1943
Written by William S. Houghton
Work of William S. Houghton
72 pages (Hardcover), published by Abbott's Magic
Illustrated with drawings by William S. Patton
Language: English
43 entries
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Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
Percy Abbott Foreword
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Herman L. Weber "Basket of American Beauties" Production folding basket with roses for production
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Ted Heuber, William H. McCaffrey Variations for "Number Please"
  • Ted Heuber (setting a key card over phone)
  • Bill McCaffrey (version of Baker's routine, value of bottom card used to count to a selection)
Inspired by 8
William S. Houghton Getting Rid of the Thumb Tip cigarette vanishes in handkerchief, four methods
Inspired by
  • "A Simple Coin Vanish" (Frank Lane, Ideas No. 2)
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William S. Houghton Gimmick Exchange fake cigar switched for real cigar, pocket switch choreography
Inspired by
  • silk trick with cigar production finale (Frank Lane, Ideas No. 1)
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William S. Houghton "Thought Coincidence" Again spectator and performer write a word on a paper and seal it in envelopes, later they are found to be the same, using "Astro Ghost Reading" apparatus
  • Variation
Inspired by
  • "Thought Coincidence" (marketed effect)
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William S. Houghton Magazine Test Wrinkle
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William S. Houghton Thought Vision word or drawing on blank card is put in envelope, performer divines it
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William S. Houghton "Blue Pencil" Book Test spectator opens book behind back near center and makes a cross on the page, another spectator finds that cross and performer divines the word that is closest
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William S. Houghton Impromptu Name Duplication Test spectator and performer write a word on a billet, they match
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William S. Houghton Sleeve Billet Holdout billet temporarily left in folds of sleeve when pulling up sleeve
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William S. Houghton Simple Billet Switch
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William S. Houghton "Prediction Supreme" Routine city, color and number predicted
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William S. Houghton Mystic Slate Prediction Routine total predicted on a slate
Inspired by 25
William S. Houghton "Cards to Pocket" Wrinkle one of five cards thought of, that one travels to pocket, following gaze/eyes in five-card fan
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William S. Houghton Book Test With Playing Card card inserted into book and book opened at that page, card's value then used to count to a word, no card already in book
  • Variation
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William H. McCaffrey "Squash" Routine thimble changes to small glass of liquid, vanishes again
Inspired by
  • "Squash" (marketed by Percy Abbott)
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William H. McCaffrey Coin in Bottle Routine
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William S. Houghton 20th Century Silks Routine "simplest and best of any"
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William H. McCaffrey "Number Exchange" Routine routine
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William S. Houghton Diachylon Number Exchange
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William S. Houghton Foolproof Number Prediction
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William S. Houghton "Cigarette from Nowhere" Wrinkles two handlings
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William S. Houghton Finger Tip Silk Vanish big silk, matching corner in finger tip
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William S. Houghton Comedy Thumb Tie Routine
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William S. Houghton Card in Envelope Effect into envelope in wallet, using "Hand of Satan" gimmick
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William S. Houghton Coin Transposition Routine three coins in each hand, one by one all travel into one hand, extra coin
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William S. Houghton Sleeve-Pull Sleeving coin loaded in sleeve while pulling sleeve back to seem fair
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William S. Houghton A Shell Coin Routine two spectators hold one coin each
  • Variation
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William S. Houghton Another Shell Coin Routine penny coin through hand, coin becomes two pennies, one changes into a quarter, another quarter produced, coin vanishes from spectator's hand, dull/shiny double-headed coin
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William S. Houghton Sponge Ball Routine large ball climax
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Unknown Clutch Vanisher
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William S. Houghton A Paper Napkin Routine
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William S. Houghton "Miracle Slate" Presentation
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William S. Houghton Billiard Ball Routine
  • Vanishes
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William S. Houghton Spirit Writing Wrinkle numbering the sides of two slates, also for blank cards
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William S. Houghton Amazing Card Prediction stack forcing ten/eleven, count down to predicted card, interlocking chain shuffle before separating colors
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William S. Houghton The "Blackout" Double Prophecy two cards chosen in the dark are predicted, two one-way forcing decks
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William S. Houghton The Three-Pellet Trick Perfected one card written on piece of paper, another cut to with center cut (key card), one freely thought of, non-carbon impression gaff
Inspired by 63
William S. Houghton Another Rope Trick
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William S. Houghton A Rope Routine, Wrinkle and Patter rope four times cut and restored
Related to
  • "Triple Mystery" (Ralph W. Hull)
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William S. Houghton Conclusion patter to introduce mental effects
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Unknown List of Apparatus and Supplies for Effects Described Obtainable at Publisher
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Data entered by Denis Behr.