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Unknown The Pillars of Solomon, and the Magic Bradawl precursors of Chinese Sticks
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 330
Unknown The Changing Ladle on a stick, to change flat objects, as card burning, paper switch or Q&A device
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 358
Unknown The Bran Glass glass (apparently) filled with bran covered, bran changes into anything
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 383
Unknown The new Watch and Card Target pistol shot on target, where card appears minus corner, then corner as well, watch appears there too
Inspired byRelated to 1890 More Magic 403
Robert Albo Dr. Albo's Collection of Magic Apparatus pictures of tricks by Thayer, Klingl, Bartl, Hofzinser, Eric Lewis, Martinka, Bland, Conradi, Okito, P&L, Abbott, Willmann, Owen, Abbott, Baker, John Gaughan, Burtini, Olson, Roterberg, Hughes
1982 Further Classic Magic With Apparatus 333
Max Maven Collected Thoughts on The Mulholland Library of Conjuring and the Allied Arts Conference on Magic History, produced by Ricky Jay, John Gaughan and Jim Steinmeyer
Jan. 1990 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 1) 9
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Antonio Diavolo, A Souvenir of his Performance by John Gaughan (written by Jim Steinmeyer) Jan. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 1) 71
John Gaughan Millennium Reflections
Jan. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 1) 37
Dustin Stinett John Gaughan
Oct. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 10) 38
Jim Steinmeyer Dr. Hooker And the Science of Marvels long article on Dr. Hooker and his rising cards, and the resurrection by John Gaughan and Jim Steinmeyer
Apr. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 4) 48
John Gaughan The Cannonball Vase
  • The Chamber of Secrets
large ball vase with cannon ball
Jan. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 1) 48
John Gaughan The French Money Maker
  • The Chamber of Secrets
old money maker prop
Feb. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 2) 39
John Gaughan The Magic Teakettle
  • The Chamber of Secrets
collapsible kettle by Karl Willmann
Mar. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 3) 35
John Gaughan The Dissecting Drawer Box
  • Chamber of Secrets
Apr. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 4) 29
John Gaughan The Rabbit Through a Glass
  • The Chamber of Secrets
apparatus with sheet of glass that is penetrated
May 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 5) 34
John Gaughan The Bottle and Ribbons
  • The Chamber of Secrets
wine poured from bottle, then ribbon of chosen color pulled from bottle, repeated, apparatus from Joseph Bland
June 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 6) 24
John Gaughan Thayer's Sensational Growing Billiard Ball
  • The Chamber of Secrets
apparatus
July 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 7) 38
John Gaughan The Double-Ended Candle Drawer Box
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Aug. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 8) 32
John Gaughan The Card Star
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Sep. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 9) 34
John Gaughan Balsamo, the Living Skull
  • The Chamber of Secrets
skull apparatus that can answer questions
Oct. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 10) 26
John Gaughan Joseffy's Rapping Hand
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Nov. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 11) 32
John Gaughan The Hofzinser Rose Mirror
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Dec. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 12) 41
John Gaughan Antonio Diavolo
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Jan. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 1) 24
John Gaughan The French Writing Desk
  • The Chamber of Secrets
apparatus
Feb. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 2) 22
John Gaughan Birdcage Transportation
  • The Chamber of Secrets
cage travels from one stand to another
Mar. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 3) 34
John Gaughan The Shower of Gold
  • The Chamber of Secrets
clear glass container on table under cloth, coins audibly appear inside, apparatus
Apr. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 4) 36
John Gaughan The Pigeon Coffrets
  • The Chamber of Secrets
dove pan type production apparatus
May 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 5) 32
John Gaughan The Transparent Casket
  • The Chamber of Secrets
coins appear in glass box that hangs suspended one by one
June 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 6) 26
John Gaughan Psycho
  • The Chamber of Secrets
John Nevil Maskelyne's automaton Psycho
July 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 7) 26
John Gaughan The Wine and Water Transposition
  • The Chamber of Secrets
prop heavy
Aug. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 8) 18
John Gaughan L'Escamateur Bronze Inkstand
  • The Chamber of Secrets
sculpture
Sep. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 9) 18
John Gaughan 1870 Magic Set
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Oct. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10) 18
John Gaughan The Nest of Boxes
  • The Chamber of Secrets
twelve boxes
Jan. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 1) 18
John Gaughan The French Flying Cards
  • The Chamber of Secrets
card fountain from box, sculpture catches card
Feb. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 2) 22
John Gaughan The Ball and Vase
  • The Chamber of Secrets
old apparatus
Mar. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 3) 22
John Gaughan The Rising Florin
  • The Chamber of Secrets
apparatus in which a coin is seen floating upwards inside a tube
Apr. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 4) 28
John Gaughan The Silk Handkerchief in Light Bulb
  • The Chamber of Secrets
May 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 5) 18
John Gaughan Okito's Black and White Duck Heads
  • The Chamber of Secrets
duck's heads attached to wrong bodies
June 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 6) 24
John Gaughan Conradi's Original Billiard Ball Illusion
