39 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Location / Wind-up Toy
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Theodore Annemann November 1935 on Burling Hull, Phil Smith, Howard Albright and the mechanical Gileegaloo Bird that finds a card, Mr. Rouclere
Nov. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 14)
Joe Berg Yakity-Yak Card Trick selection remains in wind-up teeth
Nov. 1949 605
Milbourne Christopher Walking Bear using a wind-up bear to find selection, without method
Feb. 1951 756
Bobby Bernard Educated Frog
1954 217
Bobby Bernard Novelty Close Up Magic. Demonstration Effect. Clockwork Capers selected card is found by a wind-up toy, brief
1958 6
Bill Hendricks The Early Bird wind-up toy finds only card with worm on it
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959)
C. R. Appleby Thoughts on Ranch Bird
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
Harry Lorayne The Pecking Bird card to wallet with entertaining wind-up toy presentation
Also published here 1971 234
Ellison Poland It Takes A Thief selection is in one packet, pecking bird finds card amongst other cards
1973 13
Karl Fulves Silent Thought Transmission two origami crows on table, circle of cards around them, they move to two selections
May 1975 960
Edward Marlo Yogi Bird Card Trick wind-up toy finds card, two methods (ungaffed and with set of duplicates)
Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles)
Steve Beam Mabel using wind-up teeth
1978 26
Walt Lees Nimrod two selected card are found by a wind-up toy, half forcing deck
Related to
  • Peter Warlock's "The Pecking Bird" in "Book of Magic", 1956. P.90
1980 17
Jimmy Ray Dumb Bird bird does not find card, selection found in 'contract' envelope
1980 18
Scotty York The Walking Talking Card Box using talking card box, card is named and found by wind-up toy
1980 11
Walt Lees Nimrod two selected card are found by a wind-up toy, half forcing deck
Also published here
  • Magic Info, Vol. 2 No. 11, Jan./Feb. 1976
Oct. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 3)
Peter Isaacs AC/DC TBSMRR selected card is found by a wind-up toy robot
1982 23
Dennis Marks PSI-Cue wind-up robot finds selection
Feb. 1982
Magick (Issue 302)
Christian Scherer Robotranspo signed card travels from among four red backed kings to four blue backed kings, both packets secured with rubber bands
1997 104
Chris "Doc" Dixon Walkin' My Baby Back Home selection found using a baby wind-up toy, toy moves on fan held in hand
1997 25
Dick Koornwinder The Koornwinder Kar car finds card by stopping next to it when pushed
  • The Apparatus Supplied
  • Explanation of the Basic Principle
Related to 1998 4
Dick Koornwinder The Revised Technique for the Koornwinder Kar car finds card by stopping next to it when pushed
1998 13
Karl Fulves Wheel of Fortune
  • "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
spinner in center of circle layout, card chosen by spinning and counting, predicted
1998 291
Jerry Mentzer Thoughts on the Pecking Bird some ideas
2000 166
Don Alan Ranch Bird Deluxe with half forcing deck
2000 85
Val Le-Val Snoz! wind-up toy walking nose finds right card out of a packet of cards with perfumes on them
2000 30
Thomas Fraps Walk the Walk selected card is found by a wind-up toy, half forcing deck
2002 13
Ron Bauer Chick Trick wind-up toy chicken finds selections, credit information
Inspired by
  • "The Hoppy" (Ron Bauer, New Tops, March 1982)
2002 1
Ron Bauer Some Historical Notes on wind-up toy card location plot
2002 18
Sid Fleischman The Beast with Five Fingers severed hand moves along spread and locates card
Related to Jan. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 5)
Bob Ostin Two Routines For The Pecking Bird forcing stack and rough and smooth solutions
2005 69
Karl Fulves Auto Kinetic blank cards with street names, spectator writes his street on one, arranged in face-down row on table, ungaffed toy car moves towards spectator's card with rubber band held motionless above
Inspired by
  • "Pendulum" (Bob Ostin, marketed effect)
Related to
Prolix (Issue 1)
Karl Fulves The Pecking Bird credit information, Howard Albright's "Herman, The Gilagloo Bird" (1930s)
Prolix (Issue 1)
Harry Lorayne The Pecking Bird
  • Hidden Gems
card to wallet with entertaining wind-up toy presentation
Also published here Nov. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 11)
John Gaughan The Card Detecting Duck
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Nov. 2013
Genii (Vol. 76 No. 11)
Alexander de Cova Card Finding Chicken half forcing deck
2016 94
Juan Tamariz An Example Of A Practical Application Of The Theory Of Symbolic Magic thoughts on multiplying billiard balls and the Koornwinder Car
  • The Magic of the Spheres
  • A Study of a Truly Magical Effect: "El Cochecito"
2019 85
Eugene Burger The Robot wind-up robot finds card
Also published here
  • "An Entertaining Card Discovery" (MUM, March 2004)
2021 133
Eugene Burger Supplement to the "Robot": Eugene's Work on the Fukai Car car with light and sound effect finds card, magnetic
2021 136