Written by T. Nelson Downs, John Northern Hilliard

1909
Work of Various

354 pages (Hardcover), published by Arthur P. Felsman
Illustrated with drawings.
Language: English

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T. Nelson Downs, John Northern Hilliard Introductory three branches of magic, on the state of magic
11
T. Nelson Downs Flourishes and Fancy Sleights with Cards comments and what cards to use
  • The Cards
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Unknown The Card Fan one-handed
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Unknown Vanish and Recovery false transfer with pack, brief
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Unknown Deck Vanish false transfer with riffle sound
20
Unknown Small Packet Vanish with Excelsior Clip spring clip
22
Unknown Card Balancing single card (gaffed) or deck (ungaffed) stand upright
23
Unknown To Tear a Pack of Cards
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Alexander Herrmann Czar Nicholas II. Anecdote anecdote about tearing deck in half
25
Unknown The Fan and Ruffle Fan Shuffle (false)
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T. Nelson Downs The Downs Fan fan done in one hand, other hand shown empty, then second fan produced in this hand
27
Unknown Springing the Cards normal method briefly explained, then waterfall cascade:
  • First Method
  • Second Method
  • Third Method
28
Unknown The One Hand Drop card cascade to floor is caught before it reaches floor, two methods
32
Unknown The Cards on the Arm
34
T. Nelson Downs A Series of Fancy Flourishes Arm Spread & Throw combination
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B. Girindrashekhar TheFlower of Cards every other card bent in opposite direction
36
Unknown Throwing Cards including:
  • catching it in deck
  • cutting it in half with scissors ("cut the whirling card in twain")
  • throwing a double that splits in the air
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Unknown Cards from the Mouth
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Unknown Novel Card Discovery - First Method cards counted during spreading during selection, replaced at known position, controlled via jog shuffle
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Unknown Jog Shuffle brief
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Unknown Second Method crimping card underneath fan when card is returned
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Unknown Third Method bottom card placed next to selection via reverse spread cull (perhaps, unclear)
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Unknown Fourth Method - To discover a card mentally selected one of four, by following gaze
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Unknown New Methods of Concluding Card Tricks - First Method chewing gum
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Unknown Second Method - The Test of Nerve knocking cards except selection out of spectator's grip, "staring him in the face", showing it's not on top or bottom
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Unknown Third Method four cards laid out on table, spectator throws die and counts to card which is selection
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Unknown The Reversed Card
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Unknown Slip Reverse top card slipped reversed to bottom and deck turned over, brief
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Unknown Top to Center Reverse top card reversed into center, brief
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Unknown The Piano Trick
Related to 47
Unknown False Count seven as eight, using snap sound
49
Ziska The Transposed Cards done with full deck, performer divines the number of cards put form one half to another
Variations 49
John Northern Hilliard Card Tricks involving Sleight of Hand
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John Northern Hilliard The Transfixed Pack deck wrapped in paper, knife thrust between selections, two methods, for credit information see Parrish reference
Variations 52
Unknown Full Deck Bridge
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Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Everywhere and Nowhere two duplicates, including Hofzinser's patter
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Unknown Center Double Lift no details
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Unknown Palm Change no details
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T. Nelson Downs Everywhere and Nowhere - New Method
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Unknown CHaSeD Mnemonic
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Unknown Cards with Cloth Surface black art
63
Unknown Everywhere and Nowhere with Assistant coding free selection to assistant who provides duplicates
69
Unknown Deck Switch with Handkerchief
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Unknown "How Many Aces Would You Like?" deck changes into all Aces
70
T. Nelson Downs The General Card several spectators choose a card, they are all the same, whole deck is shown the same, then different again
71
T. Nelson Downs Downs Change
VariationsAlso published here 73
L'Homme Masqué The Flying Card "The Kinetoscope Card", thought-of card and two more of the same suit travel into spectator's pocket
Also published here 77
L'Homme Masqué Kinetoscopic Force cards riffled in front of spectator and King of Spades among Club cards is mistaken for King of Clubs
Related toVariationsAlso published here 77
Henry Hardin The Princess Card Trick (First Method), one of four thought of, performer places one in his pocket and it's the though-of card
80
Unknown The Princess Card Trick (Second Method) double-ended cards
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Unknown The Princess Card Trick "The Prince's Card Trick" in index
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Unknown The Twenty Card Trick three cards
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Unknown Long Card
87
Unknown A Comedy of Errors Three of Hearts and Three of Diamonds change into aces and back, center pip of Three as ace sucker gag
