Project: Magic Inventors

The following list of inventors was gleaned from the book "Exclusive Magical Secrets" by Will Goldston (1878 - 1948), originally published by The Magician, Ltd, London, UK, 1912, and currently being republished by Dover Books, New York, NY, 1977

Invention Inventor Page
Pocket Tricks    
Chefalo Disappearing Knots Chefalo

26

From Hat to Hat Yettmah

34

The Mesmerized Match Box (thread) Ormonde Penstone & Dr. Owen Brown

39

Drawing Room Tricks    
The Spelling Spirit Douglas Dexter

68

Automatic Chessmen Professor Hoffman

75

Stage Tricks    
The "W.G." Glass Casket Will Goldston

91

The Animated Sketch Montague Albert

107

Two New Clock Tricks Roltare & Laurens

110

Walnut Trick Charles Bertram

116

The Dissolving Ball Chris Van Bern

122

Chefalo's Candle and Handkerchief Trick Chefalo

125

The Travelling Eggs Will Goldston

133

Two Mysterious Cigars Chris Van Bern

142

The Magical Production of an Umbrella and an Umbrella Stand Chris Van Bern

144

The Crystal Cylinders Karl Germain

147

The Glass of Water and the Hat Chris Van Bern

152

A Palm from a Walking Stick Will Goldston

155

A New Restored Card Trick Montague Albert

157

The Cards through the Hat Merlin, the famous card conjurer

159

The Best Rising Card Trick Montraville M. Wood

168

The Rising Card Box Will Goldston

178

The Stool and the Prophet Will Goldston

199

The Changing Rabbit Chefalo

206

The Magical Production of a Large Aviary Montague Albert

207

The New Fish Bowl Trick Conradi

210

The Chefalo Duck Tub Chefalo

213

Chinese Magic    
The New Rice Bowls Chung Ling Soo

227

The Sugar Stick Tricl Chung Ling Soo

229

Chefalo's Chinese Duck Production Act Chefalo

231

The Umbrella and the Handkerchiefs Improvement by Yettmah

246

A Bowl of Water and Some Confetti Yettmah

251

Magical Tips    
The "W.G." Step-Ladder for Trap Will Goldston

270

Martin Chapender's Diminishing Cards Martin Chapender

273

The "M.A." Automatic Servante Montague Albert

276

Harry Houdini's Tricks    
Houdini's Rope Tie Erich Weiss (Houdini)

284

Houdini's Escape From Two Boxes Erich Weiss (Houdini)

287

Houdini's Ice Pick Release Erich Weiss (Houdini)

293

The Houdini Pillory Illusion Erich Weiss (Houdini)

294

The Houdini Challenge Handcuff Erich Weiss (Houdini)

297

Bautier De Kolta    
Bautier De Kolta's Expanding Cube Illusion Bautier De Kolta

314

Comedy Tricks    
A Novel Hat and Rabbit Trick Chefalo

338

Juggling    
A Fine Ballancing Feat with Billiard Balls Chris Van Bern

413

Stage Illusions    
Denton's Cabinet Trick Denton

434

Kellar's Floating Lady Harry Kellar

442

The Tea Chest and Tea Boxes Oswald Williams

447

Will Goldston's Glass Box Illusion Will Goldston

459

The Mysterious Iron Cage Will Goldston

467

The Growing Box Imro Fox & Improvements by Chefalo

471

Chefalo's Cage Cabinet Chefalo

492

The Merry Widow Illusion Oswald Williams

494

The Servais Le Roy Illusion (Girl Vanish from Ladder) Servais Le Roy

496

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