64 entries in Glass / Penetration
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
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 Das Durchdringen der Materie liquid-filled glass covered with handkerchief and bottom-down hat, hat visibly sinks down and glass is now inside, ungaffed hat but special table
Related toAlso published here July 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 1)
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Durchdringen der Materie part two of description, second method with flap in hat
Related to Aug. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 2)
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster A Glass of Wine Passed Visibly Through the Crown of a Hat gaffed table
Also published here 1903 463
Oswald Rae Improved "Penetra" glass filled with water penetrates hat and then vanishes in a bag, collapsible glass
1928 30
Oswald Rae Glass of water Through a Hat brief
Related to 1929 14
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Das schemenhafte Wasserglas glass through table, classic method
1930 38
Lu Brent Glass Through Hat (Oh! My Hat) Glass filled with confetti covered by newspaper and hat, glass passes through hat
1932 22
Theodore Annemann Cigarette through Glass bit for penetration frame
Nov. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 14)
Alvin C. Thompson A Novel Glass Thru Hat
Feb. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 17)
Theodore Annemann Brema Nut Trick tip
Mar. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 18)
Laurie Ireland Burlesque Explanation of the De Muth Glass Penetration presentation idea
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1936)
Edward Massey Glass Through Glass glass rod through glass in frame
1938 843
Ludwig Krug The Penetrale Glass rod through glass in frame
1938 845
Al Baker The Glass Penetration penetrating a sheet of glass, standard prop with finessed handling
Also published here 1941 127
Gordon M. Howatt A Different Kind of Penetration ribbon through holes of a tube glass, which has two holes as well is put inside and is threaded on the ribbon
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942)
Theodore Annemann, Dave Spindell The Window Washer's Dream framed piece of a glass is penetrated by several objects, mime
July 1942 60
Tom Sellers The "T.S." Glass Penetration glass sheet penetration with table and frame
1943 18
Sala-Schnetzer, Ben Allas 1944 Ex glass penetrates hat under handkerchief, then it vanishes and appears in performer's pocket, clever model of glass dummy inside handkerchief
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 6 No. 3)
George E. Arrowsmith The Arrowsmith Glass Penetration objects penetrate large sheet of glass
1945 283
A Porous Glass pushing wand through bottom of glass, same method than cups & balls gag
June 1945 130
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column using "Vampire Flexible Glass" with mirror and break-away wand
Jan. 1946 184
W. Flammarion Durchdringungen der Materie glass penetrates top hat under handkerchief, without special table
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 9 No. 2&3)
Hans Herrmann Gläser durchdringen den Kittel two glasses are covered with jacket, glasses penetrate jacket and appear under hat
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 22 No. 2)
Jochen Zmeck Houdini's Geheimnis figure put in plastic container, it vanishes or penetrates it, removal via hidden magnet in hand
1961 28
Max Malini Penetration and Vanish of a Tumbler glass through glass , then glass vanishes and appears somewhere
Also published here 1962 23
North Bigbee, Al Baker Ball and Glass
Inspired by Nov. 1962 325
Bob Lewis Bob Lewis' Top Hat Illusion glass under silk penetrates silk and hat slowly
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66)
Ben Christopher Extraction middle glass of stack of three has water, stack covered, coins are thrown in an some of them penetrate top glass, de Kolta Glass
Variations June 1967 105
Ernesto "Ernest" Pracchia, Osmar "Mister Curdis" Moreno Vaso y Sombrero glass under handkerchief, hat placed on top and glass penetrates hat
1967 48
Sahib Lichtkanone glas penetrates plate, with tubes, patter
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 30 No. 6)
Roy Johnson The Affectionate Coins six coins and washer, three coins in each hand, they penetrate table, repeat, repeat upwards, washer and glass through table as well
Variations 1970 3
Bob Read Handkerchief Through Glass through handle of mug, also with tie
1973 16
Desintegracion (tota) de un vaso (de cristal) glass vanishes / penetrates through table, with newspaper cover
1973 30
Captain F.W. Collins, John Ramsay, Bob Ostin Off the Handle
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 7)
Eric Mason Moniker handle of a pint beer mug is threaded on a ribbon and under a handkerchief removed magically from it
Related to Oct. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 2)
Ray Waters Mason's Moniker Modified
Related to June 1977
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 10)
Glass and Card Penetration card placed on frame, glass is penetrated, different designs
1978/76 87
Bob Read Handkerchief Through Glass silk through handle of a mug
June 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 6)
Fantasio Silk Through Glass ungaffed
1982 41
Joe Safuto, Meir Yedid Thumb Through the Table glass through table, then thumb through table, seen in reversed glass on table
1982 128
Meir Yedid Glass Through the Table
Inspired by 1982 129
Edward Marlo Bill, Egg, and Glass bill vanishes and reappears under paper-covered glass, egg appears, vanishes, bill reappears in egg
Arcane (Issue 9)
Pascal Monmoine Flashy glass through table idea, flash paper
Sep. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 29)
Bob Read Handkerchief Through Glass through handle of mug, also with tie
1984 61
Joe Givan Black Holes Thru & Thru three glasses on top of each other, three coins thrown in top glass, they penetrate so there's one in each glass
Also published here Oct. 1986
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Joe Givan Black Holes Through-and-Through three glasses on top of each other with cards in between, three coins thrown in top glass, they penetrate so there's one in each glass
Also published here 1987 14
Roy Walton Thru and Thru No. 81, cup dropped through cup, with coin inside as convincer
1989 113
Jörg Willich Gummi-Bear Penetration gummi-bear penetrates wine glass
1998 26
An Old Carnival Game
2000 132
Karl Fulves Glass of Spirits two glasses stacked and covered with paper tube, several swizzle sticks thrown into top glass, chosen color penetrates into bottom glass
Discoverie (Issue 3)
Nathan Kranzo Tornado Straw straw is poked through bottom of cup, cup is restored, thumbtip
2001 12
Al Baker The Glass Penetration "Baker Method"
penetrating a sheet of glass, standard prop with finessed handling
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
Al Baker Ball and Glass two balls in glass penetrate silk around glass, clever
VariationsAlso published here
  • marketed 1941
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions)
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 605
Al Baker Liquid through Solid glass through glass with liquid
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 29 No. 10, Dec. 1930
2003 635
Bob Ostin, Dick Simonds, Captain F.W. Collins, John Ramsay Off the Handle ribbon penetrates handle of cup
Also published here 2005 27
Pete Biro The Ring on Wineglass as performed by Fred Kaps, with more options:
  • Pete Biro's One-Man Ring on Wineglass (First Handling)
  • Pete Biro's One-Man Ring on Wineglass (Second Handling)
Aug. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 8)
John Gaughan The Rabbit Through a Glass
  • The Chamber of Secrets
apparatus with sheet of glass that is penetrated
May 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 5)
Tomas Blomberg Stem Spell Research rubber band with signed label through stem of wine glass, repeat
July 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 7)
Max Malini Tumbler Penetration and Vanish glass through glass , then glass vanishes and appears somewhere, Whisky-refill ruse
Also published here 2022 335
Andi Gladwin Oh-Kito four coins, three travel into coin box one by one that is resting onto a shot glass, then the three travel back into the hand, then four coins put in box on top of glass with handkerchief cover, only box penetrates to under glass
  • Boston Box Version
Inspired by
  • last phase inspired by Paul Daniels performance on television
2022 53
Dominic Bruzzese Impromptu Glass Penetration coin strike vanished into glass
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Nov. 2002
2022 135
Eric Leclerc Ottawa Straw straw penetrates paper cup, second method with solid glass
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Feb. 2008
2022 702