1941 ca.
Written by Stewart James
Work of Various
400 pages (Hardcover), published by Abbott's Magic
Illustrated with drawings by Sid Lorraine, Howard Melson
Language: English
169 entries
Cover photograph
Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Percy Abbott Publisher's Foreword
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Dedication to Harlan Tarbell
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Chapter 1 - Knots
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G. W. Hunter G. W. Hunter's Puzzle Knot making a knot without letting go of ends, with ring on rope as addition
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The One Hand Knot
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The Flip Knot knot appears in end of rope
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The Lightning Knot
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Two at a Time making a knot with each hand, with one rope
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The Knot of Enchantment rope tied on wrists of performer, knot is made on middle of rope
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Any Number of Knots appearance of multiple knots, with variations
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Guarding the Line rope tied on wrists of two spectators, knots appear when light is turned out
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Adolph Ferber Adolph Ferber's Spectre Tie knot appears on tube on rope, under handkerchief
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The Vanishing Square Knot square knot to slip knot, two ropes
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Ralph W. Hull Ralph Hull's Famous Vanishing Knot
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Chefalo Chefalo's Vanishing Knot double knot vanish
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The Captive Knot knot in center of rope vanishes under handkerchief, knot on the ends of rope to make it more difficult
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G. W. Hunter, Ralph W. Hull The Magic Shoe Laces Hull's presentation for the G. W. Hunter Knot
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John Braun John Braun Combination Knot double knot, mixture of shoe laces and Chefalo knot
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Wholesale Knot Removal knots in two ropes are removed under handkerchief while ends are held, ropes are tied together with thread
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Gone Again vanish of multiple knots in a rope
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Visibly knot slides of rope
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Charles T. Jordan C. T. Jordan's Mystifying Knot Trick ring knotted on cord, released under handkerchief
Also published here 36
Chapter 2 - Penetrations (Two Ropes)
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Ropes Through the Neck two ropes, tied with thread
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Henry Venable Venable's Improved Ropes Through Neck two ropes, forming a loop
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The Ropes and Rings Mystery rings released from ropes, through sleeves of jacket, tied with thread
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Stanley Collins Stanley Collins' New Ropes and Rings Release rings released from ropes, through sleeves of jacket
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Relue's Ropes and Cups two tin and two ceramic cups knotted on ropes with a wand, only tin cups penetrate ropes and fall on the floor
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Oriental or Simplicity Rope Release silks knotted on ropes and fan, silks penetrate ropes
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Walking Through Ropes ropes tied around body of person
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Alvin C. Thompson The 3-In-1 Ropes preparation in two ropes for Grandmother's Necklace, Walking through rope etc, with snap fasteners
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Adolph Ferber Mimi-Cords two ropes, through block of wood
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Chapter 3 - Penetrations (One Rope)
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Loop the Loop puzzle, removing loop of rope on arm while hand is in west pocket
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The Leg Tie rope through leg, loop formed under leg
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Nevil Maskelyne Nevil Maseklyne's Leg Tie rope through leg,
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Tenkai Ishida Tenkai Rope Through Neck loop formed behind neck
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New Rope Through Neck rope tied to loop, penetrates neck
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The Handkerchief Release hands of performer tied together with handkerchief, rope penetrates handkerchief while held by spectator
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Jay-Bee's Undisturbed Knot handkerchief knotted on rope penetrates rope
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The Vest Turning Trick turning vest inside out while ends of ropes are tied to wrists
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The Ring on the Rope wrists tied with ends of ropes, ring on rope, extra ring
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The Ring Knotted on the Rope wrists tied with ends of ropes, ring tied on rope, extra ring
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Oscar S. Teale Puzzling Ring on the Rope wrists tied with ends of ropes, ring on rope, extra ring
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The New Ring on Rope wrists tied with ends of ropes, ring on rope, with flexible wire bracelet
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Rupert Slater Slater's Ring on the Rope wrists of spectator tied behind back with ends of ropes, performer's wrists are tied as well, ring on rope of spectator, on both ropes and finally on performer's rope, three rings used
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Borrowed Ring on Rope wrists tied with ends of ropes, ring knotted on rope
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The "Cheeky" Rope and Ring Trick ring off rope under handkerchief, using extra piece
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Edward Smith Edward Smith's Rope and Ring Trick ring on rope is released, rope tied with knot and ends sealed with wax, brass bolt used
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The Dropping Ring two loops knotted in rope, ring travels from one loop to other
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Wholesale Ring Removal ring knotted on rope, penetrates rope
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Charles A. Leedy Charles Leedy's Ropo Ring ring ends up knotted in two ropes held by spectators, covered with handkerchief
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Charles T. Jordan Charles T. Jordan's Psychic Ring Release through sleeves of coat, extra ring