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Unknown The Siamese Aces two Aces separated in deck come up next to each other when dealt through deck, sucker element
Variations 89
Unknown The Card in the Pocket card and its position thought-of, divined and placed in pocket, Lazy Man's Card to Pocket, two handling
Related to 92
Harry Houdini Houdini's Torn Card Trick card with torn-off corner changes into other card
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Frederick Barrington Barrington's Torn Card Trick card torn in four pieces, one freely selected, rest burned and fired with piston onto nest of envelope in which restored card with missing piece is found
Variations 96
Unknown Card Discovered by Sense of Touch touched card appears face-up on deck after shuffle
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Unknown Corner Crimp in Spread
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Unknown Charlier Cut Thumb Drag Production
99
Unknown The Flying Card (First Method), from one spectator's pocket to another, freely named number with outs
99
T. Nelson Downs The Flying Cards (Second Method)
107
Unknown The Cards up the Sleeve (First Method), with commentary on the effect, twelve cards
111
Unknown Cards up the Sleeve (Second Method) twelve cards, then whole pack
114
Unknown The Dissolved Card card held under handkerchief is pushed in glass of water by spectator and vanishes, celluloid card
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T. Nelson Downs The Mysterious Card "one of Mr. Downs' specialties", card thought of in spread of one fifth
126
Henry Hardin The Card and Hat spectator notes top card of deck, it's covered with hat, then top card changed
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Unknown The Stabbed Card using sticky card to control selection
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Adrian Plate The Great Poker Trick "a particular favorite of Mr. Adrian Plate", new deck opened and shuffled, seven hands dealt and performer wins
Related toAlso published here 128
Unknown Another Poker Trick three Aces are controlled then riffle stacked for four players
Related to 130
Unknown Overhand "Haymow" Control with break
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Unknown Tabled Slip Cut
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Adrian Plate The Disappearing Queen picture card removed, various spectators remember a picture card and place it between their hands, they all got the QH, QH appears elsewhere and indifferent cards in spectator's hands
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Unknown The Card Through the Handkerchief "one of the specialties of the ingenious Mr. Leipzig", credited to German St. Roman
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Yank Hoe The Card in the Watch borrowed watch wrapped in handkerchief, miniature of it appears in box of watch, two methods
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T. Nelson Downs Chosen Card Appears in Any Part of the Deck "Card Tricks based on a New and Original System of Locating a Chosen Card"
selection to any small number, with outs and alternative strategies
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T. Nelson Downs Spectator's Peek as done by Downs
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T. Nelson Downs Side Steal directly to top
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T. Nelson Downs Bottom Count riffled off thumb
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Unknown 3 Object Equivoque
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T. Nelson Downs Second Method deck crimp/bridge at peeked at card
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T. Nelson Downs Third Method spectator peeks in his own hands, risky bridge, also with rubber banded deck
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Unknown Out for Lost Card
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T. Nelson Downs Fourth Method spectator peeks at a card in his own hands and it is found, estimation and stack, "the bungling and unobserving performer will meet his Waterloo in this experiment"
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T. Nelson Downs Fifth Method card to any number, with placement strategy to twenty-sixth
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T. Nelson Downs Sixth Method featuring a new locator card, alternative for long card with portion sticking out in middle of one end
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Nate Leipzig The Ubiquitous Cards three peeked-at cards, three times stop trick performed, last time with spectator dealing, with variation with numbers instead of "stop"
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Unknown Re-Count Force for card at any number
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T. Nelson Downs The Ubiquitous Cards (Second Method) two peeked-at cards appear when spectator calls stop
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T. Nelson Downs One-Handed Second Deal
Related to 163
Unknown Clairvoyance with Cards - First Method spectator touches card in fanned-out deck, performer instantly names it
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Unknown Fan Glimpse from behind by bending corner
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Unknown Second Method cards named without seeing them
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Theodore DeLand Third Method deck shuffled by spectators and several remove a card, they're replaced and divined, index with hole throughout deck (x-ray deck)
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Unknown A Series of Card Tricks Based on a New and Original System on natural one-way back designs, "The Irregularities of Scroll Designed Cards"
Related to 169
Unknown Mind Reading with Cards spectator transfers number of cards in ten-card-packet, then card with this number is found in face-down spread, repeat with shuffled cards
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Unknown Divination Extraordinaire ten cards chosen and returned, performer deals deck into four piles, one contains all selections
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Unknown The Transfixed Cards
