164 entries in Silk & Handkerchief / Production & Appearance / Bare Handed
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Flags of all Nations miniature silk flags multiply and grow
1876 432
Red, White and Blue one silk becomes three
Related to 1890 220
Carl Willmann Der künstliche Finger about the fake finger, vanishing and appearing silk application, also with tip of finger removable, flower production application
June 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Die Kunst, aus einem Tuche deren zwei zu machen splitting a silk into two
June 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 6)
Das Tuch auf Reisen silk appears and vanishes in bare hands
Oct. 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 2)
Die Drahtschlinge "Einige Hilfsmittel der Magie"
wire loop for body load productions
Nov. 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Der Papierfinger false finger made from tissue paper for silk production, crumpled up at the end
Jan. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 1)
Carl Willmann Das Erscheinen eines Tuches in freier Hand long article on different methods to produce silks in the bare hands, with hand container gimmicks, also body loads with loops
Related to
  • Willmann's Salon-Magie, p. 81
Apr. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 4)
Die Blechattrappe "Einige Hilfsmittel der Magie"
container with lids sticking out to hold it between fingers behind hand
Feb. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 6)
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Metamorphose eines Tuches No. 44, silk produced, changes into ribbon, then into small silks, they vanish and reappear inside an egg
1899 120
Francis King Flag Production first small flags, then giant flag on pole
1899 127
Die sich vermehrenden Tücher three silks produced in bare hands, then vanished again, secret pockets in silks and loop for thumb
Also published here Sep. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 9)
Carl Willmann Der künstliche Finger triangle finger attachment with bigger loading chamber, American origin
Mar. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 3)
The Flag Trick tissue changes into many little flag, big flag finish
1902 266
Carl Willmann Das Hervorbringen einer beliebigen Anzahl Tücher many silks produced from one small silk
Sep. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 9)
Hamley Brothers, The False Finger (The Magical Production of Handkerchiefs)
different constructions
1903 209
The Finger Shell and False Palm
1903 215
Carl Posse The Rubber Band for showing both sides of hand empty
1903 216
Buatier de Kolta Production from Bend of Elbow
1903 217
Production from Trouser Leg
1903 217
The Hand-Box secret container attached to hand
Related to 1903 218
The "Monarch" Handkerchief Producer flesh-colored gimmick with loop
1903 223
Professor De Vere A Novel Method of Production pulled from sleeve into hand via thread
1903 225
From the Sleeve (The Multiplication of Handkerchiefs)
1903 226
Professor Hoffmann A Simple Appliance for Handkerchief Multiplication
1903 228
Black, Red, and White three silk production from hands, pocket handkerchief
Also published here 1903 229
Handkerchief Multiplication on a Larger Scale strategies to produce many silks
1903 232
Mr. Stillwell Stillwell's Handkerchief Act
1903 234
Simultaneous Production of a Desired Number of Handkerchiefs
1903 238
Handkerchiefs Increasing in Size as well as Number
1903 239
A Special Method of Producing the First Handkerchief starched corner
1903 240
The Production of Flags on Staves Complete with telescope staff
1903 353
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli 2. Die Drahtschleife silk production, steal from body, with wire
1903 58
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli IX. Colorado y maduro
  • 1. Metamorphose (cigarette changes to cigar)
  • 2. Ein Gleichgewichtsproblem (cigar is balanced on plate)
