Written by H. F. C. Suhr

1899
Work of Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld

153 pages (Hardcover), published by Schwabacher'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
No illustrations.
Language: German

(83 entries)

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H. F. C. Suhr Vorwort
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H. F. C. Suhr St. Roman article on St. Roman alias Samuel Thiersfeld
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H. F. C. Suhr Roman's Tricks und deren Erklärung intro, on St. Roman's stage set-up and appearance
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Das Hexennetz No. 1, egg bag from see-through net fabric, production of up to eight eggs, and a live chicken with body load
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Der Kartendegen No. 2, card sword with three cards and ungaffed or mechanical sword
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Emil Clauß Another Card Sword with marked card and ungaffed sword
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Licht dans Séances oder "mehr Licht" No. 3, candle blown out and lit again with only the fingers, repeat, hidden flame gimmick in hand or chemical method
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die Vermehrung der Thaler No. 4, one coin is used to produce multiple coins by breaking off a piece that turns out to be a new coin
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Unknown Thalerscheibe holder gimmick for coins
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die Vernichtung und die Herstellung No. 5, two borrowed handkerchiefs, one is cut up by performer and one by spectator, performer restores his, spectator's is still destroyed, it is shot on a cigar box with a pistol and appears restored therein
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Der animalische Transport No. 6, two birds travel from small glass box to cage
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Der Gedanke und die Luftexpedition No. 7, four coins travel into corked bottle that rests far away on chair and visibly drop in, mechanical cork or cork with thread mechanism
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Unknown Thalertreppe coin ladder, coins penetrate hat and drop down the glass ladder
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die diabolische Variation No. 8, four silks of different color, they change into balls in chosen order, hollow glass balls
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Das Durchdringen der Stoffe No. 9, cards through handkerchief, card pulled out or drop out after hitting it with wand
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Der wandernde Thaler No. 10, borrowed marked coin travels audibly into glass bottle that a spectator holds on his head, examined, then bottle broken to retrieve coin, dummy coin really in bottle
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Unknown Fake Coin Sound coin secretly dropped into slim glass in the performer's pocket to make it seem it appears in bottle on table
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die rotierende Münze No. 11, coin spins between fingers, mechanical
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Wie Roman Tauben und Vögel verschwinden lässt No. 12, vanishing different objects
  • doves in glass cylinders
  • glasses (both under handkerchief with dummy circle sewn in)
  • bird in paper carton that is switched when wand is dropped
  • pull
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Das Bouquet und der Gedanke No. 13, feather flowers or small feather Christmas tree vanish, sleeve pull
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Das magische Blumenwachsen No. 14, pot with earth, seed put in and covered, fake flowers appear, some real ones in between
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Wie gewonnen, so zerronnen No. 15, bowl of water appears underneath handkerchief and vanishes again
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Der erscheinende Rosenstock No. 16, pot with rose bush appears underneath handkerchief
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die Handschuhsäule No. 17, five finger rings and glove borrowed, all fired on a stand with pistol, glove with five rings appears there, with assistant
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Das fliegende Tuch No. 18, silk travels from one glass bottle to another, vanishes visibly, other one is covered
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Unknown Silk Pull silk visibly vanishes from glass bottle
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Leben, Sterben, Wiedersehen No. 19, bird vanishes and reappears in paper
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Uhr und Photographie No. 20, spectators write famous poets on billets, one chosen, a photograph of the person appears underneath glass of borrowed watch
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Unknown Servante Billet Switch packet of billet switched behind table
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Das bezauberte Ballholz No. 21, three selections appear on flat wooden stick that is pushed in shower of cards
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Unknown Newspaper Cards backs of cards covered with newspaper
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Tuch und Apfel No. 22, silk vanishes and reappears inside apple or potato
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Unknown Tuchpistole silk pistol, silk hanged over barrel, vanishes when fired
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die Karte auf Wanderschaft No. 23, handkerchief held by spectator like a bag, card vanishes from deck and appears in handkerchief
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H. F. C. Suhr Forcing Deck obtaining a forcing deck by asking a card company for a deck of discards of one value
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die behexte Taschenuhr No. 24, borrowed pocket watch stops and continues at command, electric magnet
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Unknown Light and Heavy Chest with cigar box on plate, electro magnet
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Unknown Plate raps Number plate on tray raps according to thrown die number, electro magnet
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Der fidele Kuchenbäcker No. 25, cake dough poured in borrowed hat, becomes cake
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Wilson Cake Baking Device gimmick that allows cake dough to apparently pour through borrowed hat
