The Ellis Ring was a gimmicked ring developed by Jardine Ellis to perform the Ring on Wand effect. Presented for the first time at Magic Circle Grand Séance of 1921. (See The Magic Wand, Vol. 13, no. 123, november 1924, page 155.)
It is usually a brass ring and can be used to:
- penetrate onto a borrowed handkerchief -- while the ends are being held
- pass through ropes
- penetrate a spectator's thumb
- A Few Jardine Ellis Secrets by George Johnson (1925)
- John Howie's Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring Magic (1955)
- Mohammed Bey's Routines for the Jardine Ellis Ring on Stick by S. Leo Horowitz (1952)
- The Pentagram, Vol. 8, No. 10-11-12 & Vol. 9, No. 1, 1954, John Howie's Routine with the Jardine Ellis Ring.
- New Phoenix No. 330 Sept. 22, 1955, page 129. Combination by Horace Bennett.
- The Art of Close-up, Vol. 1 by Lewis Ganson (1968), page 369, Chapter 15 : Jardine Ellis Rediscovered.
- A Routine with the Jardine Ellis Ring by Charlie Miller in Genii 1976 October, vol. 40, No. 10, page 660.
- My Jardine Ellis Routine, page 25, book On Your Feet by Horace Bennett (1978).
- Close-Up File by Jerry Mentzer (1994), page 27, Ellis Ring - A New Beginning and page 30, My Jardine Ellis Ring Routine by Horace Bennett.
- The One True Ring by R. Paul Wilson
- Ellis Ring on Shoelace
- Joe Porper's Wedding Band Ellis Ring
- Gemini Ring: A variation made from black plastic