Plunger Principle
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Unknown A General Utility "Location" see also "An Automatic Jog-Control" (Paul LePaul, 1949) 1933 Farelli's Card Magic - Part Two 66
Unknown The Five Card Fan five cards pushed through deck until one remains 1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 157
Jack McMillen The J.M. Rising Card plunger, reprinted from Genii, Sept 1936 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 328
Unknown The Fan Location: By Means of the Regular Fan see also "An Automatic Jog-Control" (Paul LePaul, 1949) 1938 Greater Magic 27
Unknown The Fadeaway Cards plunger-pushing back forth a packet through deck until 1 remains 1938 Greater Magic 243
Jack McMillen Method No. 11. The "Plunger" Rising Cards with or without handkerchief, including an easier variation with wax 1938 Greater Magic 400
Unknown Fan Control spectator inserts card in fan
a/. (Automatic Jog Control)
b/. Riffle Control
see also "An Automatic Jog-Control" (Paul LePaul, 1949) 1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 49
Unknown The Fadeaway Cards brief, plunger-pushing back forth a packet through deck until 1 remains 1939 Be Deceived 7
Unknown The One-Hand Plunger Rising Cards 1940 Expert Card Technique 207
Unknown The Two-Hand Plunger Rising Cards 1940 Expert Card Technique 211
Unknown Automatic Jog No. I, II, III three methods (including Plunger) 1940 Expert Card Technique 104
Jack McMillen The J.M. Rising Card with handkerchief, plunger 1945 My Best 64
Bob Madison The Great Trunk Trick plunger rise with handkerchief cover, drink appears as climax 1948 Show Stoppers with Cards 16
Paul LePaul An Automatic Jog-Control see also "A General Utility "Location"" (1933),
"The Fan Location: By Means of the Regular Fan" (1938),
"Marlo's Unbelievable Ribbon Spread Control" (Edward Marlo, 1984)
1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 101
Dai Vernon & Jack McMillen Just Injog plunger aces, handling 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 191) 763
M. B. Schulman Up plunger principle, placement 1951 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 239) 955
Edward Marlo The Build Up red aces produced, turn over when pushed through deck, sandwich black aces, then previous selection 1952 Control Systems 106
Dai Vernon Plunger Location Card above inserted card is jogged 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 27
Harry Lorayne Change of four cards Push-Through Change see also "Plunger Change" (Jim Ryan, 1981),
varied by "Aces Take The Plunge" (Peter Duffie, 1997)
1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 67
Harry Lorayne Push-Through Change card packet that is sticking out of deck is switched see also "Plunger Change" (Jim Ryan, 1981) 1962 Close-up Card Magic 203
Harry Lorayne Plunge-Thru' plunger, cards pushed through deck until only selection remains 1962 Close-up Card Magic 224
Unknown Plunger Principle 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 53
Joseph K. Schmidt The World's Easiest Card Rise plunger 1968 The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 6
Joseph K. Schmidt The Strip-Out Card Rise jog shuffle set-up for plunger 1968 The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 12
George Zacharellis The Hunter and the Hunted deck dropped in case, selection projects from cased deck, two handlings 1968 The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 26
Joseph K. Schmidt Another Method for the Strip-Out Rise plunger 1968 The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 34
Karl Fulves Stealing Diamonds selection appears between 2 jokers with plunger loading method while jokers are outjogged 1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 43
Neal Elias Plunger Multiple Shift 1970 Epilogue (Issue 8) 60
Harry Lorayne Push-Through Change card packet that is sticking out of deck is switched, see also page 248 1971 Reputation-Makers 121
Karl Fulves Plunger Cull for alternative techniques see reference varied by "Plunger Cull" (Karl Fulves, 1971) 1971 The Book of Numbers 6
Karl Fulves Plunger Principle credit information 1971 The Book of Numbers - Supplementary Notes 19
Peter Kane About Face Faro half deck is pushed through other half (incomplete faro) and turns over 1971 Another Card Session with Peter Kane 13
Jack McMillen Plunger Principle 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 30
