70 entries in Plate
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Coin Tray money plate
1876 177
The Vanishing Plate, or Salver coins vanish when picket up from plate
1876 208
The "Changing" Plate
1876 210
Frank Hiam The Tray of Proteus by Hiam & Lane, for switching, vanishing, producing
1876 211
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, The Shower of Sweets sweets appear on plate from loading bag with handkerchief, another loading bag from Robert-Houdin
Related to 1876 251
The China Plate and Flying Cards deck laid on plate, selections fly out horizontally
Related to 1889 185
Carl Willmann Willmann's Blumenteller spring flowers appear on gaffed plate
Related to Sep. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Der grosse Kartenrahmen in frame appear cards, plate, rings, ...
1896 195
Das bezauberte Karten-Foulard deck placed on (gaffed) plate, selections shoot out of deck (really plate)
Related to 1896 202
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Grosses Kartenmanöver Jacks, Queens and Kings travel and transpose with two plates, heavily gaffed
Related to 1896 221
Abrakadabra deck thrown in air and selection caught on plate
Related to 1896 228
Carl Willmann Willmann's Blumenteller II. Ausführung (second method)
Related to Dec. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 12)
Das wandernde Tuch und der Teller silk vanishes and reappears underneath upside down plate, three methods
June 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, animated plate gag, worth of this magazine
Related to June 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 6)
Neues Tuch- und Tellerkunststück silk vanishes and reappears between two plates
Related to Dec. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 12)
Neues Tuch- und Tellerkunststück two silks vanish and reappear between two plates
Related to July 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 1)
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Kartenparade - der neue Kartenteller three cards appear at edge of plate, apparatus attached to ungaffed plate with suction device
Related to Oct. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 4)
Der Tellerwackler oder Der unruhige Geist plate moves and shakes, air pressure
Related to Jan. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 1)
Eduard Hensel Gervinus twentieth century silks with silks in glass cylinders, then hydrostatic glass with a cylinder, then color changing silks in paper tube, then silks vanish and reappear between two plates
Related to Apr. 1898
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10)
Plate raps Number plate on tray raps according to thrown die number, electro magnet
1899 74
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Tuch- und Tellerkunststück No. 31, silk vanishes in hand and travels to upside down plate, three methods
1899 92
Der Kartenteller No. 5, three cards chosen, deck placed on plate and covered with paper or handkerchief, selections shoot out from plate into audience one by one, secret mechanism at bottom of plate
Related to 1900 68
Charles Bertram, Mademoiselle Patrice The Handkerchiefs and Soup Plate travel to under plate, two methods for man or woman (Bertram & Patrice)
1902 215
To Balance and Spin a Plate on the Point of a Needle puzzle
1902 290
A Novel and Quickly Constructed Soup Tureen Stand non-magic tip
1902 292
The Home-Made Cinematograph non-magical science experiment
1902 296
Charles Lang Neil The Art of Plate-Spinning eight pages, photographs of J. N. Maskelyne
1902 319
Carl Willmann Das wandernde Tuch und der Teller I. silk travels underneath upside down plate on table
Feb. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 2)
Das wandernde Tuch und der Teller II. ungaffed plate, placed on newspaper
Mar. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 3)
Reproduction Beneath a Soup-Plate (Methods of Reproducing a Vanished Handkerchief)
silk appears between two plates
Related to 1903 290
Carl Willmann Willmann's Bouquethalter flower bouquet appears between two plates
Variations Apr. 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 4)
Carl Willmann Die Blumenzucht im Suppenteller spring flower production from plates, real flowers for a lady at the end
May 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 5)
Carl Willmann Der Teller als Kartenscheibe three cards appear at edge of plate
Related to Dec. 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 12)
Phantome Der Tellerlauf eines Billardballes ball rolls around the very edge of a plate, thread
Jan. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 1)
Carl Willmann Der Teller für Eierkuchen im Hut hollow plate for cake in hat routine
Aug. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 8)
Der wandernde Teller plate vanishes, away from table, three method
Sep. 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 9)
Ten Ichi Die vier Teller und die vier Papierkugeln four paper balls under four plates, the balls assemble
Jan. 1905
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 2)
Stanley Collins The Siamese Bloodstone deck in hat, which is balanced on edge of a plate, selected cards jump from hat
1915 41
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Bald da, bald dort paper rolled to a ball vanishes in hand and under plate
1930 27
Silks and Soup Plates two silks vanish in hands and reappear between two plates, "visible or invisible?"