Also published here 78
Eddie Joseph Eddie Joseph's Ringed ring ends up knotted on rope held by spectators, behind screen
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Graham Adams Graham Adams' Rope and Ring Experiment penetration of ring and body of assistant
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The Rope Through the Stick rope wrapped around stick or knife
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U. F. Grant U. F. Grant's Witch's Broom assistant stands against post and wis wrapped with rope
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Cutting a Woman in Half assistant wrapped with rope
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Chapter 4 - Cut and Restored Cord
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Harry Kellar The Famous Kellar String Trick waxed ends, with string
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Karl Germain Karl Germaine's String Restoration waxed ends in the beginning of routine, with string knotted to a loop
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Joe Berg Joe Berg's Japanese Paper String Restoration twisting two fake ends from middle, with string
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Figure "8" String Restoration loop of string is cut and restored when put in mouth
Related to 96
Simple String Restoration cut and restored string
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Twyno cut and restored string
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Impromptu String Restoration cut and restored string
Variations 101
Eddie Joseph Eddie Joseph's Restored String cut and restored string
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Joseph Ovette Ovette's Supreme String Mystery cut and restored string
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Louis Christianer Louis F. Christianer's Favorite String Trick cut and restored string, pieces placed inside glass of water and fished out with pencil
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The Master Cut and Restored String loop on pull, cut and restored string
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S.S. Blodgett S. B. Blodgett's Double Restoration two strings are cut and restored at the same time
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William Larsen, T. Page Wright L. W. Package Cord Mystery cut and restored string, extra loop attached to scissors
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Le-Roy's Hindoo Yarn Mystery cut and restored string, twisting ends back together
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Ellis Stanyon Ellis Stanyon's String Restoration cut and restored string, threaded through envelope
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T. Page Wright T. Page Wright's Variation cut and restored string, threaded through envelope
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Rupert Slater Rupert Slater's Variation cut and restored string, threaded through packet of cigarettes
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Baffling String Restoration cut and restored string, threaded through envelope
Inspired by
  • Charles T. Jordan's "Bisected Queen Mystery"
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Wiesenheimer String Restoration cut and restored string, threaded through envelope
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Joseph J. Kolar Joseph Kolar's Straw and String Trick string in straw is cut and restored, with effect variations
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Nelson Hahne Nelson Hahne's Variation variation of Kolar's cut and restored string trick
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Floyd G. Thayer Floyd Thayer's Wizzo cut and restored string, in folded paper
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William Larsen, T. Page Wright L. W. Restoring the String cut and restored string, extra pieces added with pen knife
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Chapter 5 - Cut and Restored Rope (Impromptu)
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Figure "8" Rope Restoration loop of rope is cut and restored when put in mouth
Related to 129
The "Hindoo" Rope Restoration
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Bluey-Bluey Bluey-Bluey's Method
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Eric F. Impey Eric Impey's Impromptu Method
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Dr. Edward G. Ervin Dr. Ervin's Rope Restoration
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Harold Sterling The Short and Long Rope Mystery comedy routine with two children, two ropes are never the same size even though ends are trimmed multiple times, rope is restored as climax, stage-whispering
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Ralph W. Hull R. W. Hull's Stretching Rope rope is cut in middle but pieces are of different lengths, performer stretches ropes to same lengths and restores it
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Sam H. Sharpe S. H. Sharpe's A Rope Repaired extra piece is cut in process to form false loop
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John Goodrum John Goodrum's Sleight of Hand Method
Also published here 151
Graham Adams Graham Adam's Cut and Restored Rope
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Fernand Verheyden Fernand Verheyden's Method
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Harlan Tarbell Harlan Tarbell's "Many-Cut" Rope Mystery
Also published here 157
T. Page Wright, William Larsen Zenith Rope Restoration (Method Two)
Related to 160
U. F. Grant U. F. Grant's 1933 Rope Trick
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Carl Brema Carl Brema's Knotted Rope
Inspired by 164
U. F. Grant U. F. Grant's Sleight-Of-Hand Rope Trick
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Heisey Heisey's Hindu Rope Trick
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Chapter 6 - Cut and Restored (Unprepared Rope)
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William Larsen, T. Page Wright The L. W. Simplicity Rope Restoration adding extra piece
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William Larsen, T. Page Wright L. W. Tug O' War spectators pull at each end of the rope, after rope is cut, they expect to fall but rope is restored again
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William Larsen, T. Page Wright L. W. Vinculum
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William Larsen, T. Page Wright The L. W. Gloved Deception wearing gloves to hide loop
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William Larsen, T. Page Wright L. W. Restoring the Rope loop hidden in hollow handle of knife
Related to 185
Bert Douglas Bert Douglas' Magic Skipping Rope
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Ringing the Bull rings on rope, rope is cut to release rings and rope is restored again
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R. M. Jamison R. M. Jamison's Severed Rope two ropes are cut at the same time and restored, loop
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Baffles Brush Baffleso!
