133 entries in Thread / Reel
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Wandering Ring ring travels from one hand wrapped in handkerchief to the other, reel
Variations 1890 196
Der Ringzieher "Einige Hilfsmittel der Magie"
reel, vanishing a finger ring, vanishing a card
Mar. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 7)
Howard Thurston The "Thurston" Rising Cards card floats into hand, two methods (with or without reel)
1902 119
Carl Willmann Improved "Pulls"
  • Willmann's Vanisher
vanishing handkerchief application
1903 33
The Flying Ring to other hand, reel
1903 35
Hamley Brothers The "Lightning" Vanisher
1903 37
Buatier de Kolta De Kolta's New Rising Cards three selections, card fountain finale
Related toVariations 1909 194
A Flying Bill gag in which bill flies back into performer's hand, reel
1937 21
Dr. Jacob Daley The Card Windlass or Reel handling for the gaffed method (windlass or Thornton Reel), originally from "Art of Magic"
1938 426
Dave Roberts The Climbing Bill climbing up the wall, reel
1938 771
Lloyd W. Chambers The Flying Ball ball (or other object) placed in sack, pistol fired at sack blows open sack and ball is gone, reel pulls ball into opening of sack
1941 6
Lloyd W. Chambers Shooting Through A Woman ribbon is shot through fan of cards held by assistant, penetrating through the signed selection, through the assistant, and hits a target behind her, thread reel
1941 9
Johnny Albenice The Serpent Silk knot unties itself
1941 13
Johnny Albenice Visible Self-Tying Silk silk moves by itself and forms a knot
1941 15
Johnny Albenice The Naughty Knot knot unties itself while ends are held by performer
1941 16
Johnny Albenice A Suggested Routine with the Vanishing Cane and Handkerchief
1941 18
Johnny Albenice Visible "40th Century" Silks using a paper bag
1941 18
Johnny Albenice "Penetro" silk penetrates ring
1941 23
Spalding Splading's Penetrable Silk silk penetrates cane, same method as silk through microphone stand
Also published here
  • Spalding's "The Penetrable Silk "The Sphinx", Vol. 39, Nr. 6. 1940. P. 142.
1941 25
Nat Louis A Smart Color Change
1941 29
Nat Louis The Quack Rabbit duck on handkerchief changes to rabbit
1941 30
Johnny Albenice Card on Ribbon card is torn and appears restored visibly on ribbon
1941 33
Ralph W. Read Locking Reel
1941 34
Johnny Albenice Rising Cards Through the Air
1941 35
Nat Louis Button, Button, Who's Got the Button? button vanish
1941 39
The Magnetized Wand wand sticks on hand
1941 40
Ring Up, Ring Down ring on wand glides up and down
1941 41
James F. Herpick Sight and Touch Vanish coin vanish from trouser fold
1941 42
Flying Dollar Bill
1941 43
James F. Herpick The Elusive Dollar bill to bill tube
1941 44
The Thornton Windlass
1941 47
Flying Dollar Bill Across a Room
1941 47
Balancing a Chair on Two Legs
1941 47
Rising Cards brief, with jumbo cards
1941 48
Buatier de Kolta's Card Fountain brief explanation of effect
1941 48
The Floating Cigar
1941 48
The Dancing Handkerchief
1941 50
The Vanishing Bird Cage (a la Buatier De Kolta) brief, round bird cage
1941 54
The Flying Ring ring vanishes from left hand, secured with handkerchief and appears on chosen finger of other hand
1941 55
John Prince Mendes Shooting Card card shoots out of deck which is held by spectator in performer's hand, reel
1945 132
Bert Easley Coiner! ideas for a miser's dream structure
Sep. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 92)
Milbourne Christopher The Jumping Silks two different-colored silks held at one corner in each hand visibly change places
Dec. 1945 172
Arthur H. Buckley Card in Pocket Book Experiment No. 41 [An old plot with a new and simplified method] - using reel (!)
Variations 1946 209
Dr. Aaron Weiss The Obedient Silk silk jumps through ring
Feb. 1946 195
Dr. Aaron Weiss A Silk Interlude silk with stripes, stripes turn directions, reel
July 1946 235
Milbourne Christopher Reel Knot knot appears on rope, reel
Nov. 1946 264
That Necktie Again knot in necktie unties itself
Dec. 1946 280
Milbourne Christopher Silk Race Do As I Do with spectator, who is quicker untying a silk, Albenice Serpent Silk
Feb. 1947 293
Clayton Rawson Poltergeist in the Library book jumps from bookshelf
Jan. 1950 618
An Exchanging Reel
1956 45
Charlie Miller Two Dollars and Aces aces appear in two envelopes that contained a dollar bill before, P&L Phantastic Card Reel for long spread in air
Inspired by 1961 58
Gene Kirk Scotchman "Elevator" Gadget thread with weight in breast pocket, silk jumps back, floating silk etc.
