31 entries in Paper / Chinese Compass
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Neal Elias Screwy Square optical thing with a line on a square sheet of cardboard
Variations 1946 16
L. Vosburgh Lyons Discus Chinese compass, arrows on circle point always in same direction
Related to Mar. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 102)
R. M. Jamison Turn the Button optical thing with a line on a square sheet of cardboard
Inspired by July 1947 336
Dr. Fred Bertsche Crazy Cardboards lines on paper, paper turned over lines change orientation, fake turnover
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948)
Francis J. Rigney The "Cock-Eyed" Compass
June 1948 433
Der Hokus-Pokus sendet.... no proper title, on three free tricks added to this issue, Jastrow illusion, compass trick and multi-pip card
  • 1. Die Zwillinge
  • 2. Die Verwandlungskarte
  • 3. Der Compass
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 9 No. Sondernummer 3)
Val Evans Crazy Crackers chinese compass with crackers
Also published here
  • "Optogramma" Lloyd Jones' "The Bat" 1948.
1949 32
Henry Durkin Jumbo High Sign variation of Milbourne Christopher's High Sign, many arrows finale
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
Willy "Tex Williams" Peter Im Uhrenladen with watch presentation, two chinese compasses on stands
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 25 No. 6)
Carl "J. N. Teroga" Schnetzer Nochmals: Im Uhrenladen idea by unknown on Chinese compass, with round cardboard
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 26 No. 1)
James Dickson Krazy Kumpass two squares used with arrows
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66)
Paul Maurer Der Astronautenkompass
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 30 No. 5)
Paul Curry Turnabout arrows on squares turn so they always end up pointing in the same direction
Related to 1974 42
The Chinese Compass classic
1976 168
Jimmy Lake Der Verrückte Kompass oder das Beschwipste Ziffernblatt
Also published here
  • The Gen, Dec. 1953
Feb. 1976
Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 3)
Hans E. Trixer Compas-sion
Related to 1977 48
Punx Das Märchen vom Chinesischen Kompass chinese compass presentation
1977 30
Tony Griffith Das magische Kompass-Quadrat combination of Chinese compass and magic square
Also published here
  • Genii, Sep. 1978
Apr. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 1)
Ken Brooke Routine For Milbourne Christopher's "High Signs" square compass
1980 203
Steve Beam Upside Down Chinese compass effect with the words "up" and "down", square plaque, several moves, see also p. 51 for additional ideas and remarks by Martin Gardner, Dan Garrett and Sid Lorraine, more ideas on p. 990 by Lee Fred
Related toVariations 1983 1
Dexter Cleveland Upside Dexter patter ideas for the Chinese Compass
1985 168
John Riggs Ups and Downs jokes for Upside Down
Related to 1988 367
Steve Beam Downer patter ideas for upside down
Inspired by 1991 659
Tony Griffith M.S.I.C. "Magic Square in Compass", Chinese Compass and Magic Square on round business card
Nov./Dec. 1993
The Magic Menu (Vol. 4 No. 20)
Bob Gill Gyro-Compass Chinese compass applied to coin with straight sides
Jan. 1994
New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 6)
John Swomley Sign of the Times presentation for upside down
Inspired by 1998 1448
Earle Oakes Charlie Northeast patter for Chinese Compass
Inspired by
  • Fred Braue, Dizzy Dial, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 18 No. 12, Aug. 1961
Dec. 1999
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 4)
Danny Orleans, Bill Weldon Zoo Pizza
  • Pediatrix
Oct. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 10)
Jim Steinmeyer Vampire Crossing
  • Conjuring
June 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 6)
Joe Anderson The Upside Down Card Trick using Upside Down to illustrate the Triumph
Inspired by 2012 vi
Philip Reed Willmarth "Hi!" Sign with names on each side
Inspired by
  • Milbourne Christopher's "Highway Sign"
2012 283