94 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Penetration / Elevator / Packet
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Edward Marlo Challenge to You from Edward Marlo! description of three routines, no explanation
  • 1. The Separating Aces
  • 2. The New Elevator
  • 3. Real Gone Aces
Dec. 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 334)
144
J. Stewart Smith Ascending Treys elevator with three cards on top of traveling cards
1955 5
Edward Marlo The New Elevator progressive rises/penetrations, four methods
Variations 1956
The New Phoenix (Issue 338)
163
Edward Marlo Improved Elevator Aces with Simon Count
Oct. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 27)
13
Roy Walton Below Zero visual small packet elevator
Inspired by
  • Bob Ostin's "Submarine Card"
VariationsAlso published here
1971 44
Bruce Cervon The Devel's Elevator Ace to Four of Clubs come to top of packet of four red cards, one by one
Inspired by
  • Harvey Rosenthal's "Express Elevator" in "Genii" Vol. 35, No. 8. April, 1971.
Variations
Apr. 1971
Necromancer (Vol. 1 No. 9)
1
Dai Vernon, Bruce Cervon Devil's Elevator apparent second, third, fourth deals with small packet
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Nov. 1972
Epilogue (Issue 16)
143
Brother John Hamman Double Surprise Elevator Ace through Four of Spades in row on table, rise to top of packet, change to Hearts and the Spades cards are in three pockets and on chair of performer
Also published here Summer 1972
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7th Folio)
532
Jerry K. Hartman EscalACEtion Aces travel one at a time through four-card packet, top to bottom and bottom to top
Inspired by 1972 15
Dr. Richard Cook Cook's Elevator Aces eight card packet
1974 190
Walt Lees, Edward Marlo, Derek Dingle, Frank Garcia The Perpetual Elevator Routine ten minute act
  • 1.) The First Elevator (based on "Penetration")
  • 2.) The Cold Elevator
  • 3.) Triumph Plus (see also "Super Subtle Shuffle")
  • 4.) The Small Packet All Backs (based on a Derek Dingle Routine)
  • 5.) Finale (Elevator again with card in pocket finish)
Inspired byRelated to Nov. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 3)
174
David Bornstein Progressive Elevator
Inspired by 1976
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #4)
918
José de la Torre The Elevator odd-backed card travels upwards step by step in three-card packet
1976 14
José de la Torre Self Important Card card travels upwards step by step in face-up three-card packet
1976 18
Philip T. Goldstein Brimstone Elevator color change climax
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1977 7
Wilbur T. Kattner This Elevator Stops at Every Floor odd-backed card travels up in packet one by one
1977 3
Jochen Zmeck Tempo-Tempo a black card travels through a five-card packet of red cards one by one, partial rough-smooth
1977 11
Roger Smith Repeating Elevator #1 with Ace through Five
Related to 1978 7
Roger Smith Repeating Elevator #2 with Ace through Five, handling variation
1978 8
Philip T. Goldstein Odd Passengers two red cards penetrate four black cards twice
1979 8
Philip T. Goldstein Cycle Elevator packet elevator with color changing back kicker
Also published here 1979 5
David Solomon One Thru Four Elevator eight card packet version
Inspired byVariations 1980
Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant)
9
Roger Smith The Elevator Five with Ace through Five
Related to 1980 6
Roy Walton Below Zero visual small packet elevator
Also published here 1981 93
David Solomon Mr. Clean Ace to 5 and joker, joker travels down card by card in this packet, then order reverses
1982 103
Philip T. Goldstein Chromavator elevator packet version, color-changing back kicker
Also published here 1983 8
Philip T. Goldstein Chromated combining preceding Chromavator and Chromatwist
VariationsAlso published here 1983 10
Philip T. Goldstein Chromatose combining preceding Chromavator and Chromatwist
Also published here 1983 11
Heavy Diamonds effect description from Davenport's catalog, Four of Diamonds travels down one by one in small packet
1983 6
Bob Ostin The Nautilus Card "New Submarine Card", odd-backed card placed perpendicular in three-card packet rises up and down
Inspired by
  • "The Submarine Card" (Bob Ostin, marketed by Ken Brooke)
VariationsAlso published here
1983 21
Karl Fulves Sub Chase different handling, adding second submarine card
Inspired by 1983 26
Reinhard Müller Des Teufels Fahrstuhl apparent second, third, fourth, fifth deals with small packet, with jumbo cards
Inspired by 1983 8
William P. Miesel Filling the Elevator small packet with two quartets
1985
Arcane (Issue 13)
176
Michael Skinner Satan Deals Again false deal demo with small packet
Inspired byVariations Autumn 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33)
311
Louis Falanga Elevation 8200 elevator with packet
Inspired by 1985 35
David Britland Waltz Time "A 'packet elevator' with visions of grandeur"
ends with full deck phase
Inspired by 1985 7
Ben Harris The Return of the Alien combo of odd-backed elevator, universal card, three-card vanish, color changing backs
Inspired by 1985 7
David Britland Diadem jazz aces and Elevator combination, with eight cards
1986
The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 2)
35
Bruce Cervon Devil's Elevator apparent second, third, fourth deals
VariationsAlso published here 1988 232
Karl Fulves Escalate
1988
Interlocutor (Issue 48)
200
Justin Higham Four in a Row Ace of Hearts passes along row of black spot cards which change to Aces
1989 7
Philip T. Goldstein Brimstone Elevator color change climax
Inspired byAlso published here 1990 41
Philip T. Goldstein Spiralvator elevator with small packet
Also published here
  • "Spiralvator" in "Genii" August, 1980. P. 150.