  • The Chamber of Secrets
mechanical stand with slide
July 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 7) 18
John Gaughan Number Divination Box
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Aug. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 8) 24
John Gaughan Sucker Billiard Ball Box
  • The Chamber of Secrets
die box type apparatus with billiard ball
Sep. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 9) 18
John Gaughan The Watch Box
  • The Chamber of Secrets
box from which a watch can be stollen
Oct. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 10) 22
John Gaughan The Card Detecting Duck
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Nov. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 11) 18
John Gaughan Bland's Enchanted Flowers
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Joseph Bland, cards grow out of flower bouquet, apparatus, one is missing a corner that visually reappears
Dec. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 12) 18
John Gaughan The Watch and Card Target
  • The Chamber of Secrets
pistol shot on target, where card appears minus corner, then corner as well, watch appears there too
Related to Feb. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 2) 20
John Gaughan The Enchanted Coffre
  • The Chamber of Secrets
playing card put in chest, it transforms into small birds
Mar. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 3) 18
John Gaughan Klingl Die to Canary
  • The Chamber of Secrets
large die transforms into a bird cage with bird in a wooden box
Apr. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 4) 18
John Gaughan Coin Casket
  • The Chamber of Secrets
four coins upright in velvet ring box, they vanish one by one every time it is opened by spectator
May 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 5) 18
John Gaughan Thayer's Vanishing and Reappearing Lamps
  • The Chamber of Secrets
June 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 6) 18
John Gaughan Magic Tea Caddy
  • The Chamber of Secrets
box with three lids on top, moving section and item place in on section can be transferred to another
Variations July 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 7) 20
John Gaughan Voisin's Magic Table
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Emile Voisin's mechanical table with trapdoors
Aug. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 8) 20
John Gaughan Robert-Houdin's Match Alarm Clock
  • The Chamber of Secrets
alarm clock that automatically strikes a match
Sep. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 9) 18
John Gaughan Houdini's Blooming Rosebush and Flower Cone
Oct. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 10) 20
John Gaughan The French Peacock
  • The Chamber of Secrets
peacock apparatus located card or answers questions
Nov. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 11) 18
John Gaughan Willmann's Harlequin
  • The Chamber of Secrets
small Carl Willmann automaton
Dec. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 12) 18
John Gaughan Dr. Rohnstein's "The Day-Fly"
  • The Chamber of Secrets
three cards chosen from rotating wheels are predicted, date of performance predicted on back of the cards
Related to Jan. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 1) 18
John Gaughan French Ball Grabbers
  • The Chamber of Secrets
cups with compartments that can hold balls
Feb. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 2) 18
John Gaughan The Enchanted Black Ball and Fairy Rose
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Mar. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 3) 16
John Gaughan Spirito
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Floyd Thayer, voice from empty wooden box, electronics
Apr. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 4) 20
John Gaughan The Enchanted Silver Floral Vase
  • The Chamber of Secrets
mechanical silver vase that rises flowers
May 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 5) 16
John Gaughan The Watch Mortar and Pestle
  • The Chamber of Secrets
borrowed pocket watch is apparently destroyed in mortar
June 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 6) 24
John Gaughan The Zoave Drummer
  • The Chamber of Secrets
July 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 7) 16
John Gaughan The Skeleton Caddy
  • The Chamber of Secrets
box with three lids on top, moving section and item place in on section can be transferred to another, improved version
Inspired by Aug. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 8) 16
John Gaughan Martinka's Mahogany Birdcage
  • The Chamber of Secrets
birds appear in a cage apparatus
Sep. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 9) 16
John Gaughan The Pillars of Solomon
  • The Chamber of Secrets
precursors of Chinese Sticks
Related to Oct. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 10) 16
John Gaughan The Enchanted Orange Tree
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Nov. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 11) 16
John Gaughan The Card Ladle
  • The Chamber of Secrets
on a stick, to change flat objects
Related to Dec. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 12) 18
John Gaughan The Coffee Vase and Bran Bowl
  • The Chamber of Secrets
glass (apparently) filled with bran covered, bran changes into anything
Related to Jan. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 1) 16
John Gaughan Ink to Goldfish
  • The Chamber of Secrets
mechanical
Feb. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 2) 18
John Gaughan The I-II Die Box
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Mar. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 3) 18
John Gaughan The Tray of Proteus
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Apr. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 4) 20
John Gaughan A McElroy Brothers Ventriloquist Figure
  • The Chamber of Secrets
May 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 5) 18
John Gaughan The Burning Globe
  • The Chamber of Secrets
borrowed handkerchief is burned and restored in a metal apparatus
June 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 6) 20
John Gaughan The Crystal Bell
  • The Chamber of Secrets
bell on stand made of glass rings by itself to answer questions
July 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 7) 20
