54 entries in Lock
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown How to put a locke upon ones mouth lock with slit
  • The use of it
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 27
Carl Willmann Das bezauberte Schloss lock opens itself when hanging on a wand, used as heckler stopper
July 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 7) 107
Hen Fetsch Lock and Key method for Keys to Baldpate
Also published here 1937 The Jinx (Issue 34) 227
Louis Lam Key-ology Keys to Baldpate, four methods
1937 Watch Me Closely 9
Harry Blackstone Triumph of the Triumvirate rapping hand divines which key opens lock and which card was selected
Also published here 1940 The Jinx (Issue 99) 605
Hen Fetsch Lock and Key method for Seven Keys to Baldpate
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 121
Harry Blackstone Triumph of the Triumvirate rapping hand divines which key opens lock and which card was selected
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 137
Wilbur T. Kattner The Eight Key to Baldpate keys in envelopes, duplicate key
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 42
Unknown The Lock and Keys using double envelope
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 178
Henry Durkin Unlocked Card deck with holes in one corner, one card is selected and added to six other cards, cards are then secured with a padlock and under a handkerchief selection is pulled out
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 44
Lane Bateman Some Ideas on Tricks on Ultissimo and Loki's Locket
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 28
Karl Fulves Lock-It lock and cards are dropped in a bag, selection found on lock, see p. 428 for idea by Lu Brent
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 399) 424
Arthur Setterington Secu-Ring padlock on chain in a hat, two finger rings are put in the hat and everything hangs on the padlock
1967 Stranger Mysteries 6
Arthur Setterington Six Key Mystery ungaffed lock
1967 Stranger Mysteries 10
Arthur Setterington A Lock and a Chain and a Key chain fastened with a lock penetrates a wooden hand
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 19
Lu Brent Lox deck hole-punched with lock, selection penetrates lock
Also published here 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 159
Bob Haines Mental Lock spectator divine secret number of combination lock, spectator's wallet and keys locked inside the box
1977 Magick (Issue 193) 963
Karl Fulves The Lock Mystery three keys and one lock, keys in envelopes, performer divines which envelope contains the fitting key
1977 The Magic Book 129
Philip T. Goldstein Astro-Keys twelve keys with zodiac labels, key with spectator's zodiac opens the lock
Also published here 1978 Magick (Issue 200) 999
Philip T. Goldstein Astro-Key twelve keys with zodiac labels, key with spectator's zodiac opens the lock
VariationsAlso published here 1979 The Yellow Book of Mentalism 15
Karrell Fox The "Jewish Triple" Bowl Production three final loads, bagel, cream cheese and padlocks
1979 Another Book 53
Scott Weiser Key to the Orient Chinese coin on padlock
1981 CoinMagic 180
Wayne Dobson Lock of Air card is found with padlock in bag, selection secured with padlock
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 14) 271
Ken De Courcy Unlocked Credit padlock is dropped into handkerchief with credit card and opens itself
1982 Creditable Conjuring 11
Al Mann The AME Spirit Lock No. 101, lock that can be opened with key and with bare hands, construction details
1983 101 Psychic Tests 28
Steve Beam Lock & Key producing a lock, to add humor to a prediction, wordplay
1983 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 1) 9
James M. Boyd Wrap Up Well lock unlocks in a bag
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 429
Pascal Monmoine The Pascal System padlock, apparently locked can be opened later without a key
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 5
Ray Mertz R.M. Card in the Wallet with a gag lock on wallet
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 38
Richard Bartram, Jr. Psycle Chain! number lock is opened by spectator, numbers selected by chosen cards, inspired by 7 keys to Baldpate
1985 Close-Up of the Damned 22
Unknown Locked Thoughts No. 24, four spectators whisper numbers which are written down, their total is predicted or opens lock, stooge
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 47
Gaëtan Bloom Padlock Connection Loop of rope wrapped around neck, locked padlock thrown backwards behind magician, ends up linked on loop of rope
1986 Gaetan Bloom 86 2
Karl Fulves Curse In A Purse blank key changes into key that opens chosen lock, posed as problem
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 50) 229
Karl Fulves Sez Me number combination lock, spectator can open it when performer wants to, posed as problem
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 51) 249
Karl Fulves Hardware ad for a resettable lock
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 51) 250
Philip T. Goldstein Lock-Key Charm lock threaded on rope held by spectators, under handkerchief cover the lock is removed and the key now on the rope
1989 A Phil Goldstein Collection 51
Karrell Fox Lots'a Lock add-a-number pad to open padlock
1991 Goodies 76
Harald Kurz R - Ringspiel using bicycle locks
1991 Hardcore 36
Larry Becker ZIP-Lock performer writes numbers on business card, chosen one opens lock, ZIP marking principle
1992 Stunners! 388
Jean-Pierre Vallarino French Liberation finger ring off string on padlock
1993 The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 2) 6
Steve Dusheck Rat Pack gag messages written on match book, also lighter gag which is actually a lock
1994 Dusheck's Close-Up Magic 136
Karl Fulves Match Key "Unsolved Mysteries"
two keys on palm, one lock chosen and matching key turns on palm, lock is then open, posed as a problem
1997 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 147
Mark Garetz Combo Lock Combo nine jumbo cards with numbers from one to nine are formed into three three-digit numbers, the total is predicted, opens padlock with spectator's ring
Inspired by
  • Larry Becker's "The Ultimate Matrix" in "Mentalism for Magicians"
Related to
Sep. 1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 3) 3
Troy Hooser The Locker Dan Harlan's linking rubber bands, pad lock appears linked with the bands as a climax
Inspired by 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 68) 1395
Wayne Dobson Locked deck has hole in corner, one card selected, deck put in bag with a padlock and shaken, only selection is found locked onto lock
Inspired by
  • "CardLock" (Wayne Dobson, Pro-File)
2002 Dobson's Choice 10
Don Nielsen, Tony Bartolotta Universal Lock one of spectator's keys opens a lock, no method, perhaps gaffed lock
2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 149
Robert E. Neale The Lock Bashful Lock routine, lock can be opened by performer without key, but spectator cannot.

Describes the workings of the Bashful Lock in detail.
Related to 2008 This Is Not a Book 313
Robert E. Neale Moves Different moves possible with the Bashful Lock
Related to 2008 This Is Not a Book 322
Robert E. Neale Bashful Routines Describes four full routines with the Bashful Lock

  • How It's Done
  • The Spirited Lock
  • Positive Thinking
  • Confidence Game
Related to 2008 This Is Not a Book 337
Karl Fulves, Steve Barrie Steve Barrie's Trick finger ring on lock under handkerchief, penetrating handkerchief, Gypsy Switch
  • KF Note
Related to
  • Jack Olten, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Nov. 1947
2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 259
Garrett Thomas, Alex Linian, Patrick G. Redford Careless Combination Spectator forgets combination number to a padlock they set themselves. They will later remember the combination one letter at a time
2008 Glemme 28
Patrick G. Redford Legitimate Combination Spectator forgets combination to lock that was set to their birth year. They will later remember it again
2008 Glemme 36
Patrick G. Redford Your Personal Combination Spectator able to guess the combination to your briefcase. Ungimmicked briefcase
2008 Glemme 38
Max Maven Astrokey twelve keys with zodiac labels, key with spectator's zodiac opens the lock
Related to 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 10