60 entries in Hand Gimmicks / False Finger
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Carl Willmann Der künstliche Finger about the fake finger, vanishing and appearing silk application, also with tip of finger removable, flower production application
June 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 6) 94
Unknown Abenteuer eines Eies und Irrfahrten eines Tuches by "E. C. from Munich", longer routine with egg, egg cup, glass, silk and candle
Related to Feb. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2) 21
Unknown Das Tuch auf Reisen silk appears and vanishes in bare hands
Oct. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 2) 18
Unknown The New Rising Cards From The Hand fake finger
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 202
Unknown Der Papierfinger false finger made from tissue paper for silk production, crumpled up at the end
Jan. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 1) 10
Carl Willmann Das Pythagoras-Wunder cloth held up by performer with both hands, still things happen behind this screen, fake finger/third hand, ungaffed silk (finger on stick or wire)
Related toVariations Oct. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10) 152
Unknown Das Pythagoras-Wunder cloth held up by performer with both hands, still things happen behind this screen, fake finger/third hand, ungaffed silk (finger on stick or wire)
Related toVariations July 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 1) 14
Carl Willmann Der Kartensteiger in der Hand first finger pushes up card, fake finger, all fingers apparently visible
Inspired by Apr. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 4) 53
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Metamorphose eines Tuches No. 44, silk produced, changes into ribbon, then into small silks, they vanish and reappear inside an egg
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 120
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann Ein neuer Münzentrick folding coin in fake finger, credit information
Related to
  • "New Coin Production from Bare Hands" (T. Nelson Downs, Modern Coin Manipulation, 1900, p. 130)
Mar. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 3) 38
Carl Willmann Der künstliche Finger triangle finger attachment with bigger loading chamber, American origin
Mar. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 3) 41
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli 1. Der Verschwindungsapparat für Tücher methods to vanish silks, pulls, holdouts and false finger gimmick
1902 Moderne Magie 55
Hamley Brothers, Unknown The False Finger (The Magical Production of Handkerchiefs)
different constructions
1903 Later Magic 209
Unknown Neuestes Flaggen-Manöver two silks and small flag appear, silks put in glass, flag vanishes again and reappears between the two silks in glass, false finger and pull
June 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 92
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Magische Transformation und Analyse routine with three silks, silks vanish, appear and change colors, with paper tube and glass cylinder
1922 Zwölf Schlager der Magie 29
Clayton Rawson Sixth Finger Card Rise
Related to 1940 The Jinx (Issue 78) 511
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Sixth Finger
Inspired by 1940 The Jinx (Issue 84) 539
Edward Victor The Flying Salt
1940 ca. More Magic of the Hands — Part Two 141
Harry Bertall Le mystère des trois disques paper with three different colored discs, discs are pierced and handkerchiefs with same color appear
Dec. 1941 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 12) 5
Bruce Elliott Misdirection for Rabbit-From-The-Hat with false finger
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 128) 514
Donald Holmes Fish from Empty Hands
Dec. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 3) 13
Audley Walsh Rubber Finger Mike one handed flourish, dealing the cards
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 187) 747
Al Baker Goldfish Production sixth finger
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 453
Bruce Elliott Remembrance of (Magical) Things Past... on Fred Keating and his idea with the Vanishing Bird Cage, Mike Bornstein's production of a huge foulard, Keith Clark's ring through door, Houdini, Thurston, Richiardi Jr. & Sr.
