John Howie S Routines With The Jardine Ellis Ring

Jardine Ellis Ring

THE ingenious magical effect known as the Jardine Ellis ring trick was being performed by the originator whose real name incidentally was Duncan Lome Campbell as early as 1910. Unfortunately the details of the routine used by Ellis who died on February 1st, 1923 have not, so far, been published and magicians wishing to use the apparatus have, for the most part, devised their own versions of the basic effect. As a point of interest the original apparatus used by Jardine Ellis consisting of ring,...

Variation In The Diagonal Palm Shift

Diagonal Pass Cards Drawing

JT WAS Richard Cardini who drew my attention to this sleight, and he found this through misreading the Diagonal Palm Shift of Erdnase and he, of course, preferred the variation to the original. Dai Vernon expressed the opinion that it was good and Cardini has made a perfect sleight of it. Another writer, George de Lawrence, wrote of the same sleight in 1920, in Modem Card Tricks, published by Arthur P. Felsman. Detail is lacking in the book, but up to a point the same description given in The...

Book Test Magic Using Carbon Paper

In the following, Ron Baillie has designed the stage' and Leslie May has placed the play thereon. There have been many effects published where the mentalist, is enabled to obtain information by means of a book or magazine prepared with a sheet of carbon copying paper under the cover. As a result of experimentation, I have designed a book that has one or two points to recommend its use in place of most others. The book that I use is one of the Penguin series it has 122 pages plus a few...

The Perfect Window Envelope

T HE USE of a window envelope as a means of ascertaining the writing of a spectator upon a card is a subterfuge which has never been completely explored. Whilst both Bill Wagner and Jim Thompson have added their own particular quota to a first rate utility device, until we started using the method about to be described we have never been completely happy about the handling. It was in January of this year that we hit this particular idea and its christening (in conjunction with a slate effect)...