Project: Magic Inventors

This list includes other contributors to The Wizards' Journal, or sources cited for various effects in The Wizards' Journal or in any of our other e-book publications.

Phineas Spellbinder

Jim Gerrish

Eleazar Goodenough

Others

Contributors Full Name Last Name Location
Fred Goode's Invisible Pen Fred Goode Goode The Wizards' Journal #7
Fred Goode's X-Treme Signed Napkin Tear Fred Goode Goode The Wizards' Journal #8
Litter Vanish Jim Gerrish & Fred Goode Gerrish & Goode PVC Pipes Book 2
Psychic Photos 1 (Stage) Fred Goode Goode The Wizards' Journal #9
Psychic Photos 2 (Bar) Fred Goode Goode The Wizards' Journal #9
Double Witch Illusion Fred Goode Goode As Yet Unpublished
Blendo Ropes Qua-Fiki   The Wizards' Journal #16
Two Color Ropes Through Neck Qua-Fiki   The Wizards' Journal #16
Triple Rope Penetration Qua-Fiki   The Wizards' Journal #16
T-Shirt Change Bag Qua-Fiki   The Wizards' Journal #16
Signed Sit on It Qua-Fiki   The Wizards' Journal #16
Surprise False Count for 4 Card Monte Wiz Kid Rider   The Wizards' Journal #17
Cited as sources in various e-books and articles
Serpent Silk John Albenice Albenice  
Westgate Bowl Production "Improvement" Al Aldini Aldini The Wizards' Journal #6
Westgate Bowl Production "Improvement" Al Aldini Aldini Kid Magic - Magic Oven
Various Forces Theo Anneman Annemann The Wizards' Journal #5
Bendix Bombshell David Bendix Bendix  
Modern Coin Magic (Coins Across) J.B. Bobo Bobo The Wizards' Journal #6
Bra Trick Howard Brooks Brooks  
Crystal Cups and Balls Jeffrey L. Campbell Campbell The Wizards' Journal #8
Professor's Nightmare Bob Carver Carver The Wizards' Journal #7
Mesh Egg Bag Jack Chanin Channin The Wizards' Journal #7
Coins Across Move with identifier coin Han Ping Chien Chien The Wizards' Journal #6
Modified Devil's Hankerchief Beatrice Collins Collins The Wizards' Journal #7
Four To One Rope Cut Professor Ted Collins Collins The Wizards' Journal #7
Panama Rope Trick Professor Ted Collins Collins The Wizards' Journal #7
Card Silk Lewis Davenport Davenport  
Mutilated Parasol (self-contained) Lewis Davenport Davenport  
Transparent Chop Cup Ronald J. Dayton Dayton The Wizards' Journal #8
Black Art Principle Bautier De Kolta De Kolta Used in many effects
Expanding Die Bautier De Kolta De Kolta PVC Pipe Illusions Book 2
Pepper's Ghost Henry Dircks & John Henry Pepper Diricks & Pepper The Wizards' Journal #4
Blendo Frank Ducrot Ducrot  
The Elmsley Count Alex Elmsley Elmsley The Wizards' Journal #7
Dancing Handkerchief Anna Eva Fay Fay  
Shower of Sweets Professor Hoffmann Hoffmann The Wizards' Journal #7
Egg Bag first described Professor Hoffmann Hoffmann Kid Magic - Ungimmicked Egg Bag Routine
Flags of All Nations J.F. Hofsinzer Hofsinzer  
Shower of Sweets Robert-Houdin Robert-Houdin The Wizards' Journal #7
Sympathetic Silk False Count Jean Hugard Hugard The Wizards' Journal #7
The Clatter Box Jack Hughes Hughes The Wizards' Journal #6
The Jordan Count Charles T. Jordan Jordan The Wizards' Journal #7
Soft Soap Dr. Howard Kayton Kayton  
Three to One Ropes Lyle (Carlyle) Laughton Laughton The Wizards' Journal #7
Paper Hat Tears Cecil Lyle Lyle Tear-Able Magic
Paper Hat Tears Cecil Lyle Lyle Kid Magic - Chef's Hat
False Sixth Finger Charles Morritt Morritt  
Sympathetic Silk False Count Harold R. Rice Rice The Wizards' Journal #7
Paper Shavings to Bon-Bons A. Roterberg Roterberg The Wizards' Journal #7
Encyclopedia of Coin Sleights Vol 3. DVD Michael Rubenstein Rubenstein The Wizards' Journal #6
Velcro Knife Principle Santiago Santiago The Wizards' Journal #4 - Body Piercings
Silk Cabby Tom Sellers Sellers  
Mechanical Multiplying Candles Clarence Slyter & Earl Morgan Slyter & Morgan The Wizards' Journal #7
Handkerchief Ball George Stillwell Stillwell  
Color Changing Handkerchief - self contained Harlan Tarbell Tarbell  
Sympathetic Silk False Count Harlan Tarbell Tarbell The Wizards' Journal #7
Rope Through Neck Ishida Tenkai Tenkai  
Shower of Sweets J. Dazely Theobold The Wizards' Journal #7
Weighted Chinese Sticks Howard Thurston Thurston The Wizards' Journal #6
The Glide (6 Card Repeatt) Tommy Tucker Tucker The Wizards' Journal #7
Bowl Production Principle Howard Westgate Westgate Kid Magic - Magic Oven
Bowl Production Principle Howard Westgate Westgate The Wizards' Journal #6

