Ring on Wand
Ring on Wand, or Ring on Stick, is a trick in which the magician causes a ring to penetrate a magic wand, usually while its ends are held by members of the audience. The trick was a favorite of many of the great magicians of the twentieth century, including Charles Bertram, Nate Leipzig, and Dai Vernon. An old trick, it has been adapted more recently using a pencil, a pen, and a spoon.
- Faire passer un anneau d'un mouchoir dans un baton Jean Prévost, La Premiere Partie des subtiles et plaisantes inventions (1584, page 25)
- To Pass a Ring Invisibly Upon the Middle of a Wooden Wand, the Ends Being Held by Two of the Spectators: Professor Hoffman, Modern Magic (1876, pp. 230-231).
- To Pass a Ring from a Handkerchief on to a Wand Held at Each End: Edwin T. Sachs, Sleight-of-Hand (1877, pp. 31-32; 1895, pp. 51-53).
- Ring and Stick (Jack Miller): Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 8 No. 7 (December 1950, p. 735).
- The Ring on the Wand (Four Methods) (Dai Vernon): Stars of Magic, Series 6 No. 1 (1950; 1961, pp. 84-88).
- The Ring off Stick: Hans E. Trixer, ConjuRING Trix and Jardine Ellis Ring Effex (1955, pp. 21-24).
- New Ring on Wand: Harry Blackstone, Blackstone's Secrets of Magic (Revised 1958, pp. 162-163).
- Lend Me Your Ring (Amedeo): Frank Garcia and George Schindler, Amedeo's Continental Magic (1974, pp. 60-61)
- Your Pencil-–My Ring! (Ron Bauer): The New Tops, Vol. 20 No. 8 (August 1980, pp. 24-26).
- Ring off Pencil: Al Schneider, Al Schneider on Close-up (1980, pp. 90-95).
- Al Schneider, Al Schneider Magic (2011, pp. 193-214).
- Ring On Wand: Magic Manuscript, Vol. 6 No. 2 (September-October 1984, p. 49).
- Ring Ware (Edward Marlo): Jon Racherbaumer, Arcade Dreams (1997 p. 122-124).