Written by Professor Hoffmann

1890
Work of Professor Hoffmann

457 pages (Hardcover), published by unknown publisher

Language: English

(205 entries)

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Professor Hoffmann Introductory
1
Unknown The Firing Wand
2
Unknown The Electric Wand as practical joke to shock spectator or heckler (!)
4
Professor Hoffmann Tables in Magic how things have been simplified
4
Unknown New forms of "Servante"
Related to 6
Unknown Substitute for the "Table" e.g. wooden box
6
Unknown A Mechanical Hat "chimney-pot" hat, for productions or changes
7
Charlier The "Charlier" Pass also as a control (also used on p. 40)
9
Unknown To "Force" a Card. First Method exposing the card a bit more, also one-handed or in spread on table
11
Unknown Psychological Riffle Force stopping at a card in the middle slightly
12
Professor Hoffmann To Force three Cards together three cards repeat itself, spectator cuts anywhere
13
Unknown To make a "False Shuffle" - Seventh Method riffle shuffle to keep top stock
14
Charlier To make a "False Shuffle" - Eighth Method Charlier Shuffle
14
Unknown To make a "False Shuffle" - Ninth Method top packet inserted in middle diagonally and stripped out again
Related to 15
Unknown Diagonal Insertion
15
Unknown Multiple Shift
16
Unknown To Change a Card - The Revolution snap-over change
17
Unknown The Click one-handed with fingers of left hand
19
Unknown To Spring the Cards from the One Hand to the Other (With mechanical pack.), electric deck
19
Unknown All Red - All Black with electric deck
20
Unknown The Bridge: Additional Methods
  • Second Method
  • Third Method
  • Fourth Method
20
Unknown Methods of Identifying a Chosen Card - Fourth Method concave bridge in rest of deck
22
Unknown Fifth Method nailnick as selection is replaced underneath fan
22
Unknown Sixth Method
Inspired by 23
Unknown Any number of Packets of Cards having been formed face downwards on the Table, to discover the Total Value of the Undermost Cards. with formula for any number of cards
Related to 23
Unknown New Numerical Trick with Cards three heaps formed while performer is blindfolded according to some mathematical instructions, performer in the end know amount of cards in center pile
25
Unknown The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stack
VariationsAlso published here 27
Unknown Holding Out Partial Stack palming thirteen cards while spectator shuffles
29
Unknown To Name Cards without Seeing them
30
Unknown The "Alternate Card" Trick thirteen-card packet comes out in order via down-under deal
31
Unknown The "Spelling" Trick from thirteen-card packet every value from Ace to King is spelled out
31
Unknown The ''Twenty-Seven Card" Trick "To cause a Card selected by one Spectator to appear at such number in the Pack as another Spectator may indicate"
piles picked up according to a table so thought-of card ends up in any position
32
Unknown A Row of Cards being placed Face Downwards on the table, to indicate by turning up one of them How Many have during your absence been Transferred from One end to the Other "Improved Method"
Inspired by 35
Professor Hoffmann To produce Three Cards at any Position in the Pack thought of by Another Person three cards appear consecutively at freely named number
38
Unknown A Card being freely Chosen from the Pack, replaced, and the Pack shuffled, to make any Given Card Change to the one Chosen control, palm & top change
40
Unknown The "Alternate Card" Trick with a Complete Pack apparently mixed deck comes out in order via down-under deal
42
Unknown To Pass a Chosen Card through the Crown of a Borrowed Hat selection appears underneath hat
46
Professor Hoffmann As an Out Trick for a Failed Force
48
Gordon Wigan To Change Three Cards, placed in the Pocket of a Spectator, into Three Others previously chosen
Related to 48
Unknown To make a Card freely drawn, and replaced in the Pack, Change Places with another laid on the Table
49
Unknown To distinguis the Suit of any given Card by Weight cards with glazed back, marked with water marks
50
Unknown The "Three-Card" Trick with psychology & bent corner
51
Unknown Monte Throw
52
Unknown The "Three-Card" Trick - Another Method gaffed face, fake-index precursor
54
Unknown Changing Cards multi-pip card
55
Unknown "Walking Pip" Cards
56
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Cards passing up the Sleeve, and the Diminishing and Increasing Cards "dexterous card-palming supple­mented by unflinching audacity", diminishing cards as fake explanation
57
Unknown Mechanical Diminishing Cards described in addition to sleight-of-hand method
64
Charlier The Charlier System of Card-Marking punch marked deck
