle of Firewood hollow bundle 287
Unknown A Flower-Garden from a Hat feather flowers for production that stick to floor when thrown 289
Unknown Mechanical Servante table servante that automatically loads a hat, brief 289
Professor Hoffmann The Cannon-Ball Trick "improved", cannon-ball from hat 291
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Cannon-Ball Globe giant ball vase with longer routine 295
Unknown The Paper Ribbon and the Barber's Pole long paper coil from hat, then pole (paper, switched for wooden pole by assistant) 300
Professor Hoffmann The Animated Cigar cigar stands on top of hat and dances around 303
Unknown A Hat with a Hole in it - The Finger through the Hat
- The Cork through the Hat
- The Coin through the Hat
- The Cigar through the Hat
W. J. Collins The Wand passed through the Hat telescopic wand 312
W. J. Collins The Magnetized Hat hat sticks to handRelated to 315
Professor Hoffmann The Magnetized Hat - Another Method hat is animated on table 317
Unknown The Smashed Hat stooge, but hat borrowed from someone else 318
Unknown The Egg made to Sink or Swim at Command 323
Unknown To Balance an Egg on a Table unbroken egg 325
Unknown To Balance an Egg on the End of a Straw 325
Unknown To Spin an Egg on End 327
Unknown To Produce Eggs from an empty Handkerchief - Another Method
- "Patter" for this and a "Cake" Trick (baking cake in trick saucepan)
Unknown Paper from an Egg paper coilRelated to 339
Bland A Barber's Pole from an Egg paper spiral "pole", later switched for wooden one 340
Unknown To Produce Eggs from the Flame of a Candle four eggs 340
Unknown Egg Swallowing Related to 342
Unknown To Pass an Egg through a Hat using blown egg on thread 344
Joseph Michael Hartz The Climbing Egg climbs up a wooden stick 345
Unknown The Mysterious Release Inspired by 348
Unknown The Bottle Imp (Improved.) Inspired by 350
Prof. Taylor Conjurer's Cress cress grows 351
Unknown Candle-Lighting extraordinary candle lighted by going over it with hand 355
Unknown The Obedient Candle candle extinguishes and relights itself at pleasure 358
Unknown Newspaper Cuttings Turned into Pale Ale paper cuttings in glass covered with handkerchief, transforms into beerRelated to 359
Bland The Bran Plate for production of dove or anything 361
Unknown Bran Disappearing from a Glass, and Reappearing under a Plate 362
Unknown The Flying Glass, Watch, and Handkerchief the three items travel into isolated hat 364
Unknown The Inexhaustible Punch-Bowl three methods 368
Unknown The "Coffee Trick" - Improved prop heavyInspired by 371
Unknown The Mysterious Coffee-Cups two spectators hold cups above their head, coffee travels from one to the other 374
Unknown The Wine and Water Trick - Improved Methods wine and water mixed, separate againRelated to 375
Unknown Trick Funnel 378
Unknown Wine or Water - Another Method chemical 380
Unknown The Wine Proof red wine changes into sherry, then into water 383
Unknown The Inexhaustible Portfolio folder shown empty, then things produced from it 385
Unknown The Horn of Plenty 386
Unknown The Bewitched Fan break-away fan 388
Buatier de Kolta A Shower of Flowers production from paper coneRelated to 390
Professor Hoffmann The Spiritualistic Ball, Ring and Card rod in stand, ball with hole placed on it, ball moves upwards and downwards, then jumps off, same with ring, card also rises up and down the rodRelated to 395
Unknown The new Watch and Card Target pistol shot on target, where card appears minus corner, then corner as well, watch appears there tooInspired by 403
Unknown The Broken Mirror watch fired with pistol on mirror which breaks and reveals watch, two methods 416
Unknown The Card in the Candle torn-up card fired with pistol on candle, card appears on top of candle 421
Unknown The Bewitched Skull answers yes/no questions 424
Unknown The Talking Hand wax hand, answering yes/no questionsRelated to 427
Unknown The Shower of Gold empty glass vase covered on table, coins travel into itVariations 428
Professor Hoffmann The Demon Marksman 437
Buatier de Kolta The Vanishing Lady de Kolta chair 448
Professor Hoffmann L'Envoi 457