89 entries in Ring / Linking Rings / Routines
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Chinese Rings
  • eight ring routine
  • twelve ring routine
Also published here 1876 401
Noll Marcellin Der magische Blumenkranz a linking ring changes into spring flower ring
Dec. 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 12)
186
Mademoiselle Patrice The Chinese Rings
Related toAlso published here 1902 241
Jean Hugard For Parlor or Club Presentation full routine
Also published here 1938 804
Jean Hugard Stage Presentation full routine
Also published here 1938 810
Victor Farelli Mr Farelli's Variation Using Two Large Rings false count & routine
1938 818
Edward Victor The Chinese Rings - Author’s original method of presentation eight-ring routine,
“Two advantages in the method here described are:
  • (1) That each ring is examined by the audience as the effect proceeds, before it is linked on to another.
  • (2) That the first half of the effect is performed without making use of the “key” ring, thus permitting the handing out of every ring for examination at a point half way through the trick.”
1940 ca. 56
Al Baker The Linking Rings "The Baker Opening Routine and Some Novel Moves"
  • The Addition of the Key Ring
  • 1. With the Key Ring, Regular Single Ring, and Small Ring
  • 2. With the Set of Three and a Regular Ring
  • 3. With Two Singles and the Key Ring
  • 4. With Two Single Rings
  • 5. To Apparently Link a Solid Single Ring on a Chain of Three
Also published here 1941 110
Jean Hugard, J. Marsters Linking Ring Climax
  • rings are dropped to the floor (Hugard)
  • bowl formed with rings and flowers appear inside
July 1943 6
Eugene Laurant Chinese Linking Rings full routine
Also published here 1945 287
Herman L. Weber Emergency Routine two single rings, two linked rings
VariationsAlso published here 1945 306
Greer Marechal Jr. Linking Rings four rings, and handkerchief through ring
1945 254
Dariel Fitzkee Chapter Seven - The Figures on figures with rings
  • The Cross
  • The Watch Chain
  • The Shamrock
  • The Seesaw
  • The Gyroscope
  • The Love Seat
  • Two and Two
  • The Hour Glass
  • The Swing
  • The Four-Leaf Clover
  • The Chair or Garden Seat
  • The Parlor Chair
  • The Easy Chair
  • The Butterfly
  • The Bicycle Rider
  • The Sun Glasses
  • The Box
  • The Mask
  • The Ball or Globe
  • The Rosebud
  • The Opening Rose
  • The Picture Frame, or The Shield, or The Diamond
  • The Ace of Clubs
  • The Chinese Gong
  • The Handbag
  • The Headdress
  • The Basket
  • The Stirrup
  • The Propeller
  • The Park Bench
  • The Hammock
  • Interwoven Chain or The Watch Fob
  • The Armchair
  • The Lantern
  • The Firebell or Alarm
  • Engine Govenor
1946 78
Dariel Fitzkee Chapter Eight - Ending the Routine on the ending of a Linking Rings routine
1946 93
Dariel Fitzkee Chapter Nine - Routine With Key Rings chapter intro on Linking Ring routine construction
1946 95
Ellis Stanyon Stanyon's Routine twelve rings
Also published here
  • Stanyon's Magic, Jan. & Feb. 1913
1946 97
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Robert-Houdin
Also published here
  • The Secrets of Conjuring and Magic
1946 99
Mademoiselle Patrice Mlle. Patrice Routine
Also published here 1946 100
Edwin T. Sachs Edwin Sachs Routine
Also published here
  • Sleight of Hand
1946 100
Professor Hoffmann Professor Hoffmann's 8-Ring Routine
Also published here 1946 101
Professor Hoffmann Professor Hoffmann's 12-Ring Routine
Also published here 1946 101
A Simple Routine
1946 102
Charles Waller Charles Waller Routine
Also published here
  • For Magicians Only
1946 102
Harry Blackstone Blackstone Routine
Also published here
  • Secrets of Magic
1946 103
Grant Stuart The Grant Stuart Routine
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, May 1928
1946 103
Eugene Laurant Eugene Laurant Routine
Also published here 1946 104
Jean Hugard Jean Hugard 8-Ring Routine full routine
Also published here 1946 105
Jean Hugard Jean Hugard 11-Ring Routine full routine
Also published here 1946 106
M. Odin The Odin Routine
Also published here
  • The Odin Rings, Victor Farelli
1946 107
John Northern Hilliard The John Hilliard Routine
Also published here
