162 entries in Glass / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Animated Coin, which answers Questions, etc. coin jumps around in glass, threaded coin or gimmicked glass, as question-answering coin
1876 185
The Bran Glass glass (apparently) filled with bran covered, bran changes into anything
Related to 1876 383
Die Points auf der Glasplatte No. 11, card becomes blank, points appear on previously examined glass sheet, switch behind table after accidentally dropping wrapped glass sheet
1895 101
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Séparation mystérieuse pips vanish from cards (leaving blank cards) and appear on glass sheet
1896 205
Otsenré Das Blumenwachsen in der Champagnerschale fake flowers appear in champagne glass
Sep. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 9)
Wein- und Wasser-Kunststücke production of glasses with liquid, rubber covers, double ended stemmed shot glass
May 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Carl Willmann Die Durchdringung der Materie full glass sealed with a fitting glass or celluloid disc, can be handled without spilling, glass through hat (visibly) application, top hat has spring-powered flap in bottom, see also p. 159
Related to July 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 7)
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters, on glass vs. celluloid as glass cover
Related to Aug. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 2)
Der Käfer im Bierglas fake insect to be dropped into a glass of beer
Apr. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 4)
Antonio Molini Das Glas als Lungenprüfer two glasses into each other, one has to remove the inner glass without touching either, solution is blowing
Oct. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 10)
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Kegel, Pokal und Ei No. 27, egg in goblet, cone vanishes and appears in goblet, egg taken from under table
1899 80
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Magnetismus-Animale No. 50
  • iron stick or cane clings to hand, gaff from sleeve or thread
  • table clings to hand
  • water pitcher clings to hand
1899 135
Das magische Glas gaffed glass in which coins can appear
Oct. 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 10)
Emil Clauß "Mit Wasser bleib' mir fern!" water vanishes from glass, is then reproduced via funnel from elbow of spectator, nesting glasses
Apr. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 4)
To Place Four Wine-Glasses so that the Centres of the Bottom of their Stands are all Equidistant one from Another puzzle
1902 297
Electricity on the Spot non-magical science experiment
1902 304
David Devant Concatenation Extraordinary - Devant's Method chain pieces link, glass with one foot but two bowls in right angle attached
1903 99
Carl Willmann Das Weinglas des Teufels oder "Die magische Färberei" glass filled with beer and emptied, filled again, silk produced from glass in dry condition, silks vanish and flag of same colors produced from glass, glass with tube inside, gaffed tray
Related to Mar. 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 3)
Carl Willmann Variation zur "Tuchwanderung" silk pushed into glass with beer, it travels into another glass, glass with tube inside
Related to Oct. 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 10)
H. F. C. Suhr Die bezauberten Biergläser beer travels from one beer glass to another, glass with hole drilled in
Nov. 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 12)
Balancing Glass of Water on Edge
1909 295
Stanley Collins The Inktubators ink travels from one vessel to another, under cover only an amount of liquid travels
1915 105
Oswald Rae Mixed Drinks stout, beer and milk are mixed in a glass bowl, with three glasses performer removes a glass of each, Sand of Dessert with liquids
1926 47
Oswald Rae A Visible Coffee Tranistion conical glass filled with confetti, changes to hot coffee
1926 57
Tom Sellers The Smoke Vase smoke glass
1927 8
Oswald Rae Bending a Piece of Glass framed piece of glass is put in large envelope and bent, when removed, glass is unharmed
1928 54
Lu Brent The Drum-Head Glass Tissue paper covers mouth of glass, silk produced from it
1932 21
Tom Sellers Handkerchief Production from an Empty Glass hollow wand and hole in glass
1933 10
Theodore Annemann The Bending Swizzle Stick bending a glass stick for mixing drinks, see page 99 for improvement by Annemann
Dec. 1934
The Jinx (Issue 3)
Theodore Annemann The Handkerchief that Flew two tube-covered glasses, silk travels from one to the other, mirror glass
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1935)
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant Back to the Farm glass of milk covered with tube, hand reaches into tube and produces coins, silks and a glass with a red drink
