Props/Apparatus
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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
1876 Modern Magic 125
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
1876 Modern Magic 130
Unknown Changing Card-boxes, and Tricks performed with them 1876 Modern Magic 134
Unknown The Mechanical Card-box 1876 Modern Magic 137
Unknown The "Card and Bird" Box 1876 Modern Magic 138
Unknown The Card Tripod switching device 1876 Modern Magic 139
Unknown The Changing Card-Drawer Drawer Box for card tricks 1876 Modern Magic 347
Unknown The Changing Ladle on a stick, to change flat objects, as card burning, paper switch or Q&A device 1876 Modern Magic 358
Unknown The Fairy Star five cards put in pistol and shot on star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five points 1876 Modern Magic 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 1876 Modern Magic 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 1876 Modern Magic 458
Unknown Card-Boxes No. 1
No. 2
No. 3
No. 4: "Card-and-Bird" Box
No. 5
No. 6: Bland's Brass Card-box
No. 7: The Card-Drawer
No. 8: The Double Card-Drawer
1889 Tricks with Cards 151
Unknown The Card Table round small tray 1889 Tricks with Cards 158
Unknown Jumping Cards "To Make Selected Cards Jump out of the Pack"
king of mechanical houlette
1889 Tricks with Cards 168
Eugene Bosco The Sand Frame 1889 Tricks with Cards 171
Professor Field Professor Field's Card Frame pieces shot with pistol on the frame 1889 Tricks with Cards 172
Unknown The China Plate and Flying Cards deck laid on plate, selections fly out horizontally 1889 Tricks with Cards 185
Bland The Card-Catching Plate four cards appear attached to rim of plate when deck is thrown at it 1889 Tricks with Cards 187
Unknown The Magic Star and Cabalistic Pointer six cards in star configuration, an arrow pivots and stops at selections 1889 Tricks with Cards 201
Unknown The Fairy Star five cards lost and found, then teared up and put in pistol and shot on star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five points 1889 Tricks with Cards 206
Unknown The Cabalistic Star five cards appear on points of star apparatus 1889 Tricks with Cards 210
Unknown The Rising Cards (La Houlette) various thread methods (including "Sand Riser"), routine and pseudo-mistakes 1889 Tricks with Cards 211
Unknown The Crystal Houlette requiring prepared wand 1889 Tricks with Cards 219
Bland The Wonderful Fan and Enchanted Card card is shot on lady's fan with pistol, fan opens and card appears on it 1889 Tricks with Cards 223
Unknown Card Stamp 1889 Tricks with Cards 226
Unknown The Cascade of Cards card fountain with or without special apparatus 1889 Tricks with Cards 228
Unknown The Crystal Frame "For the Production of a Card" 1889 Tricks with Cards 237
Unknown The Black Velvet Frame "For the Production of a Card" 1889 Tricks with Cards 238
Unknown The Card in the Candle card appears on top of candle 1889 Tricks with Cards 239
Unknown & Bland The Card Bouquet five cards are destroyed and shot on a fake flower bouquet, they appear around the bouquet, some reverse and one has a corner missing which is visibly restored, very mechanical apparatus 1889 Tricks with Cards 241
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
1890 More Magic 98
Unknown The Cabalistic Star for the Production of Cards six cards appear on points of star apparatus 1890 More Magic 107
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 1890 More Magic 111
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 1890 More Magic 118
Unknown A New Changing Card-box, an Tricks therewith 1890 More Magic 121
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Apparate und sonstige Hilfsmittel zur Vorführung von Kartenkunststücken chapter intro for chapter five 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 175
Unknown Das Kartenkästchen card box with second bottom see also "The Card Box" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 179
Unknown Amerikanischer Kartenrahmen sand frame see also "The Small Card Frame" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 180
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster In fremder Hand verschwindende Karten cards disappear into tray 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 181
Unknown Der Kartenleuchter card appears in flame of candle 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 187
Unknown Die Diogenes-Laterne card appears in small lantern see also "The Lantern of Diogenes" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 189
Unknown Der Teufelskopf devil's head mask on which cards appear 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 190
Unknown Der Kartenstern five cards appear at end of star apparatus 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 191
Unknown Die Blumenvase flower bouquet, card appear on it 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 193
Unknown Der grosse Kartenrahmen in frame appear cards, plate, rings, ... 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 195
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Der Kobold in der Flasche card jumps out of bottle 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 199
Unknown Mysteriöses Glaskästchen card appears in transparent glass case 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 200
Unknown Das bezauberte Karten-Foulard deck placed on (gaffed) plate, selections shoot out of deck (really plate) see also "The Acrobatic Cards" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 202
Unknown Die Kartenpresse money press for cards 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 202
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das fliegende Kartenhäuschen ohne Bedeckung card house built out of seven chosen card, it vanishes from one tray and reappears on another 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 203