  • Leaves From J. N. Hilliard's Notebook
1946 108
Dariel Fitzkee The Oriental Rings
Also published here
  • Linking Ring Manipulation
1946 110
Dariel Fitzkee Present Fitzkee Routine
1946 111
Dariel Fitzkee The Fitzkee Five Ace Routine
Inspired by
  • Jack Miller's Linking Ring Routine
1946 112
Dariel Fitzkee The Fitzkee Full House Routine
1946 113
P. D. Wyman P. D. Wyman's Presentation
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, 1928
1946 114
Dariel Fitzkee Chapter Ten - Routines Without Using a Key Ring chapter intro
1946 116
William Larsen, T. Page Wright The L. W. Keyless Routine
1946 116
Herman L. Weber Weber's Emergency Routine two single rings, two linked rings
Also published here 1946 117
Dariel Fitzkee Fitzkee 7-Ring Keyless
1946 118
Jean Hugard The Linking Rings Stage Routine tips and sequences for stage routine, ten rings
  • 1. The Clash Linking
  • 2. The Unlinking Spin
  • 3. The One Hand Unlinking Spin
  • 4. The One Hand Unlinking in the Air
  • 5. The Throw in the Air and Linking into a Key
  • Showmanship
Mar. 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 10)
399
Lewis Ganson "The Chinese Linking Rings" eight rings
  • The Drop Count
  • Joining the Rings
  • I Can - You Can't
  • The Long Chain
  • All in One
  • Dropping the Rings
Also published here 1950 110
Edward Marlo Three Ring Routine key, single and large ring
1951 12
Karrell Fox Especially for "Dell" linking rings with bangles
1954 32
Richard Williams Two Priceless Gags as Dick Williams
  • The Chinese Linking Ring Gag (presentation with spectators)
  • Popularity Contest Gag
1958
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958)
4
Herman L. Weber Linking Rings complete routine with nine rings and various moves
  • Wrist Count
  • Drop Count
  • Audience Routine
  • Collecting
  • Adding the Key Again
  • The Solo Linking
1966
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66)
25
Harold Thomas Thomas Tambo Rings Linking Rings with Tambo rings and newspaper
1968 92
Horace E. Bennett Take Five linking ring routine, five rings
1968 35
Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon Three Rings For Dai Vernon
1969 32
Fred Kaps Real Magic ring and silk penetration with key ring
Also published here 1972 5
Billy McComb The Five Rings of William brief
Also published here 1972 15
Billy McComb The Five Rings of William brief
Also published here 1972 171
Harry Blackstone Blackstone's Chinese Linking Rings No. 392, multi-phase routine
1972 107
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen Drei Ring Melodie three ring routine, can end clean, sixteen phases
Also published here
  • The Gen
Apr. 1974
Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 4)
78
Faucett Ross, Dai Vernon The Linking Rings Based on The Symphony of the Rings
1975 142
Charles J. Maly The Chefalo Cross Form a cross with Linking Rings
1975 146
Ken Krenzel 4-Ring Routine two single ring and one pair of linked rings
Inspired by 1976
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #5)
925
Patrick Page The Chinese Rings eight rings
1976 45
Rex Taylor Three Ring Routine three rings, 2.5 minutes
1977 9
Aldo Colombini Rings Supreme with three rings and a handkerchief
1978 7
John F. Mendoza The Ring Routine three rings
1978 128
Fred Kaps Real Magic ring and silk penetration with key ring
Also published here 1978 7
Tony Slydini Slydini's Linking Rings
  • Requirements
  • Preparation
  • First Situation
  • The Other Situation
  • The Opening Phase
  • The First Link
  • The Second Link
  • An Unlinking
  • The Exchange
  • The Third Link
  • The Final Unlink
  • The Right Way
  • The Routine Continues
  • Unlinking the Rings
  • The Second to eleventh Figure
  • The Finale
1979 83
Chris Capehart 3-Ring Routine
1981
New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 13)
1
Bill Wisch Two Ring Figures
  • Bunny
  • Olympic Symbol
1981 11
Stephen Tucker We '3' Rings linking rings meets Monkey Bar
1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas))
3
Eugene Laurant Das Chinesische Ringspiel full routine
Also published here May 1984
Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 1)
15
Terry Seabrooke The Linking Rings comedy routine, ring links to jacket
1986 28