1990 101
Philip T. Goldstein Chromavator elevator packet version, color-changing back kicker
Also published here 1990 108
Philip T. Goldstein Chromated combining preceding Chromavator and Chromatwist
Also published here 1990 111
Philip T. Goldstein Chromatose combining preceding Chromavator and Chromatwist
Also published here 1990 112
Jon Racherbaumer Cabbages & Kings Aces removed, change to Kings one by one, back to Aces and Kings from pocket, then packet elevator, then Open Travellers
Inspired by 1991 1
Peter Duffie Hellraiser elevator effect with Ace to Four of Hearts and two Jokers
Variations 1992 19
Gene Maze "Going Up!" four jacks, three cards dealt on each, they travel upwards to different positions in their packets
1994 171
Philip T. Goldstein The New Elevator Variation
Inspired by 1996
Facsimile (Issue 4)
34
Lou Gallo Seconds, Middles and Bottoms with four Aces and four indifferent cards
Related to 1996 111
Peter Duffie Aces in the Fast Lane Elevator effect with four Aces, rise through different number of cards in each pile, then end with assembling in one packet
1997 62
Peter Duffie Hellraiser II elevator effect with Ace to Four of Hearts and two Jokers
Inspired byVariations 1997 163
David Lindgreen Joker Power two cards selected and lost (pseudo duplicates), Elevator with two Jokers and Ace to Three of Spades, Jokers change to selections, two methods
Inspired by 1997 114
David Solomon A, 2, 3, 4 Through Kings Ace through Four penetrate Kings packet
Inspired byVariations 1997 38
Brother John Hamman Double Surprise Elevators Ace through Four of Spades in row on table, rise to top of packet, change to Hearts and the Spades cards are in three pockets and on chair of performer
Also published here Feb. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 2)
39
James Swain The Magic Bullet
  • The Card Expert
Ace of Spades moves to different positions in a four-card packet, then vanishes, then all Aces are produced
Variations Mar. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 3)
44
Jason Alford Elevator4 Ace through Four penetrate Kings packet one by one
Inspired by 2002 6
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Just a Little Off the Top, Please elevator with progressively fewer cards, final card changes into selection
Related toVariations 2003 40
Max Maven Just a Little Off the Top, Please - Bonus Effect with location of second selection
Inspired by 2003 158
Wesley James Below Zero Minus One "beta", visual small packet elevator, history information
Inspired by 2004 49
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Helium Aces with Royal Flush transformation kicker
Related to 2004 38
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Upper Class Weddings packet elevator meets marriage
2004 110
Gabi Pareras El Ascensor (...y otra versión "relámpago") Two to Five come to top of packet of four other cards, one by one, variation of Vernon's elevator
  • Improvisando el inicio
  • Una versión "relámpago"
2004 27
Bob Ostin The Nautilus Card "New Submarine Card", odd-backed card placed perpendicular in three-card packet rises up and down
Also published here 2005 93
Bob Ostin Submarine Cards card placed face up and perpendicular in three-card packet rises up and down
Also published here 2005 165
Andi Gladwin Safety Zone Ace of Spades travels upwards in packet with three Kings, all change to Aces as climax
2005 27
William Goodwin Duplex elevator effect using only four cards, Ace through Four of Clubs, optional surprise finish where one card transforms
Inspired by
  • "Leadership Potential" (Tom Frame, Scary Hotels, 1995)
  • "Surprise Follow the Leader" (Gianni Pasqua, Linking Ring, Sep. 1987, Vol. 67 No. 9)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
Aug. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 8)
69
David Solomon Gold From Straw Elevator Royal Flush kicker