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David Devant, T. Nelson Downs The Magician's Will Power with one-way deck improvement by Downs
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Unknown Prophecy Down-to-Date dealing and equivoque
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Unknown Resealing Deck
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John Northern Hilliard The Rising Cards
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T. Nelson Downs The Tattling of Toto six selections, penny in glass jumps up and down to communicate with performer
Inspired by
  • French magazine "The Illusioniste"
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Buatier de Kolta De Kolta's Rising Cards three selections
Related to 191
Buatier de Kolta De Kolta's New Rising Cards three selections, card fountain finale
Related toVariations 194
Harry Stork Another Method as performed by Kellar
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Prof. Duprez, Harry Stork The Rising Cards in the Swinging Houlette
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Howard Thurston, J. N. Thornton The Thurston Rising Cards
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John Northern Hilliard Anywhere Rising Cards
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Unknown Resurrection of the Cards four selection burnt, ashes in glass, restored cards "walk" out of glass
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Martin Chapender Chapender's Rising Cards
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Hugh Mulloy Mulloy Rising Cards
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Morgan H. Winans Winans' Rising Cards
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Unknown Further Rising Card Methods without Assistant
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Unknown Obliging Bouquet "one of Alexander Herrmann's masterpieces", selections rises out of real flower bouquet held by spectator
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William G. Edwards Named Card Rise mentioned without method
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Unknown The Four Ace Trick First Method, three extra Aces
Inspired by 213
Unknown Felt Strip Holdout to slide cards secretly underneath
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Unknown Second Method
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Unknown Third Method using cards with cloth-colored backs, black art
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Unknown Fourth Method three double facers
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Nate Leipzig Fifth Method aces signed
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Nate Leipzig Sixth Method Aces vanish from deck, reappear via Slap Aces
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Nate Leipzig Side Palm
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Nate Leipzig Slap Change
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Unknown Seventh Method aces put in one envelope, kings in another, they transpose, using two cards with cloth on back
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John Northern Hilliard Card Tricks with Apparatus and in Combination with Other Objects on apparatus
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John Northern Hilliard Card, Orange and Candle torn and burnt card discovered inside orange with corner proof, wet card is shot on candle with pistol an appears in flame dry and restored
225
Unknown The Card in the Frame card appears in frame, with information on trick frames
Variations 229
Unknown The Valladon Cards on Glass cards adhere to sheet of glass, spectator shoots on glass but candle goes out, performer shoots and all cards drop except selections
235
T.J. Crawford, Harry Stork An Illusive Coin Pass
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T.J. Crawford Multiple Coin Vanish one by one
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John Northern Hilliard The Hilliard Pass coin ends up in back clip
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T. Nelson Downs The Wrist Palm
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Unknown The Coin Roll
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Unknown The Coin Through the Knee into knee, produced from bottom of trousers
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Unknown The Traveling Coin
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T. Nelson Downs Latest Method for the "Miser's Dream" Downs Palm Production
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T. Nelson Downs Downs Palm
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Yank Hoe The Sympathetic Coins on corners of handkerchief
Variations 251
Yank Hoe Laydown Steal
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T. Nelson Downs Second Method of "The Sympathetic Coins", extra coin
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Unknown The Coin through the Hat coin placed on knee, covered with upside-down hat, coin know inside
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L'Homme Masqué The Expansion of Texture two coins, one in handkerchief and one in pocket, the one from pocket travels to the one in handkerchief
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Unknown Multiple Coin Vanish in Handkerchief
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Unknown The Bewitched Nickel nickel changes to penny in spectator's hand
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Unknown The Disappearing Dollars dollar coins dropped into vase disappear, small bag on pull inserted into vase
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T. Nelson Downs The Free and Unlimited Coinage of Silver coin travels under named object on table, then under all objects coin is found
Related to 262
Unknown Coin, Glass and Cone glass through table under paper cover, coin in paper for sound effect
Related to 263
Unknown The Trained Half Dollar "Animated Coin", borrowed coin dropped in glass jumps up and down, thread & assistant
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Unknown The New Flying Coin handkerchief balled up in glass and held by spectator, coin travels inside