Fred Kaps Ring Through Silk with key ring
1986 22
Shigeo Takagi New Era Linking Rings six rings
  • The First Link (A bluff link)
  • The Second Link (A bluff link and unlink)
  • The Third Link (A genuine link and unlink with the key ring)
  • The Fourth Link (Your two rings are exchanged with the spectator's which are then linked and unlinked)
  • The Fifth Link (A comedy link and unusual unlink)
  • The Sixth Link (The rings are linked and the spectator holding two linked rings is invited to stand beside you. You unlink your rings and, with your help, he unlinks his own rings)
  • The Seventh Link (The spectator is given two single rings. You hold the other two. You both link your rings together)
  • The Eighth Link (A chain of four rings is made)
  • The Ninth Link
  • The Tenth and Eleventh Links (The next two rings are joined with those already linked together)
  • The Climactic Long Chain
  • The Resolution
1990 106
Roger Klause The Chinese Quartet four rings, lead-in for Whit Haydn's routine, rhyming patter
1991 167
Mila Trnka Chinesische Quadrate using squares instead of rings
Also published here
  • Prager Zaubereien
Sep. 1992
Intermagic (Vol. 17 No. 2)
73
Mila Trnka Das Geheimnis der Fahrradschläuche linking rings with bicycle tubes
Also published here
  • Prager Zaubereien
Sep. 1992
Intermagic (Vol. 17 No. 2)
74
Chuck Fayne The Finger Ring Linking Rings finger ring is linked between two linking rings
1993 17
Jim Steinmeyer Linking Five Rings
  • Conjuring
May 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 9)
62
Lewis Ganson Die Chinesischen Ringe eight rings
  • Das Fall-Abzählen
  • Das Verketten der Ringe
  • Ich kann es - Sie nicht
  • Die lange Kette
  • Alle in einem
  • Das Fallenlassen der Ringe
  • Anmerkungen
Also published here 2000
Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 4 & 5)
182
Al Baker The Linking Rings "The Baker Opening Routine and Some Novel Moves"
  • The Addition of the Key Ring
  • 1. With the Key Ring, Regular Single Ring, and Small Ring
  • 2. With the Set of Three and a Regular Ring
  • 3. With Two Singles and the Key Ring
  • 4. With Two Single Rings
  • 5. To Apparently Link a Solid Single Ring on a Chain of Three
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
244
Roden Enlaces Simulados linking rings, with two and three normal rings, reel, with two and three rings
2003 134
Harry Riser The Riser Rings three-ring routine, locking key ring
  • Phase One
    • The Inspection
    • The First Link
    • Spinning the Rings
    • The Jack Miller Unlink
    • Passing One Ring Through the Center of the Other
    • Jack Miller's Ring Through Arm
  • Phase Two
    • The Riser Twirl Display
    • A Ring Jumps from Arm to Arm
    • The Patterns
    • Unlinking the Chain
  • Phase Three
    • The Second Chain
    • The Butterfly
    • Rink's Penetration
    • The Illogical Unlink
    • The Shamrock Returns
    • The Ring in the Air
  • Fourth Phase
    • Vernon's Bookleaf Link
    • The Shamrock Variation
    • The Chains
    • The Final Unlinking
2006 176
Trevor Lewis Chinese Ring Routine
2009 54
Patrick Page Those Blinking Rings linking rings gag
2011 290
Arthur Dowler Dowler's Rings gag for linking rings, stooge
2011 298
Jim Steinmeyer Rings for Kids
  • Conjuring
June 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 6)
26
Hiroshi Sawa リンキング・リング・ファンタジー (The Linking Ring Fantasy) Linking Ring routine, five large stage rings, ends with appearing cane
2013 115
Mike Caveney Linking Coat Hangers history and routine, hangers link to scissors and saw as well
2013 117
Alan Shaxon Linking Rings five rings
2014 128
The Iron Rings
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
  • Max Maven (additional comments and credit information)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
May 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 5)
75
Jim Steinmeyer Psychological Rings
  • Conjuring
with spectator on stage
Oct. 2019
Genii (Vol. 82 No. 10)
44
Richard Wiseman, David Kaye The Linking Ring
  • Positive Magic for Kids
Jan. 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 1)
60
Dai Vernon Vernon Linking Ring Routine with details on opening count, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
2022 113