John Gaughan The Vanishing and Reappearing Lamps
  • The Chamber of Secrets
mechanical, collapsible on tables
Aug. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 8) 24
John Gaughan Willmann's Giant Fire Bowl
  • The Chamber of Secrets
collapsible metal bowl on a table
Sep. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 9) 22
John Gaughan The Neyhart Houlette
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Oct. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 10) 22
John Gaughan The Antique Card Rise
  • The Chamber of Secrets
table with rotating mechanical index
Nov. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 11) 22
John Gaughan Adolphe Blind's Card Rise
  • The Chamber of Secrets
card floats up a flower pot and is then seen upright above the flowers
Dec. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 12) 22
John Gaughan The Flight of the Turtle Doves
  • The Chamber of Secrets
two giant ball vases, cannon ball and dove transpose
Feb. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 2) 24
John Gaughan The Bewitched Organ Pipes
  • The Chamber of Secrets
six nesting metal tubes, shown empty, then things produced from them
Apr. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 4) 26
Jonathan Pendragon Realization
  • Panmagium

  • Cobble Woods
  • Interlude Part Three
  • John Gaughan and Metamorphosis
Apr. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 4) 36
John Gaughan The Magic Incubator
  • The Chamber of Secrets
bird appears with bird cage inside a large can
June 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 6) 22
John Gaughan The Rice and Orange Trick
  • The Chamber of Secrets
orange and rice transpose with lots of apparatus
Aug. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 8) 30
John Gaughan The Jumping Card
  • The Chamber of Secrets
card jumps out of wooden box
Oct. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 10) 22
John Gaughan The Mysterious Crystal Clock
  • The Chamber of Secrets
clock hand spins and stops at predetermined number
Related to Dec. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 12) 24
John Gaughan The Egg Pillar
  • The Chamber of Secrets
card is loaded into egg from an egg stand
Feb. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 2) 24
John Gaughan The Wonderful Glass Lanterns
  • Chamber of Secrets
nesting glass lantern with lit candle as production items
Apr. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 4) 38
John Gaughan The Enchanted Drawer and Dissolving Dice
  • Chamber of Secrets
large die travels between small box and top hat
June 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 6) 60
John Gaughan The Enchanted Cigar Cabinet
  • Chamber of Secrets
cigars removed from box, borrowed watch or other item reappears in that compartment
Aug. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 8) 22
John Gaughan The Miraculous Glass Casket
  • Chamber of Secrets
compressible balls appear in clear box
Oct. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 10) 22
John Gaughan The Enchanted Chest of Drawers
  • Chamber of Secrets
chest with drawers
Dec. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 12) 54
John Gaughan The Crystal Houlette Mysterieuse
  • Chamber of Secrets
houlette on a stick
Feb. 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 2) 42
John Gaughan Sand Frames
  • Chamber of Secrets
Apr. 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 4) 36
John Gaughan The Head of Mephistopheles
  • Chamber of Secrets
devil's head that moves and can produce cards
June 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 6) 38
John Gaughan A Tiny Table, a Ladle, Some Dice, and a Mystery
  • Chamber of Secrets
divining dice numbers with a switching prop
Aug. 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 8) 44
John Gaughan The Card Tripod
  • Chamber of Secrets
switching apparatus
Oct. 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 10) 42
John Gaughan Billiard Ball Dropper
  • Chamber of Secrets
crazy mechanical ball dropper
Dec. 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 12) 56
John Gaughan Flight of the Phoenix
  • Chamber of Secrets
a thin target is shot at, it collapses and mechanically changes into a cage with a previously vanished bird inside
Feb. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 2) 44
John Gaughan French Cannonball Vase
  • Chamber of Secrets
Apr. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 4) 36
John Gaughan The Ball Columns
  • Chamber of Secrets
compressible balls travel from tube to tube
June 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 6) 46
John Gaughan Hora Grandiosa
  • Chamber of Secrets
pocket watches are produced and put in a fram, they change into a giant alarm clock
Aug. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 8) 46
John Gaughan Mysto! The Thayer Block and Ribbon Release
  • Chamber of Secrets
Oct. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 10) 48
John Gaughan The Floyd's Card Star
  • Chamber of Secrets
Dec. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 12) 40
John Gaughan The Mystery of the Mighty Mystery Clock
  • Chamber of Secrets
Paul H. Razoux, clock works without visible motor
Feb. 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 2) 42
John Gaughan Spirit Bells
  • Chamber of Secrets
Apr. 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 4) 38
John Gaughan The Crystal Tripod
  • Chamber of Secrets
coins appear one by one visibly in a goblet that sits on a plat that hangs on a stand, mechanical
June 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 6) 56
John Gaughan The Jon Martin Cabinet
  • Chamber of Secrets
Aug. 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 8) 42
John Gaughan The Martin Rising Card Machine
  • Chamber of Secrets
jumbo deck
Oct. 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 10) 50
John Gaughan The Martin Rabbit from Hat and Asrah Form
  • Chamber of Secrets
Dec. 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 12) 42
John Gaughan A Very Special Conjuring Set
  • Chamber of Secrets
made by Maison Susse Frères
Feb. 2022 Genii (Vol. 85 No. 2) 50
John Gaughan Thayer's Eclipse Re-Appearing Lamp
  • Chamber of Secrets
Apr. 2022 Genii (Vol. 85 No. 4) 42
John Gaughan The Conjurer
  • Chamber of Secrets
June 2022 Genii (Vol. 85 No. 6) 48