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Thimble magic was quite popular in the 40s, 50s and 60s. Some of the best manipulation acts had a thimble sequence. The first little trick I learned was with a thimble. Today it is the rare occasion to see a thimble act, which makes thimbles the more attractive. If you want to build a unique act, thimbles might be the right thing for you. On top of that, the manipulation of thimbles is much easier to learn than to manipulate cards, coins or balls.

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Tops Treasury of Thimble Magic

Gordon Miller

Tops Treasury of Thimble Magic by Gordon MillerA collection of thimble magic routines, moves and tips from TOPS magazine.
  • Latest Thimble Magic
    • Preface
    • The Thumb Palm
    • The Finger Palm
    • Roll Over Palm
    • Front And Back Palm
    • Move and Vanish With One Thimble
    • Now You See It - Now You Don't
    • Finger Exchange
    • Penetration Through The Hand
    • Invisible Penetration Through A Handkerchief
    • Visible Penetration Through A Handkerchief
    • Two Handed Color Change
    • One Handed Color Change
    • Red And Green
    • Patriotic Thimble Routine
    • Simplified One To Eight" Routine
  • Trick Thimbles
    • Thimble To Silk
    • Thimble To Cigarette
    • Miracle Thimble
    • The Hook Thimble ...
2016 / 1 / 22

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Thimble Stars

Stephen Ablett

Thimble Stars by Stephen AblettThimble Stars is a 4 minute thimble manipulation routine, as Stephen performs in his children's show, adult parlour, and in close-up situations.

He performs it over 250 times a year in his children's show to comedy patter, which ends in a spring rabbit production. His close-up version ends with the vanish of all four thimbles.

The routine has been devised to work around all bad angles, eliminate steals and awkward moves and make the routine as 'fool proof' as he could make it. He doesn't wear a jacket or use sleeves. The only clothing requirements are that you have trouser pockets. ...

2014 / 9 / 10

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Tantalizing Thimbles

Warren W. Wiersbe

Tantalizing Thimbles by Warren W. WiersbeAccenting simplicity in thimble magic, without clips or holders, gimmicked tables or devices or trick thimbles. 51 illustrations, great sleight of hand.

1st edition 1948; 1st digital edition 2013, 39 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface

    The Thimbles Themselves

  2. Materials
  3. Sleights


  4. The Toss Palm
  5. "Cig" Vanish
  6. Slow-Motion Vanish
  7. Rub-A-Dub Vanish

    Color Changes

  8. The Rub Change
  9. The Triple Color Change
  10. Twister Color Change
  11. Slow-Motion Color Change

    Thimble Tricks

  12. Double Penetration
  13. Transposed Thimbles
  14. The Educated Thimbles
  15. Multi-Thimble Vanish
  16. The Penetrating...
2013 / 8 / 10

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Al Leech's Legacy

Al Leech

Al Leech's Legacy by Al LeechThe best parts in this publications are the work on thimbles and billiard balls. Also included are card and coin routines.

1st edition 1980, 1st digital edition 2013, 90 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Alfred B. Leech: Magician—Of—The Month
  3. Major Surgery
  4. A Typographical Error
  5. Platform Wild Card
  6. A Bicycle Built For Profit
  7. Too Small
  8. Snap Change
  9. Crooked Card
  10. Three Cards Across
  11. The 1971-72 M-U-M Award
  12. A Card Trilogy
  13. Coins And Cards
  14. The Coin Star
  15. Ball Manipulation
  16. Chicago Balls: The Chicago Ball Trick And A Routine
  17. Substitution For Chicago Balls
  18. Color Changes ...
2013 / 5 / 31

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The Ramsay Legend

Andrew Galloway

The Ramsay Legend by Andrew GallowayJohn Ramsay was known for his clever use of misdirection. Probably his most famous quote is
"I work alone, but I have an invisible assistant—Miss Direction."—John Ramsay
His use of misdirection was so good that he often badly fooled his fellow magicians. Ramsay was a sleight-of-hand master with coins and thimbles, but worked essentially with all objects including cards, ropes and cups and balls. Lots of clear line drawings by Ralph O. Evans.

1st edition 1969 Goodliffe Publications; 2nd printing 1975 by Magic, Inc., comb-bound, 63 pages; 1st digital edition 2013, 93 pages.


2013 / 3 / 25

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Rupert Howard Magic Course: Lesson 12: Thimble Magic and Watch Tricks

Rupert Howard

Rupert Howard Magic Course: Lesson 12: Thimble Magic and Watch Tricks by Rupert Howard

Table of Contents

  1. Content
  2. Rehearsal

    Thimble Manipulation

  3. The Thumb Palm
  4. Vanish No. 1
  5. Vanish No. 2
  6. The Change-Over Palm
  7. Vanish No. 3
  8. The Back and Front Palm

    Watch and Clock Tricks

  9. The Flight of Time
  10. The Flying Alarm Clock

    Borrowed Watch Tricks

  11. With an Assistant
  12. Without an Assistant
  13. The Watch in the Loaf
  14. The Watch Boxes

    The History of Magic (part 7)

  15. Conjurers of the Eighteenth Century
You can also get the entire 25 lesson course on disc.

1st edition 1931; 22 pages.

2010 / 3 / 22

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Loyd's Master Manipulation of Thimbles

Edward Loyd Enochs

Loyd's Master Manipulation of Thimbles by Edward Loyd EnochsThis is considered one of the best, if not THE best publication for manipulating thimbles. Includes many new and original concepts.

It comes with 84 gorgeous line drawings. The original booklet had these drawings in very small size. For this ebook we have completely reformatted it and enlarged the drawings to allow easier studying.

1st edition 1931, 1st digital edition 2009, PDF 49 pages.

2009 / 9 / 29

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Werry's Fantastic Thimbles Teach-In

Lewis Ganson & Geissler-Werry

Werry's Fantastic Thimbles Teach-In by Lewis Ganson & Geissler-WerryWerry was an extremely innovative and creative magician, developing many new effects and founding the famous magazine "Magische Welt" in Germany (which continues to be published by Wittus Witt). You will also learn about Dean Metcalfe's thimble routine.

This was part of the famous Ganson Teach-In series originally published by Supreme Magic Inc. Rights are now owned by Martin Breese whom we thank for the kind permission to reproduce this booklet.

[Get the full collection of all 17 Teach-Ins at a huge discount.

1st edition 1979, original 35 pages, PDF 33 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. Introduction
  3. The Basic...
2009 / 1 / 6

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Thimble Magic

Jean Hugard

Thimble Magic by Jean HugardFor a long time I had the perception that magic with thimbles is at best something for kids. Then I saw a performance by a japanese magician. And it blew my mind. It was a fast paced, very visiual and beautiful manipulation performance.

In this booklet Hugard teaches all the moves and quite a few routines to build your own thimble act. One of the big advantages of thimbles is that they are easier to manipulate than other objects such as balls and coins.

1st edition, 1936 Max Holden, New York; 46 pages

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1: The Thimbles
  2. Chapter 2: Advanced Sleights ...
2005 / 12 / 4

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