1941 ca.
Written by Stewart James
Work of Various
400 pages (Hardcover), published by Abbott's Magic
Illustrated with drawings by Sid Lorraine, Howard Melson
Language: English
92 entries
Cover photograph
Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Percy Abbott Publisher's Foreword
3
Unknown Dedication to Harlan Tarbell
5
Unknown Chapter 1 - Knots
15
G. W. Hunter G. W. Hunter's Puzzle Knot making a knot without letting go of ends, with ring on rope as addition
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Unknown The One Hand Knot
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Unknown The Flip Knot knot appears in end of rope
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Unknown The Lightning Knot
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Unknown Two at a Time making a knot with each hand, with one rope
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Unknown The Knot of Enchantment rope tied on wrists of performer, knot is made on middle of rope
21
Unknown Any Number of Knots appearance of multiple knots, with variations
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Unknown Guarding the Line rope tied on wrists of two spectators, knots appear when light is turned out
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Adolph Ferber Adolph Ferber's Spectre Tie knot appears on tube on rope, under handkerchief
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Unknown The Vanishing Square Knot square knot to slip knot, two ropes
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Ralph W. Hull Ralph Hull's Famous Vanishing Knot
27
Chefalo Chefalo's Vanishing Knot double knot vanish
30
Unknown The Captive Knot knot in center of rope vanishes under handkerchief, knot on the ends of rope to make it more difficult
31
G. W. Hunter, Ralph W. Hull The Magic Shoe Laces Hull's presentation for the G. W. Hunter Knot
31
John Braun John Braun Combination Knot double knot, mixture of shoe laces and Chefalo knot
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Unknown Wholesale Knot Removal knots in two ropes are removed under handkerchief while ends are held, ropes are tied together with thread
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Unknown Gone Again vanish of multiple knots in a rope
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Unknown Visibly knot slides of rope
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Charles T. Jordan C. T. Jordan's Mystifying Knot Trick ring knotted on cord, released under handkerchief
Also published here 36
Unknown Chapter 2 - Penetrations (Two Ropes)
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Unknown Ropes Through the Neck two ropes, tied with thread
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Henry Venable Venable's Improved Ropes Through Neck two ropes, forming a loop
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Unknown The Ropes and Rings Mystery rings released from ropes, through sleeves of jacket, tied with thread
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Stanley Collins Stanley Collins' New Ropes and Rings Release rings released from ropes, through sleeves of jacket
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Unknown Relue's Ropes and Cups two tin and two ceramic cups knotted on ropes with a wand, only tin cups penetrate ropes and fall on the floor
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Unknown Oriental or Simplicity Rope Release silks knotted on ropes and fan, silks penetrate ropes
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Unknown Walking Through Ropes ropes tied around body of person
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Alvin C. Thompson The 3-In-1 Ropes preparation in two ropes for Grandmother's Necklace, Walking through rope etc, with snap fasteners
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Adolph Ferber Mimi-Cords two ropes, through block of wood
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Unknown Chapter 3 - Penetrations (One Rope)
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Unknown Loop the Loop puzzle, removing loop of rope on arm while hand is in west pocket
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Unknown The Leg Tie rope through leg, loop formed under leg
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Nevil Maskelyne Nevil Maseklyne's Leg Tie rope through leg,
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Tenkai Ishida Tenkai Rope Through Neck loop formed behind neck
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Unknown New Rope Through Neck rope tied to loop, penetrates neck
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Unknown The Handkerchief Release hands of performer tied together with handkerchief, rope penetrates handkerchief while held by spectator
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Unknown Jay-Bee's Undisturbed Knot handkerchief knotted on rope penetrates rope
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Unknown The Vest Turning Trick turning vest inside out while ends of ropes are tied to wrists
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Unknown The Ring on the Rope wrists tied with ends of ropes, ring on rope, extra ring
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Unknown The Ring Knotted on the Rope wrists tied with ends of ropes, ring tied on rope, extra ring
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Oscar S. Teale Puzzling Ring on the Rope wrists tied with ends of ropes, ring on rope, extra ring
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Unknown The New Ring on Rope wrists tied with ends of ropes, ring on rope, with flexible wire bracelet
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Rupert Slater Slater's Ring on the Rope wrists of spectator tied behind back with ends of ropes, performer's wrists are tied as well, ring on rope of spectator, on both ropes and finally on performer's rope, three rings used
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Unknown Borrowed Ring on Rope wrists tied with ends of ropes, ring knotted on rope
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Unknown The "Cheeky" Rope and Ring Trick ring off rope under handkerchief, using extra piece
