155 entries in Silk & Handkerchief / Production & Appearance / Bare Handed
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Flags of all Nations miniature silk flags multiply and grow
1876 Modern Magic 432
Unknown Red, White and Blue one silk becomes three
Related to 1890 More Magic 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) 94
Unknown Die Kunst, aus einem Tuche deren zwei zu machen splitting a silk into two
June 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 6) 88
Unknown Das Tuch auf Reisen silk appears and vanishes in bare hands
Oct. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 2) 18
Unknown Die Drahtschlinge "Einige Hilfsmittel der Magie"
wire loop for body load productions
Nov. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 3) 33
Unknown Der Papierfinger false finger made from tissue paper for silk production, crumpled up at the end
Jan. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 1) 10
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) 57
Unknown 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) 81
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 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 120
Francis King Flag Production first small flags, then giant flag on pole
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 127
Unknown 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) 140
Carl Willmann Der künstliche Finger triangle finger attachment with bigger loading chamber, American origin
Mar. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 3) 41
Unknown The Flag Trick tissue changes into many little flag, big flag finish
1902 The Modern Conjurer 266
Carl Willmann Das Hervorbringen einer beliebigen Anzahl Tücher many silks produced from one small silk
Sep. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 9) 134
Hamley Brothers, Unknown The False Finger (The Magical Production of Handkerchiefs)
different constructions
1903 Later Magic 209
Unknown The Finger Shell and False Palm
1903 Later Magic 215
Carl Posse The Rubber Band for showing both sides of hand empty
1903 Later Magic 216
Buatier de Kolta Production from Bend of Elbow
1903 Later Magic 217
Unknown Production from Trouser Leg
1903 Later Magic 217
Unknown The Hand-Box secret container attached to hand
Related to 1903 Later Magic 218
Unknown The "Monarch" Handkerchief Producer flesh-colored gimmick with loop
1903 Later Magic 223
Professor De Vere A Novel Method of Production pulled from sleeve into hand via thread
1903 Later Magic 225
Unknown From the Sleeve (The Multiplication of Handkerchiefs)
1903 Later Magic 226
Professor Hoffmann A Simple Appliance for Handkerchief Multiplication
1903 Later Magic 228
Unknown Black, Red, and White three silk production from hands, pocket handkerchief
Also published here 1903 Later Magic 229
Unknown Handkerchief Multiplication on a Larger Scale strategies to produce many silks
1903 Later Magic 232
Mr. Stillwell Stillwell's Handkerchief Act
1903 Later Magic 234
Unknown Simultaneous Production of a Desired Number of Handkerchiefs
1903 Later Magic 238
Unknown Handkerchiefs Increasing in Size as well as Number
1903 Later Magic 239
Unknown A Special Method of Producing the First Handkerchief starched corner
1903 Later Magic 240
Unknown The Production of Flags on Staves Complete with telescope staff
1903 Later Magic 353
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli 2. Die Drahtschleife silk production, steal from body, with wire
1903 Moderne Magie 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 Moderne Magie 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 Moderne Magie 164
Unknown Das Erscheinen eines Tuches in freier Hand with gimmick between fingers, silk hangs behind hand
Mar. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 3) 38
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, stealing a silk, flash paper card
June 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 6) 95
Unknown 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) 92
Dr. Edward G. Ervin A Silk Production from Empty Hands No. 2, four silks, colors named and corresponding silks produced
1920 Ten New Pocket Tricks 4
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Materialisation einer Flamme vanish and production of a silk in flame of match
