151 entries in Bottle / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Locked and Corded Box "Washerwoman's Bottle" to steal handkerchief stuffed in opaque bottle, reappears in box or nest of boxes or elsewhere
1876 241
The Reversible Canister bottle with two compartments to switch handkerchief or something else
1876 245
The Inexhaustible Bottle tin bottle with several compartments
1876 373
The Bottle and Ribbons dry ribbons of named colors produced from filled bottle
1876 376
The Bran Bottle bottle covered, vanishes and leaves a heap of bran
1876 382
Das Vexir-Fläschchen small bottle, when spectator opens it the liquid runs out the bottom all over him, gag
Also published here Jan. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Der Kobold in der Flasche card jumps out of bottle
1896 199
Carl Willmann Die mysterieuse Weinkaraffe clear bottle empties itself into secret compartment in cigar box on which it is placed
Related to Aug. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8)
Carl Willmann Einsatz für Taubenflaschen wine poured out of bottle, then dove appears out of bottle when it is crushed
Sep. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 9)
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, serpentine dance inventor Loie Fuller, removing the bottom of a bottle, becoming a professional, hypnotism,
Oct. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10)
H. F. C. Suhr Der wandernde Rotwein glass bottle with wine placed on tray and covered, wine appears from paper cone and is poured into glass, bottle shown empty and silk is now inside that previously was placed into paper cone, patter bei Conradi
May 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 9)
The Card Appearing On The Bottle card appears on top of unprepared bottle, two methods
1897 112
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)
H. F. C. Suhr Die verschwindende Flasche bottle wrapped in paper vanishes
Mar. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 7)
Eduard Hensel Diminutiv - 1. Die Verkleinerungsflasche bottle shrinks two times when covered with tube
Related to June 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 11)
Der Glaseinsatz "Einige Hilfsmittel der Magie"
tube gimmick to load a silk into a bottle
Related to July 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 1)
Carl Willmann Tuch und Karaffe tube gimmick to load a silk into a bottle
Related to Mar. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 3)
Antonio Molini Der widerspenstige Korken blowing a cork in the bottle
Jan. 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 1)
Fortuné Hechinger Wie man den Inhalt einer Weinflasche verschwinden lassen kann "How to vanish the content of a wine bottle", content runs out into cigar box underneath
July 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 7)
Der wandernde Wein No. 6, bottle emptied into two glasses, bottle put into spectator's pocket, performer and spectator drink the glasses, bottle is full again
1900 123
Ein Vexierfläschchen No. 7, small gag bottle, liquids runs out of it as soon as top is opened
1900 160
Carl Willmann Der präparierte Flaschenstöpsel hollow glass cork that can release liquid
Oct. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 10)
A Bottle Cannon and Seidlitz Powder non-magical science experiment
1902 290
An Egg and Bottle Trick non-magical science experiment
Also published here 1902 297
Brute Force Useless blowing cork in bottle, puzzle
1902 303
A Cheap Sprayer non-magical tip
1902 305
Objects Suspended Without any Support vacuum, non-magical science experiment
1902 307
To Empty a Glassful of Water with a Bottle also Full of Water non-magical science experiment
1902 315
Joseph Michael Hartz Contrivances for "Passing Off" getting borrowed items behind stage
  • The Hartz Bottle
  • The Hartz Matchbox
Also published here 1903 49
Change (or Load) from Back of Assistant bottle switch application
1903 77
The "Eau de Cologne Bottle" Vanisher
1903 275
Carl Willmann Die bezauberte Weinflasche wine poured from bottle, then vanishes silk is removed from bottle in dry condition, more wine poured out, bottle put in case, silk vanishes again, in case is now only silk and some production items
Dec. 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 12)
Die Verirflasche gag with perfume bottle which leaks onto spectator's hand when he opens it
Also published here Sep. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 9)
Joseph Michael Hartz Contrivances for "Passing Off" getting borrowed items behind stage