  • 3. Transformation (silk production from smoke of a match)
  • 4. Der gläserne Rauchfang (smoke appears in glass covered with silk)
1903 120
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XVI. Trifolium
  • 1. Das verwandelte Kartenspiel (deck changes to silk, shell placed in shell)
  • 2. Das Tuch in der Kerzenflamme (silk appears in flame of a candle)
  • 3. Das plötzlich erscheinende Seidentuch (silk appears)
  • 4. Seidentüchlein auf Reisen (silk vanishes and appears knotted between two others, with glass tube)
  • 5. Die magischen Knoten (knotted silks unknot)
1903 164
Das Erscheinen eines Tuches in freier Hand with gimmick between fingers, silk hangs behind hand
Mar. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 3)
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, stealing a silk, flash paper card
June 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 6)
Neuestes Flaggen-Manöver two silks and small flag appear, silks put in glass, flag vanishes again and reappears between the two silks in glass, false finger and pull
June 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6)
Dr. Edward G. Ervin A Silk Production from Empty Hands No. 2, four silks, colors named and corresponding silks produced
1920 4
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Materialisation einer Flamme vanish and production of a silk in flame of match
1927 69
Oswald Rae A Lightning Silk Production handkerchief appears at fingertips, lapel
Also published here
  • "A Lightning Silk Production" in "The Magic Wand"
1930 31
Laurie Ireland Double Streamer or Silk Production
1931 3
Laurie Ireland Come and Go Silk Gimmick metal ball type gimmick
1931 10
Tom Sellers Handkerchief Production from Bare Hands silk rolled up with loop
1931 7
Charles T. Jordan Four-in-One Silks four silks are produced from one silk
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1937)
G. W. Hunter G. W. Hunter's Silk Routine two silks appear in empty hand (yanked out on thread), vanish and reappear from collar, written up by Max Holden
1937 62
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Little Demon Silk Production with hollow gaff, one-handed or two-handed production of large silk
1937 37
Dr. Edward G. Ervin "Any Color" Silk silk of named color produced, body loading
1937 49
Methods of Producing a Silk with Bare Hands: 1. No Gimmick
1938 581
2. Small Metal Box in Downs Palm position
1938 583
Eric F. Impey Eric F. Impey's Method with thread
1938 583
Sam Leo Horowitz The Silk Production using tube gimmick
1938 588
A Study in Red and Green silk appears, vanishes, changes color
1938 592
A Novel Production of Silks several silks, with Stilwell Hank Ball
1938 595
Nelson Hahne The Penetrating Silk silk produced, penetrates borrowed handkerchief, vanishes
1938 606
Robert Parrish Continuous Production of Silks at the Finger Tips body load
1939 50
Novel Production of a Silk Handkerchief with spectator assistance
1939 68
New Silk Production Ball with two separate compartements
1939 84
Georg Oki Die billigste und einfachste Tuchmechanik production of silk, loop on finger
Related to
  • Georg Oki's "Magische Neuheiten"
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Henry Hardin New Handkerchief Production with thread gimmick
The Jinx (Issue 97)
Howard Warringer Silk-'n-Coin Production handkerchief and two coins are produced
Also published here Feb. 1940
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 8)
Harry Bertall Multiplication de Foulards production of a lot of handkerchiefs
Aug. 1941
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 8)
Keith Clark Silks Supreme silk produced, knot effects, silk becomes two, then three, then six and up to eighteen or more
  • As the Spectator Sees It
  • Properties
  • Preparation
  • Presentation
    • 1. A Striking Experiment
    • 2. The "Naughty" Knots
    • 3. Squeegie, Squeegie!
    • 4. The Fourth Dimension
    • 5. Another Silk Appears
    • 6. The Conjurer Counts - And Counts Again!
