Project: Magic Inventors

In writing articles for The Wizards' Journal, I try to credit magic inventors when they are known. This list of rope magic inventors is compiled from Volume 1 of Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks, compiled by Stewart James and published by Abbott's Magic Novelty Co., Colon MI.

Abbott's Encyclopedia Volume 1

Stewart James' Encyclopedia 2005

Knots Effect Page
G.W. Hunter G.W. Hunter's Puzzle Knot

17

Adolph Ferber Spectre Tie

25

Ralph Hull Ralph Hull's Famous Vanishing Knot

27

Chefalo Chefalo's Vanishing Knot

30

G.W. Hunter The Magic Shoe Laces

31

Ralph Hull Presentation for The Magic Shoe Laces

31

John Braun Combination Knot

34

Charles T. Jordan C.T. Jordan's Mystifying Knot  
Penetrations (Two Ropes)    
Henry Venable Venable's Improved Ropes Through Neck

42

Stanley Collins Stanley Collins' New Ropes and Rings Release

45

Relue Relue's Ropes and Cutps

48

Ottokar Fischer Oriental or Simplicity Rope Release

48

A.C. Thompson Cloth Snap Rope Gimmicks

49

Adolph Ferber Mimi Cords

50

Penetrations (One Rope)    
Nevil Maskelyne Nevel Maskelyne's Leg Tie

57

Ishida Tenkai Rope Through Neck

58

Oscar S. Teale Subterfuge for the Puzzling Ring On Rope

68

Slater Slater's Ring on Rope

70

Edward Smith Edward Smith's Rope and Ring Trick

72

Charles Leedy Charles Leedy's Ropo Ringo

77

Charles T. Jordan Charles T. Jordan's Psychic Ring Release

78

Eddie Joseph Eddie Joseph's Ringed

80

Graham Adams Graham Adams' Rope and Ring Experiment

82

U.F. Grant U.F. Grant's Witch's Broom

86

Cut and Restored Cord (String)    
Harry Kellar The Famous Kellar String Trick

91

Karl Germain Karl Germain's String Restoration

93

Joe Berg Joe Berg's Japanese Paper String Restoration

94

Eddie Joseph Eddie Joseph's Restored String

103

Ovette Ovette's Supreme String Mystery

105

Louis F. Christianer Louis F. Christianer's Favorite String Trick

106

S.B. Blodgett S.B. Blodgett's Double Restoration

109

William Larsen & T. Page Wright Package Cord Mystery

111

Servais Le-Roy Le-Roy's Hindoo Yarn Mystery

113

Ellis Stanyon Ellis Stanyon's String Restoration

113

T. Page Wright T. Page Wright's String Restoration Variation

114

Rupert Slater Rupert Slater's String Restoration Variation

115

Joseph Kolar Joseph Kolar's (Soda) Straw and String Trick

118

Nelson Hahne Nelson Hahne's Version of the Straw and String Trick

121

George Wright George Wright's Version of the Straw and String Trick

123

Floyd Thayer Floyd Thayer's Wizzo

123

William Larsen & T. Page Wright Restoring The String

126

Cut and Restored Rope (Impromptu)  
Bluey-Bluey Bluey-Bluey's Cut and Restored Rope Method

131

Eric Impey Eric Impey's Impromptu Cut and Restored Rope Method

132

Dr. Ervin Dr. Ervin's Rope Restoration

134

Harold Sterling The Short and the Long Rope Mystery

136

R.W. Hull R.W. Hull's Stretching Rope

143

S.H. Sharpe S.H. Sharpe's A Rope Repaired

149

John Goodrum John Goodrum's Sleight of Hand Method

151

Graham Adams Graham Adams' Cut and Restored Rope

152

Fernand Verheyden Fernand Verheyden's Method

154

Harlan Tarbell Harlan Tarbell's "Many-Cut" Rope Mystery

157

William Larsen & T. Page Wright Zenith Rope Restoration (Method Two)