May 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 369)
Tony Cole Ah, Sew three thread spools on stick, when covered, the order changes
Mar. 1966 23
Tony Cole Haunted Silk white silk clings to black silk, then moves up and behind black silk and vanishes, reel
July 1966 43
Tony Cole Haunted Silk II silk with knot clings to wall and unknots itself there, reel
July 1966 43
Al Koran The Flying Ring reel
1968 107
Eddie Joseph The Nuptial Knot serpent silk handling with reel
1969 143
Eddie Joseph A Cabaret Routine ring and silk routine with serpent silk as finale
1969 148
Eddie Joseph My De-Luxe Routine and Handling of the Serpent Silk
1969 153
Eddie Joseph The Spirit Lends a Hand bracelet unties from handkerchief in cup
1969 155
Eddie Joseph The Snake Sheds its Skin serpent silk with surprise duplication of silk
1969 156
Eddie Joseph Reel Tips
1969 157
Val Andrews With a Reel ---- "The Sporting Gambler!" No. 8, discarded card jumps back into spectator's hand
1970 (ca.) 6
Paul Swinford Serpentine Thoughts silk that ties itself, reel
1971 1
Billy McComb Splashing in the Card Fountain with reel
Inspired by
  • Magicana, Genii, Oct. 1968
1972 119
Billy McComb Fish Stricks plastic fish at end of the strings, with idea for tassel on fez with reel
1972 139
Amedeo Vacca Button-Button vanishing button with reel through sleeve fabric
1974 37
Karl Fulves Watch Reel watches build from coins, other uses for it
Related to 1975
Interlocutor (Issue 2)
Billete Volador gag, bill on reel
1975 113
Lawrence Nudelman The "Reel" $5 Bill spectator bends down to pick up bill, but it jumps into performer's hand, gag
1975-1978 ca. 6
Cardini Cardini's Rising Card floats up into hand, write-up by Milton Tropp
Related to 1976
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #6)
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles Short Story "Jo Sarles", anecdote about long repair of reel
Interlocutor (Issue 14)
Cardini Crawling Bill bill crawl over floor, routine made available via Milton Tropp, wrist reel
Variations 1978 1114
Jonathan Yarbrough The Ring prediction of price of ring, price tag, Koran Medaillon type
Magick (Issue 235)
Tom Gagnon Educated Dollar Bill bill crawls underneath wallet in tent configuration, then under ashtray and back
  • The Bill and Wallet
  • Gaining Slack In The Thread
  • Himber Plus Cardini
  • The Bill and the Ashtray
  • Notes by Karl Fulves
Inspired by 1980
The Chronicles (Issue 27)
Ken Brooke Method for "The Untying Silk" self-untying knot
Also published here 1980 75
Jeff Busby, Arthur H. Buckley Reel Card to Wallet
Inspired by 1980 12
Fantasio Any Reel - Locking Reel how to make a locking reel out of a non-locking reel
1984 123
Thomas Alan Waters Backdate three-digit number is predicted, pined on performer's back
Related toVariations 1985
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr)
Meir Yedid Serpent Silk Switch animated silk, jumps from floor to hand into sleeve, to breast pocket etc.
