Written by H. F. C. Suhr

1900
Work of H. F. C. Suhr

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

(98 entries)

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H. F. C. Suhr Vorwort iii
H. F. C. Suhr Erster Teil - Münzenpiecen coin chapter 1
T. Nelson Downs, Unknown Die Drehmünze No. 1, coin pivot, back palm, specialty of Downs, also with two sharp points or wire to help in pivot 1
H. F. C. Suhr T. Nelson Downs short biography 2
T. Nelson Downs Die Wanderung durch das Knie coin through knee, using back palm 5
T. Nelson Downs Das Durchdringen des Hutbodens coin through hat 6
Unknown Das Zerreiben einer Münze No. 2, one-handed coin vanish, rubbing coin into back clip positionRelated to 7
Unknown Thalerschnitte thin coins for certain manipulations 8
T. Nelson Downs Die an den Fingerspitzen erscheinenden Geldstücke No. 3, one-handed production of several coins one by one in a fan from classic palm 9
Unknown Der Doppelthaler No. 4, shell and applications 11
Unknown Coin Duplication and Vanish with shell, vanish with standard fake pick-up of shell 12
Unknown Coin through Table coin thrown in full glass (or hat), penetrates glass and table, shell 13
Unknown The Miser's Dream No. 5, standard method and more, spectator catches final invisible coin that drops audibly into hat 14
Carl Willmann Coin Catching Gimmick sleeve mechanism with tube that brings coin to fingertips and retracts with coin again, for Miser's Dream, with second gaff for hat or container that releases coins that are apparently dropped inside 16
Servais LeRoy Money Everywhere No. 6, coins produced from spectator's clothing, hidden in small bags in other hand or at body 19
Unknown Die das Tuch durchdringende Münze No. 7, glass wrapped in handkerchief and held by spectator, coin vanishes and audibly drops into glass, little coin pocket in handkerchief 21
Unknown Glass Disc Coin Vanish coin dropped into glass with handkerchief cover, vanishes 23
Unknown Der Thalerstab No. 8, coin wand, either with coin attached to rubber band or with folding coin that retracts into wand, for continuous production 23
Unknown Die schnelle Vermehrung No. 9, borrowed coin is multiplied into twenty coins, they have a small hole and are hidden under vest with thread through them 27
Unknown Der Lochthaler No. 10, finger through coin, one-handed and two-handed handling, hole coin with shell 28
Unknown Die amerikanische Thalerkassette No. 11, box in which four coins are in slits, they vanish one by one mechanically each time the lid is opened and closed, variation in which they all vanish at once or a finger ring vanishes 31
Unknown Der Münzenpokal No. 12, glass goblet with glass cover, four coins travel into glass at once, copentro 35
Unknown Das Münzenlineal No. 13, threads are attached to a rule or stick, coins appear at end of threads 39
Unknown Das Thalerkartenspiel No. 14, deck of cards placed on glass, coins vanish and drop into glass, clockwork mechanism in fake deck, low-budget alternative in which assistant pulls a thread 41
Unknown Deck Switch behind Chair with servante behind chair 43
Unknown Thread-Pulling Mechanism at table, rubber band powered, to get rid of secret assistant 45
Unknown Die Thaler im Hut No. 15, hat and plate examined, plate put on hat, coins vanish and are heard dropping into hat, secret mechanical container 46
Unknown Der magische Flaschenstöpsel No. 16, fake metal cork contains folding coin, spring catapults coin out of cork into bottle 48
Unknown Die Faunmaske No. 17, devil mask that spews out coinsRelated to 50
Unknown Der aus einem Glase verschwindende Thaler No. 18, coin really placed in glass, then covered with handkerchief, coin vanishes, two methods:
- coin held underneath glass with fake double bottom, glass filled with water
- slit in glass
51
Unknown Die elektrische Ampel No. 19, apparatus hangs on threads, four coins appear one by one on it, electro magnet 54
Unknown Der in freier Hand verschwindende Thaler No. 20, coin vanishes via pull into vest pocket, also with borrowed coin and shell on pull 57
H. F. C. Suhr Zweiter Teil - Kartenpiecen card chapter 60
Unknown Die Zuschauer als Kartenkünstler No. 1, deck in glass held by spectator, three selected cards rise one by one, clockwork in fake deck 60