    • 7. The Sympathetic Silks
    • 8. The Multiplication Finale
1942 1
Franklin M. Chapman Fountain of Silks silk production routine, with unfolding silk fountain, one-man and two-assistant version
Also published here 1942 1
Milbourne Christopher Snappy Silk Production and Color Change almost bare handed production and color change with wand
1943/27 372
Franklin M. Chapman Fountain of Silks silk production routine, with unfolding silk fountain, one-man and two-assistant version
VariationsAlso published here 1945 293
Harlan Tarbell "Flash" Silk Production thread, from behind lapel
1945/27 366
Francis Carlyle One-Hand Silk Production with folding method
1945/27 368
Francis Carlyle Multiple Silk Production body loading
1945/27 370
Hen Fetsch Fetsch's Grandpopper ideas with Popper
  • Popper Silk
  • Three Silk Popper
  • Popper Blendo
  • Popper Color Change
  • Popper Expanding Silk
  • Popper Card Silk
  • Popper Cig to Silk
  • Popper Gloves to Flower
  • Popper Gloves to Silk
  • Popper Flash Silk
  • Popper Flash Flowers
Inspired by Dec. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 166)
Tot O'Regan The Blue Quints handkerchiefs are produced and color changed then a ribbon with five dolls attached appear between the knotted silks, comedy routine
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
Arthur Harris Silks from Nowhere several handkerchiefs are produced then two put in paper cones, where they change places
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
Hans "Severus" Ernst Fingerhut Tuchball production of a silk, using a thimble to form a small packet and manipulating the ball before producing it
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 12 No. 6)
Dr. William Weyeneth Blitzartige Verdoppelung eines Seidentuches doubling of a silk
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 6)
Dr. Norris F. Roach Trinidad Handkerchief Fantasy production of 8 to 12 silks, then large flag
1957 14
Bruce Elliott Remembrance of (Magical) Things Past... on Fred Keating and his idea with the Vanishing Bird Cage, Mike Bornstein's production of a huge foulard, Keith Clark's ring through door, Houdini, Thurston, Richiardi Jr. & Sr.
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961)
Burling Hull Mephisto's HKF Production handkerchief appears in smoke from cigarette
Nov. 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 374)
Dr. William Weyeneth Ein Knalleffekt zum 1. August production of small flags from flash paper
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 24 No. 5)
Piet Forton Piet's Producer Gimmick to contain silks for silk production
Also published here 1967 3
Ernesto "Ernest" Pracchia, Oscar Lopez Keller Pañuelo Viajante vanishing and appearing handkerchief, tube gimmick
1967 79
John Gannaway Red White & Blue three different colored silks are produced
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68)
Horace E. Bennett Bennett's Silken Sorcery Routine manipulation with cigarettes, then several handkerchiefs are produced (normal and "flower") and as a climax a stack of glasses with wine
1968 7
Marconick Silks From Silk
1968 14
Marconick Fountain of Silks brief, flower / blossoming production of multiple silks
1968 15
Horace E. Bennett Producing the First Silk bare handed, looped silk
1968 27
Horace E. Bennett Perfected Silk Production six handkerchiefs appear, then a jumbo silk as a climax
1968 31
Piet Forton Entree - Ein Tucherscheinen production of handkerchief in midair, from sleeve fold
1968 2
Piet Forton Piets Producer gimmick to contain silks for silk production
Also published here 1968 22
Eddie Joseph The Snake Sheds its Skin serpent silk with surprise duplication of silk
1969 156
Eddie Joseph Hold My Wrist silk production while spectator holds wrists of performer, with coins as part of handling
1969 193
Eddie Joseph Smoky Silks production of cigarette, then three silks
1969 215
Pavel Silk from Confetti Shower visual
1972 316
Jochen Zmeck Tuchverdopplung splitting silk into two, similar method as Pollock
Related to 1973
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 34 No. 4)
Jochen Zmeck Meine Tuchtrio-Eröffnung handkerchief opening routine, cigarette to silk, silk is split into two, silk vanishes from tube and watch appears knotted between two silks
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 34 No. 5)
A Bare Hand Production classic, ellbow
1974 32
Tenkai Ishida Surprise Silk and Billiard Ball Production silk with looped thread
Also published here
  • in "Genii" December, 1959.
1974 112
Faucett Ross Fountain of Silks Lots of silks are produced
1975 45
Jan Torell Silkproduction multiple handkerchief production, thread
Also published here 1975 7
Alan Shaxon 20th Century Cane and Silks opening to a cabaret act
Two handkerchiefs are produced from the ends of a cane, tied together and rolled around the cane. The cane is wrapped in a newspaper, a third handkerchief transforms into a cane and in the newspaper the missing handkerchief is found, knotted in between the other handkerchiefs.
