52 entries in Silk & Handkerchief / Ribbon / Penetration
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Les Anneaux Enfilés Dans un Double Ruban grandmother's necklace - routine, with rings and ribbon, referencing Ozanam
1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 36
Chris Charlton, Laurie Ireland Another Effect with Chris Charlton's Ringing the Ribbon Gimmick ring and ribbon
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 25
Unknown Sleeve Fooling Trick No. 27, deck with hole through center, two selections lost and cards put onto ribbon, under handkerchief the two selections are removed, then put back on reversed
1935 Card Tricks that are Easy to Learn, Easy to Do 28
Edward Bagshawe A Giant Card Problem jumbo card with two holes is inside case with matching holes, ribbon threaded through holes, card is removed while ribbon’s ends are held
1936 ca. Twenty Magical Novelties 31
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
1942 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942) 2
Bob Hanko Gaglet Department
  • bit of business for the walking through a ribbon routine (Hanko)
  • deck transforms into a forcing deck gag
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 17) 70
Tom Sellers Block and Ribbon Penetration ribbon through holes of a square tube, block drops through tube and is then threaded onto ribbon
1943 Twenty Tricks 5
Unknown A Card on Ribbon Mystery card in envelope peneatrates ribbon that goes through both items
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 320
Unknown The Dollar Bill on the Ribbon bill with notified serial number and slit penetrates ribbon in envelope
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 323
Milbourne Christopher Ribbon Fantastique idea for Massey's Ribbon Release
Jan. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 184
Paul Curry On and Off two ribbon rings threaded through a nut and lowered into a hat, under a handkerchief the selected ribbon penetrates the nut
Related to 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 127) 512
John Hamilton Diamond Mystery card with hole in envelope, ribbon penetrates card and ends up threaded on card
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 176) 704
John A. M. Howie John Howie's "Ring and Ribbon" ring falls off ribbon, wax
VariationsAlso published here
  • John Howie's "Thanks to Ellis" in "Pentagram" Vol. 3, No. 8. 1949.
1952 Jardine Ellis Ring on Stick and Ring on Rope 6
Unknown Ching-Chang-Chong = T'Sun-schynt-schö three disks with different colors, chosen color penetrates ribbon
1952 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 13 No. 2) 17
Bertram Millidge A Ring and a Ribbon five phases, with and without the Jardine Ellis Ring, normal ring and split ring
1953 Two Jardine Ellis Ring-On-Ribbon Routines 2
Bertram Millidge A Quick Ring Trick ring on ribbon, two phases, Jardine Ellis Ring, with slit cut ring
1953 Two Jardine Ellis Ring-On-Ribbon Routines 8
Tenkai Ishida Knots Supreme - Tenkai Silk and Tapes grandmother's necklace
1953 Six Tricks by Tenkai 4
Blackstar Mystic Match Box rippon penetrates matchbox, three methods
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 119
Lu Brent, Orville Wayne Meyer Safety Pin Off Ribbon
1955 Safety Pin-Trix 61
Bertram Millidge New Move with the Jardine Ellis Ring through ribbon
Also published here 1956 Unconventional Magic 23
Bertram Millidge Silk through Ring larger ring through ribbon
1956 Unconventional Magic 24
Bertram Millidge Millidge's Ellisring-Trick through ribbon
Also published here 1960 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 21 No. 1) 902
Edwin Leist-Bernini Neuer Durchbruch als Maloko-Flasche two tubes on ribbons, chosen tube penetrates ribbons
1961 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 22 No. 3) 57
Edwin Leist-Bernini, Edward Bagshawe Ein Farbscheibentrick cardboard disks are threaded, chosen ones penetrate ribbon
1962 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 23 No. 1) 151
Paul Stadelman The Dizzy Die large die with hole penetrates ribbon
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 71
Ben Christopher Ambulating Glass ring penetrates ribbon underneath wrapped glass, then glass penetrates table
Winter 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 137
Dan Tong Ring and Ribbon Ellis Ring
1969 HEX! 67
Eddie Joseph Cutting Through a Lady with a ribbon
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 269
Han van Senus Another Ribbon Penetration borrowed ring
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 219
Robert (Bob) Hess Droxene's Ring two paper rings link onto a ribbon, then with each other
Related to Jan. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 479
Unknown Block and Ribbon Release block in a frame penetrates ribbon
1976 Classic Magic with Apparatus 52
Louis Histed Histead Block Release block threaded on a ribbon is released, block in a container
1976 Classic Magic with Apparatus 80
Frank Garcia The Maximus Routine for the Experts Wild Card routine with big holes in all cards with ribbon penetration climax
1977 Wildcard Miracles 141
Stephen Minch The Ribbon That Was Something Ellis ribbon, small metal ring appears, penetration routine
Inspired by 1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 76
Tan Hock Chuan Ribbon Fantastique Plastic sheet threaded onto frame by ribbon can be pulled free
1977 The Magic of Tan Hock Chuan 41
Jimmy Revill Block and Frame block penetrates ribbon in frame apparatus
1980 After Dinner Technique 57
Jerry Mentzer 33 1/3 Release ribbon through record or beer mat with hole
1984 (ca.) Magic of my Friends 2
Wesley James Jack Off deck has hole in middle, two selections a threaded on ribbon, one of them penetrates the ribbon
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 45
Unknown Locked in Place No. 64, rope tied between both wrists of performer, ribbon around it through keyhole, penetration
1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 135
Jean Garance Eine Routine mit Seidenbändern und einem Changierbeutel ribbons in bag become ribbon rings, then they link, form a large ring and disappear at the end, with child assistant
1990 Jean Garance 6
Mila Trnka Das Frauenherz ribbons penetrate a person
Also published here
  • Prager Zaubereien
Sep. 1992 Intermagic (Vol. 17 No. 2) 70
Sid Fleischman You, Too, Can Saw A Lady in Two "Or, Five Minutes of Comedy Suspense with a Red Ribbon"
ribbon through person
1993 The Charlatan's Handbook 210
Robert Parrish Ellis in Bangkok ribbon penetration with ellis ring
Inspired by
  • B.A. Millidge (The Magic Wand, Oct./Nov. 1938)
1995 Great Tricks Revisited 60
Goutam Guha Ring on the Ribbon
1996 Tricks with the Jardine Ellis Ring 8
Goutam Guha Ring off the Ribbon
1996 Tricks with the Jardine Ellis Ring 9
Paul Curry On and Off two ribbon rings threaded through a nut and lowered into a hat, under a handkerchief the selected ribbon penetrates the nut, brema nut
Related to 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 356
Al Baker Ribbon Through Wand
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 638
Troy Hooser The Bottomless Box Objects produced from bottomless box, strange things happen when placed in it (Produce crystal balls, linking ribbons, spongeball routine, ring links on ribbon)
Inspired by 2010 Moments 41
Jim Steinmeyer A Hole in Your Head
  • Conjuring
hole in hand optical illusion with tube, then ribbon penetrates hand visually
Inspired by
  • "The Penetrating Ribbon" (Gordon Howatt, The Restless Spook, 1940s)
Dec. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 12) 34
Unknown Ribbon Escape card peeked at in deck with hole through all cards, ribbon through deck and pulled, selection jumps out
2015 Errata (Issue 1) 15
Jim Steinmeyer Cutting An Unwilling Spectator in Half
  • Conjuring
ribbon through spectator
Apr. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 4) 28
Jim Steinmeyer That Thing in the Envelope
  • Conjuring
ribbon goes through an envelope, finger ring is thrown in and penetrates onto ribbon
Feb. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 2) 48