Unknown Forcing from Three-Way Deck having card selected from top, center and bottom, or cutting deck into three piles instead 60
Unknown Changement eines Kartenhauses No. 2, seven-card card castle vanishes from underneath cover and appears under another cover, then travels back, collapsable castle with rubber bands 63
Unknown Die Kartenbrücke No. 3, deck spread out between hands about fifty cm, stays suspended, secret rubber band/thread set-up 65
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Kartenfontaine No. 4, card fountain from bare handAlso published here 67
Unknown Der Kartenteller No. 5, three cards chosen, deck placed on plate and covered with paper or handkerchief, selections shoot out from plate into audience one by one, secret mechanism at bottom of plateRelated to 68
Unknown Ein guter Schuß No. 6, deck placed on glass, covered with handkerchief, selection placed in pistol and shot onto glass, vanishes from pistol and is now upright in glass 70
Unknown Flash Paper Card 72
Unknown Der Künstler als Wagenmensch No. 7, human scale, performer cuts off cards and knows exact weight and number of cards, repeated, wide cards at known positions 73
Unknown Die unsichtbare Wanderung No. 8, black Aces and Ace of Diamonds shown, all shuffled in deck, Ace of Diamonds travels to mechanical card case prop, Ace of Hearts poses as Ace of Diamonds between black AcesRelated to 75
Unknown Das Kartenbild No. 9, three selections visually appear in card frame behind glass, curtain winds up in frame, duplicate, non-visual alternative in which frame is covered 77
Unknown Der elektrische Kartenspiegel No. 10, mirror hangs on stage, deck thrown on it and selection clings to it, drops on command, electro magnet, alternative handling with battery on back and mirror in hand 80
Unknown Die wandernden vier Buben No. 11, four indifferent cards under hat, four Jacks on table in a row, three cards on each Jack, they vanish and are now under hat, four double facers 84
Unknown Faced Deck Packet Switch deck secretly turned over and top cards later removed again 84
Unknown Fin de Siècle No. 12, card chosen, deck cut in as many packets as the spectator wishes, selection appears at named number in a chosen packet 86
Unknown Sleeve Switch one deck pocketed, other taken out of sleeveRelated to 87
Martignoni Die Anziehungskraft der Erde No. 13, deck held upright in hand, selection drops out, using two halves that are solid blocks 88
Unknown Ein Kartenchangement No. 14, cards placed in handkerchief, performer names cards that he apparently identifies by touch, those cards are vanished and reappear in deck 90
Unknown Top Palm brief 91
Unknown Kartenklammer card pull into sleeve, cards attached to clip 93
Unknown Devil's Handkerchief brief 93
Unknown Die verschwundene Karte und das dreifache Couvert No. 15, free selection vanishes from deck under handkerchief cover, reappears in nest of envelopes, envelope index in coat pocketsRelated to 94
Unknown Stripper Vanish selection shuffled back by spectator, deck covered with handkerchief, handkerchief pulled away and reversed stripper card secretly stripped out and removed with handkerchiefAlso published here 96
Unknown Selbstverbrennung einer Karte und ihre Wiederherstellung No. 16, card placed on stand, burns on command, reappears in bottle that is broken to get it out, flap folding card in bottle 97
Unknown Die Karte als Orden No. 17, card placed on tablet, covered with glass dome and handkerchief, card suddenly appears on performer's chest and is no long on tablet, secret layer on bottom of glass dome 99
Unknown Mundus vult decipi No. 18, card in hand transposes with card on table, one double facer 102
Unknown Simple Wild Card Switch double facer and normal card turned over, switch by removing one card with face towards audience, thus other card must be the other one 103
Unknown Die bezauberte Karte No. 19, card tied between two chairs, borrowed finger ring appears threaded on loop through hole in cardRelated to 104
F. Hügli Das verschwindende Kartenspiel No. 20, deck put in glass case and covered with handkerchief, deck vanishes or changes into some other item 108
H. F. C. Suhr Dritter Teil - Vermischte Kunststücke miscellaneous chapter 111
Unknown Die reisenden Tücher No. 1, white silk placed in glass and wrapped in newspaper and put in hat, red silk changes in hand transposes with white one, flower bouquet produced from hat 111