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Verschwinden und Erscheinen No. 26, wand travels from paper to paper tube on table, two methods
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H. F. C. Suhr Rising Wand from bottle
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Kegel, Pokal und Ei No. 27, egg in goblet, cone vanishes and appears in goblet, egg taken from under table
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Das flammende Rätsel No. 28, piece of newspaper burned and flowers produced from ashes
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Unknown Die magische Blumentüte spring flowers appear in paper cone, multiple loading methods
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die magische Färbeanstalt No. 29, silks change color in paper tube
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Unknown Chair Servante apparently see-through back
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die unsichtbare Macht No. 30, glass with water produced from borrowed handkerchief, from chair servante
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Tuch- und Tellerkunststück No. 31, silk vanishes in hand and travels to upside down plate, three methods
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Taube und Bouquet No. 32, dove wrapped in paper on one side, flower bouquet on other side, they transpose
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die Geisterschrift oder das unergründliche Geheimnis No. 33, freely named word appears on wrapped slate, chalk is shorter as well, assistant in table writes with magnet and chalk has iron core
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Der Großpapa und sein Enkel No. 34, small and large wooden cone penetrate table under cone cover
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Plus vite que l'éclair No. 35, bird cage vanishes without cover between hands, cage can be locked in expanded position, ends up in trouser so jacket can be examined, optional reappearance
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Der Kobold in der Flasche No. 36, name of chosen card or sum of numbers appears on paper in bottle, chemical
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Wie Einer aus der Tinte kommt No. 37, silk put in tube, taken out of glass with ink in dry condition, ink becomes clear water
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Romans Entenjagd No. 38, up to eight ducks produced from table cloth
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Unknown Red Fire with chemicals
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Hinüber und herüber No. 39, eggs travel from borrowed hat to bag and back, alternative with handkerchief, shell
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die Reise durch die Luft No. 40, small flower bouquet travels from hand to covered glass, bottomless glass, with gimmick so one can drink from it first
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Tuch- und Papierschnitzelkunststück No. 41, silk pushed in paper cylinder, glass with paper pieces vanishes and reappears in paper cylinder, then silk in glass instead of paper
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Gekocht oder ungekocht No. 42, plate of eggs, different spectators chose eggs and can decide whether they want them cooked or raw
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Changement von Ei und Tuch No. 43, egg put in covered glass, silk changes to egg, silk reappears in candle
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Unknown Silk to Real Egg pull
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Metamorphose eines Tuches No. 44, silk produced, changes into ribbon, then into small silks, they vanish and reappear inside an egg
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Das Schlangenwunder der Wüste No. 45, two silks change into a fake snake
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Romans Fahnenkunststück No. 46, flag multiplies into three flags
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Buatier de Kolta Fahnenfest effect description of flag production
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Francis King Flag Production first small flags, then giant flag on pole
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Romans Kartenfahne No. 47, three cards vanish from deck and reappear at flag/silk
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die reisenden Münzen No. 48, four coins travel to paper bag
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Unknown Coin Pull multiple coins on pull
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die Trennung und die angenehme Wiederkunft No. 49, glass box hanged in the air, two doves vanish from other props and reappear in glass box
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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Magnetismus-Animale No. 50
  • iron stick or cane clings to hand, gaff from sleeve or thread
  • table clings to hand
  • water pitcher clings to hand
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H. F. C. Suhr Die wichtigsten Kunstgriffe der Magie chapter with basic sleights
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Unknown Das Changieren false transfer, multiple methods with different props
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Unknown Das Eskamotieren vanishes without a false-transfer
  • one-handed back palm coin vanish
  • one-handed silk vanish (with rubber band at back of hand)
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Unknown Coin Sleeving brief, as vanish
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Unknown Watch Vanish in paper cover
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Unknown Top Palm brief, one or multiple cards
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Unknown Card Fans from Spectator cards produced from spectator's clothing
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Unknown Die Volte one-handed pass, riffle cover
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Unknown Das Forcieren with tips and outs (having multiple cards chosen and forgetting the wrong one, dropping deck)
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Unknown Kartenspiele zu vertauschen
  • deck switch by pushing one in vest and the other comes threaded out of sleeve
  • card clip
  • deck vanish with pull
  • deck switch by getting rid of deck in left hand and taking new deck with right hand while back is turned
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