66
Charlier Reading the Cards
68
Charlier The Charlier "Dial" stack system with rules to calculate positions and the number of pips in a cut-off pile
69
Professor Hoffmann Introducing a Stacked Deck
74
Unknown Practical Illustrations
  • top cards named after cut
  • spectator cuts off cards and performer knows number of cards and points containted
75
Unknown Further Illustration naming position of any card or card at any position
79
Unknown Card Naming when stack has been shuffled, punch deck
81
Professor Hoffmann The Mysterious Pairs several spectators remove two cards each and place them face to face, performer receives one card and names the other, then the pairs come together again in the deck
84
Unknown To name the Article taken by each of Four Persons four objects pocketed while performer is out of room, but linked to four memorized punch-marked cards
87
Unknown To name the Bottom Card of each of Three Heaps of Cards performer divines bottom cards of three piles by making up mathematical rules with other drawn cards
88
Professor Alberti The Rising Cards - Alberti's Method thread attached during routine, free selection
91
Unknown The Houlette glass houlette on top of wand, metal tongue pushes card up
92
Edwin T. Sachs Edwin Sachs' Method metal houlette on top of bottle
93
Buatier de Kolta de Kolta Rising Cards brief, for correction see reference
Related to 94
Prof. Duprez Ribbon Rising Cards glass houlette suspended on ribbons
95
Unknown To Catch a Selected Card on the end of a Walking-Stick (almost) ungaffed stick
Related to 95
Unknown Mechanical Card Stick presented as different method
97
Professor Field, Unknown Frames of various kinds of Producing Cards
  • Field's Card-Frame
  • The French Card-Frame
  • The Sand Frame (attr. to "the elder Bosco")
  • The Velvet Frame and Artist's Easel
  • The Crystal Frame
98
Unknown The Cabalistic Star for the Production of Cards six cards appear on points of star apparatus
107
Unknown The Velvet Cloth for the Production of Cards three cards are shot with pistol on velvet cloth, they appear stuck on it, flap silk
109
Unknown The Black Cloth Target. Another Magic Pistol nine shuffled cards stuck to board covered with black cloth, performer shoots on board and hits selection
111
Professor Hoffmann The Magic Card Case "A Chosen Card made to pass into an Empty Case", leather-covered case
115
Unknown The Improved Card Drawer "To produce Two Cards in succession from an Empty Drawer", with routine suggestions, including having the spectator decide whether the two selections should appear in the box face-to-face or back-two-back
118
Unknown A New Changing Card-box, an Tricks therewith
121
Unknown Changing Card-box Routine card in box and card in deck transpose, interesting method with deck switch
122
Unknown Card from Changing Card-box to Deck two cards chosen and put in box, apparently named one travels back to deck
123
Unknown The Magnetic Wand and Walking Card selection lifted out of deck which rests in spectator's pocket
124
Unknown The Walking Shilling
125
Unknown The Walking Card named card moves from spread out cards on table
126
Bland The Enchanted Hand-Mirror deck on hand-held mirror, mirror turned over, only selection sticks, magnetism
128
Professor Hoffmann Addition behind Mirror
130
Professor Hoffmann The Multiplying and Vanishing Cards single card "reproduces" into duplicates, repeated with other cards, duplicates vanished again, pull
131
Professor Hoffmann Card-Vanisher pull with clip
133
Unknown A Perpendicular Palm kind of perpendicular lateral palm
136
Unknown French Card-Vanisher pull with clip
137
Unknown Pass 9 (The "Jerk-Back" Palm) coin touches left palm and secretly jumps back in other hand
Related toVariations 139
Unknown Pass 10 simple finger palm transfer
140
Unknown Pass 11 (The "finger" palm) clip palm between first and second finger
140
Professor Field Pass 12 click pass
141
Unknown Coin Changes
  • Change 6
  • Change 7 (Single handed)
142
Prof. Robert Hellis Change 8 (Single handed)
142
Unknown To Extract a Coin from a Folded Paper
143
Unknown To Wrap a Coin Apparently in a Handkerchief
144
Unknown To make a Coin Vanish from and Return to the Left Hand
145
Unknown Sweep Load coin dropped in hand with semi-circular sweep motion
145
Unknown To Rub a Coin into the Elbow
146
Unknown To Vanish Coins and Reproduce them from the Elbow
146
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Two Hats coins travel at once from one hat to another, acoustical illusion, brief outline
Related to
  • Secrets of Conjuring & Magic, p. 124
147
