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35 Miracles with a Mirror Glass
by Ulysses Frederick Grant & T. A. Whitney


(1 review, 3 customer ratings) ★★★

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35 Miracles with a Mirror Glass by Ulysses Frederick Grant & T. A. Whitney

Here are 35 miracles you can perform with this most handy magical accessory. T. A. Whitney teams up with U. F. Grant to bring you nearly three dozen amazing magical tricks, routines and twists using the mirror glass. Productions, vanishes, transformations, mental effects and more are all described in patient detail, enabling you to add color, flash and mystery to your performances.

Partial Contents

  • Magic Cigarette Maker
  • All the Tea in China
  • Enchanted Necklace
  • Comedy Necklace Trick
  • A Knotty Problem
  • Parade of Silks
  • Instant Shopping
  • Ring on Ribbon
  • The Changing Card
  • Two Card Monte Closer
  • Card Force
  • Sox Appeal
  • Invisible Silk Worm
  • Mind If I Smoke?
  • 21st Century Ribbons
  • Big Money
  • Comedy Big Money
  • Instant Rice
  • Linking Rings, in Miniature
  • Light Surprise
  • Force A Slip
  • Necktie Party
  • Silk Penetration
  • Invisible Silk
  • Change, Please
  • Torn and Restored Card
  • For Better or Worse
  • Cash A Check
  • Instant ATM
  • Diamonds Are Forever
  • Instant Travel
  • Candy's Dandy, But
  • Just Missed the Easter Bunny
  • Happy Birthday
  • Fine Print
  • In Conclusion
  • About the Authors

1st (E. O. Drane) edition 1943, PDF 24 pages.
word count: 8604 which is equivalent to 34 standard pages of text

Reviewed by David Nethery (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Thursday 13 August, 2020

This is a useful reference book on various uses for this classic prop. I would recommend it.

Something that would improve this e-book would be to update it with recommended sources to purchase a good well-made tumbler or goblet that has been gimmicked in this way. Sadly, there are many cheap, poorly made versions available, but not many good ones. Most of the models currently available are not very deceptive looking; these cheap versions use a plastic glass and a piece of polished metal (a highly polished piece of stainless steel can be very effective, but many of the cheaper glasses on the market don't use highly polished stainless steel.) One of the common mistakes made in these type of glasses (both older models and current models) is to have the edge of the gimmick extend to the very top edge of the tumbler. This makes it too likely that the edge will flash at some point without very careful handling. The best versions are made in such a way that the top edge of the gimmick is lower than the edge of the glass. Some types of acrylic or lucite tumblers or goblets are appropriate for making this prop, but it's hard to beat the use of a heavy, fluted real glass for disguising the presence of the gimmick. Even if some good versions of this prop could be recommended for purchase, magic props tend to come and go - example: a few years ago there was an excellent version made by Steve Dick called the "Diamond Cut M***** Goblet" , but this has been discontinued and is hard to find - so perhaps another valuable way to update this e-book would be to include instructions on how to make your own, with suggestions for appropriate types of heavy fluted glasses or glasses with a "diamond" or "waffle" cut pattern that could be used (antique markets or websites dealing in antique glassware are a good source), also the right kind of material that can be used to make the gimmick. Many of the effects with this kind of glass use a gimmick that is removable, but it would also be useful to provide instruction on how to permanently mount the gimmick with the right kind of clear-drying waterproof adhesive for effects that involve the use of liquid. Some of this may be covered (?) in the e-book Magician's DIY Tips and Tricks by Chris Wasshuber also available here on, which I don't own (yet), but if not then a section on how to make this sort of prop might be a worth addition to 'Magician's DIY Tips and Tricks' as well.