160

U.F. Grant U.F. Grant's 1933 Rope Trick

162

Carl Brema Carl Brema's Knotted Rope

164

U.F. Grant U.F. Grant's Sleight of Hand Rope Trick

165

Heisey Heisey's Hindu Rope Trick

169

Cut and Restored Rope (Unprepared Rope)  
William Larsen & T. Page Wright Simplicity Rope Restoration

179

William Larsen & T. Page Wright Tug O' War

182

William Larsen & T. Page Wright Vinculum

182

William Larsen & T. Page Wright Gloved Deception

184

William Larsen & T. Page Wright Restoring The Rope

185

Bert Douglas Magic Skipping Rope

188

R.M. Jamison R.M. Jamison's Severed Rope

195

Baffles Brush Baffleso!

197

U.F. Grant U.F. Grant's Stage Rope Restoration

200

Scotty Lang Scotty Lang's Sucker Rope Trick

201

William Larsen & T. Page Wright The L.W. Lost Chord

204

Will Brema Will Brema's Convincing Rope Trick

206

Winston Freer The Aladdin Oriental Gimmick

212

K.W. Liddle K.W. Liddle's Phenomenal Rope Trick

215

William Larsen & T. Page Wright L.W. Chased

218

Cut and Restored Rope (Prepared Rope)  
William Larsen & T. Page Wright L.W. Marking The Center

223

R.W. Hull R.W. Hull's Marked Rope and the Thumb Tack

224

U.F. Grant U.F. Grant's Super Rope Trick

232

Waldo Clarke Waldo Clarke's Little Rhody Rope Trick

234

Harlan Tarbell The Tarbell Rope Mystery

242

Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Rope Gimmicks

246

Minocher Nowroji Minocher Nowroji's Restoration

272

Eldon Nichols Nu-Cut Rope Trick

275

Doc Nixon Doc Nixon's Toothpick Rope Gimmicks

277

Bert Douglas Additional Encore Rope Methods

279

Ned Ashbury Encore Rope Variation

283

Dr. Clyde Cairy Dr. Clyde Cairy's Follow Me Rope Routine

284

S. Reilly S. Reilly's Rope Trick

289

Eddie Clever Eddie Clever's Triple Cut Rope Routine

298

William Larsen & T. Page Wright The L.W. Great Divide

303

Gessing-Gordon The Gessing-Gordon Rope Trick

305

Harry Bjorklund The Slow Motion Restoration

306

Burling Hull Burling Hull's "Miracle" Rope Restoration

315

Caryl S. Fleming Fleming's Liquid Rope Gimmick

327

William Larsen & T. Page Wright L.W. Double Restoration

335

William Larsen & T. Page Wright The L.W. Zenith Rope Restoration

337

Winston Freer Doubled Rope Gimmick

341

Miscellaneous Rope Tricks    
Seymour Davis Sinbad's Rope

355

H. Berson H. Berson's Miracle Rope Growth

356

Winston Freer Winston Freer's Alagen Rope

358

Winston Freer Winston Freer's Master Muscle

359

Winston Freer Winston Freer's "Tug Of War" Rope

360

John Lippy, Jr. The Hypnotized Rope

361

Grant & Mallow Grant & Mallow's Ropes of Bengai

362

Herman Hanson Herman Hanson's Climax Rope Trick

366

Percy Abbott Percy Abbott's "Easy-Do" Rope Trick

370

U.F. Grant U.F. Grant's Amazing Rope Trick

371

The Hindoo Rope Trick    
Rupert Slater Rupert Slater's Moth and Rope

377

Sid Lorraine The Pocket Hindoo Rope Trick

381

Collins Pentz The Vanishing Boy

382

Joseph Dunninger Dunninger's East Indian Rope Trick

385

W.T. Lawhead Svengali's Rope Climbing Trick of India

388

J.K. Wright J.K. Wright's Indian Rope Trick

391

David Devant David Devant's Hindoo Rope Trick

394

Abbott's Encyclopedia Volume 1

Stewart James' Encyclopedia 2005

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