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Ring on Wand

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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.

Publications

  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Ring Ware (Edward Marlo): Jon Racherbaumer, Arcade Dreams (1997 p. 122-124).
  • Wandering (Romaine): Genii, Vol. 68 No. 4 (April 2005, pp. 54-55).

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