Professor Hoffmann, Dr. Lynn The Penetrative Coin two borrowed hats & two bowls are build up on the table, four coins dropped in top one, the travel down in lower bowls audibly one by one, mechanical table
147
H. B. Lodge A New "Multiplication" Trick single coin becomes thirty or sixty coins
154
Unknown Threaded Coin Piles for production
154
Unknown To Produce Coins from a Lighted Candle mechanical candle which holds coins
157
Unknown To Pass Coins into a Bottle folding coin, hidden in cork
158
Unknown Coin to Bottle Wand mechanical wand to introduce folding coin into bottle
160
Professor Hoffmann Multiplying Coins and Tricks therewith shell, one coin becomes three and one again
161
Unknown Coin Duplication making two out of one coin one-handed, shell
Related to 162
Professor Hoffmann The eight Coins and two Brass Covers four borrowed coins each under two brass covers, coins travel from one pile to the other, two shells, also done in hands of spectator without covers
165
Prof. Robert Hellis Coins Across six coins & extra coin
170
Unknown Head or Tail showing whatever the spectator wants, double-sided coin & shell
171
Professor Hoffmann The Mysterious Tumbler "To pass a coin from a Glass of Water into the Centre of an Orange", with full patter
Inspired by 172
Unknown The Climbing Coin "A Florin made to climb up the face of a small Wooden Pillar, into a Box at top", mechanical
Related toVariations 181
Professor Hoffmann A Smashed Watch borrowed watch placed in paper bag, performer steps on it by mistake, watch crushed further in mortar, then shot on flower pot and it reappears in roots, with variation
185
Prof. Taylor Watch to Bread Loaf
192
Devono Watch-bag watch placed in bag and bag swung around to crash watch
Variations 193
Professor Hoffmann Watch-Stocking lady's stocking produced from spectator, watch placed in lady's socking which is swung around to crash watch
Inspired by 195
Unknown The Wandering Ring ring travels from one hand wrapped in handkerchief to the other, reel
Variations 196
Prof. M. Verbeck Verbeck's Wedding-Ring Trick ring is hammered on, then put in paper programme and crumbled up, transforms into nest of envelopes with ring inside, with repeat
199
Unknown A Handkerchief Puzzle tying a knot without letting go of the ends, no trick
203
Unknown The Instantaneous Knot
Also published here 203
Unknown The Stretched Handkerchief
206
Unknown To "Vanish" a Handkerchief (Sundry methods.) false transfer
207
Unknown Throw Vanish as handkerchief is apparently thrown into air
209
Buatier de Kolta The Buatier "Pull"
Related to 209
Buatier de Kolta The "Bare-armed Vanish" pull without sleeve
211
Professor Hoffmann Sleeve as Explanation for Spectators
211
Buatier de Kolta Another bare-armed Vanish
Related to 213
Buatier de Kolta The Dissolving Handkerchiefs two handkerchiefs vanish and reappear underneath upside down plate
Related to 214
Buatier de Kolta The Two Decanters and the Flying Handkerchief disappears visually from bottle and appears in second covered bottle
Related to 216
Buatier de Kolta Silk from Bottle Vanish sleeve pull, classic
217
Unknown Multiplication of Handkerchiefs "A silk handkerchief made into two or more", with small bottle that has secret compartment
218
Unknown Red, White and Blue one silk becomes three
Related to 220
Professor Hoffmann The Vanishing Pocket-handkerchief found in a Candle "New Method", with phase in which borrowed handkerchief shrinks in two phases
221
Unknown Flash Handkerchief
227
Unknown Handkerchief to Candle mechanical candle
230
Unknown A Pack of Cards Transformed into a Handkerchief, and vice versa handkerchief and cards in leather case change places
231
Unknown Hollow Deck Shell
232
Bland A Saucepan to Cook a Handkerchief pan with secrets compartment
233
Professor Hoffmann Feats of Divination introduction
236
Unknown The Expunged Numeral performer names number after some calculations have been done, two presentations given
Related to 237
Unknown To Predict the Sum of Five Rows of Figures
241
Unknown The Magic Circle "To discover a card or other object that has been touched in the performer's absence", with medium and code
242
Robert Heller, Professor Hoffmann "Second Sight" Tricks with code outline
243
Unknown Reading Blindfold one-ahead bluff, blindfolded assistant divines names on cards
250
Dr. Lynn Dr. Lynn's Second Sight Act dead names written on papers, performer divines some, then a last one from freely chosen billet appears on arm of performer
252
Unknown Words on Arm two methods, one of them ashes
254
Dr. Lynn The Thinkophone name on paper is divined, using changing ladle
Related to 255
Unknown The Box of Numbers four numbered blocks put in closed box, performer divines arranged number, magnetism
257
