Written by Karl Fulves

Work of Bob Hummer

124 pages (Spiralbound), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt.
Language: English

(115 entries)

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Martin Gardner Introduction on Bob HummerRelated to iii
Karl Fulves Foreword iv
Bob Hummer A Card in Flight! card vanishes from deck and reappears at other side of windowAlso published here 1
Bob Hummer Clubs/Spades Gaff used to make a card vanish 1
Bob Hummer The Puzzling Speller progressive set-up, dealing placementAlso published here 1
Bob Hummer Graphite Matchbox Daub idea for preparing a matchbox to access daub at all timesAlso published here 2
Bob Hummer Hot Head with flash paper under cover of a hatAlso published here 2
Bob Hummer Salty Dimes coin vanish with salt shaker, instead of vanish coin multipliesAlso published here 3
Bruce Elliott Under Cover Bruce Elliott's remark of independently inventing the Graphite Matchbox DaubAlso published here 3
Bob Hummer Politicians Puzzle 6x6 checkerboard, three checkers put on three D's for Democrats or three R's for Republican, spectator can spell a word with the three checkers, moving them for each letter, back is turned and politics can be divined 3
Bob Hummer Hummer's Poker Chip Baffle six poker chips with numbers on each side, spectator can turn them while performer's back is turned and then cover three chips, performer names numbers coveredVariations 4
Bob Hummer Hummer's Little Stranger spectator places some red cards in his left and right trouser and jacket pockets, performer divines numberRelated to 6
Bob Hummer Hummer's 18 Card Mystery spectator takes eighteen cards and turns over the top two cards and cuts the pile, that step is repeated as often as he likes, then the performer takes the cards behind his back and divines the amount of reversed cardsRelated toVariations 7
Bob Hummer Hummer's Swindle spectator takes sixteen cards and turns over the top two cards and cuts the pile behind his back, that step is repeated as often as he likes, then the performer takes the cards behind his back and without looking reverses all cards back in order 7
Bob Hummer The Lonely Card CATO routine, cards turned face up, performer takes packet behind back and reverses all cards except selectionRelated toVariations 7
Bob Hummer The Little Moonies CATO routine, cards with moon faces printed on them, one way they are smiling held the other way the are sad, spectator marks two cards on the pack and cuts them in the deck, performer takes cards behind back, all moons are in smiling orientation except marked two 8
Bob Hummer The Magic Separation face-up and face-down cards are shuffled, performer separates cards behind back so one pile consists of same amount of face up cards as the other (1940)VariationsAlso published here 9
Bob Hummer Face Up Prediction spectator and performer turn cards over in the deck, number of reversed cards is predicted (1940, Half A Dozen Hummers)VariationsAlso published here 9
Bob Hummer Lite-Ning Addition spectator removes an ace or a two face down, then a three or a four and so on, total of added values is divined (1940) 10
Bob Hummer Two Card Transpo one marked card in performer's inner pocket, one in the deck (1940) 10
Bob Hummer Jacket Load while opening jacket, card can be stolen and loaded to inside pocket 10
Bob Hummer Two Card Locaction behind back, with knife stabbed in the deck (1940) 11
Samuel Berland, Bob Hummer Card and Ribbon ribbon with gummed sticker in pocket, selection vanishes from deck and is found attached on ribbon (1940) 11
Bob Hummer Five Card Baffle one of five cards is divined, off-beat method 12
Unknown Graphite Match Box Daub daub on key cardRelated to 12
Dai Vernon, Bob Hummer Escape of the Jack signed black jack in pocket changes places with sandwiched black jack on table 13
Bob Hummer One of Fifty-Two one way principle, alternated arrangement, one card's position is changed and separation in two pilesRelated to 14
Bob Hummer Personality Test face-up/face-down prediction of number of cards, weird, CATO related, personality type presentationRelated toVariations 14
Bob Hummer The 'Snappy' Thirteen Cent Trick two nickels and three pennies, spectator can turn one sort of coins over while performer's back is turned, revelation of which coins are turned overRelated to 15
Bob Hummer The Moon Die Mystery number from one to six is thought of, three sides of a die are shown to spectator and he is asked if he sees his number, repeated three times and number is divined, without performer ever looking at the diceRelated toVariationsAlso published here 15
Bob Hummer The Four G Men card is divined, name of cards printed on four cards, with newspaper black art (1941) 17
Bob Hummer The Card on the Window Pane same as A Card in Flight, not explained here (1941)Related toAlso published here
  • "The Card on the Window Pane" in "Six More Hummers"