Karl Fulves Duplex Elevator plunger, with transposition 1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 78
Karl Fulves Cop From The Shuffle definition of term, describing a bottom cop during riffle shuffle 1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part One 3
Lin Searles Reverse Rise plunger location, card rises reversed 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 663
Karl Fulves Rise using handkerchief, see also p. 786 inspired by "The Rising Packet" (Joseph K. Schmidt, 1968),
varied by "General Rise" (Karl Fulves, 1982)
1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 4) 707
Jack McMillen Plunger Principle 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 135
Karl Fulves Wireless how to set up for the plunger rise with variations see also "Wireless II" (Karl Fulves, 1982) 1975 Epilogue (Issue 23) 215
Lin Searles Tilt Bit 1975 Hierophant (Section "7 Resurrection Issue") 53
Karl Fulves Novelty 4-Ace Production an ace is sandwiched between indifferent cards and placed in deck, another ace rises sideways, it's turned perpendicular, pushed in an rises out as different ace 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 1 68
Karl Fulves Jacks Be Nimble card on top of sandwich card, trio pushed through deck (plunger), card now sandwiched, two methods see also "The Cage Effect" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 161
Martin A. Nash The Move-That's-Not-A-Move Move as a two card control, see p. 446 for additional crediting 1977 Any Second Now 172
Unknown Plunger Principle overhand shuffle placement 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 10) 419
Larry West Acrobatic Card Extension bluff rising sequence, then card jumps out between two cards see also "Another Royal Miracle" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1980) 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 171
Paul LePaul Automatic Jog-Control for two selections 1980 Secrets of a "Puerto Rican Gambler" 31
Al Leech & Kevin Davie Relative Rise card rises out of deck in spectator's hands inspired by "Case Card" (Al Leech, New Phoenix #335),
see also "Low Rise" (Ken Krenzel & Al Leech, 2009)
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4) 829
Jerry Sadowitz The Sadowitz Plunger 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 7) 880
Jim Ryan The Plunger Change four aces turn into four selections 1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Classic Card Routines 5
Jim Ryan Plunger Change same as Lorayne's, claim to 1951-1956 and showing it to Vernon & Marlo see also "Change of four cards" (Harry Lorayne, 1961) 1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Classic Card Routines 7
Paul LePaul Automatic Jog-Control brief 1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 44
Harry Lorayne Push-Through Change see also notes 3 and 4 on page 411 1982 Best of Friends 408
Karl Fulves General Rise inspired by "Rise" (Karl Fulves, 1974) 1982 Wireless II 3
Karl Fulves Rerun twenty cards, incomplete faro, two cards are selected and a third card is put into the back of the deck and flicked, first card flies out then the same on the table with the second card 1982 Wireless II 7
Karl Fulves Rocket Trap card is inserted in incomplete faro packet, red deuces as well and flicked, black deuces spring out with the selection in between 1982 Wireless II 11
Karl Fulves Sidereal Jump deck is tapped on the table and selection pops out 1982 Wireless II 17
Karl Fulves Wireless II - Setting the Plunger
- Block Alignment
- Arise
- The Cheap Asrah Phase
see also "Wireless" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 1982 Wireless II 22
Karl Fulves Wireless Notes ideas on Wireless II 1982 Wireless II 28
Karl Fulves Dollar Deck dollar bill is pulled through the deck and selection rises up 1982 Wireless II 43
Edward Marlo Marlo's Unbelievable Ribbon Spread Control plunger principle see also "An Automatic Jog-Control" (Paul LePaul, 1949) 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 275
Edward Marlo Spectator Does It All variation on Unbelievable Ribbon Spread Control, page 275 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 277
Jerry Sadowitz Something's Up! three cards, plunger rise 1984 Cards Hit 22
Pascal Monmoine Forceful Revelation 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1228