1927 Leichte Zauberei 69
Oswald Rae A Lightning Silk Production handkerchief appears at fingertips, lapel
Also published here
  • "A Lightning Silk Production" in "The Magic Wand"
1930 Original Magic 31
Laurie Ireland Double Streamer or Silk Production
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 3
Laurie Ireland Come and Go Silk Gimmick metal ball type gimmick
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 10
Tom Sellers Handkerchief Production from Bare Hands silk rolled up with loop
1931 Magical Pleasantries 7
Charles T. Jordan Four-in-One Silks four silks are produced from one silk
1937 The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1937) 226
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 The Magic Annual for 1937 62
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Little Demon Silk Production with hollow gaff, one-handed or two-handed production of large silk
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 37
Dr. Edward G. Ervin "Any Color" Silk silk of named color produced, body loading
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 49
Unknown Methods of Producing a Silk with Bare Hands: 1. No Gimmick
1938 Greater Magic 581
Unknown 2. Small Metal Box in Downs Palm position
1938 Greater Magic 583
Eric F. Impey Eric F. Impey's Method with thread
1938 Greater Magic 583
Sam Leo Horowitz The Silk Production using tube gimmick
1938 Greater Magic 588
Unknown A Study in Red and Green silk appears, vanishes, changes color
1938 Greater Magic 592
Unknown A Novel Production of Silks several silks, with Stilwell Hank Ball
1938 Greater Magic 595
Nelson Hahne The Penetrating Silk silk produced, penetrates borrowed handkerchief, vanishes
1938 Greater Magic 606
Robert Parrish Continuous Production of Silks at the Finger Tips body load
1939 Do That Again! 50
Unknown Novel Production of a Silk Handkerchief with spectator assistance
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 68
Unknown New Silk Production Ball with two separate compartements
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 84
Georg Oki Die billigste und einfachste Tuchmechanik production of silk, loop on finger
Related to
  • Georg Oki's "Magische Neuheiten"
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 2) 16
Henry Hardin New Handkerchief Production with thread gimmick
1940 The Jinx (Issue 97) 598
Howard Warringer Silk-'n-Coin Production handkerchief and two coins are produced
Also published here Feb. 1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 8) 4
Harry Bertall Multiplication de Foulards production of a lot of handkerchiefs
Aug. 1941 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 8) 5
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 Silks Supreme 1
Milbourne Christopher Snappy Silk Production and Color Change almost bare handed production and color change with wand
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 372
Franklin M. Chapman Fountain of Silks silk production routine
Variations 1945 My Best 293
Harlan Tarbell "Flash" Silk Production thread, from behind lapel
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 366
Francis Carlyle One-Hand Silk Production with folding method
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 368
Francis Carlyle Multiple Silk Production body loading
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 370
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 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 166) 664
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
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 10
Arthur Harris Silks from Nowhere several handkerchiefs are produced then two put in paper cones, where they change places
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 12
Hans "Severus" Ernst Fingerhut Tuchball production of a silk, using a thimble to form a small packet and manipulating the ball before producing it
1951 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 12 No. 6) 37
Dr. William Weyeneth Blitzartige Verdoppelung eines Seidentuches doubling of a silk
1953 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 6) 159
Dr. Norris F. Roach Trinidad Handkerchief Fantasy production of 8 to 12 silks, then large flag
1957 26 Originals 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.