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 78
Lee Wayne A Smart Opening part of Wayne's drunk act, routine with cigarette, silk and appearing glass, using Ireland's Giant Match
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 59
Dr. William Weyeneth Ein Knalleffekt zum 1. August production of small flags from flash paper
1963 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 24 No. 5) 70
Jay Weiler Finger Ring ring penetrates finger, finger bases covered with silk
Winter 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 142
Dr. William Weyeneth Der Ersatzfinger sixth finger for cut and restored rope and salt pout
1967 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 28 No. 5) 78
Dai Vernon A Silk Routine production from bill, with fifth finger gimmick
1976 The First California Lecture 7
Karrell Fox Finger Flinger short thimble routine, then spectator takes thimble off finger and gets the whole (sixth) finger
1979 Another Book 35
Karrell Fox Foxes Foney Fickle Finger fake finger for nail writing with bigger line with crayon
1979 Another Book 128
Kevin Justice Flight Deck gags, deck with wings, washed deck, false finger in butter
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 6
Patrick Page Bare Hand Silk Production production of handkerchief, false finger
Also published here 1980 Magic Page by Page 2
Meir Yedid The Amputation finger cut off with knife falls on floor, spare fake finger is attached to replace it
1981 Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 39
Jack Chanin Finger-Bandage Gag "finger comes off" gag
Sep. 1982 Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 9) 681
Arthur Setterington Thimble Finger "Here are a couple of gags which create a great deal of amusement and surprise especially amongst the ladies."
mummified finger in box
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 6) 1051
Stephen Tucker Weird comedy routine, one to five fingers gag with handkerchief, rubber fingers in small box as prediction
Also published here 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 19) 362
Walt Lees Fingerflinger gag with false finger, marking position of a card
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28) 549
Stephen Tucker A Tip finger vanish
1984 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 34) 655
Steve Beam Arise rising card with false finger
1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 10) 174
Steve Beam The Finger gags and ideas with a false finger
1. Misnomer
2. Let Your Fingers Do The Walking
3. Sticky Fingers
4.. Item #4
1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 10) 175
Bob Jepson Bob Jepson's Finger in Ear gag, fingers put in ear separate from hands
1985 Finger Secrets 18
Meir Yedid Cautious Clapping finger falls from hand, because of clapping to hard, joke
1985 Finger Secrets 34
Wayne Kyzer Thumbs Down comedy routine, performer's finger vanishes from hand and appears on selection
1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 15) 256
Dai Vernon The Tale of the Treasury Worm with bill and sixth finger
Also published here 1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 8) 12
Dai Vernon The Tale of the Treasury Worm with bill and sixth finger
Also published here 1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 49
Stephen Tucker Bizarr! comedy routine, one to five fingers gag with handkerchief, rubber fingers in small box as prediction
Also published here Oct. 1989 Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 1) 20
Dai Vernon Das Märchen vom Schatz-Wurm with bill and sixth finger
Also published here Feb. 1990 Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 2) 61
Unknown Impromptu ... Or Nearly So! methods from Royal Road and New Era Card Tricks, two impromptu and one with false finger
Related to 1991 Knowing The Rising Cards 13
Manuel Muerte, Guillaume le Grand Magic Fingers finger falls off hand, gag divination of thought-of number
1991 Hardcore 80
Patrick Page Seidentuch-Produktion aus der leeren Hand production of handkerchief, false finger
Also published here 1993 Lecture Patrick Page 4
Sam Leo Horowitz Silk Production with False Finger with paper
1994 More Greater Magic 1105
John Alley, Richard Bartram, Jr. Severed Ties gag, rope penetrates spectator's finger, finger false off
1997 Trephine 91
Steve Beam Fingered gag, rubber finger production from thimble
1997 Digital Effects 166
Unknown Verschwindender Spazierstock fake fingers in vanishing cane, gag
1999 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 2) 67
Don Alan All Thumbs gag with rubber thumbs
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 223
Angelo Carbone Zig-Zag Finger center of a finger vanishes, partial finger shell
Sep. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 9) 56
David P. Abbott The Disposable Fingertip for silk production
Aug. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 8) 63
Billy McComb, Patrick Page Billy's Thimble while doing a thimble routine, an extra finger appears
Inspired by 2011 Magic Page by Page 291
Danny Cheng Current Favorite color changing knife, fake explanation in which another knife is produced from a tiny purse, along with a fake finger and another knife
Inspired by July 2021 The Disclaimer (Vol. 1 No. 4) 106