 

Most Ancient Sources

Balls and Small Objects      
Basic Ball Manipulations and Sleights Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Coin and Money Magic      
Basic Coin Sleights - Vanishes/ Changes Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

X-Treme Magic- Signed Coin to Deep Pond Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Vanishing small objects in a paper packet Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

"Buddah" Money Mystery (but NOT the name!) Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Card Magic      
Control of bottom card Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Card Peek Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Bottom Deal Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

False Shuffle Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Four Aces to Four Knaves (Jacks) Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Bottom Card Direct Force Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Principle: The Eye Betrays the Thought Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Card Revealed in a Nutshell or Pocket Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Handkerchief Magic      
Tight Knot to Loose Knot (used today in Sympathetic Silk Routines) Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Lace from the mouth (Mouth coils!) Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Cord Magic      
Bead Penetration from Cords (Grandmother's Necklace Principle) Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Burnt and Restored Thread Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Cut and Restored Lace (precursor to all cut and restored rope and cord effects) Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Mental Magic      
Coded phrases Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Uses of thread in "psychokineses" (not called that!) Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Uses of a confederate in hypnosis or spells Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Uses of a confederate in divination of lost items Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Trick Boxes      
Box with false bottom Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Box with leather shell Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Changing Box (bottom in the center) Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Wizardry or Bizarre Magik      
Dry grain or power from the mouth Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Movement of an oat grain Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Nail through birds head Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Eating a knife and producing it again Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

The principle of lapping Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Trick knife into handle plus blood Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Dagger through tongue or arm Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Lead from eye to eye Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Cutting off your nose Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Ring through cheek Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Cutting off your assistant's head Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Dagger in belly Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Principle of prosthetic gimmicks Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

Cord through nose Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

General Magic      
Magic Coloring Book (attributed to "Clarvis") Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

1584

* Scot was guided in writing the sections of the book dealing with legerdemain by sleight of hand artist John Cautares
Inventor Inventions
Heron of Alexandria (10 BC - 75 AD) pneumatica
  automaton theatre
  coin operated holy water dispenser
  aeolipile
  automatic temple doors
  omen machine
  water-powered mechanical birds
  compressed-air fountain
  inexhaustible goblet

Phineas Spellbinder

Jim Gerrish

Eleazar Goodenough

Others

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