1976 2
Another Gimmick for the Bare-Hand Production of a Silk just illustration
1976 187
Barehand Silk Production with ball gimmick
1976 196
Jochen Zmeck Freihand-Blendo three silks are produced, then blendo
1977 7
Marconick Free-Handed Silk Production rolled up and palmed
1977 7
Tony Slydini Hank Gag handkerchief pulled out of non-existant breast pocket
Variations 1978
The Chronicles (Issue 12)
Tenkai Ishida Überraschende Tuch- und Billardball Produktion silk production after showing both hands empty (bundle on thread behind hand), then ball appears
Also published here
  • Genii, Dec. 1959
Mar. 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
To Reproduce Silk with handkerchief ball
1978 209
David B. Saunders Eine Drei-Tuch Routine three silks are produced and then vanish
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Bob Fitch Productions - Steals - Loads stealing from the topit, with applications
  • XII-A. Direct Steal
    • 1) Egg on fan
    • 2) Invisible deck
    • 3) Cups & Balls
    • 4) Dye Tube
    • 5) Produce scissors
    • 6) Balloon to Dove
    • 7) Flames from Hands
    • 8) Fishbowl production
    • 9) Fountain of Silks
  • XII-B. Indirect Steal
    • 1) Rabbit and Tray
    • 2) Molding a Rabbit
1980 5
Patrick Page Bare Hand Silk Production production of handkerchief, false finger
Also published here 1980 2
Tom Gagnon Puffed flash silk production, thread and thumb tip
1981 51
Levent Cimkentli Semi-Impromptu Silk Production using rubber band
1983 132
Jan Torell Tuchproduktion multiple handkerchief production, thread
Also published here 1984 58
Scott Cervine Strife in Eden scarf appears and cane splits in two, opening sequence
1986 50
Mitch Williams Chip Off the Old Block large silk appears, poker chips, potatoe chips and brick appear from silk
Dec./Jan. 1986/1987
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 5 & 6)
Hironori Morita Dedicated to Mr. Astaire
  • 1. cane floats up from floor and dances
  • 2. silk visually appears in empty hand
1988 105
David Britland Mechanical Popper silk appears in empty hand, elastic thread loop
Inspired by
  • "Popper" (Milbourne Christopher, Hen Fetch, Rice's Encyclopedia of Silk Magic)
Related to
1988 35
Tony Slydini No Pockets No. 6, sight gag, silk pulled from breast pocket even though no pocket is there
1988 17
Elbow Production silk in fold of sleeve, appears when arm is stretched
1988 35
The Coil Fold No. 14, folding technique, production application from sleeve
1988 37
Howard Wurst Rainbow Silks No. 52, several silks appear from one silk
Inspired by 1988 152
Eric C. Lewis, Harold Rice Double Appear No. 53, silk shaken and another silk appears at the end of it, repeated
1988 155
Tenkai Ishida Silk Production multiple silks appear in bare hands, with ball gimmick
1988 13
Fred Kaps Fred Kaps' Silk Transposition three silks are produced, two in one glass and one in another glass, the two vanish and are found rolled up inside the other silk in the glass
1988 41
Helmut Ziegler Eine neuartige Tuchproduktion rubber band powered, slightly different set-up than in later Alexander de Cova publications
Related to 1988 20
Channing Pollock Blitzproduktion zweier Seidentücher in je einer Hand flash production of handkerchiefs, one in each hand, slit in trousers
Related to 1989 13
Channing Pollock Freies Erscheine eines Tuches in der Hand I silk production, hanging on back of hand with loop, rolling technique with pencil
1989 15
Channing Pollock, Adolpho Freies Erscheine eines Tuches in der Hand II rubber band powered
Related toVariations 1989 19
Channing Pollock Erscheinen zweier Tücher in den Händen two silks appear, combination of previous methods
1989 23
Alexander de Cova, Carlos Corda, Channing Pollock Eine Seidentuchproduction rubber band powered
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1990 33
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 2 cut-in-half and hinged thumb tip, for silk production
Variations 1991 45
Steve Dusheck Stop the Presses! split-hinged thumb tip for silk appearance
Inspired by 1991 59
Dan Garrett Thumb Tipnique on producing large things from oversized thumb tips
