129 entries in Liquid / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Henri Decremps Prodige arrivé sur la côte d'Afrique, chez un Peuple demi-sauvage. adventure story of an island and of Helioson who could bring the water of a river back
1785 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 108
Henri Decremps Machine hydraulique exprimant la circulation du fang dans les veines & les arteres. hydraulic machine to simulate the circulation of the blood in the arteries, variations
1785 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 173
Unknown The Magic Laundry borrowed handkerchiefs are "washed" in water tub and magically dried
1876 Modern Magic 258
Unknown The New Pyramids of Egypt, or Wine and Water Trick wine and water mixed, separate again, with glass and decanter under cone covers
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 377
Unknown The Wine and Water Trick - Improved Methods wine and water mixed, separate again
Related to 1890 More Magic 375
Unknown Wine or Water - Another Method chemical
1890 More Magic 380
Professor Charles Der amerikanische wasserdichte Hut hat borrowed and hands with water and soap are washed inside, water pours out from the bottom, rest changes into flowers, it is given back unharmed
Nov. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 3) 48
H. F. C. Suhr "Vermischtes" - Das wunderbare Changement diverser Flüssigkeiten glasses with red, white and black liquid, all poured in glass cylinder, liquids remain separated, then all becomes clear
Related to Oct. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 4) 55
Unknown Changement verschiedenfarbiger Flüssigkeiten
  • I. Ausführung
different colored liquids remain separate in glass cylinder, then become clear
Related to Aug. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 8) 123
Antonio Molini Changement verschiedenfarbiger Flüssigkeiten
  • II. Ausführung
second method
Related to Sep. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 9) 136
Carl Willmann Der präparierte Flaschenstöpsel hollow glass cork that can release liquid
Oct. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 10) 150
Unknown Atmospheric Pressure liquid remains in glass swung around, non-magical science experiment
1902 The Modern Conjurer 301
Unknown How Water Deceives non-magical science experiment
1902 The Modern Conjurer 312
Phantome Ein moderner Erfinder - 11. liquid catches fire by itself on spoon, chemical
Related to Jan. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1) 10
Phantome Wie schwamm der Tote über die Donau? water poured on table, gag in which water is hit and everyone gets wet
Feb. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 2) 30
Unknown The Bottomless Tumbler with basic applications, stealing ball out, removing only part of the bottom so an egg stays within until glass is shaken, cover to allow liquid inside
1903 Later Magic 92
Professor Hoffmann A Borrowed Watch Reproduced from a Glass of Milk watch vanishes, milk poured from one glass to another, then watch taken out of milk, dry and functioning, two presentations
1903 Later Magic 157
Unknown A Glass of Wine in a Hat red wine poured in borrowed hat, comedy routine
1903 Later Magic 440
Carl Willmann Ventil-Verschluss method to seal holes in containers with liquids
Apr. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 4) 59
Joseph Michael Hartz The Wine and Water Trick wine and water mixed, they separate again
Related toAlso published here 1911 Later Magic 695
Joseph Michael Hartz The Wine and Water Trick wine and water mixed, they separate again
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 154
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 Between Ourselves 47
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Marpinger Wunderwasser water does not pour through sieve, then water appears from funnel, tin funnel with double walls
1927 Leichte Zauberei 57
Tom Sellers Neptune's Handkerchief dry silks produced from cylinder of water covered with phantom tube
1935 Quick Tricks 17
Tom Sellers The Floating Bullet steel ball floats on water
1935 Quick Tricks 22
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant Why Didn't I think Of This Before? cream/milk poured into rolled up paper, then back
1935 They're Off 33
Robert Parrish, John Goodrum Some Glassy Ideas suggestions for using glasses with liquid
1937 You'd be Surprised 43
Unknown Colored Fluids tip
1938 Greater Magic 875
Franklin M. Chapman The Human Pump Ching Ling foo water can and magic funnel routine, water from head of spectator is pumped out from elbow
1938 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 3) 2
Unknown Making Vanishing Ink
1939 The Jinx (Issue 58) 419
Ten Ichi, Unknown The Fairy Fountains water fountain raises and falls at will
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 129
Unknown Beer Bet impromptu milk pitcher type thing with celluloid in glass to drink more
1940 The Jinx (Issue 87) 552
Albert Russell, Theodore Annemann Separate Liquids different colored liquids remain separate, then become clear
1940 The Jinx (Issue 119) 700