1937 60
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Borrowed Cigarette through a Dinner Plate using two forks and glass tumblers in the construction
1937 13
Frederick Eugene Powell A Ring There Was ring to egg with gaffed bowl and plate
The Jinx (Issue 87)
L. Vosburgh Lyons Taps ball between slates starts rapping
1944 119
Jean Hugard Silks and Soup Plates two handkerchiefs vanish and appear between two soup plates, hollow loop ball
Jan. 1945 93
R. J. Cooper Balancing an Egg on a Plate
Mar. 1945
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 2 No. 10)
Harvey P. Graham Slate Plate slate effects using a dinner plate, brief explanation of a living and dead routine, appearance of a writing and a design duplication
July 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 109)
Walter Behm Potage aux fleurs flowers appear between two plates
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 10 No. 1)
Nate Leipzig Nate Leipzig's Grindstone shown by Joe Scott, knife grinder with a plate on table's edge
Related to 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 324)
Jerry Andrus The Penetrating Pin safety pin though plate
1955 51
Mel Stover Dirty Old Mel small plate is locked into jacket in both sleeves, gag
Aug. 1963
Ibidem (Issue 29)
Charles D. Smith Leipzig's Grindstone knife grinder with a plate
Related to 1969 97
Bruce Armstrong Paper Plate Caper various ideas with paper pie plates
  • Flying Saucers
  • Mod Glasses
  • Party Mask
  • Strongman Barbells
  • Jolly Green Giant's Button
  • Giant Yo Yo
  • Mod Earrings
  • Spring Bloomers
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
Bob Read Business For Knife Sharpening gag for plate/knife grinder attributed to Nate Leipzig
Related to Dec. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4)
Stephen Minch Poltergeisties! rocking chair starts to rock, pictures on walls tilt, objects move on shelves, books fall over, plates tip, MO wire
1975 39
Cazador de P(l)atos dexterity stunt with a plate, seated
1975 29
Alan Shaxon Smoking A Tin coin between tin plates, number appears on coin
1976 32
The Rising Card on a Plate several cards on plate, one slowly stands up, produced by Martinka and first shown by Al Flosso's father-in law
1978/76 28
Ken De Courcy Card on Plate performer enters while spinning a plate with one hand, with other hand he has a card chosen and replaced, finally on the plate is shown a prediction of the selection
1980 30
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Tray and Silks handkerchiefs vanish in the hands of performer and appear between two soup plates
1982 16
The Confetti Plates confetti placed between two plates changes into doves
1982 76
Ken De Courcy Hammanesque card chosen with Automatic Placement procedure, travels between two paper plates
Inspired by 1985 5
Teller three impromptu magic items and gags with places
  • Das Schleifen eines Messers
Dec. 1986
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3 & 4)
Rick Sherman Blue Plate Special coin through dinner plate
Mar. 1987
Apocalypse (Vol. 10 No. 3)
Karrell Fox Ready-Aim-Fire with single shot rifle, plate breaks in front of face
1991 104
Barry Price The Plate From Nowhere - The Expanded Imp Pass plate appears on table
2000 31
Al Baker Plate-Biting Stunt biting out a piece of a dinner plate, black art
Also published here
  • marketed 1936
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions)
Ali Bongo The Flying Saucers! cardboard plates with numbers, one has a prize, very brief description
2003 7
Ken Brooke A Plate plate changes into plastic
2011 293
Patrick Page The Vanishing and Reappearing Saucer spectator on stage, saucer disappears and appears, rest of audience can see how it works
2011 311
Patrick Page The Early Version spectator on stage, saucer disappears and appears, rest of audience can see how it works
2011 312