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U. F. Grant U. F. Grant's Stage Rope Restoration black art, black tube on rope looks like rope is cut
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Scotty Lang Scotty Lang's Sucker Rope Trick sucker routine, second and cut rope can be seen hanging from pocket, this rope is then restored too
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William Larsen, T. Page Wright The L. W. Lost Chord cut rope placed inside changing bag, knotted rope is removed and eventually restored
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Will Brema Will Brema's Convincing Rope Trick rope is cut twice and restored, using gimmick
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Winston Freer The Aladdin Oriental Gimmick by Winston Freer rubber tube to hold ends together
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Keith Liddle K. W. Liddle's Phenomenal Rope Trick loop on pull
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William Larsen, T. Page Wright L. W. Chased doing a cut and restored rope in a department store, loops
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Chapter 7 - Cut and Restored Rope (Prepared Rope)
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William Larsen, T. Page Wright L. W. Marking the Center
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Ralph W. Hull R. W. Hull's Marked Rope and the Thumb Tack marked rope. is cut and restored
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U. F. Grant U. F. Grant's Super Rope Trick with extra piece
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Waldo Clarke Waldo Clarke's Little Rhody Rope Trick with extra piece
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Harlan Tarbell The Tarbell Rope Mystery several methods, using rope gimmick
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Capt. Jones Captain Jones' Rope Trick
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Minocher Nowroji Minocher Nowroji's Restoration ball or bead on rope, rope is cut to release ball and then restored
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Ball them Up two balls on rope, rope is cut and restored
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Eldon Nichols Nu-Cut Rope Trick by Eldon Nichols glued ends
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W.J. Nixon Doc Nixon's Rope Mystery connection device made from toothpick
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The Encore Rope Trick
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Bert Douglas Additional Encore Rope Methods by Bert Douglas
Variations 279
Ned Absury Ned Absury's Variation
Inspired by 283
Clyde Cairy Dr. Clyde Cairy's Follow Me Rope Routine spectator also cuts a piece of rope but only performer's rope ends up restored
Related to 284
Winston Freer Winston Freer's Suggestion variation for Cairy's routine, both ropes end up restored
Related to 289
Syl Reilly S. Reilly's Rope Trick ends are in a different color
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Eddie Clever Eddie Clever's Triple Rope Routine
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F. H. Jeudevine F. H. Jeudevine's Rope Routine
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The Baker Takes a Cut rope through loaf of bread is cut and restored
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William Larsen, T. Page Wright The L. W. Great Divide rope through two wooden blocks is cut and restored
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The Gessing-Gordon Rope Trick rope and invisible thread
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Harry C. Bjorklund The Slow Motion Restoration by Harry Bjorklund
Also published here 306
The Marvel Cut and Restored Rope with extra piece
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Jack McMillen The "J. M." Rope Trick with metal ring
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Burling Hull Burling Hull's "Miracle" Rope Restoration
  • Alternative Conclusion
  • Presenting the Rope to the Audience
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Caryl S. Fleming "Cut Yourself a Piece of Rope" with Do As I Do interlude, using Fleming's Liquid Rope Gimmic, two routines
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William Larsen, T. Page Wright L. W. Double Restoration three ropes with different colors, two are cut and restored
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William Larsen, T. Page Wright The L. W. Zenith Rope Restoration loop knotted to ring is cut twice and restored
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The "Maxam" Triple Cut Rope Trick using special rope devised by Winston Freer
Related to 340
Chapter 8 - Miscellaneous Rope Tricks
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Stabbing the Loop endless chain, figure eight game, using a rope
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The Bachelor's Needle rope is wind around thumb, threading end through loop
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Same Ring - Same Finger performer is tied to chair with hands behind back and holds ring between lips, behind screen ring travels to selected finger
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Seymour Davis Seymour Davis' "Sinbad's Rope" rope is measured and piece cut off, when measured again it is still the same length
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H. Berson H. Berson's Miracle Rope Growth with tag on rope
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Winston Freer Winston Freer's Alagen Rope using same special rope as in Maxam-routine, variation where ropes stretches and changes color at same time
Related to 358
Winston Freer Winston Freer's Master Muscle tearing a rope apart
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Winston Freer Winston Freer's "Tug-Of-War" Rope
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John Lippy, Jr. The Hypnotized Rope rope stands still horizontally
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U. F. Grant Grant and Maillow's Ropes of Bengal two ropes in paper tube, prediction if spectator selects long or short rope
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Herman Hanson Herman Hanson's Climax Rope Trick rope cut and restored when placed inside rolled magazine
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Percy Abbott Percy Abbott's "Easy-Do" Rope Trick with paper bag
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U. F. Grant U. F. Grant's Amazing Rope Trick black art method, in front of body
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Chapter 9 - The Hindoo Rope Trick
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Rupert Slater Rupert Slater's Moth and Rope moth climbs up rope, Indian rope trick presentation
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Sid Lorraine The Pocket Hindoo Rope Trick rope vanishes, Indian rope trick presentation, flash rope
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Collins Pentz The Vanishing Boy stage method for Indian rope trick
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Joseph Dunninger Dunninger's East Indian Rope Trick stage method
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W. T. Lawhead Svengali's Rope Climbing Trick of India
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J. K. Wright J. K. Wright's Indian Rope Trick
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David Devant David Devant's Hindoo Rope Trick
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Data entered by Lorenz Schär.