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 78
Burling Hull Mephisto's HKF Production handkerchief appears in smoke from cigarette
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 374) 323
Dr. William Weyeneth Ein Knalleffekt zum 1. August production of small flags from flash paper
1963 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 24 No. 5) 70
Piet Forton Piet's Producer Gimmick to contain silks for silk production
Also published here 1967 Piet Forton Lecture Notes 3
Ernesto "Ernest" Pracchia, Oscar Lopez Keller Pañuelo Viajante vanishing and appearing handkerchief, tube gimmick
1967 Toda la Magia Moderna en un Pañuelo 79
John Gannaway Red White & Blue three different colored silks are produced
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 37
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 Prize Winning Magic 7
Marconick Silks From Silk
1968 Prize Winning Magic 14
Marconick Fountain of Silks brief, flower / blossoming production of multiple silks
1968 Prize Winning Magic 15
Horace E. Bennett Producing the First Silk bare handed, looped silk
1968 Prize Winning Magic 27
Horace E. Bennett Perfected Silk Production six handkerchiefs appear, then a jumbo silk as a climax
1968 Prize Winning Magic 31
Piet Forton Entree - Ein Tucherscheinen production of handkerchief in midair, from sleeve fold
1968 Piet Forton Seminar 2
Piet Forton Piets Producer gimmick to contain silks for silk production
Also published here 1968 Piet Forton Seminar 22
Eddie Joseph The Snake Sheds its Skin serpent silk with surprise duplication of silk
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 156
Eddie Joseph Hold My Wrist silk production while spectator holds wrists of performer, with coins as part of handling
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 193
Eddie Joseph Smoky Silks production of cigarette, then three silks
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 215
Pavel Silk from Confetti Shower visual
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 316
Unknown A Bare Hand Production classic, ellbow
1974 Tricks with Handkerchiefs 32
Faucett Ross Fountain of Silks Lots of silks are produced
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 45
Jan Torell Silkproduction multiple handkerchief production, thread
Also published here 1975 Magic by Jan Torell 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 Practical Sorcery 2
Unknown Another Gimmick for the Bare-Hand Production of a Silk just illustration
1976 Now you see it, now you don't! 187
Unknown Barehand Silk Production with ball gimmick
1976 Now you see it, now you don't! 196
Slydini Hank Gag handkerchief pulled out of non-existant breast pocket
Variations 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1179
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) 26
Unknown To Reproduce Silk with handkerchief ball
1978 The second now you see it, now you don't! 209
David B. Saunders Eine Drei-Tuch Routine three silks are produced and then vanish
Aug. 1979 Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2) 64
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 Topit Again & Again 5
Patrick Page Bare Hand Silk Production production of handkerchief, false finger
Also published here 1980 Magic Page by Page 2
Tom Gagnon Puffed flash silk production, thread and thumb tip
1981 Sleightly Original 51
Levent Semi-Impromptu Silk Production using rubber band
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 132
Jan Torell Tuchproduktion multiple handkerchief production, thread
Also published here 1984 Rund um den Zaubertisch 58
Scott Cervine Strife in Eden scarf appears and cane splits in two, opening sequence
1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 50
Mitch Williams Chip Off the Old Block large silk appears, poker chips, potatoe chips and brick appear from silk
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 5&6) 24
Hironori Morita Dedicated to Mr. Astaire 1. cane floats up from floor and dances
2. silk visually appears in empty hand
1988 New Magic Of Japan 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 Card Kinetics 35
Slydini No Pockets No. 6, sight gag, silk pulled from breast pocket even though no pocket is there
1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 17
Unknown Elbow Production silk in fold of sleeve, appears when arm is stretched
1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 35
Unknown The Coil Fold No. 14, folding technique, production application from sleeve
1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 37
Howard Wurst Rainbow Silks No. 52, several silks appear from one silk
Inspired by 1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 152
Eric C. Lewis, Harold Rice Double Appear No. 53, silk shaken and another silk appears at the end of it, repeated
1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 155
Tenkai Ishida Silk Production multiple silks appear in bare hands, with ball gimmick
1988 The Thoughts of Tenkai 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 Fred Kaps 41