Unknown Der Kartenrahmen cards appear on sheet of framed glass 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 220
Unknown The New Card Table or "Card Tripod", metal apparatus with shell coverings, Torn Corner Trick given as example 1897 New Era Card Tricks 83
Unknown The Terpsichorean Card card stands upright on table, then even dances to music 1897 New Era Card Tricks 92
Unknown The Card Box prop see also "Das Kartenkästchen" (1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 138
Unknown The Mechanical Card Box prop 1897 New Era Card Tricks 139
Unknown The Brass Card Box prop 1897 New Era Card Tricks 141
Unknown The New Brass Card Box prop 1897 New Era Card Tricks 142
Unknown The Card Servante behind chair or similar see also "Vertauschen eines Kartenspieles vermittelst Servante" (1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 149
Unknown The Small Card Frame sand frame, two methods see also "Amerikanischer Kartenrahmen" (1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 163
William E. Robinson Double Appearance Card Frame first card appears, then second card 1897 New Era Card Tricks 167
Laurie Ireland The Automatic Jig Saw Puzzle Worker using P&L nickle Card Box 1935 Ireland's Yearbooks (Section "Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation"") 3
Unknown The Card in the Frame applications for sand frame 1938 Greater Magic 501
Unknown Card Stamp secrets stamp to put imprint on handkerchief 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 11
Neal Elias Torn Card Vanish with Pull 1946 At the Table Tricks 13
Bruce Elliott Lu-Site box to exchange cards 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 151) 609
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rotator prop to write down the order of a shuffled deck and use it as a memorized deck see also "Cheap Faro!" (Cy Keller & Hen Fetsch, 1952) 1952 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 256) 1023
Cy Keller & Hen Fetsch Cheap Faro! ideas for Rusduck's Rotator inspired by "Rotator" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1952) 1952 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 261) 1043
Tony Corinda (12) The Three Cards three cards put in a box and are divined, changing card box 1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 157
Al Mann A Mental Puzzle cards are put in a bag, spectator removes some, performer too and the rest is given to a second spectator, performer divines amount of red and black cards each spectator is holding see also "Nelson's Impromptu Change Bag" (Robert A. Nelson, 1945),
"One Thousand Skulls" (Al Mann, 1982)
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 26
Gerald Kosky The Spirit Writes writing appears on blank and marked card, using mechanical Card Box 1969 HEX! 91
Karl Fulves Short Rise comedy routine with card frame and miniature card rising, devano deck 1973 Notes From Underground 32
Karl Fulves Teleportation signed selection appears in a card frame and eventually changes into second signed selection see also "Swindle Trap" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 18
Karl Fulves Technical Trap odd backed prediction in card frame matches stopped at card 1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 23
Stewart Judah Substitution Trunk card case prop with flap, card inside and outside transpose varied by "Sub Plot" (Karl Fulves, 1994) 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10th Folio (Part One)) 804
Fred Castle The Card Stand Instructions how to make a wooden stand for giant cards 1981 Magic With Giant Cards 1
Peter Warlock Childs Play card placed in box divined by medium, magnetic card box 1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 1) 11
Joe Scott & Paul LePaul The Card on the Wall with gimmick to get thumb tack into signed card 1995 Great Tricks Revisited 105
Dondrake Jumbo Card Frame Three card monte with jumbo cards in a frame, using black art 1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 30
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Three Powers three chosen cards vanish from deck, arrive in pocket, deck vanishes (in topit type space) and appears in pocket, three selections rise one with corner torn off that visible restores, a card is shot with pistol into candle 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 146
Al Baker The Houdini Escape card travels from wooden card box into deck, torn corner convincer 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Magazines") 629
Al Baker Cards from Hat three selected cards jump out of hat 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Magazines") 650
Karl Fulves Sonix #1 forcing the same card to two spectators using six cards in card stand inspired by Supersonic Card Prediction (Jaks) 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 43
Karl Fulves & Dr. Stanley Jaks Xtender two card prediction with card stand inspired by Supersonic Card Prediction (Stanley Jaks) 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 45
Dr. Reinhard Rohnstein The Hollow Receptacle Switch see also MAGIE (June 1932) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 134
Alfred "Berlany" Hoffmann The In-and-Out Switch gimmicked box see also MAGIE (June 1932) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 135
Roberto Giobbi The Drawer Box Deck Switch 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 135
Henry Christ The Lota Bowl Switch reprinted from reference see also "Riffs of Henry Christ" (Henry Christ, 1971) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 149
Roberto Giobbi Card Press & Clip 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Dec 22") 365
Roberto Giobbi & Juan Tamariz How to Make the Invisible Visible - Jumbo Indices, Giant Cards and Hybrids
- Professional Card Stands
- Improvised Card Stands
- The Tamariz Shadow Rule
- The Spectator Shows a Card
2016 Standup Card Magic 12