  • The Hartz Bottle
  • The Hartz Matchbox
Also published here 1911 202
Tom Sellers Matter Through Matter lapel travels inside bottle
1935 22
Franklin M. Chapman Disintegrosphere bottle with small steel ball in it vanishes from under handkerchief, rattle of ball can be heard until last moment
Nov. 1938
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Quong Yen Cig in Bottle bar stunt, paper circle on bottle, cigarette balancing on top
Oct. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 4)
Jean Hugard The Rising Cards and Glass Bottle deck placed in cut-open glass bottle, selections rise one by one while bottle is held by spectator
1939 22
Laurie Ireland The Coca Cola Bottle and Nipple Effect liquid from bottle is filled in tiny baby bottle nipple
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940)
Art Lyle One Drop More bar bet
Aug. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 146)
Tom Sellers Bottle, Glass an Discs discs, bottle and glass change places under tubes
1941 15
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betcha
  • drinking from a sealed bottled without opening it
  • moving a coin without touching it
Oct. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 20)
Tom Sellers Note in Beer Bottle
1943 14
Rising and Falling Match match floats up and down in filled bottle
1943/27 71
Bill Salisbury Bottle of Smoke whisky bottle filled with smoke, smoke has to be removed without touching the bottle
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944)
Walter B. Gibson The Poor Man's Anti-Gravico hydrostatic bottle
June 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 63)
Ben Fineson A Routine with Liquids combination of the Lota Bowl, water funnel and Anti Gravico
June 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 63)
Rudolf Rieth Das Verschwindenlassen eines Glases mit Inhalt ohne Zuhilfenahme eines Fallochs oder einer Servante glass filled with wine from bottle, glass vanishes under handkerchief, hollow bottle
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 6 No. 1)
Laurie Ireland Betchas collection of bar bets, several reprints of the Phoenix
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945)
R. M. Jamison Milko milk vanishes, building a milk pitcher out of a bottle
June 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 85)
Louis Tannen Wine Go principle for vanishing liquid, pouring out two different liquids from a bottle
July 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 88)
Hans-Paul Wipf Die Wunderflasche liquid and silks from empty bottle, then bottle penetrates ribbon à la Malocco cube
Also published here 1945
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 7 No. 3)
John Isley Isley's "Anti-Gravico" hydrostatic bottle, gimmick with hole to put matches trough
1945/27 36
Hen Fetsch Rice Silks or Beer milk is poured in bottle changes into rice silks or beer
1946 8
Briefkasten how to make a fake bottle
Also published here 1946
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 7 No. 4)
Carlton King The New and Improved Ink, Handkerchief and Turnip Trick ink vanishes from glass and appears back in bottle, handkerchief vanishes and appears in turnip
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947)
R. M. Jamison Anti-Gravico Perfected using pencil to load gimmick on bottle
Aug. 1947 345
Robert Emerico Do You Drink? bottle is ripped in half, joke
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948)
Harold J. Kelly Traveling Pop two bottles with different colored liquids change places, inside bags
Apr. 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 11)
, Jerry Lukins Mike and Ike matches in bottle with water sink and come back up again
1949 13
Vanishing Smoke removing smoke from empty whisky bottle
1949 27
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther Tip for Anti Gravico lighted match, hydrostatic bottle
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
Jack Yeager Chinese Pop Bottle Chinese Prayer Vase done with bottle and straw
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
Eddie Joseph The Flame in the Bottle match is placed inside empty spirit bottle and flame and sound is produced, performer can repeat it but spectator will fail
1954 4
Charles Weller Vanishing Beer using latex bottle, two phases
1954/27 126
Don Alan Sneaky Half Dollar in Bottle coin in bottle combined with Anti-Gravico gimmick
1956 32
Neue Ideen aus magischer Literatur brief notes
  • gag with tie
  • idea by D'Hotel, glass behind bottle ?