Laurie Ireland The Coca Cola Bottle and Nipple Effect liquid from bottle is filled in tiny baby bottle nipple
1940 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 5
Art Lyle French Safes using condom to cover glass with liquid, tip
1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 9) 4
Bruce Elliott Elliott at the Bar deck with selection put on top of beer glass, name of card appears written into beer foam
1941 The Jinx (Issue 127) 734
Art Lyle One Drop More bar bet
1941 The Jinx (Issue 146) 816
Unknown Vanishing Coffee Steam steam suddenly stops
1941 After the Dessert 12
Charles "Think-A-Drink" Hoffmann Beer an Milk Beer peg drawn on paper, spigot pushed through image and beer is poured. Peg is transformed into a cow and milk is poured
1941 Our Mysteries 33
Lloyd W. Chambers The Great Egyptian Floto steel ball bearing floats in milk
1941 Original Ideas in Magic 19
Alvin R. Plough Rehydration condensed pieces of "milk" put in water and they rise and fall for several hours
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 4) 16
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz, Walter B. Gibson Betcha
  • boiling water in a paper bag
  • beer bet
  • coin bet / puzzle ("One is not a nickel")
Variations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 24) 101
Eddie Joseph The "Ink-o" Routine two glasses with water and one with ink, covered by cups, monte type game
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 52
Dr. E. T. Ackerman Wild Beer dry ice in beer, gag
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 13
James Upchurch Cold Fire - The Magic Torch fake blow torch, effects with cold fire (bulb of flash light), melting metal, boiling water and more
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 15
Joan Brandon The Flaming Punch flame from liquid, piece for a magic bar routine
1945 My Best 292
Hen Fetsch "My Best" Club Laugh beer vanishes from paper cone, multum in parvo, gag ending
1945 My Best 301
Roger Barkann, Unknown Magicana
  • Air Holes (wax pellets to seal air holes)
  • best pencil for marking card
July 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 2) 138
Fred Shadley, Harlan Tarbell Water in the Hat gag, water is poured in borrowed hat
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 41
Hen Fetsch Condenso entire content of milk pitcher is poured into small cream pitcher
1946 Milk Pitcher Magic 15
Hen Fetsch Pump Presto "human pump" routine with milk pitcher instead of Foo Can
1946 Milk Pitcher Magic 24
Billy McComb William Passes On Some Tips on thumb tips, on using milk, on the appearing cane, how to remove paint
1947 The First Book of William 36
Martin Gardner Beery salt spilled in beer rises to top, see also p. 758
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 188) 754
Unknown I. Q. Test for Waitresses practical joke, filled glass is inverted on table
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 23
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 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 4) 14
U. F. Grant A Free Glass of Milk gag at restaurant with fake milk
Sep. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 10
U. F. Grant Black Coffee stiring cream in black coffee, then complain at the waitress, gag
Sep. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 10
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
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 13
Franklin V. Taylor Wet Dime! water drops fall from between two coins
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 245) 980
Leonard Austin Milk Round milk in glass vanishes and appears, using a Ghost Tube
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 28
Alan E. Beech Audience Participation Comedy Routine magic water funnel routine with milk, using a lot of strange props
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 36
Oran Bailey Dent Trickities several ideas
  • Production Cake (making a cake for dove pan)
  • Puttering with Pins (finding the right pins)
  • Leading Liquids (how to carry small quantities of liquid)
  • Dove Pan Flowers (tip to load the dove pan)
  • Flashy Confetti (how to make sparkling confetti)
1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 9
Bert Douglas A "Refreshing" Lecture using the Egg-In-Paper Plus gimmick, liquid in newspaper
1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 10
John Gannaway Tips on This and That
  • Liquids
  • Think Ink
  • Cut and Restored Tie
  • Paper Restorations
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 19
Oran Bailey Dent Trickities 3
  • "Watch Pocke" Gag
  • "Gone" Line
  • Production Gag
  • Rope Gimmick Tip
  • Liquid Air Hole Release
  • Balloon Breaking Gimmick
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 22
Ali Bongo The Printer's Nightmare water put in magazine, water comes out black and magazine is blank
1966 The Bongo Book 28
Charles Cameron The Taste Tells cards with different drinks, one is selected and all put in envelopes, right one is found and divined
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 52
