Make your own free website on
Ganson, Lewis: Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket
Routines using the extra object principle
Ganson's Magic Teach-In Series
©1979 1st edition The Supreme Magic Co. Ltd
Paper, stapled, 42 pages
Available as an e-book from
Ganson Two In the Hand
Image courtesy

Comments ( Three small objects are shown, two are placed into the left hand and the third one into a pocket. On opening the left hand, not two but THREE objects are seen. This is repeated a few times, the effect becoming more bewildering as the routine proceeds. In some versions, the objects eventually vanish or are transformed into something different. From this basic theme, a whole range of tricks has been evolved, the objects employed being almost anything of such a size that can be concealed in the hands. This was part of the famous Ganson Teach-In series originally published by Supreme Magic Inc. Rights are now owned by Martin Breese.


4 Contents
6 Appreciation
7 Introduction
8 The Extra Ball Principle in Practice
8 - The Moves
13 The Climax
14 How Many?
16 - False Transfer from One Hand to the Other
18 The Hand over Hand Move
20 Solid Dust
21 Sweet Trick
24 Back Again — Eddie Joseph
27 The Magic Ring — Gerald Kosky
29 Bells
29 - The Basic Move
31 - The Routine
36 Coke Capers
36 A Routine for Coke Capers — Ken de Courcy
39 Other Routines
42 Conclusion