  • stain on card becomes smaller, multiple transformation of cards
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 17 No. 2)
Eugene Boyd Anti-Gravico Idea hydrostatic bottle
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959)
Dick Johnson The Spirit Speaks thread with weight is attached in empty bottle and begins to move, pendulum
Related to 1961 29
Eugene Bernstein The Fun Bottle gag item, bottle is squeezed and string jumps out to
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64)
Karl Fulves, Aaron Wainer Three Bottles
  • tobacco and paper dropped in bottle and shake, transforms into cigarette
  • cork pops off second bottle after moving up and down (a la Zombie)
  • whistling in third bottle, bottle whistles by itself afterwards, see p. 308 for reference
Related to Dec. 1969 303
Aaron Wainer Floating Match in Bottle lighted match floats in bottle
Dec. 1969 308
Val Andrews The Curse of Scotland No. 10, miniature bottle of scotch from card case, miniature card inside
1970 (ca.) 6
Marvyn Roy Spook Light small flash light is dropped in a bottle, starts to move
Magick (Issue 14)
Billy McComb An Off-Beat Rabbit Arrival rabbit produced in champagne bucket, featuring a bottom-less bottle
1972 93
Tieneblas Mystery of the Feathered Serpent feather moves in bottle
Magick (Issue 73)
, Alex Elmsley, Tony Faro, Ed Schuman Festive Fun a coin puzzle by Alex Elmsley and by Tony Faro, logic puzzles, making smoke powder by burning a striking surface, match problems by Tony Faro, medium card revelation, a number puzzle by Ed Schuman and how to stick a bottle on a wall

Dec. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4)
Francis Carlyle Notes
  • folding coin and bottle through table
  • loading coin on dentist dam
  • spectator sits on card
1975 109
Al Mann Suspended Animation thread with weight is attached in empty bottle and begins to move, pendulum, different bottles, with threads of different lengths
Related toAlso published here 1976 22
Eric Mason A Pound With A Bottle coin in bottle, forming a cone with a bill
May 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9)
Al Mann, Bobby Hughes Bottle BanG-G-G! thread with weight is attached in empty bottle and begins to move, pendulum, different bottles, with threads of different lengths
Related to
  • David Abbott "Behind the Scenes with the Mediums", 1907
Also published here
Magick (Issue 206)
Gene Cosnoski Beer Bottle Polka bottle vanishes underneath napkin
Sep. 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 9)
Karl Fulves The Talking Card Box on Marvin Berger card box with plastic strip that generates sentence when clicked with finger nail, bottle application
Related to 1979
Interlocutor (Issue 28)
The Devil's Flask Bologna Flask, no method
1981 7
The Great Bottle Mystery No. 36, cigarette balanced on a paper ring which stand on a bottle, ring has to be taken away so cigarette falls into bottle
1981 47
Max Felmy Der Indische Krug vanishing jug
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 42 No. 4)
Thomas Alan Waters (P)ocean amulet in water bottle with names held behind, sinks and rests in front of the dead name
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr)
Al Mann The Genii in the Bottle something written on paper and put into a bottle, performer divines thought
1982 13
The Rice and Liquid Combination rice in cylinder transposes with water in bottle, Foo Can
1982 81
Steve Beam Coins in Bottle 57 cents produced from a Heinz 57 Sauce bottle, see Addendum for additional ideas
Related to 1983 34
Jerry Huckaby Fountain Top Mountain Dew used to have a card printed in the bottle cap, selection is reveald
1985 117
Tim Harkelroad Bottlefed gag with balloon and Nielsen bottle
1986 255
Karrell Fox "Woofle" Bottle squeaking plastic bottle
1986 170
Eugene Burger Spirit Candle in the Bottle wand in the bottle with a candle
1987 83
Karl Fulves Growing Bottle small bottle with penny placed in handkerchief grows larger, posed as problem
1987 49
Thomas Hierling Maggi! routine with small Maggi bottle and handkerchief, big bottle appears as finale