  • "The Card on the Window Pane" in "Ireland's Yearbook 1952"
Bob Hummer Double Thought two cards are located, edge marked deck with razor blade (1941) 18
Bob Hummer A Rare Coin Stunt coin in closed fist, other hand on top, quick upward motion and coin lies on top of fist (1941)VariationsAlso published here 19
Bob Hummer A Possible Impossibility deck under handkerchief, packet cut and shuffled, bottom card remembered and packet replaced on deck, card is located, nail edge mark of entire deck (1941)Related to 19
Bob Hummer Imagination spectator throws invisible die and deals deck in that amount of packets, back of performed turned divines amount of packets (1941) 21
Bob Hummer Hummer's Bible Trick bible book test, prediction of word, with playing cards (1944)Variations 22
Bob Hummer Hummer's Magazine Test with playing cards (1944) 23
Bob Hummer By Mail packet extracted from case, bottom card remembered and shuffled 23
Bob Hummer Take Your Hat Off same as Hot Head, not explained (1944)Also published here 23
Bob Hummer Impossible Location impossible location, with hair (1944) 24
Bob Hummer Do As I Do with hair (1944) 24
Bob Hummer Latest Miser's Dream Gag verbal ambiguity, getting spectator's money (1944) 24
Bob Hummer Thotograhy spectator remembers card and its position from top ten cards, Klondike shuffle, marked key card with needle scratchVariations 25
Bob Hummer Hummer's Magic Carpet divination of a four letter word from a list, with handkerchief and alphabet cards (1945)Related to 25
Bob Hummer Fantastric single card location, back turned for procedure, 10/9/8 count with more succesfull match 26
Bob Hummer The Whispering Spirit packet is cut and substracted from a unknown calculation (age x nine), amount of cards in packet is divined when result is named (1941) 28
U. F. Grant Grant's Hummer Trick some cards in hand and some in pocket, amount of both is divined 29
Bob Hummer Hummer's Great Discovery card is remembered from a packet by thinking of a number, found with down-under-deal, back of performer is turned (1939)
- Method Using 9's System
- Method Using Any Number
Bob Hummer This Is It twenty cards in a row, spectator selects amount of matches and signs the corresponding card on the the face, on the back of the card is written "This is It" and the correct number of selected matches (1943)Inspired byRelated to 30
Unknown Packet Switch behind back 31
Bob Hummer Dial a Date Deal two rows of eight cards are dealt on the table, some face up and some face down, spectator selects a name on a sheet and turns cards over corresponding to the number next to the name, performer's back is turned and when he looks at cards name can be divinedVariations 31
Bob Hummer Mom and Pop Puzzle six checkers on a checkerboard, mom and pop are spelled several times, when performer turns over last spelled word is divinedVariations 34
Bob Hummer Hummer Card Mystery several cards removed from deck, and some put in pocket, when performer gets balance of cards he knows how many cards are in pocket 34
Bob Hummer, Al Koran Mathematical 3 Card Monte bill under one of three cups, back of performer is turned and after some changes in the order of the cups, performer divines cup with billVariations 35
Bob Hummer Thoto one card location, cards marked with pin behind backVariations 36
Bob Hummer Kilroy Gets Around message appears on card, mathematical procedure 36
Bob Hummer Something New living and dead test, spectator writes two names of living and one of dead person on playing cards, divination of which is which 37
Bob Hummer Stop - Thief!!! cards with license numbers on them, deck of playing cards used to divine the number (1943) 37
Bob Hummer Hummeristic message appears on blank card, by rubbing ashes on it
#1: The Ashes Reveal
#2: Ghost Force
#3: Transference of Thought
#4: A Magic Business Card
#5: Ghost Envelope
Bob Hummer It's Murder with rotatable disk, spectator selects murder and victim while performer's back is turned, both are divinedVariations 40
Bob Hummer The Gremlins cards with red and blue gremlins are shuffled, behind back performer sorts the card in two packets so amount of red gremlins in one packet is the same as blue gremlins in the other packet 41
Bob Hummer Mind Reader's Dream cards dealt according to thought-of card, with Dreambook to transfer number to card (1952)Variations 42
Howard Lyons Mind Reader's Dream Variation without Dreambook, calculation method 42
Bob Hummer Mindreader's Dreambook booklet to translate numbers into playing cardsRelated to 45
"Senator" Clark Crandall Crandall on Hummer on Bob HummerAlso published here
  • "Crandall on Hummer" in "The New Tops" 6, 7 & 8 in 1964
Karl Fulves Mathematical 3-Card Monte Variations 59
Bob Hummer 3-Card Monte mathematical three card monte (1951) 59
Bob Hummer, Al Koran 3-Cup Monte bill under one of three cups, back of performer is turned and after some changes in the order of the cups, performer divines cup with bill 60
