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Bob Hummer

Bob Hummer

(USA: fl. 1930s - 50s)

Publisher. Semi-pro magician. A notable eccentric. Invented Hummer Card Mystery (by 1940), Fantastric (by 1941), Parity Principle, Whirling Card (by 1944), and Poker Chip Trick (by 1947).

Wrote Half-a-Dozen Hummers (1940, 12pp), Six Trix for 1944 (1944, 7pp), Little Stranger (c1945, 4pp), Thotography (c1945, 4pp), Mathematical 3-Card Monte (1951), Three Pets (1953), and Face-up Face-down Mysteries (c1945, 3pp). Tricks in Jinx and Ireland's YB: 1952. See Karl Fulves (ed), Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets (1980, 109pp).


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Three Pets by Bob HummerFrom the brilliant mind of Bob Hummer comes a triple helping of mental mysteries that are as much fun for you to perform as they are for your audience to experience them. One effect uses cards, another coins, and the last uses a single, unprepared die.

Personality Test - This is a nice "ice breaker" effect with cards that sets the stage for the mental demonstrations yet to come. Captures your spectator's attention and leaves her hungry to see more.

The 'Snappy' Thirteen-Cent Trick - Who knew that thirteen cents could be this much fun? A spectator sets out two nickels and three pennies...

2019 / 6 / 8
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A Baker's Dozen Hummers by Bob HummerHere's a compendium of 13 of Bob Hummer's unique, mind-blowing stunts for magicians and mentalists. A baker's dozen mentalism and magic effects using cards and coins. Each one seems utterly impossible, yet they work every time.


  • Foreword (B. W. McCarron)
  • Introduction (Martin Gardner)
  • 1. The Magic Separation
  • 2. Face-Up Prediction
  • 3. Lite-Ning Addition
  • 4. Two Card Transpo
  • 5. Two Card Location
  • 6. Card and Ribbon
  • 7. The Four G-Men
  • 8. The Card on the Window Pane
  • 9. Double Thought
  • 10. A Rare Coin Stunt
  • 11. A Possible...
2018 / 12 / 15
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The Whispering Spirit by Bob Hummer

An entertaining mental feat with a borrowed deck of cards.

From the brilliant mind of Bob Hummer comes a divination mystery that seems impossible, yet you do it every time. The performer takes the spectator on an adventure with a borrowed deck and a dead person's age (which is furnished by anyone in the room). In some uncanny manner, the "Whispering Spirit" aids the performer in solving the mystery. The performer does not need to touch the deck while they are in the spectator's hands.

There are no setups, stacks or cyclical rotations. The cards may be borrowed. The cards are not marked....

2018 / 12 / 1
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Improved Little Strangers by Devin Knight & Bob HummerUsing your own deck or a borrowed deck, you turn your back to the spectator. The spectator can shuffle the deck while your back is turned. The spectator removes the top 15 cards from the pack just as they come. From those 15 cards he is to remove all the black cards and put them in his front left pants pocket. The remaining red cards, he counts and then places them in his right front pants pocket.

Next, he takes a few more cards from the remaining deck, the number to correspond the number of red cards in his right pants pocket. If he placed 7 cards there, he would remove from the deck face...

2018 / 2 / 10
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Fantastric by Bob HummerFrom the title, you'd guess that this is a fantastic trick. It's not. It's a true miracle of psychic entertainment! Here is an incredible mental miracle involving a deck of playing cards, which may be borrowed.

A spectator shuffles the cards as much or as little as she desires. She deals a number of cards onto the table (a free choice). The performer does not need to touch the deck while they are in the spectator's hands. The performer now turns his back, or leaves the room entirely. The spectator removes any number of cards from the pile on the table and places them in the card box, out...

2018 / 1 / 16
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