John Bragoli Licensed Telepathy blindfolded divination of one of ten drinks written on cards
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 71
Astus Les Boules Capricieuses white balls rise and sink in liquid, chemical experiment
1969 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 30 No. 4) 68
Heinz "Durox" Rüegg 4 Tips several brief descriptions of ideas
  • introducing shell
  • paper coins
  • appearing cane
  • milk bottle
1969 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 30 No. 5) 84
Roy Johnson Burst comedy routine, stack of picture and word cards, one is predicted and water appears from card
1971 Second Time Around 6
Jeffery Atkins Other Lead-in Tricks tricks with liquids
1972 The Magic Kettle 28
Billy McComb Flying Moo milk travels from glass to glass, visible as gag through hole
1972 McComb's Magic — 25 Years Wiser 132
Unknown Vaya Cerveza, Amigo! beer starts foaming, gag
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 103
Unknown Drinking Bar Bet performer bets, that he he drink three beers quicker than the other guy drinks three whiskies
Dec. 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 50
Unknown Drinking Bar Bet performer bets he can drink a measure of brandy from an unopened bottle
Dec. 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 51
Jack Gwynne The Invisible Rainbow glass with water, colors are selected and the water turns into those colors, for stage
1974 The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 28
Unknown Las Ultimas Gotas bar bet, how many drops of liquid will drop from an empty bottle
1975 Magia en el Bar 41
Unknown Escritura Misteriosa name of card appears in foam of a beer
1975 Magia en el Bar 42
Philip T. Goldstein The Psychic Bartender named drink one is thought of and divined
1977 The Green Book of Mentalism 12
Karl Fulves Comedy Coke in the Hat paper cup in hat, liquid poured in, apparently goes wrong
1977 The Magic Book 146
Tan Hock Chuan Milko Multum Im Parvo Milk poured from different sizes glasses, always fill up to the brim. After milk is drunk, final glass vanishes
Related to
  • "Milko Multum Im Parvo" (Benson DuLay, Magic Wand, Dec 1946)
1977 The Magic of Tan Hock Chuan 23
Tan Hock Chuan New Brandy and Water Separation Brandy poured into water, remains floating on water
1977 The Magic of Tan Hock Chuan 41
Karl Fulves Solid Liquid "Curiosities"
seesaw set-up with two filled glasses, ruler and pencil, it swings when water is pushed and thus water is apparently solid, physics
Inspired by
  • Martin Gardner's "Science Puzzlers"
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1182
Tieneblas PK sugar cube floats in coffee
1978 Magick (Issue 197) 982
Unknown Coffee and Milk Cups "The Kellar Cups", cups poured with confetti change into coffee and milk
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 248
Martin Gardner Boiling Point "Curiosities"
cold water in glass starts to boil
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 15) 1211
Unknown Crash - Diving Submarine raisins in club soda rise up and down, physics
1979 Elastrix 38
Unknown The Ghost and the Arrow arrow reverses when viewed through glass of water, physics
1979 Elastrix 40
David Britland Drinking Spell spelling through cards, names of liquids
Inspired by 1980 The Talon (Issue 6) 81
Ken Brooke Big Squirt syphon bottle held the wrong way and water shoots into performer's face
Also published here 1980 Ken Brooke's Magic — The Unique Years 44
Ali Routine for the Six Card Repeat after every phase a mug of beer is emptied by performer
1980 After Dinner Technique 47
Michael Selwyn Heat cold coffee becomes hot again
1981 Magick (Issue 276) 1378
Jack Hughes Liquid Monte three numbered tubes with glasses inside, two selected and one remains is only one filled with whiskey
1981 Jack Hughes World of Magic — Volume One 125
Thomas Alan Waters Thinky seven glass vials in envelopes, spectator finds the one filled with ink
Inspired by
  • Orville Meyer's "Think Ink" in "Magic in the Modern Manner"
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 334
Dr. Peter Moffat Drip milk tumbler as blood transfusion device, attached to spectator, tumbler fills with blood
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 19) 362
Al Mann Wind from Java three different dishes are filled with liquid, only liquid from chosen dish starts to spill, ideomotor phenomenon
1982 Eff-Oes 19
Larry White Ein Stroh-Voller Trick liquid in straw apparently flows upwards
Also published here
  • Genii, Feb. 1978
Jan. 1983 Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 4) 137
Michael Leach Take the Taste Test performer is blind folded and tastes three drinks and names them correctly, prediction of order of drinks in wallet
Feb. 1985 Magick (Issue 347) 1731
Unknown Bier two impromptu magic items and gags with beer
Dec. 1986 Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3&4) 118
Jim Kleefeld Put a Lid on It plastic drink lid, bumps on lid depress one by one
1990 The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 2) 11
Ken Brooke Der Große Spritzer siphon bottle held the wrong way and water shoots into performer's face
