55 entries in Rope / Knots for Escapes
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Henri Decremps Affiche singuliere d'un Faiseur de Tours, où l'on trouve une premiere esquisse des différentes branches de la Jonglerie. "Un homme peut se faire enchaîner de plusieurs maniers, & se détacher adroitement sans rien briser & sans employer les moyens qui paroissent le plus nécessaires" (title continued) in the process of telling the story how the author and Mr. went to see a performer called Pilferer, two methods of escapes are explained, the performer has two rings attached to his trousers which are secured with a rope which is attached to a pillar with a lock
1785 1
Slade's spiritistische Knotenlösung knots for escapes or spirit cabinet
Dec. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 12)
Jacoby Harms Bindeproductionen hands tied with sealed with ribbons, spirit cabinet type effects happen
Related toVariations Oct. 1895
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Jacoby Harms Bindeproductionen continuation of explanation
Related to Dec. 1895
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 4)
Variante der Jacoby Harm'schen Bindeweise "Bindeproductionen"
Inspired by Mar. 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 7)
Carl Willmann Das gefesselte Medium III.
May 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 5)
G. Munsch Eine neue Handfesselung knotting method
Oct. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10)
Das spiritistische Band ribbon knotting system
Nov. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 11)
The Mystic Tie two pieces of cord tied around performer's neck, gets free
1909 337
Prof. Jacoby The Jacoby Rope Tie
Also published here 1909 338
William G. Edwards The Rope Tie Par Excellence
1909 341
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Liberatio rope escape, wrists
1927 74
Al Baker The One Man "Lights Up" Seance tie for hands
Also published here 1933 9
Harry Houdini Malay Escape rope tie
The Jinx (Issue 87)
Eddie Joseph The Damsel Escapes escape tied up on chair with rope, rings and silk
1940 ca. 6
Harry Bertall, Steens Attaches Spirite two methods to escape from rope
May 1941 4
The Handkerchief Release hands of performer tied together with handkerchief, rope penetrates handkerchief while held by spectator
1941 ca. 61
Chinese Tape Release From Leg
1948/27 263
Harry Hardini A Possible Impossibility escape from rope
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
Jean Hugard Impromptu Spirit Seance tied on chair, using large newspaper, comedy rope escape
Mar. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 10)
Robert Gysel Spirit Tie for the spirit cabinet
Also published here 1954/27 309
The Marvel Wrist Tie
1954/27 312
Harry Kellar The Kellar Rope Tie
Also published here 1954/27 314
Vest Turning turning a vest inside out while tied up
Related to 1954/27 317
More String Tricks Examples of knots in strings/ropes that can allow penetration effects or escape effects
1956 84
Tony Corinda (15) The Stage Spirit Cabinet different effects (instruments etc.) special rope
1959 286
Dr. William Weyeneth Magische Tips
  • combination of milk pitcher and soft soap routine
  • idea for rope escape, elastic
  • pad with magnet to switch billets
Also published here 1961
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 22 No. 3)
Paul Curry A Simple Spirit Séance
1965 224
Abbott's Slick Tie performer on chair, hands tied on legs and covered with coat, performer is able to move hands at will and being tied up again, "comedy rope escape"
Also published here
  • originally sold by Abbott in 1949.
1968 291
Eddie Joseph Full View Flash Escape hands tied with rope and a handkerchief
1969 235
Prof. Jacoby The Jacoby Tie wrists tied with two ropes
Also published here 1976 295
Behind the Back Wrist Tie
1976 297
The Double Rope Tie
1976 300
Ross Bertram My Rope Tie Routine hands of performer tied behind his back
1978 116
C. James Rainho Die Marterpfahl Illusion person tied to stake
Also published here
  • Genii, Dec. 1959
Mar. 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
Jean Hugard Eine Geister Seance
  • 1. Das Verschwinden des verknoteten Seilknäuels
  • 2. Das Fesseln des Mediums
Also published here Apr. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 1)
Vest Turning No. 13, hands tied, vest turns inside out
Related to 1983 5
Ali Bongo Pongolian Handcuffs wrists are tied with a rope, rope in 30cm tube to separate hands
1983 1
Karl Fulves Q-dini performer's wrists knotted with handkerchief, he turns and he's free, then knotted again
Inspired by
  • item in Martin Gardner's "Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic"
Related toAlso published here
1987 45
Karl Fulves Instanto No. 37, performer's wrists knotted with handkerchief, he turns and he's free, then knotted again
Also published here 1988 110
Karl Fulves Psychic Rope Ties chapter intro
1990 130
Watch the Watch No. 65, borrowed watch appears on wrist of performer despite him being tied up
1990 138
Robert Gysel Gysel Spirit Tie No. 66
Also published here 1990 140
Harry Kellar The Kellar Tie No. 68
Also published here 1990 143
The Cabinet Seance spirit cabinet
1993 33
Anna Eva Fay Anna Eva Fay's Spirit Tie spirit cabinet
1993 39
Steve Bedwell Bracelet Wrist Tie
Inspired by
  • "Dunninger's Thumb Tie" (Sixteen Thumb Tie Gems, Max Andrews)
1998 ca. 14
Karl Fulves Twin Effect borrowed wrist on wrist, first letter of spectator written on t-shirt under regular shirt, arms tied in crossed condition (sprit tie), then watch is on other wrist and letter on shirt is in mirror writing
Related to 2000 91
Chas. D. Willis Sealed Mystery ropes tied to both wrists of performer, then ropes tied together behind back, plastic ring is put onto ring behind screen
Related to 2000
Discoverie (Issue 4)
Ali Bongo Foxy Wrist Tie easy wrist tie escape
2002 11
Al Baker The One-Man "Lights Up" Seance tie for hands
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book)
Thomas Solomon, Harry Kellar The Kellar Rope Tie
  • My Handling of the Kellar Rope Tie
Sep. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 9)
Robert E. Neale The Little-Finger String Game Cat's cradle (string game) used to trap spectator's finger, but when magician's finger is trapped, can escape easily
2008 29
Jim Steinmeyer Mrs. Houdini Steps Out
  • Conjuring
assistant bound with ropes, rope pulled away and assistant is instantly free
Oct. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 10)
Knotted Rope Escape
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
  • Max Maven (additional comments and credit information)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
May 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 5)