Karl Fulves Three-Shell Monte three different colored peas 61
Mel Stover The Immovable Object ice in glass is moved to other glasses several times, while performer's back is turned, he then eliminates all empty glassesAlso published here 62
Jack Yates Match Miracle spectator reverses one of four matches and eliminates one by one after given instructions and will end up with the reversed oneAlso published here 63
Karl Fulves Power Play instruction game ten card poker deal 63
Sam Schwartz Long Range Telepathy over the phone method for mathematical three-card monte 65
Father Cyprian Time Zoned over the phone method for mathematical three-card monteAlso published here 66
Karl Fulves Shylock card divination over the phone, instruction gameAlso published here 67
Karl Fulves Digital Dollars over the phone game, to win highest value billRelated toVariations 68
Karl Fulves Linear Blackjack game of Blackjack over the phone, performer knows which card to select to winAlso published here 69
Karl Fulves Murder in a Matchbox three match boxes, performer's back is turned and a small gun, a bill and a die are put in boxes, performer knows which object is where and what side is on top of the die 69
Karl Fulves Unpublished Hummer 73
Bob Hummer Voodoo Fortune Telling cards with questions on one side and different pictures of zombies on the other side, one question is selected and cards separated several times while checking different features of the zombies, eventually a four digit number is evaluated and leads to the answer of the question in a book, system is explained with playing cards 73
Martin Gardner Hummer's Fortune Telling Book cards with questions on one side and different pictures of zombies on the other side, one question is selected and cards separated several times while checking different features of the zombies, eventually a four digit number is evaluated and leads to the answer of the question in a bookRelated toVariations 77
Bob Hummer Hummer's Mathematical Shell Game with four cups or four shells and two dice 78
Karl Fulves Notes by Karl Fulves notes on Hummer's Mathematical Shell Game 79
Karl Fulves The Old 4-Shell Game different bills under four styrofoam coffee cups 80
Karl Fulves Hummer Effects Hummer effects owned by Glenn Davidson, without explanation
- The Magic Slide Rule
- Geometro
- Black Trick-O-Nometry
Related to 82
Karl Fulves The Next to Last Word 84
Bob Hummer Hummer's Whirling Card Related to 84
Bob Hummer Hummer's Forcing Deck using hinged cards 84
Bob Hummer Hummer's Ring and Cord ring off and on string with handkerchiefAlso published here
  • a part of Martin Gardner's column in "Hugard's Magic Monthly"
Bob Hummer Interlocked Card Production method to interlock fingersAlso published here 86
Bob Hummer Bob Hummer's Visual Change Also published here 87
Bob Hummer Hummer Card Change with handkerchief, hand turned over and card put on silkAlso published here 89
Bob Hummer Think a Word disc to select an spell any card, card is divined, back turned (1964) 91
Jeff Busby Thotography II Inspired byRelated to 93
Bob Hummer Night Moves 94
Howard Lyons It's Murder - No Book no book method, with rotatable disk, spectator selects murder and victim while performer's back is turned, both are divinedInspired by 96
Bob Hummer Mother Goose Force to force a page, based on the Miraskill ideaRelated to
  • Martin Gardner's "Mother Goose Mystery"
Karl Fulves Hummer Chronology 100
Karl Fulves Addenda 101
Bob Hummer A Hummer Letter to Martin Gardner 103
Karl Fulves Alphabetical Index 108
Karl Fulves Additions to the Second Edition 110
Frank Csuri Frank Csuri explanation of card change mentioned by Gardner in the Introduction, Csuri variationInspired by
  • August Roterbeg's "Card Tricks and How to do them" 1902.
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Joseph K. Schmidt Joseph K. Schmidt other variation by Schmidt on the Roterberg changeInspired by
  • August Roterbeg's "Card Tricks and How to do them" 1902.
Max Abrams Max Abrams version for puzzling speller and highlighting mistake in original descriptionRelated to 112
Bill Coomer Bill Coomer idea for the Mindreader's DreambookRelated to 113
Roy Walton Roy Walton credits for hair location and ring rope move 113
Tom Hunter Tom Hunter some ideas on ThotoInspired by 114
Martin Gardner Martin Gardner ideas on Hummer's Fortune Telling BookRelated to 114
James E. Sansotera James E. Sansotera version of Hummer's Fortune Telling Book, without book methodInspired by 115
Jeff Busby Jeff Busby on a picture of Bob Hummer 118
Bob Hummer, Martin Gardner Paper Clip Discovery chosen cards found to be paper clipped together with a message on themAlso published here
  • "Paper Clip Discovery" in Martin Gardner's "Cut the Cards" 1942
Richard Durham Richard Durham letter written by Bob Hummer to C. Verne, with lot of biographical details 120
Claude Crowe Claude Crowe on Elliott's Sorcerer's Serpant and Hummer's Geometro 124