1986 19
Jim Hyams The Traveling Toupee toupee vanishes from head and appears in clear plastic box, Crystal Casket
1987 344
Steve Beam, Wayne Kyzer Fallout gag, toupee jumps from one hand to the other
1987 346
Steve Beam Shampoo gag, more ideas with a toupee and a reel
1987 346
Patrick Page The Ring Pull reel for finger rings
Also published here 1987 32
Patrick Page The Reel different designs for reels
Also published here 1987 32
Patrick Page The Untying Knot with a Reel knot slowly untying in a handkerchief
Also published here 1987 44
David Britland Elastic Thread as Reel Substitute
Related to
  • "Penetrable Silk" (Spalding, Rice's Encyclopedia of Silk Magic Vol. 2)
1988 38
Fantasio Der tatsächlich verschwindende Stock vanishing cane handling with reel
1988 19
Fantasio Die wirklich verschwindende Kerze candle vanishes under handkerchief
1988 24
Bruce Cervon Lautloser Fliegender Ring
Also published here
  • Magicana, Genii
July 1988
Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 5)
Patrick Page Der Fingerring-Zieher reel for finger rings
Also published here Dec. 1988
Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 2)
Patrick Page Der Ringzieher
Also published here Dec. 1988
Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 2)
Patrick Page Das Knotenlösen mit dem Ringzieher knot slowly untying in a handkerchief
Also published here Dec. 1988
Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 2)
Patrick Page The Jumping Flower flower jumps from lapel of spectator to performer's lapel
Also published here 1990 54
Ben Martin It's the Reel Thing
1991 62
Buatier de Kolta De Kolta's Foutain of Cards three selections
Related to 1991 20
Steve Dusheck A Reel Thumb Tip for silk vanish, as sucker gag with second thumb tip, with other suggestions
Related to 1991 21
Karrell Fox Visilk Transposition two openly held silks visibly transpose
1991 94
Patrick Page Die Springblume flower jumps from lapel of spectator to performer's lapel
Inspired byAlso published here Nov. 1991
Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 3)
Steve Dusheck Spread Em long spread between hands, reel
1992 98
Alan Nguyen Bender Ender spoon seems to move under cover of handkerchief, becomes bent
Inspired by 1995
Labyrinth (Issue 4)
Tommy Wonder Reel Pull
1996 304
John Hamilton Tuch und Ringzieher-Zauberei knot vanish handlings with reel
Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 2)
Nicholas Einhorn Spooked deck on floor, card jumps out at the end
  • History
  • Preparation
  • Performance
  • Clean-up
1998 6
Ken Brooke Das sich selbst entknotende Tuch self-untying knot
Also published here 1998
Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 3)
Don Alan Flying Medal medal on lapel is removed and flies back
2000 205
Don Alan Floating and Rising Billiard Ball
2000 221
Mark Mason, Vic Connor Hindu Rope Surprise rope floats and dances, invisible thread reel
2000 8
David Regal Solid Gold with reel
2002 204
John Carney Ascension four selections, one rises underneath silk, one floats into hand, fountain for last card
2002 300
Nicholas Einhorn Gold Rush reel
2004 5
Robert Cassidy The Quarter Bend bending a coin, reel
2004 232
Vanni Bossi Buttoned 2 card appears on shirt button, reel
2005 6
Vanni Bossi Guess How Many clean switch of folded card (or similar item), reel
2005 7
Barrie Richardson The Impossible Knot Routine routine and presentation knot sequence
  • G. W. Hunter's Puzzle Knot
  • The Slow-motion Knot
  • The Bradbury Knot (reel)
Also published here
  • Concepts & Deceptions Lecture Notes, 1999
2005 179
Christian Engblom The Reel Thing coin changes to bill, or bill switch, clever switching and retrieval system using a reel
2007 6
Geoffrey Durham The Durham Hand Flasher a large burst of sparks suddenly appears surrounding you, how to construct gimmick, general thoughts about show opener
2008 45
Patrick Page, David Nixon Attraction object fall on the floor and jumps up when large magnet is held next above it, gag
2011 286
Patrick Page The Buttonhole flower appears on buttonhole
2011 287
Patrick Page A Hat Trick tennis ball appears on bowler hat
2011 290
Patrick Page Home James handkerchief jumps up back in outer breast pocket
2011 292
Patrick Page Which Hand is it in? with handkerchief for one spectator, rest of audience can see how it works
Related to 2011 315
Patrick Page Ditto with handkerchief for one spectator, rest of audience can see how it works
2011 315
Reel & Ring borrowed ring placed in box, it travels into another box
Prolix (Issue 10)
Door Penetration finger ring penetrates through door with one hand on each side
Prolix (Issue 10)
Paul Vigil Update three digits called out by spectators, predicted by a prediction written on a card safety pinned to the back of the performer's jacket, credit information on the plot
Inspired by 2014 139
G Chi 2 (气2) Make cigarette fly up from table on command
2015 7
Vanni Bossi With Your Peanuts card folded to can of peanuts, reel
2016 33
张国洲 Jojo 独一无二的十一元 (The One and Only Eleven Dollar Bill) Dollar coin fused with ten dollar bill, then plucked out again
2017 29
Johnny Thompson Color-Changing Silk visible, reel
Inspired by
  • method attributed to Henry Christ
2018 237
Jonathan Neal Carson, McCartney, and Hay
  • Secrets Within Secrets
silk visibly vanishes from clear plastic cylinder, silk-to-ball reel, silk reappears visibly knotted onto rope
Oct. 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 10)
Michel Huot Lifeless dead body with cloth over it is rolled on stage, tag on one toe, cause of death, name and age are decided upon by spectators, it matches what's written on the tag
Inspired by
  • "Priceless" (Michel Huot, 2004, marketed 2016)
Oct. 2020
Genii (Vol. 83 No. 10)
Nathan Kranzo Tic Tac Penetration Using reel to make pile of Tic Tacs vanish
2021 83