Pascal Monmoine Staircase doubles out of deck with plunger principle 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1235
Frederick Braue Plunger Aces packets pushed through deck to produce aces 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 26
Frederick Braue One-in-Four makes use of "Slydini Ace Move" 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 19
Jerry K. Hartman Rise Guys plunger rise with faro-set-up 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 1158
Edward Marlo Simple Shift 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 51
Dai Vernon Packet Calculator small packet, mathematical see also "The Ultimate Truth" (Peter Duffie, 1995),
varied by "Lie Detector" (Gary Plants, 2004)
1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 134
Karl Fulves Run Around one-handed cutting sequence used to find selection with sandwich cards 1989 Quick Card Tricks 36
T. Page Wright Plunger Shift simple version with two cards also published as Page Wright's Notebook (1933, p. 20) 1989 The Multiple Shift 31
Karl Fulves Full Court Press widely separated sandwich cards come to trap selection, sandwich cards remain outjogged, with "bluff spacing" for visible variation see also "Slapjack" (Karl Fulves, 1989) 1989 The Multiple Shift 32
Jack McMillen & Ken Krenzel Plunger Rise with method for getting into it 1990 Close-up Impact! 110
Stephen Minch Plunger Principle credit information 1990 Close-up Impact! 112
Edward Marlo Third Sandwich - The Submarine Sandwich selection outjogged near top of deck, sandwich cards near bottom, pushed in, instant sandwich, cull see also Frank Simon method in "Versatile Card Magic" 1991 Synergistic Sandwiches 6
William Goodwin Plunger Sandwich sandwich cards rise out of deck with selection in between, ace production kicker 1993 Notes from the Batcave 16
Alex Elmsley Plunger Shift for two cards 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 159
Peter Duffie The Ultimate Truth inspired by "Tarradiddle" (Peter Duffie, Quartet, 1986),
see also "Packet Calculator" (Dai Vernon, 1988),
varied by "Alternate Opening" (Bernard Rasmussen, 1995)
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 84
Bernard Rasmussen Alternate Opening for "The Ultimate Truth" inspired by "The Ultimate Truth" (Peter Duffie, 1995),
varied by "Truth Serum" (Peter Duffie, 1995)
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 87
Paul Harris Unshuffling Rebecca cards in incomplete faro condition reverse themself without being squared varied by "Unshuffling R." (Paul Harris & Wayne Houchin, 2014) 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Section "New Stuff") 23
James Swain & Edward Marlo Small Packet Simple Shift 1996 Miracles with Cards 9
Peter Duffie Aces Take The Plunge Two random cards placed in deck, cards next to them are four Aces inspired by "Change of four cards" (Harry Lorayne, 1961) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 21
Bob Davis Uniform Card Control control a card to the bottom, a gambler's type clip, reversed in the middle or set for a plunger rise
- Universal Opening
- The Bottom Control
- Gambler Clip
- Reversed in the Middle
- Plunging Forward
- Side Steal
1997 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 65) 1301
Paul LePaul The LePaul Automatic Jog-Control convincing 1998 Card College - Volume 3 538
Karl Fulves Remote Riser card returned to one half of the deck rises out of other half 2001 The Magic Thrust 7
Gary Plants Lie Detector inspired by "Packet Calculator" (Dai Vernon, 1988) 2004 Lecture Notes - The Second Super Session 9
Ken Krenzel & Al Leech Low Rise card rises out of deck in spectator's hands inspired by "Case Card" (Al Leech, New Phoenix #335),
see also "Relative Rise" (Al Leech & Kevin Davie, 1980)
2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 201
Lawrence Kam Plunger Principle credit information 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 203
Lewis Jones Polygram 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 145
Alex Hansford Control B Obtain microbreak through plunger principle 2016 Sprezzatura 16
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Tilt Subtlety card is pushed out from center via plunger 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Mar 15") 79
Jack Carpenter The Texas Wind Card Rise card rises from deck that sticks halfway out of case 2017 The Expert's Portfolio No. 2 88