Unknown Hat Loading from under vest 112
Unknown Color Changing Silk in the hands, tube 112
Unknown Das geheimnisvolle Gemälde No. 2, white cloth in frame lighted from back, it seems transparent, on command an image appears on cloth, chemical 114
Unknown Ein wunderbares Ringkunststück No. 3, borrowed ring travels from paper cone to small case, mechanical case 115
Unknown Der verschwindende Teufelskopf No. 4, six devils depicted on illustration, head of one vanishes, can be moved on invisible threads similar to moving pip cards 118
Unknown Die Geisterschrift in Verbindung mit "Hypnose à la Hansen" No. 5, card chosen and pushed into book, name of chosen card and page numbers appear on previously empty slates, book with same page numbers on every double page 120
Unknown Der wandernde Wein No. 6, bottle emptied into two glasses, bottle put into spectator's pocket, performer and spectator drink the glasses, bottle is full again 123
Unknown Die magische Schnellbäckerei No. 7, from borrowed hat flowers and cigarettes are produced, then a cake is baked in it by pouring ingredients in and taking cake out, fake hollow cake 125
Unknown Ein neuer Tintenpokal No. 8, ink in glass transforms into clear water, mirror glass with one side of mirror painted black, with spoon convincer 128
Unknown Von Auge zu Auge No. 9, grain pushed in one eye, comes out of other 130
Unknown Großes Changement No. 10, two silks put in two glass bottles, they vanish visibly and reappear in spectators's pockets, pull into table operated by assistant 131
Unknown Die Geisterflöte No. 11, whistle makes noice on command 134
Unknown Tuch und Zauberstab No. 12, wand wrapped in newspaper, silk vanishes, newspaper torn apart and silk comes out 135
Unknown Ein neues Sack-Kunststück No. 13, escape from large bag behind paravent 137
Unknown Das wandernde Glas Wasser No. 14, full glass vanishes from silk and is reproduced from back pocket, glass filled from jug which is used as servante to unload the glass under silk which has disc sewn in 138
Unknown Der Kopf des Ibikus im Hut No. 15, fake head answers questions by nodding or shaking the head, discussing previous methods by Buatier de Kolta, Belachini-Strack 140
Unknown Die neue Kaffeefabrikation No. 16, pieces of paper put in two containers, they change into hot coffee and milk 146
Unknown Le verre mystérieux No. 17, full glass vanishes from silk, reappears in borrowed hat, liquid reappears in a (double-)cup 148
Unknown Reis und Orange No. 18, rice in one container transposes with an orange under a cover 150
Unknown Das Tuch in der Kerzenflamme No. 19, silk produced with empty hands from candle flame, loaded from match box 152
Unknown Das kletternde Ei No. 20, egg slowly climbs a stick, thread, hollow stick with sand to control speed 153
H. F. C. Suhr Vierter Teil - Schnurrpfeifereien 155
H. F. C. Suhr Die mysteriöse Flasche No. 1, closing an impossible bottle with a perpendicular stick from inside 155
Unknown Der schwimmende Papierfisch No. 2, paper fish moves forward on water, oil 157
Unknown Ein Licht anzünden, ohne dessen Docht zu berühren No. 3, blowing out a candle an igniting a match by being only near the wick 158
Unknown Glimmbilder herzustellen No. 4, drawings that appear when heated, chemical 158
Unknown Der eigensinnige Billardball No. 5, finger spins ball on table, it rolls forward or backwards on command 159
Unknown Der Knoten im Taschentuch No. 6, putting a knot in a handkerchief without letting go of the ends (knotting the arms first) 159
Unknown Ein Vexierfläschchen No. 7, small gag bottle, liquids runs out of it as soon as top is opened 160
Unknown Die behexten Würfel No. 8, holding three dice between thumb and first finger and letting center one drop, puzzleRelated to 160
Unknown Der hüpfende Apfel No. 9, some quicksilver put in apple, it jumps when put on heating, chemical 161
Unknown Die imitierten Kirchenglocken No. 10, sound effect with string and spoon that imitated church bells 161
Unknown Die verwandelte Karte No. 11, four Aces shown, one transforms into Nine of Diamonds, other Diamond pips covered by other Aces 161
Unknown Das geheimnisvolle Papierfähnchen No. 12, piece of paper with grain and apple moves by itself, experiment 162