1935 22
Theodore Annemann Tubes for Glasses tip
Mar. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 18)
Robert Parrish, John Goodrum Some Glassy Ideas suggestions for using glasses with liquid
1937 43
Robert Parrish, John Goodrum A Glass Routine suggestion for routine
1937 49
Beer Bet impromptu milk pitcher type thing with celluloid in glass to drink more
The Jinx (Issue 87)
Art Lyle French Safes using condom to cover glass with liquid, tip
Mar. 1940
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 9)
Dr. Stanley Jaks Wenn man gerade keine Karten bei sich hat impromptu tricks
  • biting a piece from a glass
  • vanish of napkin except corner
Oct. 1941
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 10)
Dr. Stanley Jaks Ein Ton fällt in ein Glas? fork to make sound, sound placed inside a glass
Jan. 1941 7
Lloyd W. Chambers Hydrostatic Tumbler glass is inverted and liquid stays inside until magician wants it to fall, celluloid disc
1941 18
7 kleine Tricks am Tisch
  • bet with matches
  • balancing a pencil
  • balancing three coins
  • balancing a glass on the table
  • coin penetrates filled beer glass and tabletop
  • magnetized cigarette
  • balancing a pencil, different method
Sep. 1942
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 9)
Tom Sellers Productive Goblets silk and liquid produced from goblets
1943 17
Yogi Ray Yogi Ray's Night Club Milk Glass handling for the Patriotic Glass
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944)
Bob Hanko Indestructo handkerchief is tied over mouth of a glass and both put into a paper bag, then a knife is pushed through bag and handkerchief, handkerchief is unharmed and a silk is found in the glass
Also published here May 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 83)
A Deep Glass glass is deeper on inside than outside, measured with wand as in cups & balls gag, favorite of Charles Bertram
June 1945 130
Senor Charles Mardo The Shaker Penetration coin wrapped inside handkerchief is placed between two glasses mouth to mouth with ends of handkerchief hanging outside of glasses, spectator shakes glasses up and down and coin penetrates
1945 11
Eugene Gloye Confetti and Milk Buddha Tubes routine, glasses with confetti
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946)
Laurie Ireland Utility Glass trick glass, moveable bottom
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946)
Hen Fetsch Confusing with "Liquid Appear" glass, liquid poured in hat without harm then appears in glass
1946 24
Hubert Lambert The Leapin' Leprechauns small sponge balls under glass, glass covered with newspaper, large ball finish
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948)
David Robbins Fixing Celluloid tip to fix a broken plastic glass
Feb. 1948 392
Problem of the Six Glasses puzzle with three empty and three filled glasses
Also published here 1949 23
The Pyramid removing napkins between glasses
1949 24
U. F. Grant Magical Extraction glass of milk put in container, then coins, silk and smaller glass of tomato juice produced from it, glass of milk is now almost empty
Jan. 1949 14
Nelson A. Demers Three Golden Pyramids of the Valley of Oom coffee and milk is mixed in a glass and covered, two other glasses where spectator can decide where he wants cream and where coffee, after they have been covered too, the liquid is separated and is found in the right glasses, with table and pyramid covers, story trick
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
Oscar Weigle Poison Trick chosen / poisoned glass is found, see also p. 849
Related toVariations Sep. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 211)
Audley Walsh, Ken Allen, Gerald R. Blount, Leslie Spiewak, Mike Millet, Ken Beale Given Goblet chosen / poisoned glass is found, several methods
Related to Nov. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 215)
Fred Reach, Milbourne Christopher Flexible Glass thoughts on the Vampire Glass Frame
Mar. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 10)
Hen Fetsch Perfume Presto! chosen / poisoned glass is found
Related to Aug. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 236)
  • Die Atlaskarte (balancing glass on playing cad)
  • Ein Telephontrick
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 12 No. 6)
John Murray Murray's Muse
  • putting a bill tube into an ice cube
  • on glasses for the shrinking quarter to dime trick
  • on haunting a house
Apr. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 253)
Peter Warlock The Kiss of a Borgia six glasses one filled with milk, covered with newspaper
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955)
Leonard Austin Milk Round milk in glass vanishes and appears, using a Ghost Tube