Inspired by 1987 103
Pat Conway Baby Bottle bar bet about emptying a small bottle with rubber teet without removing it
1987 141
Michael Ammar Bottle Vanish with silk, topit
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic)
Karrell Fox One Beer - To Go bottle travels from paper bag to paper bag, rubber beer bottle (Norm Nielson)
1991 100
Michael Weber Match Cutie Gizmo match put in bottle and covered with a bill and a matchbook, bottle can be lifted and bill removed, bottle clings to matchbook
Related to
  • Al O'Hagan's "Al-Levito"
Sep. 1992
The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 3)
The Lie Detector coin jumps up and down in vase, then vase crashes
1993 285
Karl Fulves, Norm Cummins Three Bottles bottle whistles by itself
Related to 1993
Verbatim (Issue 9)
George Kirkendall Bottle Capper bottle cap is chosen, matching beer as prediction
Inspired by
  • a routine by Dan Alessini
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Raimo Patronen Psychic Beer five tubes with numbers, four are eliminated and under remaining one is a beer, envelopes with numbers, spectator selects same number as one with beer
July 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 1)
Karl Norman Coin in the Bottle
1995 36
Doug Edwards Half Empty-Half Full coke is poured in paper and disappears
Also published here June 1995
Apocalypse (Vol. 18 No. 6)
Scott Wells Can't Ketchup Ketchup bottle put on table and covered with napkin, then it shrinks to a miniature bottle
June 1995
The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 2)
Karl Fulves Truth in Labeling No. 42, four bottles on table, spectator drinks of one, then blindfolded medium comes into room and divines the bottle
1995 60
Don Tanner, Paul Harris The Twinkie Bottle pen drops through hole in washer into bottle
1996 43
Paul Harris Twinkie Too pen drops through hole in washer into bottle
1996 44
Harry Eng Eng's Bottles impossible objects:
  • Deck in Bottle
  • Ping (ping-pong ball in bottle)
The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Astonishing Friends)
Alexander de Cova Heinz Ketchup?! bottle vanish, with switch of real for latex Nielsen bottle
Also published here 1997 13
Doug Edwards Half Empty - Half Full Coca cola poured into paper cone, liquid vanishes
Also published here 1997 17
Karl Fulves Hic! balloon in plastic bottle with opening over bottle opening, inflated, it stays inflated, stick jumps out
Related toVariations 1997
Underworld (Issue 5)
Karl Fulves Air Force plastic bottle whistle, spectator hears sound when mouth of bottle is held to his ear, repeated with higher sound
Related to 1997
Underworld (Issue 6)
Ed Rock Milk Bottle Levitation upside-down milk bottle is lifted with a certain grip with first finger and thumb, other cannot duplicate
Related to
  • Magic in the Modern Manner, Orville Meyer, 1949
Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
Alexander de Cova Heinz Ketchup?? bottle vanish, with switch of real for latex Nielsen bottle
Also published here 1998 39
  • paper streamer from bottle
  • using Niffin bottle for Multum in Reverse
Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 2)
Erich Tauer-Turmi Die Rätselhafte Weinflasche bottle, wine poured out alternated with ribbons that are pulled out
  • Varianten
Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 2)
Karl Seikel Herstellung einer Flasche (Glas) "ohne Boden" making a bottomless bottle
Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 2)
Glass Trap paper napkin rolled up and put in glass bottle, bottle put upside down on table, bet about removing paper napkin
Charlatan (Issue 4)
David Berglas The Press Club Prediction prediction of an object, a word and a number, plus a knocked over bottle by a spectator and a dried up pen
2002 297
Giovanni Livera Shadow Play bottle cork rolls away when flicked with shadow of finger, then vanishes and reappears in bottle
Feb. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 2)
David Acer Coke Induced Coke bottle placed in paper bag, bottlecap changes into Coors, bottle then changes to Coors bottle
