29 entries in Button
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Der bezauberte Knopf coin vanishes and is reproduced from a button on the jacket
Mar. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 3) 47
Unknown Das Knopfabschneiden button cut off spectator's jacket and restored
Mar. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 3) 46
Al Baker Button Button! thread-penetration, using mini-drawer box
1935 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book) 117
Wallace A Button off the Vest button torn off spectator's vest and restored
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 72
Max Malini The Button Trick button biting trick
Related to 1962 Malini and His Magic 37
Don Tanner The Back Room on Micky Hades, Jesse J. Langston, Eddie McGuire on Malini's button biting and more, gags by Goodlette Dodson
Related to 1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 383) 362
Al Leech Al Leech's Coin Trick spellbound with surprise ending
1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 393
Dr. William Weyeneth Okay Gag! button is reattached on vest, magnetic
Related to 1968 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 29 No. 5) 87
Eddie Joseph Bewildering Buttons routine with buttons and plastic cups and magnet gimmick at finger (impromptu chop cup style)
  • Downward Penetration
  • Upward Penetration
  • Direct Penetration
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 179
Amedeo Vacca Button-Button vanishing button with reel through sleeve fabric
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 37
Ken Bowell Knopfologie three large buttons are on suit, one dangling, they behave like in Chinese sticks
Mar. 1977 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 2) 87
Tom Zoss The Zoss... Button-Writer button on coat as alternative nail writer
1978 Magick (Issue 217) 1082
Hen Fetsch Die Fingerhutspitze secret inner nesting thimble for
  • threading a button
  • thread restoration
  • cigarette vanish in thimble
Oct. 1982 Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 3) 87
Slydini The Invisible Tailor button from spectator's coat is torn off and restored
1985 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4 65
Richard Bartram, Jr. "This Ain't Psychokinesis!!" "UP" elevator button always turn over in performer's hand
1985 Close-Up of the Damned 19
Lawrence Frame Spellbound Climax after spellbound routine, coin changes to coat button, and coin is now found attached to coat
Also published here 1986 Close-up Framework 4
Ian Baxter Stitched chosen button is magically sewn to lapel
1994 Close-Up File 153
Joshua Jay Button Buster Small button enlarges, then attaches permanently onto magician's shirt
1999 Magic Atlas 23
Barrie Richardson Molecules in Motion initialed coin in bottle, then other objects as well like key, button, ring, bottle smashed at the end
Inspired by 1999 Theater of the Mind 30
Alain Iannone Sewn in Rome card appears sewn to silk lining inside the magician's jacket
Oct. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 10) 65
Karl Fulves Maximum Malini "Problems"
button turn off, then button hole disappears, posed as a problem
2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 377
Vanni Bossi Buttoned 2 card appears on shirt button, reel
2005 Vanni Bossi Las Vegas Lecture 6
Trevor Lewis Birthday Button hindu thread presentation, using large button
2009 Routines Matter 92
Dan Sperry Pin Striped Pants Two different buttons fastened on trousers switch places with a wave of the hand
2010 Notes About Nothing 26
Wayne Dobson On the Button six buttons on cloth, one chosen, it is the only one sewn onto cloth, Hot Rod Force
2013 More Look No Hands 17
Christoph Borer Wofür Zauberei gut ist button is removed and reattached to shirt
Related to 2022 A String of Pearls 68
Max Malini, Unknown Button Biting discussion and various possible methods
  • Method One - Fabric Feke & Extra Button (Stanyon's)
  • Method Two - Extra Button Only (The Magician Monthly)
  • Method Three - The Unbutton (U. F. Grant)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The Magician Monthly, Aug. 1905
  • Stanyon's Magic, "The Great Button-Biting Trick", Jan. 1904
  • U. F. Grant, "Secrets", 1928
2022 Max Malini 171
Max Malini Button Biting about doing it in Malini's platform act
2022 Max Malini 393
Lawrence Frame Spellbound Climax after spellbound routine, coin changes to coat button, and coin is now found attached to coat
Also published here 2022 The Glasgow File — Volume 1 144