Helmut Ziegler Eine neuartige Tuchproduktion rubber band powered, slightly different set-up than in later Alexander de Cova publications
Related to 1988 Unterhaltung durch Illusion 20
Channing Pollock Blitzproduktion zweier Seidentücher in je einer Hand flash production of handkerchiefs, one in each hand, slit in trousers
1989 The Lecture of Channing Pollock 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 The Lecture of Channing Pollock 15
Channing Pollock, Adolpho Freies Erscheine eines Tuches in der Hand II rubber band powered
Related toVariations 1989 The Lecture of Channing Pollock 19
Channing Pollock Erscheinen zweier Tücher in den Händen two silks appear, combination of previous methods
1989 The Lecture of Channing Pollock 23
Alexander de Cova, Carlos Corda, Channing Pollock Eine Seidentuchproduction rubber band powered
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1990 Horizons 33
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 2 cut-in-half and hinged thumb tip, for silk production
Variations 1991 Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 45
Steve Dusheck Stop the Presses! split-hinged thumb tip for silk appearance
Inspired by 1991 Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 59
Dan Garrett Thumb Tipnique on producing large things from oversized thumb tips
Also published here 1991 Garrett Does The U.K. 13
Alexander de Cova, Carlos Corda, Channing Pollock Snappy Silk Production rubber band powered
Inspired byAlso published here 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 155
Dan Garrett Thumb Tipnique on producing large things from oversized thumb tips
Also published here 1992 Garrett In The U.S.A. 13
Patrick Page Seidentuch-Produktion aus der leeren Hand production of handkerchief, false finger
Also published here 1993 Lecture Patrick Page 4
Harry Kellar Nikko wood gimmick to produce 18'' handkerchief
1994 More Greater Magic 1231
Walter Schwartz A Surprise Silk Production
1994 More Greater Magic 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) 86
Salvano Die Magische Hand silk vanishes and reappears in empty hands
Variations 1994 Salvano 7
Jay Scott Berry Rainbow Eclipse four colored silk strips appear, then they change into a rainbow streamer, using Eclipse Tip
1995 Totally Eclipse 11
Jay Scott Berry Appearing Silk using Diamond Tip
1995 Totally Eclipse 13
Jay Scott Berry Frozen Fire flame picked off a candle with bare hands, flame changes into two silks, using Flame Tip
1995 Totally Eclipse 23
Yuji Yamamoto Gespaltenes Seidentuch handkerchief is split in two
1996 Ideen von Yuji Yamamoto 24
Yuji Yamamoto Tuch Sperre production of a handkerchief, locking mechanism for rolled up handkerchief so it can be easily stolen
1996 Ideen von Yuji Yamamoto 35
Yuji Yamamoto Verschwindende Daumenspitze production of a handkerchief inside another handkerchief, sucker element for magicians
1996 Ideen von Yuji Yamamoto 38
Karl Fulves No Needles "Problems"
performer mimes knitting, a scarf appears, posed as a problem
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 211
David Regal The Cotton Ball cotton balls are produced from spectator, one changes to silk
2002 Constant Fooling 1 194
David P. Abbott The Disposable Fingertip for silk production
Aug. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 8) 63
David P. Abbott The Black Bag soft container for silk production
Aug. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 8) 67
Alexander de Cova, Carlos Corda Seidenproduktion rubber band powered
Inspired byAlso published here 2011 Seminar-Leviten 2
Patrick Page Bare Hand Silk Production production of handkerchief, false finger
Also published here 2011 Magic Page by Page 180
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Doubling Silk silk pulled through hand and split into two, "The Wonderful Handkerchief Doubling"
2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 682
Howard Warringer A Coin and Silk Routine handkerchief and two coins are produced
Also published here Dec. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12) 43
Neil Tobin One-Handed Silk Fountain Release
May 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 5) 41
Alexander de Cova, Carlos Corda, Channing Pollock Eine Seidentuchproduction rubber band powered
Also published here 2013 Horizons — Das Alexander de Cova Seminar 1986 49
Alexander de Cova, Carlos Corda, Channing Pollock Snappy Silk Production rubber band powered
Also published here 2015 Burners — Vol. 3 20
Unknown Silk Fold into ball around plug, for production
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 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 Sobre Magia de Salón 61
Ignacio López The Card in the Silk a handkerchief, glass and deck appear, then selection appears on handkerchief
Also published here 2019 On Parlour Magic 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 ¿Quién es Iñaki Zabaletta? 153
Ricardo Rodriguez 1-3+2=0 surrealistic silk routine, silks appear and vanish in hand to make sense to mathematic equation
2021 Magia de altura y más 89