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Edward Smith Edward Smith's Rope and Ring Trick ring on rope is released, rope tied with knot and ends sealed with wax, brass bolt used
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Unknown The Dropping Ring two loops knotted in rope, ring travels from one loop to other
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Unknown Wholesale Ring Removal ring knotted on rope, penetrates rope
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Charles A. Leedy Charles Leedy's Ropo Ring ring ends up knotted in two ropes held by spectators, covered with handkerchief
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Charles T. Jordan Charles T. Jordan's Psychic Ring Release through sleeves of coat, extra ring
Also published here 78
Eddie Joseph Eddie Joseph's Ringed ring ends up knotted on rope held by spectators, behind screen
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Graham Adams Graham Adams' Rope and Ring Experiment penetration of ring and body of assistant
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Unknown The Rope Through the Stick rope wrapped around stick or knife
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U. F. Grant U. F. Grant's Witch's Broom assistant stands against post and wis wrapped with rope
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Unknown Cutting a Woman in Half assistant wrapped with rope
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Unknown Chapter 4 - Cut and Restored Cord
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Harry Kellar The Famous Kellar String Trick waxed ends, with string
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Karl Germain Karl Germaine's String Restoration waxed ends in the beginning of routine, with string knotted to a loop
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Joe Berg Joe Berg's Japanese Paper String Restoration twisting two fake ends from middle, with string
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Unknown Figure "8" String Restoration loop of string is cut and restored when put in mouth
Related to 96
Unknown Simple String Restoration cut and restored string
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Unknown Twyno cut and restored string
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Unknown Impromptu String Restoration cut and restored string
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Eddie Joseph Eddie Joseph's Restored String cut and restored string
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Joseph Ovette Ovette's Supreme String Mystery cut and restored string
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Louis Christianer Louis F. Christianer's Favorite String Trick cut and restored string, pieces placed inside glass of water and fished out with pencil
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Unknown The Master Cut and Restored String loop on pull, cut and restored string
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S.S. Blodgett S. B. Blodgett's Double Restoration two strings are cut and restored at the same time
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William Larsen L. W. Package Cord Mystery cut and restored string, extra loop attached to scissors
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Unknown Le-Roy's Hindoo Yarn Mystery cut and restored string, twisting ends back together
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Ellis Stanyon Ellis Stanyon's String Restoration cut and restored string, threaded through envelope
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T. Page Wright T. Page Wright's Variation cut and restored string, threaded through envelope
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Rupert Slater Rupert Slater's Variation cut and restored string, threaded through packet of cigarettes
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Unknown Baffling String Restoration cut and restored string, threaded through envelope
Inspired by
  • Charles T. Jordan's "Bisected Queen Mystery"
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Unknown Wiesenheimer String Restoration cut and restored string, threaded through envelope
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Joseph J. Kolar Joseph Kolar's Straw and String Trick string in straw is cut and restored, with effect variations
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Nelson Hahne Nelson Hahne's Variation variation of Kolar's cut and restored string trick
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Floyd G. Thayer Floyd Thayer's Wizzo cut and restored string, in folded paper
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Floyd G. Thayer L. W. Restoring the String cut and restored string, extra pieces added with pen knife
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Unknown Chapter 5 - Cut and Restored Rope (Impromptu)
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Unknown Figure "8" Rope Restoration loop of rope is cut and restored when put in mouth
Related to 129
Unknown The "Hindoo" Rope Restoration
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Bluey-Bluey Bluey-Bluey's Method
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Eric F. Impey Eric Impey's Impromptu Method
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Dr. Edward G. Ervin Dr. Ervin's Rope Restoration
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Harold Sterling The Short and Long Rope Mystery comedy routine with two children, two ropes are never the same size even though ends are trimmed multiple times, rope is restored as climax, stage-whispering
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Ralph W. Hull R. W. Hull's Stretching Rope rope is cut in middle but pieces are of different lengths, performer stretches ropes to same lengths and restores it
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Sam H. Sharpe S. H. Sharpe's A Rope Repaired extra piece is cut in process to form false loop
149
John Goodrum John Goodrum's Sleight of Hand Method
Also published here 151
Data entered by Lorenz Schär.