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956)
Mel Stover The Immovable Object ice in glass is moved to other glasses several times, while performer's back is turned, he then eliminates all empty glasses
Related toAlso published here Jan. 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 340)
Stewart James Let the Chips Fall different colored chips placed in three tumblers change places
1957 17
Tony Corinda, Eric Mason No. 13. The Card in Glass card with prediction put in a glass, hole in glass
Related to 1958 21
Otto "Sasso" Lutz Und zum Schluss: Ein Da Capo-Scherz gag, vanishing glass under handkerchief with a hammer
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 4)
Martin Gardner Glass House both hands hold a glass and set it down reversed, really only one glass is turned over, two applications:
  • 1. old three-glass trick parity puzzle
  • 2. parity puzzle with six glasses
Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
Martin Gardner Cardless but Glassy Hummer-inspired trick with rows of six glasses, some up some down
Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
George Wood, Jr. The Many Uses of Chen Lee various ideas for the Chen Lee Water Suspension trick
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961)
Ralph Greenwood Balancing Glass on Book of Matches
Apr. 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 356)
Walter Slasor New Routines for Your Shelved Magic different trick combinations, ideas
  • 1. Tricky Tumbler (Grant), Vanishing Wand (Walsh)
  • 2. The Handkerchief Pedestal
  • 3. Drawer Box, Spring Rabbit, Dot's A Dandy (Allen)
  • 4. Comedy Pump (Ireland)
  • 5. Devil's Handkerchief, Menge Tricky Tumbler
  • 6. Saltsation (Grant)
  • 7. Rubber Egg (Weller), Milk in Hat (Grant)
  • 8. Comedy Silks (Fox)
  • 9. Temple Screen (Grant)
  • 10. P&L Candlestick coin holder
  • 11. Magic Funnel, Slate
  • 12. Magic Funnel
  • 13. Breakaway Fan, Bang Gun
  • 14. Dial X (Grant), Wrist Watch Tape Measure (Tannen)
  • 15. German Milk Glass (Grant), Confetti Cannister (Grant)
  • 16. Ceylon Strip (Torsberg), Hypnotic Card Box
  • 17. Ghost Glass (Grant)
  • 18. Tricky Tumbler, Color Book (Windsor)
  • 19. Stiff Rope (Grant)
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
Max Malini The Inertia Trick glasses covered with a tray, on the tray are tubes with eggs, tray is knocked away and eggs fall into glass
Also published here 1962 40
Logan "Dr. Zuko" Pritchett, Walter Zaney Blaney Letter to Don Tanner
  • idea for A.A. plastic glass
  • idea for napkin alternative by Walter Zaney Blaney
Aug. 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 371)
Jules "Borosko" Sautebin Erscheinen eines Milchglases empty glass is covered with two tubes, filled with milk
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 23 No. 5)
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster El Passando liquid travels from glass to glass, with tubes, two methods
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 23 No. 6)
Roy Fromer Spirit Music tumbler with pencil rings like spirit bell, ungaffed
Oct. 1966 62
Ben Christopher Utility Vanish wine in tumbler, empty glass in hat, wine poured into glass, travels back, then wine vanishes, Wonder Glass
June 1967 106
Sigmar Milky Way glass filled with milk, silk penetrates bottom of glass, tube glass
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
Jack Posetary Gremlin Glass coin in glass, ball on top, second glass moved in and out and ball jumps to other glass
May 1970 337
Marvyn Roy One-Man Seance glass moves, ABC cards, candle blows out and table moves
Magick (Issue 9)
Pavel The Instant Silk handkerchief appears in glass
1970 ca. 3
Billy McComb Flying Moo milk travels from glass to glass, visible as gag through hole
1972 132
Dick Zimmerman Miracle Coin Production coins visibly appear inside a shot glass covered with inverted glass, slit glass
1973 7
Mitchell Dyszel Spirit Shot full shot glass covered with hand and it is empty when hand is removed
July 1973 636
A Balancing Trick balancing a glass on a bill
1974 48
Bob Hanko Indestructo handkerchief is tied over mouth of a glass and both put into a paper bag, then a knife is pushed through bag and handkerchief, handkerchief is unharmed and a silk is found in the glass
Also published here Oct. 1974
Intermagic (Vol. 2 No. 2)
Karl Fulves Half Doz. Glasses "Math Trix"
six glasses, some up and down, instructions given
Related to Oct. 1975 1057
Stephen Minch Powers that Shatter glass drop shatters at will, Devil's Tears
1975 22
Pepik Rauchwanderung smoke in glass is poured in other glass and back
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 36 No. 2)
Karl Fulves (3) Sea Chanty sound of sea out of shell or glass tumbler, electronics, no details given
Interlocutor (Issue 6)
