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 apart
Also 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 glass
Inspired 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 somewhat similar to Tent Vanish
88
Dr. Stanley Jaks Good Luck Card signed card folded to purse
Also 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
Related to 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 pack
Related 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 together
Variations 131
Audley Walsh Ace Assembly bluff multiple shift, all cards go to same position, fan insertion into same spot
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 there
Related to 134
Edward Marlo General Ace Opener using crimp and Charlier Cut
136
Edward Marlo One-At-A-Time Aces
Also published here 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 handling
Related toVariations 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 credits
Also 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
Related to 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
Related to 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 Methods
Related to 297
Tony Lopilato Rope-Saver rope used to wrap a package
Related to 321
Tony Lopilato The Tony Lopilato Knot dissolving knot
Variations 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
Also published here 354
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Okito's Tea, Milk and Sugar Mystery paper transforms into tea, milk and sugar in cans and cups
364
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Fu Manchu's Phantom Bag Escape escape from large bag
Variations 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