Also published here Oct. 1990 Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 4&5) 146
Michael Weber, Michael Close, Eric A. Maurin Coffee Machine time machine presentation while drinking coffee, sugar packet is restored, coffee free of sugar and spoon vanishes from mug and is resting dry on the table again
1991 Life Savers 15
Harald Kurz S - Speisefarben food coloring to color liquids or flash strings
1991 Hardcore 36
Diabelli Trank des Grauens "2" with three filled test tubes, aluminium ball is placed in last one where liquid starts to react as proof
Related to
  • "Trank des Grauens" in Diabelli's "Liber Äquinox"
1991 Allerlei Experi-Mentales 32
Karl Fulves Water Fall "four psychic tricks" No. 4
water glass on slate, water spills over when no one is looking, secret squirting lighter
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 3) 31
Slydini Water Leak paper on pencil used to catch drops of water from apparent leak in ceiling
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 5) 53
Alan Wakeling The Liquid Sand Routine beer, milk and red wine are mixed in a champagne bucket, then glasses are used to take out the liquids separately again
Inspired by
  • William Larsen idea inspired by Jack Gwynne's Sands of Egypt, Genii, Dec. 1941
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 77
Martin Gardner Der esoterische Glas-Trick air bubbles in upside down glass filled with water
1996 Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 2) 83
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Torque coin gets hot, is dropped into drink which boils, bends
Variations 1997 Ah-ha! 12
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Torque II coin gets hot, is dropped into drink which boils, becomes lump of silver
1997 Ah-ha! 14
Simon Lovell The Infamous Submarine Card gag routine in which glass of beer is spilled all over the place as a deck of cards is put inside
1997 Simon Says! 236
Karl Fulves St. Patrick's Bubbles bet about bubbles in stout beer floating downwards
2000 Charlatan (Issue 3) 36
Ali Bongo Vodka Surprise beverages written on backs of cards, named card and beverage is predicted
2002 Lecture Notes — Geneva 2002 5
Al Baker Strip Tease wet tissue paper is dryed in hand, thumb tip & finger tip
Also published here
  • Genii, Vol. 6 No. 8, April 1942
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 603
Al Baker Two Ideas of Al Baker ideas for the penetration of one glass through another filled one
Also published here
  • Genii, Vol. 36 No. 11, Nov. 1972
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 605
Michel Huot Acid Trip sugar stirred into coffee, it starts bubbling and lower part of spoon has apparently dissolved
Inspired by 2003 Seven By Michel Huot 23
Ted Lesley, Alan Wakeling Alan Wakeling's Liquid Sands with different colored liquids, similar to sand of dessert
2003 2003 U.S. Master Class Notes 27
Stewart James Sefalaljia One-man miniature spirit cabinet

Phase one: ball and glass placed in cabinet. When cabinet opened, ball is magically inside the glass now
Phase two: Handkerchief tossed inside the cabinet knots itself
Phase three: Finger ring of spectator magically threads onto a piece of rope that has both ends outside of the cabinet
Phase four: cigar placed inside the cabinet lights up and smokes itself
Phase five: Bottle of milk placed inside cabinet, liquid slowly disappears
Related toAlso published here 2007 The Essential Stewart James 31
Anthony Owen, Pete McCahon, Andrew O'Connor, Richard Pinner Recaffinated Coffee performer pours coffee, milk and sugar into a cup and drinks it, then items are spitted out from mouth seperately
Also published here 2007 Some More Tricks 25
Robert Kraft Refractive wand in glass of water is straight despite physics
2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 357
Tyler Wilson Splash roulette routine with three coffee creamers, two empty and one full
2010 Reinventing the Real 128
Patrick Page Milk? beer comes from milk bottle
2011 Magic Page by Page 295
Michael Weber, Tim Trono The Drink that Schooled Einstein predicting how much a spectator will drink, The Trick that Fooled Einstein
2015 The Session 2015 3
Michael Weber The UnMixologist presentation of "Making Things Right" in which cocktails are matched with garnishes via diagram instructions
Related to 2015 Making Things Right 11
Unknown Yet Another Bar Bet liquid in conical glasses
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue July 21) 209
Anthony Owen, Pete McCahon, Andrew O'Connor, Richard Pinner Recaffeinated Coffee performer pours coffee, milk and sugar into a cup and drinks it, then items are spitted out from mouth seperately
Also published here 2017 Secrets 224
Alexander de Cova Liquid Suspension liquid poured into rolled up bill
2017 Arbeitsbuch Daumenspitze 63
Eric Leclerc, Rune Klan Chug Chug Goose bottle of vodka opened, shot poured for spectator, performer drinks rest in one go
  • Eric's New Preparation
  • The Original Method
  • Rune's Method
Inspired by
  • "Absolut Idiot" (Eric Leclerc, Magic, Feb. 2008)
2022 Conundrum (Issue 1) 52