Karl Fulves Voice From Beyond shattering a glass with recorded noice, posed as a problem
Interlocutor (Issue 14)
Jack Bridwell Psychokinesis! magic tricks in mentalism context, psychokinesis
  • golf ball moves on table
  • pendulum in bottle
  • U. F. Grant's Light and Heavy Glass
Magick (Issue 159)
All in a Row six glasses, three filled, they have to be alternated by switching adjacent glasses, puzzle
Also published here 1977 51
Three Tumblers do as I do with three glasses that have to be turned up and down
1977 52
Karl Fulves Spirit Music glass hangs on string from pencil, music comes out of glass
1977 53
Ross Bertram My Favorite Drink empty tumbler fills with beverage, table edge glass switch
Related to 1978 115
Mel Stover The Immovable Object ice in glass is moved to other glasses several times, while performer's back is turned, he then eliminates all empty glasses
Also published here 1980 62
Ken Brooke Biting a Glass gag, secret coin
1980 45
Hans-Gerhard Stumpf Psychokinese eines Glases empty glass is placed on filled glass with a disk on top, liquid travels to empty glass, Teufels Glas
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 41 No. 2)
Robert Cassidy Mentalists Problem problem posed by Ronnie Gann, Glass explodes in plastic bag held by spectator
Jan. 1980 2
The Shattering Chalice glass shatters in bag, two methods
Related to 1981 6
Devil's Tears Rubert's Drops, no method
1981 6
Richard Himber The Iron Duchess filled wine glass explodes in hand
1981 8
Al Mann The Ghost Bullet gimmick for shattering glasses or light bulps
1981 9
Al Mann The Pulverized Window Pane car window breaks with same gimmick as above
1981 9
Ted Lesley The Glass Key keys put in glass, glass explodes keys are bent
1981 10
Al Mann Notes other ways to break a glass and bend keys
1981 10
Max Abrams Poltergeist blob of glass on a coaster is covered by a glass and suddenly explodes, prince Rupert's drop
Magick (Issue 291)
Steve Beam Glasses chapter intro
1982 5
Mike Caveney Triple Penetration nest of glasses, spectator's ring vanishes on top of the biggest reversed glass which is covered with a handkerchief and found in the smallest one
1982 8
Confetti Glass glass filled with confetti is covered and confetti turns to candy / water and fish / animal, different methods
Related to 1982 60
Al Mann The Shattered Chalice No. 12, glass with water and flowers suddenly shatters
Related to 1983 5
Eating Glass No. 84, dangerous method
1983 23
John Kennedy Inexhaustible Soda Can can emptied several times, ganga/lota with can, can reseals itself, opened again and it is full again, no switch, glass with two walls
1983 23
Fredric Kolb Cracked Crystal shattering watch crystal inside an envelope
Nov. 1986
Magick (Issue 380)
Gläser seventeen impromptu magic items and gags with a glass
Dec. 1986
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3 & 4)
Six Glasses No. 69, six glasses, three filled, they have to be alternated by switching adjacent glasses, puzzle
Also published here 1990 146
Gordon Jeppesen Turning Point paper tube is balanced on two glasses, one glass moves away then, paper tube turns to audience
Mar. 1991
The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 1)
David Harkey Glass Spin flourish, spinning glass in hand between fingers
1991 73
Mel Stover Stover's Glass Bet bet about circumference being more than glass is tall
  • Reference Note
  • Karl Fulves Notes
Related to 1992
Swindle Sheet (Issue 10)
Larry Becker The Borgia Bash chosen / poisoned glass is found, number of chosen glass predicted
1992 171
Bert Douglas The Magic Chocolates mirror glass
1993 246
The Lie Detector coin jumps up and down in vase, then vase crashes
1993 285
Karl Fulves Heavyset glass covered with handkerchief, spectator cannot lift it, impromptu light-heavy
1993 14
Eddie Fechter Tips, Hints, and Bits of Business various gags, on the classic force and Ambitious Card bit
1993 213
Steve Dusheck Shattered glass in plastic bag breaks by itself
1993 107
Ted Lesley Mind Bender champagne glass on pile of books visibly bends, also glasses in hands of spectators are bent at the end
Related toVariations 1994 277
Jamy Ian Swiss The "Solid" Glass one-cup routine with paper-wrapped glass, glass shown to have turned upside down in paper wrapping as finale
Also published here July/Aug. 1994
The Magic Menu (Vol. 4 No. 24)
Pavel Neue Tuch-Verkettung three methods for knotted silks, magnetic, with tube, paper cone and glasses
1995 14
Martin Gardner Transporting an Olive
  • Martin Gardner's Corner
moving an olive with a glass upside down around
May 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 9)
Frederick Braue The Ringing Tines ringing sound in glass - produced by fork - tells which card was selected
1997 19