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Unknown The Coin Through the Hat using black-backed coin, black art
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Unknown The Transmutation of Metal copper coin stack under cone changes to dimes
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Unknown Subtraction of Money coin vanishes from spectator's hand among many coins, back clip
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Unknown Every Man his own Mint endless coin production, initial back clip
270
Unknown New Coin Catching coin on thread, attached to body, for endless coin production where coin can be thrown in tumbler
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B. Girindrashekhar A New Coin Combination fifteen to twenty coins borrowed and placed in hat, one coin is marked and mixed back, unmarked coin is placed in handkerchief, marked one taken out on hand, they change place
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B. Girindrashekhar Coin Substitution switch as hand is passed over coin in other hand
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T. Nelson Downs The Downs Coin Wand
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Unknown The New Coin Wand
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Unknown A New Coin Spider gimmick so both sides of hand can be shown empty and fingers spread before coin production
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Carl Anderson A Coin Act and a Coin Ladder coins produced with borrowed hat, then they penetrate hat and drop down coin ladder
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Unknown The Coin Dropper
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Carl Anderson Improved Coin Dropper
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Carl Anderson The Coin Easel coin ladder
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Carl Anderson The Table
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Carl Anderson, William G. Edwards Tricks of the Trade compilation of tips on:
1. painting metal
2. glueing cloth
3. table tops
4. painting tables
5. table tops
6. "Anderson Inlaid Top"
7. silk handkerchief quality
8. sheet brass
9. soft & hard brass
10. velvet
11. brass tubing
12. "lighted candle from pocket"
13. candle oil
14. servante for glass of water
15. thread
16. wax
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Unknown To Balance an Egg on the Table several methods
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Unknown Balancing Glass of Water on Edge
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Unknown Egg Changed Into Confetti
295
Max Holden A New Idea in the Vanishing of an Egg from thin paper bag
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Unknown The Eggs from the Mouth rubber eggs
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Unknown The Conjurer as Chicken Fancier six eggs produced from borrowed hat, then a chicken
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Unknown Japanese Egg Trick
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T. Nelson Downs The Latest Egg, Handkerchief and Glass Trick egg in tumbler changes place with silk in hand
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William G. Edwards "Eggsample" card changes into egg
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T. Nelson Downs The Four-Ball Trick, with Novel Passes four solid balls
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Unknown One-Hand Roll Production ball rolls down along thumb to between thumb and first finger
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Unknown Passing Four Solid Balls from Hand to Hand with shell
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Unknown Color Change with Four Solid Balls four red balls to four white balls
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Unknown The Traveling Balls red and black ball each wrapped in paper transpose
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Unknown The Four Paper Balls and Plates sympathetic paper balls
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Unknown The Flying Salt sleeving salt, ungimmicked
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Unknown The Cigarette Paper Trick clean-up in mouth, with sucker explanation
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T. Nelson Downs Ring Holdout torn & restored cigarette paper idea
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John Northern Hilliard Torn & Restored Cigarette Paper Ideas
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Unknown The Torn Bank Note with repeat
Related toVariations 325
Unknown The Bill and Lemon Trick
329
Elbert Adams The Ring on the Wand
Related toAlso published here 331
Unknown The Mysterious Match match blown out through sleeve
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L'Homme Masqué Magically Lighting a Candle or Cigarette gimmick on ring
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Howard Thurston The Inexhaustible Hat producing several inflated balloons from hat, gas tube system
333
Harry Stork Hot Oysters from Hat
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Unknown The Mysterious Knot
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Harry Houdini The Vanishing Knot
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Unknown The Mystic Tie two pieces of cord tied around performer's neck, gets free
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Prof. Jacoby The Jacoby Rope Tie
Also published here 338
William G. Edwards The Rope Tie Par Excellence
341
W. Russell Escape from a Paper Cylinder
342
Unknown The Giant Memory ten to fifteen people roll a die, performer remembers all the numbers
343
Henry Hardin The Trance Vision First Method, Q&A
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Yank Hoe The Trance Vision (Second Method) Q&A
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Unknown The Quick or the Dead
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John Northern Hilliard, T. Nelson Downs Don'ts tips
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John Northern Hilliard L'Envoi
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