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Ellis Ring

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The Ellis Ring was a gimmicked ring developed by Jardine Ellis to perform the Ring on Wand effect. Presented for the first time at Magic Circle Grand Séance of 1921. (See The Magic Wand, Vol. 13, no. 123, november 1924, page 155.)

It is usually a brass ring and, in addition to a magic wand or stick, it can also penetrate:

  • a borrowed handkerchief -- while the ends are being held
  • a rope or string
  • a spectator's thumb




  • Jellis Ring: an Ellis Ring made by Johnson Products
  • Joe Porper's Wedding Band Ellis Ring
  • Gemini Ring: A variation made from black plastic