Ed Morrisey Amazing Wonder Tube coins dropped in glass of milk, same coins produced from pocket, elaborate presentation, de Kolta glass
Inspired byRelated to 1998 254
David Regal This Is My Stop Magician predicts the card where spectator stops dealing at, prediction is etched onto glass mug that contains the deck
  • Normal Deck Version
  • Gimmicked Version
1999 114
Ellis Stanyon The Card and a Glass of Wine Balance on a Hat No. 12, glass balanced on end of playing card (with hinged flap) which is balanced on hat
1999 160
Chas. D. Willis Significator a glass moves during a tarot reading
Discoverie (Issue 2)
Gene Raye Radar Coin pencil answers questions with sound in glass, glass in which billet is put in divined, secret sugar in glass, radar pencil
2001 139
Nathan Kranzo Too Much Coffee coffee stirrer stirs in a cup on its own and stops on your command, to end, the stirrer appears behind ear and then the cup vanishes, thumbtip
2001 11
Donato Colucci The Traveling Egg introduction, description of bran glass
Related to 2002 153
Alexander de Cova Der Stamperltrick bill travels to shot glass covered with paper
Also published here 2003 18
Do As I Do - Experiment old sucker puzzle, inverting two of three glasses
2003 6
Patrik Kuffs The Billet Glass secret pocket under base of wine glass
2004 27
Jay Sankey UFO small silver ball floats up and down in a test tube
Related to
  • "Wunderbar" (Steve Dusheck, marketed item)
2004 171
Bob Read Cracking Wise piece bitten out of drinking glass, with additional phase
Inspired by
  • Martin Gardner's Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic, p. 168
Apr. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 4)
Bob Ostin The Ring In The Glass of Beer ring placed inside rattle box vanishes and appears in beer glass, glass covered with tissue and ring found with hook, Okito Glass
Also published here
  • "The Conjuror" Vol.1, No.2. December, 1995.
2005 16
Tom Stone Dachebox various unfinished ideas for Stewart James' Sefalaljia
Also published here 2007 9
Karl Fulves KF Notes
  • plastic glass clings to knife
  • thread strand in middle of mouth of cup in cups and balls
  • Fred DeMuth's tumbler trick
Inspired byRelated to 2008
Prolix (Issue 5)
Karl Fulves Math Glass three different glasses, turned up or down
Related toVariations 2008
Prolix (Issue 5)
Jim Steinmeyer Par Two ball in glass, covered with silk, ball penetrates through silk, glass with hole
Inspired by
  • "The Penetrating Ball" (Robert Harbin, Something New in Magic, 1929)
2009 16
Karl Fulves On The Rocks three glasses are turned over according to instructions, without looking performer gets all mouth down
Related to 2010
Prolix (Issue 7)
Alexander de Cova Der Stamplertrick bill travels to shot glass covered with paper
Also published here 2010 29
Tom Stone DacheBox various unfinished ideas for Stewart James' Sefalaljia
  • Silks from Another Century
  • Wired (featuring idea for Ted Lesley's "Mind Bender")
  • Ceiling Thoughts
  • Shivers
  • Vanishing Sefalaljia
Also published here 2011 29
Patrick Page The Magic Box glass of beer in box, without bottom
2011 284
Patrick Page Half and Half cutting filled plastic glass in half
2011 292
Christoph Borer, Nadia "Lou" Schürmann Das 5er Spiel five pieces of plastic have abstract signs on it, when aligned the chosen card can be seen
2012 22
Jim Steinmeyer Half a Cup of Coffee
  • Conjuring
performer holds two cups, one is half full the other empty, he pours some into the empty cup and now both are half full, more phases, double-walled coffee shop plastic cups
Inspired by
  • "Drinka Pinta" (The Magic of Robert Harbin)
Apr. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 4)
Andre Kole Myst-Erase Glass spectator uses lipstick to write on glass sheet, writing is rubbed away from the clean side
Also published here
  • Genii, Nov. 1979
Nov./Dec. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12)
Mike Caveney Coffee Juggling stunt in which a full coffee cup is balanced in a rotating wide ring
  • Missing
  • Listen to Your Audience
2013 281
John Gaughan The Coffee Vase and Bran Bowl
  • The Chamber of Secrets
glass (apparently) filled with bran covered, bran changes into anything
Related to Jan. 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 1)
Jamy Ian Swiss The Solid Glass one-cup routine with paper-wrapped glass, glass shown to have turned upside down in paper wrapping as finale
Also published here 2016 45
Rhys "Morgan" Jones, Robert "West" Tay Jar Switch when picked up from table with handkerchief
2020 68
Max Malini The Eggs in Glasses glasses covered with a tray, on the tray are tubes with eggs, tray is knocked away and eggs fall into glass
Also published here 2022 406
Jim Steinmeyer Long Ago, Far Away borrowed credit card and silk travel from one glass with a cylindrical cover tube to another
2022 16