Also published here 1991 13
Alexander de Cova, Carlos Corda, Channing Pollock Snappy Silk Production rubber band powered
Inspired byAlso published here 1992 155
Dan Garrett Thumb Tipnique on producing large things from oversized thumb tips
Also published here 1992 13
Patrick Page Seidentuch-Produktion aus der leeren Hand production of handkerchief, false finger
Also published here 1993 4
Harry Kellar Nikko wood gimmick to produce 18'' handkerchief
1994 1231
Walter Schwartz A Surprise Silk Production
1994 1241
Amado Narvaez Der Schwiegermutter-Trick im modernen Gewand combination with appearing silks (pulled out of jacket at threads, appearing cane, Twentieth Century Silks
Also published here
  • Genii, 1989
May 1994
Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 3)
Salvano Die Magische Hand silk vanishes and reappears in empty hands
Variations 1994 7
Jay Scott Berry Rainbow Eclipse four colored silk strips appear, then they change into a rainbow streamer, using Eclipse Tip
1995 11
Jay Scott Berry Appearing Silk using Diamond Tip
1995 13
Jay Scott Berry Frozen Fire flame picked off a candle with bare hands, flame changes into two silks, using Flame Tip
1995 23
Yuji Yamamoto Gespaltenes Seidentuch handkerchief is split in two
1996 24
Yuji Yamamoto Tuch Sperre production of a handkerchief, locking mechanism for rolled up handkerchief so it can be easily stolen
1996 35
Yuji Yamamoto Verschwindende Daumenspitze production of a handkerchief inside another handkerchief, sucker element for magicians
1996 38
Karl Fulves No Needles "Problems"
performer mimes knitting, a scarf appears, posed as a problem
2001 211
Roberto Giobbi Flash Overture two coins are produced, silk appears in flash, third coin produced
May 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 9)
David Regal The Cotton Ball cotton balls are produced from spectator, one changes to silk
2002 194
Joseph Alajbeg Thumb Tip Routine thumb tip routine with two silks for children
July 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 11)
David P. Abbott The Disposable Fingertip for silk production
Aug. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 8)
David P. Abbott The Black Bag soft container for silk production
Aug. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 8)
Alexander de Cova, Carlos Corda Seidenproduktion rubber band powered
Inspired byAlso published here 2011 2
Patrick Page Bare Hand Silk Production production of handkerchief, false finger
Also published here 2011 180
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Doubling Silk silk pulled through hand and split into two, "The Wonderful Handkerchief Doubling"
Prolix (Issue 10)
Howard Warringer A Coin and Silk Routine handkerchief and two coins are produced
Also published here Nov./Dec. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12)
Neil Tobin One-Handed Silk Fountain Release
May 2013
Genii (Vol. 76 No. 5)
Alexander de Cova, Carlos Corda, Channing Pollock Eine Seidentuchproduction rubber band powered
Also published here 2013 49
Alexander de Cova, Carlos Corda, Channing Pollock Snappy Silk Production rubber band powered
Also published here 2015 20
Silk Fold into ball around plug, for production
2018 239
Ignacio López La Carta en el Pañuelo - El Juego Que lo Haría a Roberto Mansilla a handkerchief, glass and deck appear, then selection appears on handkerchief
Also published here 2018 61
Alberto de Figueiredo El pañuelo que cambia de color color changing silk routine, silk to mouth and silk fountain finale
  • El primer cambio de color
  • Falsa explicación
  • El pañuelo rojo y la carga
Inspired by 2018 43
Ignacio López The Card in the Silk a handkerchief, glass and deck appear, then selection appears on handkerchief
Also published here 2019 33
Iñaki Zabaletta Silkeny 2.0 Mi Rutina Profesionales de Pañuelos, handkerchief vanishes and appears, changes color and as a climax multiple handkerchiefs appear knotted together
2019 153
Ricardo Rodriguez 1-3+2=0 surrealistic silk routine, silks appear and vanish in hand to make sense to mathematic equation
2021 89