37 entries in Candle / Lighting & Extinguishing
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
To Put a Candle under Water, a-light, without its going out. diving bell principle
1784 59
Candle-Lighting extraordinary candle lighted by going over it with hand
1890 355
The Obedient Candle candle extinguishes and relights itself at pleasure
1890 358
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering questions, "Teosophische Gesellschaft", self-lighting candles after they are extinguished
July 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 7)
Der Zauberstab zum Lichtanzünden "after Ludwig P., Vienna", wand to light candles
Sep. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 9)
H. F. C. Suhr Das wandernde Licht oder Verschwinden und Erscheinen candle wrapped in paper, crumpled up, candle rises out of bottle, then ignites by itself, wine poured from bottle
Jan. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 5)
Das Lichtanzünden "by K. B.", chemical
Feb. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 6)
Der Lichtanzünder "Einige Hilfsmittel der Magie"
gimmicks to light a candle
Related toVariations Apr. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 8)
Der Lichtanzünder "Einige Hilfsmittel der Magie"
gimmicks to light a candle, part two
Related to May 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 9)
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Licht dans Séances oder "mehr Licht" No. 3, candle blown out and lit again with only the fingers, repeat, hidden flame gimmick in hand or chemical method
1899 20
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, recipe for glowing paint, chemical way to ignite candles in a hat, "die dressierte Fliege"
Related to Apr. 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 4)
Cardboard Figures Blow Out and Light a Candle non-magical science experiment
1902 306
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli 3. Der Lichtanzünder transferring flame from candle to candle, held with the fingertips, special gimmick
1903 58
Geo Welli Ein neuer Lichtanzünder gimmick to light a candle, made from coin so gimmick is produced as finale
Inspired by Feb. 1905
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 3)
L'Homme Masqué Magically Lighting a Candle or Cigarette gimmick on ring
1909 333
Albert Fellows, Stanley Collins Bottled Sunshine longer routine, tissue paper bursts into in fire, hole is burnt in a playing card with a reading-glass, three candles catch alight, third candle begins to melt
1920 90
Fire-Eating routine with assistant and some byplay, relighting candle, candle bit off, smoke out of mouth, pole and ribbons from mouth, umbrella production
1937 107
John Mulholland Jumping Flame two lit candles, after one is extinguished it is reignited from the other flame without touching it
1944 137
Jean Hugard Lighting a Candle Magically portion of flame is carried with bare hands to light another candle
Feb. 1945 102
Hen Fetsch Magical Business
  • Buzz Watch (gag by Ed Heyel)
  • Dad Betcha (tearing a paper in half 9 times)
  • Plate Break (biting a plate)
  • Candle Out (blowing a candle out through sleeve, gimmicked)
  • Three Links (producing bottle from three linked rings)
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
Emil Loew Shooting a Candle gag, first shot is loud, second is water coming out of gun to extinguish candle
Feb. 1949 509
B. J. McGory B. J. McGory Idea using Grant's Candle Lite to visualise a traveling/transposition effect, the flame goes out on one candle and on on the other
Aug./Sep. 1949
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
Malcolm McCallum A Self Lighting Candle
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
Richard Himber, Karrell Fox Candlerama ideas for Himber's Eternal Light, candle relighting itself
  • Directions for Himber's Eternal Light
  • Light Race
  • Liberace
  • Happy Birthday
  • Flight of Light
  • Candle and Match Combination
  • Truth Candle
  • Karrell Fox
July 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 312)
Louis Tannen Idea for Himber's Eternal Light
Aug. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 314)
Sam Lebeoff A Canticle candle does not extinguish underneath glass, but when it is removed
Jan. 1969 233
Self-Lighting Candle match inside tip of candle
1976 205
Die zögernde Flamme performer takes a candle from a jacket and then the flame to lit candle and cigarette
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 38 No. 1)
Van Cleve Curse of Darkness "Curiosities"
candle is lighted, flame shrinks to glow and expands again
Also published here
  • "Curse of Darkness" (Van Cleve, Weird Magic)
The Chronicles (Issue 15)
Brenda Bell, Book, and... Brenda! turning key, self extinguishing candle and Ball from Plate for two people, using assistant on stage
Inspired by 1980
Magick (Issue 270)
Christoph Borer Feuer und Tod cards in front of burning candles, candle with dead person in front extinguishes
Also published here 1997 7
Karl Fulves Blow Out "Unsolved Mysteries"
candle in glass, lit candle outside, blowed on glass, outside candle goes out and other one is now lit, posed as a problem
1998 268
Bobby Bernard Utility Altar Light transposition of flames of flame from candle to candle, with glasses
Inspired by
  • Gen Grant's "Altar Light"
Apr. 1998
Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Jeff McBride McBride's Candle flame of candle is taken off and brought back
2003 59
Christoph Borer Feuer und Tod cards in front of burning candles, candle with dead person in front extinguishes
Also published here 2006 137
Patrick Page OOOOOOOHH! candle and flash paper, gag
2011 293
Christoph Borer Die echte Hexe five wooden pawns behind five candles, fire of candle in front of chosen pawn goes out, prediction on pawn
2018 120