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 2007 27
David Solomon Purely A, 2, 3, 4 Thru The Kings Ace through Four penetrate Kings packet
Inspired by 2007 39
Max Maven Progressive Elevator with four Aces and four Kings
Inspired by Mar. 2007
Antinomy (Vol. 3 No. 1)
9
Tom Stone Maven-Daryl Combo
Inspired by 2007 4
Nick Trost Jacks are Wild with an Elevator Finish small packet transformation with poker patter, elevator finish
Inspired by 2008 3
Nick Trost The Ambitious Jacks Jacks and indifferent cards are alternated on top of the deck, Jacks come to top, repeat, then small packet handling
2009 471
Philip T. Goldstein Cycle Elevator packet elevator with color changing back kicker
Also published here 2010 163
David Britland So Special
  • Cardopolis
using double deal turnover
Oct. 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 10)
14
William Goodwin Duplex elevator effect using only four cards, Ace through Four of Clubs, updated/corrected handling
Also published here 2011 44
William Goodwin Duplex Remodeled elevator effect using Ace through Four of Clubs, with surprise finish where one card transforms, credit information
Also published here 2011 49
Gordon Bean Duplex Addition elevator effect using Ace through Four of Clubs, last card penetrates whole deck
Inspired by 2011 55
Allan Ackerman, David Solomon, Peter Duffie The Never Ending Elevator using Ace to Four of Hearts and the four Kings, transformation kicker, Heart straight production
Inspired byAlso published here 2012 85
William Goodwin Duplex Elevator effect using only four cards.
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2015 33
John Bannon Uprising
  • Dealing With It
Ace through Four and three red spot cards are used, as a kicker three Aces transpose with the spot cards
Sep. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 9)
34
Áriston El Ascensor Magico Vernon's Elevator, without disturbing the stack
2017 153
Harapan Ong, Michał Kociołek Michalevator with seven cards, transposition climax
Related to
  • "Low Riser" (Cameron Francis, Let's Get Small, 2012 ebook)
2018 45
Helder Guimarães Midas's Touch "The Perception of Luck"
  • First Phase: small packet dealing demonstration with Ace through Five of Spades
  • Second Phase: those five cards are shown in random order, then suddenly sequential order
  • Third Phase: named poker hand is produced from a shuffled deck
Inspired by 2019 406
Michael Powers Hell Raiser III elevator effect with Ace to Four of Hearts and two Kings, transformation into Aces as climax
  • Blank Card Ending by Al Stratyner
Inspired by 2019 31
Harapan Ong Travellator four Aces, three cards put on each, one by one the the Aces travel to top of their packets, last Ace travels to card case
2020 179
John Bannon Everything That Rises Must Converge
  • Dealing With It
a/k/a "Convergence", packet elevator routine in which Queens start in a row and end up transposing with the three Jokers used for the elevator sequences
May 2020
Genii (Vol. 83 No. 5)
62
George McBride High Rise elevator with Ace through Four, as finale Five through Eight show up as well
2022 39
Derrick Chung Deal With The Devil apparent false deals with small packet
  • Phase 1 - Regular Deal
  • Phase 2 - Second Deal
  • Phase 3 - Third Deal
  • Phase 4 - Greek Deal
  • Phase 5 - Bottom Deal
Inspired by 2022 9
David Solomon Straw Elevator Royal Flush kicker
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2022 331
Kiyoshi Satoh Monster Ace to Four of Spades and Four Kings, Elevator effect
2022 ca. 8
Kiyoshi Satoh Portland Royal Elevator Ace to Four of Spades, Elevator routine with Royal Flush climax
2022 ca. 119
Allan Ackerman, David Solomon, Peter Duffie The Never-Ending Elevator using Ace to Four of Hearts and the four Kings, transformation kicker, Heart straight production
Also published here 2024 150