Also published here June 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 6)
Egg Balanced on the Rim of a Bottle non-magical science experiment
Also published here 2002 97
Egg to Canary - Second Method: The Japanese Version eggs put into bottle, bottle broken and bird flies out
Also published here
  • "Instantaneous Incubation" (The Magician Monthly, Vol. 10 No. 10, Sept. 1914, p. 157)
2002 229
Latch Bottle Bar Bet
Also published here
  • The Boy Mechanic (1915)
2003 328
David Acer Coke Induced Coke bottle placed in paper bag, bottlecap changes into Coors, bottle then changes to Coors bottle
Also published here 2004 201
Patrik Kuffs Bottle Royale three paper bags, performer slaps down on two chosen by spectators, third one is shown to have beer bottle with top broken off
  • Dangerous Monte
2004 15
David Kaye Vanishing Coke Baba Coke bottle shrinks, then transforms into baby milk bottle
2005 86
Karl Fulves Crushed filling plastic bottle with hot water, emptying it and capping it, it deforms, variation with special brand
2005 398
Paolo Cavalli Beer-It Twice dated 2004, three bags with bottles, spectator guesses brand of beer and in which bag bottle is, other bags are shown empty
2005 35
Oliver Meech Spin The Bottle Performer predicts who the bottle will point to in a game of Spin the Bottle
2009 50
Chris "Doc" Dixon Snack Food can of Pringles and signed beer bottle shall change places, bottle vanishes from bag and appears inside can
2009 36
David Williamson Bottle Cap Prediction bottle as prediction, final gag
Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 17)
Roberto Giobbi Which Wine Would You Like? forcing wine with Roy Baker's PATEO Force
Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 26)
Oliver Meech Pop In Coin appears in sealed Snapple bottle, teaches method to reseal the bottle
2010 38
Jinn Fizz uncarbonated bottle opened, it fizzes, then brass token into bottle
Prolix (Issue 7)
Jim Steinmeyer Solid Water
  • Conjuring
milk bottle is turned upside down and water stays inside
Aug. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 8)
Joey Incollingo The Almost-Invisible Bottle using cut-off top of a plastic bottle, silk is pulled out of opening, it vanishes and is produced from spectator's sleeve, vanishes again in bottle part
Mar. 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 3)
John Gaughan The Magic Teakettle
  • The Chamber of Secrets
collapsible kettle by Karl Willmann
Mar. 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 3)
John Gaughan The Bottle and Ribbons
  • The Chamber of Secrets
wine poured from bottle, then ribbon of chosen color pulled from bottle, repeated, apparatus from Joseph Bland
June 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 6)
Jan Logemann Wine-Note (Scheinbar)
bill with corner torn off travels into wine bottle
2013 11
Tom Crosbie Crozbottle production of a bottle using a handkerchief, without jacket, bottle vanish as a bonus
2013 61
Alan Shaxon Bewitched, Re-Bottled and Bewildered different bottles are covered with bags and mixed and numbered, chosen one is predicted in envelope
Inspired by
  • Maurice Fogel's "Bewitched, Re-Bottled and Bewildered"
2014 175
Henry Harrius Refill Vanishing bottle routine with empty bottle in paper bag, end with bottle magically filled with liquid and sealed
Also published here 2016 18
Henry Harrius Refill Vanishing bottle routine with empty bottle in paper bag, end with bottle magically filled with liquid and sealed
Also published here 2016 10
G Merlot (梅洛) Vanishing wine bottle
2016 3
Benjamin Earl The Secret after any magic effect the spectator receives a sealed bottle with a rolled-up paper which is claimed to contain the secret and should not be opened
2021 85
Rune Klan Coin and Bottle coin penetrates napkin several times, then transposes with bottle
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Jan. 2006
2022 462
Rune Klan Coin and Bottle coin penetrates napkin several times, then transposes with bottle
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Jan. 2006
2022 462