Buatier de Kolta, Prof. Robert Hellis The Billiard-Ball Trick one ball becomes three, then one again which vanishes
261
Unknown Ball Throw Vanish dropped in tail topit/profonde
264
Professor Hoffmann Another Method
265
Professor Hoffmann On Shell Props
273
Professor Hoffmann The Chameleon Ball small ball changes color multiple times
274
Unknown The Obedient Ball (Improved)
  • orange stops on string
  • ball stops and even travels upwards (mechanical)
Inspired by 279
Professor Hoffmann Tricks with Hats Hartz and his "Hat" Trick
285
Unknown The Bundle of Firewood hollow bundle
287
Unknown A Flower-Garden from a Hat feather flowers for production that stick to floor when thrown
289
Unknown Mechanical Servante table servante that automatically loads a hat, brief
289
Professor Hoffmann The Cannon-Ball Trick "improved", cannon-ball from hat
291
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Cannon-Ball Globe giant ball vase with longer routine
295
Unknown The Paper Ribbon and the Barber's Pole long paper coil from hat, then pole (paper, switched for wooden pole by assistant)
300
Professor Hoffmann The Animated Cigar cigar stands on top of hat and dances around
303
Unknown A Hat with a Hole in it
  • The Finger through the Hat
  • The Cork through the Hat
  • The Coin through the Hat
  • The Cigar through the Hat
306
W. J. Collins The Wand passed through the Hat telescopic wand
312
W. J. Collins The Magnetized Hat hat sticks to hand
Related to 315
Professor Hoffmann The Magnetized Hat - Another Method hat is animated on table
317
Unknown The Smashed Hat stooge, but hat borrowed from someone else
318
Unknown The Egg made to Sink or Swim at Command
323
Unknown To Balance an Egg on a Table unbroken egg
325
Unknown To Balance an Egg on the End of a Straw
325
Unknown To Spin an Egg on End
327
Unknown To Produce Eggs from an empty Handkerchief
  • Another Method
  • "Patter" for this and a "Cake" Trick (baking cake in trick saucepan)
327
Unknown Paper from an Egg paper coil
Related to 339
Bland A Barber's Pole from an Egg paper spiral "pole", later switched for wooden one
340
Unknown To Produce Eggs from the Flame of a Candle four eggs
340
Unknown Egg Swallowing
Related to 342
Unknown To Pass an Egg through a Hat using blown egg on thread
344
Joseph Michael Hartz The Climbing Egg climbs up a wooden stick
345
Unknown The Mysterious Release
Inspired by 348
Unknown The Bottle Imp (Improved.)
Inspired by 350
Prof. Taylor Conjurer's Cress cress grows
351
Unknown Candle-Lighting extraordinary candle lighted by going over it with hand
355
Unknown The Obedient Candle candle extinguishes and relights itself at pleasure
358
Unknown Newspaper Cuttings Turned into Pale Ale paper cuttings in glass covered with handkerchief, transforms into beer
Related to 359
Bland The Bran Plate for production of dove or anything
361
Unknown Bran Disappearing from a Glass, and Reappearing under a Plate
362
Unknown The Flying Glass, Watch, and Handkerchief the three items travel into isolated hat
364
Unknown The Inexhaustible Punch-Bowl three methods
368
Unknown The "Coffee Trick" - Improved prop heavy
Inspired by 371
Unknown The Mysterious Coffee-Cups two spectators hold cups above their head, coffee travels from one to the other
374
Unknown The Wine and Water Trick - Improved Methods wine and water mixed, separate again
Related to 375
Unknown Trick Funnel
378
Unknown Wine or Water - Another Method chemical
380
Unknown The Wine Proof red wine changes into sherry, then into water
383
Unknown The Inexhaustible Portfolio folder shown empty, then things produced from it
385
Unknown The Horn of Plenty
386
Unknown The Bewitched Fan break-away fan
388
Buatier de Kolta A Shower of Flowers production from paper cone
Related to 390
Professor Hoffmann The Spiritualistic Ball, Ring and Card rod in stand, ball with hole placed on it, ball moves upwards and downwards, then jumps off, same with ring, card also rises up and down the rod
Related to 395
Unknown The new Watch and Card Target pistol shot on target, where card appears minus corner, then corner as well, watch appears there too
Inspired by 403
Unknown The Broken Mirror watch fired with pistol on mirror which breaks and reveals watch, two methods
416
Unknown The Card in the Candle torn-up card fired with pistol on candle, card appears on top of candle
421
Unknown The Bewitched Skull answers yes/no questions
424
Unknown The Talking Hand wax hand, answering yes/no questions
Related to 427
Unknown The Shower of Gold empty glass vase covered on table, coins travel into it
Variations 428
Professor Hoffmann The Demon Marksman
437
Buatier de Kolta The Vanishing Lady de Kolta chair
448
Professor Hoffmann L'Envoi
457