54 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 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 1
Slade's spiritistische Knotenlösung knots for escapes or spirit cabinet
Dec. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 12) 190
Jacoby Harms Bindeproductionen hands tied with sealed with ribbons, spirit cabinet type effects happen
Related toVariations Oct. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 28
Jacoby Harms Bindeproductionen continuation of explanation
Related to Dec. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 4) 63
Variante der Jacoby Harm'schen Bindeweise "Bindeproductionen"
Inspired by Mar. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 7) 111
Carl Willmann Das gefesselte Medium III.
May 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 5) 77
G. Munsch Eine neue Handfesselung knotting method
Oct. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 155
Das spiritistische Band ribbon knotting system
Nov. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 11) 171
The Mystic Tie two pieces of cord tied around performer's neck, gets free
1909 The Art of Magic 337
Prof. Jacoby The Jacoby Rope Tie
Also published here 1909 The Art of Magic 338
William G. Edwards The Rope Tie Par Excellence
1909 The Art of Magic 341
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Liberatio rope escape, wrists
1927 Leichte Zauberei 74
Al Baker The One Man "Lights Up" Seance tie for hands
Also published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 9
Harry Houdini Malay Escape rope tie
1940 The Jinx (Issue 87) 551
Eddie Joseph The Damsel Escapes escape tied up on chair with rope, rings and silk
1940 ca. Original Tricks 6
Harry Bertall, Steens Attaches Spirite two methods to escape from rope
May 1941 La Baguette Magique (Issue 5) 4
The Handkerchief Release hands of performer tied together with handkerchief, rope penetrates handkerchief while held by spectator
1941 ca. Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks 61
Chinese Tape Release From Leg
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 263
Harry Hardini A Possible Impossibility escape from rope
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 35
Robert Gysel Spirit Tie for the spirit cabinet
Also published here 1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 309
The Marvel Wrist Tie
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 312
Harry Kellar The Kellar Rope Tie
Also published here 1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 314
Vest Turning turning a vest inside out while tied up
Related to 1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 317
More String Tricks Examples of knots in strings/ropes that can allow penetration effects or escape effects
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 84
Tony Corinda (15) The Stage Spirit Cabinet different effects (instruments etc.) special rope
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 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) 65
Paul Curry A Simple Spirit Séance
1965 Magician's Magic 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 Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks — Volume II 291
Eddie Joseph Full View Flash Escape hands tied with rope and a handkerchief
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 235
Prof. Jacoby The Jacoby Tie wrists tied with two ropes
Also published here 1976 The Big Book of Magic 295
Behind the Back Wrist Tie
1976 The Big Book of Magic 297
The Double Rope Tie
1976 The Big Book of Magic 300
Ross Bertram My Rope Tie Routine hands of performer tied behind his back
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 116
C. James Rainho Die Marterpfahl Illusion person tied to stake
Also published here
  • Genii, Dec. 1959
Mar. 1978 Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 1) 21
Jean Hugard Eine Geister Seance
  • 1. Das Verschwinden des verknoteten Seilknäuels
  • 2. Das Fesseln des Mediums
Also published here
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Sep. 1948
Apr. 1979 Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 1) 27
Vest Turning No. 13, hands tied, vest turns inside out
Related to 1983 101 Psychic Tests 5
Ali Bongo Pongolian Handcuffs wrists are tied with a rope, rope in 30cm tube to separate hands
1983 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 Contemporary Handkerchief Magic — Part Two 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 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 110
Karl Fulves Psychic Rope Ties chapter intro
1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 130
Watch the Watch No. 65, borrowed watch appears on wrist of performer despite him being tied up
1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 138
Robert Gysel Gysel Spirit Tie No. 66
Also published here 1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 140
Harry Kellar The Kellar Tie No. 68
Also published here 1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 143
The Cabinet Seance spirit cabinet
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 33
Anna Eva Fay Anna Eva Fay's Spirit Tie spirit cabinet
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 39
Steve Bedwell Bracelet Wrist Tie
Inspired by
  • "Dunninger's Thumb Tie" (Sixteen Thumb Tie Gems, Max Andrews)
1998 ca. Flexing and Twisting 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 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 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) 54
Ali Bongo Foxy Wrist Tie easy wrist tie escape
2002 Lecture Notes — Geneva 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) 75
Thomas Solomon, Harry Kellar The Kellar Rope Tie
  • My Handling of the Kellar Rope Tie
Sep. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 9) 49
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 This Is Not a Book 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) 44
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) 82