Written by Abraham B. Hurwitz, Ed Mishell

1979
Work of Various

41 pages (Stapled), published by Magico Magazine
Illustrated with drawings by Ed Mishell.
Language: English

(65 entries)

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Abraham B. Hurwitz, Ed Mishell Introduction
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Unknown A Star is Born twisting a rubber band into star figure
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Willie Schneider Seeing Stars star figure between fingers
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Jay Rene It's a Snap rubber band through thumb
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Walter Rollins, Harry Lorayne Torn and Restored Elastic "Snap!"
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Unknown The Two Way-Stretch making one rubber band look like two
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Unknown Ring-Off getting ring off rubber band, more a puzzle
Related to 10
Unknown Put It On reverse of "Ring-Off"
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Unknown Betcha-Can't putting rubber band around spectator's hand that he cannot remove one-handed
Related to 11
Stanley Collins Jumping Band rubber band jumps from two finger to other two fingers
  • The Exchange Jump (two rubber bands simultaneously)
  • For the Skeptics (locked with another rubber band)
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Unknown Penetrating Bands
Also published here 12
Unknown For the Kids faces on wide rubber band become distorted when band is pulled
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Unknown One Handed Silk Vanish silk secretly pulled into hand as it is apparently put in paper bag
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Unknown Loop the Loop loop around spectator's finger is freed
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Unknown Spirit Arrow arrow on block of wood points to "yes" or "no" to answer questions
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Unknown Snap rubber band around card, card penetrates and is now around next card, "Pixel" precursor
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Unknown To Make Anything Disappear with a Rubber Band small item put in silk vanishes
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Unknown The Dancing Pencils gag
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Unknown Snap Back puzzle apparatus in which stick must apparently inserted in tube and attached to rubber band
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Unknown Comedy Jumping Hat flies off head
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Unknown Quicker Than the Eye match penetrates opened paper clip, optical illusion
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Unknown The Rising Card rubber band gimmick between two cards
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Unknown Disappearance of Ring or Other Object Under Hank ring (or item) put in left hand, silk around hand, rubber band around silk, item vanishes or appears in other hand
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Unknown Aladdin's Ring optical illusion/effect when rubber band is spun around fingers
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Unknown Owi Goowi the Worm thick piece of a rubber band "vanishes" by crawling into hand
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U. F. Grant Elastic-Scape two halves encircled with rubber bands, selection placed between those halves, vanishes, then jumps out
VariationsAlso published here
  • "The Encyclopedia of U. F. Grant Magic"
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Unknown Thumb Penetration
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Unknown The Deck that Cuts Itself - Al Baker strange Al Baker credit
Related to 23
Unknown The Herring Bone Design
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Unknown Criss-Cross deck wrapped both ways with rubber band, thrown to other hand, selection remains in hand
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Unknown Challenge Interlace Interlude doing a one-handed interlace design faster than spectator
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Unknown Button Holed long elastic through spectator's button hole
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Unknown Beadazzled bead on long rubber band, held stretched next to card spread, moves and stops at selection
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Unknown Business Card Prediction out to lunch
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Unknown "Y" Not two different colored rubber bands are in some configuration and change places
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Unknown Single Hand Knotting secret rubber band
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Unknown Jumping Wand wand jumps from hand
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Unknown Try Your Hand at This putting rubber band around spectator's hand that he cannot remove one-handed
Related to 28
Unknown Ring-Go! rubber band on string, ends held by spectator, it is removed
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Unknown The Clips That Join configuration with bill, paper clips and rubber band, bill pulled and other things linked
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Fred Furman The Jumping Band rubber band between two fingers, apparently penetrates one while spectator is holding the finger
Also published here
  • The Magical Bulletin, Jan. 1921
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Alex Elmsley Let's Do the Twist puzzle about twisted wide rubber band
Also published here 31
Unknown Bracelet and Band removing bracelet that is around one finger while tips of fingers are banded with rubber band
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Unknown Instant Transformation face card of deck changes when rubber banded deck is thrown in air
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Unknown Finger Penetration
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Ed Balducci Another Finger Penetration
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Willie Schneider Willie Schneider Contributed This One thumb penetration
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Unknown The Jumping Band band around fingers, spectator places hand on top, rubber band jumps onto his fingers
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Unknown A Penetration two rubber bands around hand, penetration
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Ben D. Stone Thumb-Thru
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Unknown A Borrowed Loop endless chain type layout with rubber band, knowing when pencil or finger will be caught
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Unknown Spirit Finger Control fingers attracted and they move towards each other
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Unknown Rabbit Into the Hat rabbit on one side of card, top hat on the other, spun quickly, optical illusion
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Unknown Rabbit Into the Hat II rabbit on one side of card, top hat on the other, when looking on edge it appears as if rabbit is in hat, optical illusion
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Unknown How to Make Your Ears Wiggle string on back
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Unknown The Dancing Skeleton cut-out skeleton in front of paper, flash light, optical illusion
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Unknown The Floating Hot Dog optical illusion, between outstretched fingers
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Unknown Crash - Diving Submarine raisins in club soda rise up and down, physics
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Unknown The Twirling Cigarette Paper spins on tip of finger, physics
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Unknown Matchbook Horse & Rider gag figure with matchbook
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Unknown The Deceptive Hairpin one or two ends of wire pin put on spectator's arm, he doesn't know if one or two pins without looking, physics
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Unknown The Ghost and the Arrow arrow reverses when viewed through glass of water, physics
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Unknown The Lemon Pig pig figure constructed from lemon and matches
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Unknown The Pipes of Pan instrument from drinking straws
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Unknown Tumblebug match book tumbles around, animation
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