45 entries in Paper / Topological Effects
Creators Title Comments & References Source Page Categories
Unknown The Afghan Bands rings of paper cut lengthwise Later Magic 471
James Wobensmith The Afghan Bands wellknown topological thing Greater Magic 860
Ellis Stanyon The Evolution of the Afghan Bands extension for wellknown topological thing Greater Magic 861
"Paper Wizard" Grimes The "Grimes" Paper Chain moebius/möbius strip routine The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 119
Francis J. Rigney Cutting a Dido story trick, tearing a long strip Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1, No. 12) 51
Neal Elias Screwy Square optical thing with a line on a square sheet of cardboard At the Table Tricks 16
L. Vosburgh Lyons Discus Chinese compass, arrows on circle point always in same directionRelated to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 102) 410
Milbourne Christopher The Afghan Bands - The Mobius Strip Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 8) 185
Dr. Fred Bertsche Crazy Cardboards lines on paper, paper turned over lines change orientation, fake turnover Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 37
Paul Curry Fourth Dimensional Turning idea for S.S. Adams money printing machine, performer and spectator write names on both sides of a paper, when put in machine paper turns inside out and back The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 252) 1009
Various The Afghan Bands Moebius strip used for magic, provides the basic method and a history/bibliography of the Moebius strip in magic (Afghan Bands was named by Prof Hoffmann) Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 70
Robert E. Neale Insideout & Stretchit topological origami tube for several effects:
- Stretchit
- Insideout
- The Chinese Wand
- Additional Notes
- With a Sponge Ball
- The Square Circle
- Flexible Transpo
for simplified folding method see reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here Epilogue (Issue 2) 14
Gene Anderson Afghan Bands Mobius strip routine Newspaper Magic 119
Francis J. Rigney A New Twist Mobius Strip routine Newspaper Magic 121
Louis Bertol Chinese Version Chinese Mobius strip routine Newspaper Magic 123
Tommy Thompson Look! No Twist! Variant of Mobius strip routines Newspaper Magic 127
Robert E. Neale Thru & Thru white pop-up cardboard die slides through black die and vice versa, see also p. 439 & p. 486 for suggestion by Al Weyfield The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 10) 435
Robert E. Neale Fold, Cut, and Fail pre-folded paper square with sixteen digits in two colors, folded and cut, all digits of one color except chosen one is in one pile
- Part One
- Part Two
- Part Three
- Final Notes
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 4) 595
Paul Curry The Twist Turnover secretly gives a quarter turn in the act of turning over Paul Curry Presents 43
Paul Curry Turnabout arrows on squares turn so they always end up pointing in the same directionRelated to Paul Curry Presents 42
Martin Gardner Hyper Card posed as problem with illustrationRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 10) 1042
Hans E. Trixer Compas-sion Related to Special Effects 48
Karl Fulves, Kim Iles, Mel Stover, Howard Lyons Hyper Card various ideas with the HypercardRelated toVariations The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1067
Karl Fulves Notes hypercard constructed from double facer with attached back piece
- Elastrik
- Oddments
Inspired by The Chronicles (Issue 11) 1173
Karl Fulves Hypercard on the idea of combining Hypercard with Moebius stripRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 28) 108
Karl Fulves Another Link old topological puzzle in which three parts must be linked, credit information on no-gaff linking cardsRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 36) 142
Karrell Fox, Tommy Windsor Windsor/McAthy Applause Card apparently three sides on card that is turned over to read different messages Another Book 201
Unknown Hypercard No. 79 Self-Working Table Magic 99
Mel Stover, Howard Lyons, Karl Fulves The Fifth Dimension No. 80, hyper card routineRelated to Self-Working Table Magic 100
Steve Beam Upside Down Chinese compass effect with the words "up" and "down", square plaque, several moves, see also p. 51 for additional ideas and remarks by Martin Gardner, Dan Garrett and Sid Lorraine, more ideas on p. 990 by Lee FredRelated toVariations The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 1
Jerry Andrus Parabox optical illusion The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2, No. 21) 200
Robert E. Neale The Trapdoor No. 63, card frame turns inside out while spectator is holding it Self-Working Paper Magic 112
Robert E. Neale Inside Out No. 65, topological origami tubeAlso published here Self-Working Paper Magic 116
Robert E. Neale Stripes Make You Thinner No. 66, trick using the Inside-out TubeAlso published here Self-Working Paper Magic 117
Robert E. Neale Stretchit No. 67, trick using the Inside-Out TubeAlso published here Self-Working Paper Magic 118
Shigeo Takagi, Karl Fulves Japanese Checkers No. 1, paper folded and cut into squares, really the squares remain all connected at a corner for form a sort of chain, challenge to get all squares out of a bag with one grip Self-Working Paper Magic 1
Tooru Suzuki Linking Cardboard squares of cardboard with holes in them are linked and unlinked New Magic Of Japan 97
Michael Weber Appealing Illusion picture in magazine, apparently peel the top layer and see under the picture (car and engine, woman and underwear), removing the torn paper part and everything is normal again Life Savers 115
Michael Weber A Better Mousetrap three phases, based on Robert E. Neale's "The Trapdoor Card"Related to
  • Karl Fulves booklet "The Trapdoor Card", 1983 and David Britland's "Parallax" in Jim Sisti's "The Magic Menu"
Life Savers 130
Karl Fulves Paper Race four papers sticking out underneath cover, whoever choses the paper that is on top of the other's choice when cover is removed wins Swindle & Cheat 34
Masao Atsukawa The Knotted Letter knot in strip of paper disappears Five Times Five - Japan 25
Paul Curry Turnabout arrows on squares turn so they always end up pointing in the same directionRelated to Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 335
Paul Curry The Twist Turnover secretly gives a quarter turn in the act of turning over Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 336
Davide Costi Boomerangs routine for Joseph Jastrow's optical illusion with two arcs Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 137
Wesley James Hyper-Warp "final", ending with Hyper Card stapled to other card as souvenir Enchantments 89