170 entries in Ball / "Small" Ball
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Of the ball, and the manner of legierdemaine therewith, also notable feats with one or diverse balles magic with small balls
1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 182
Unknown To make a little ball swell in your hand till it be verie great one or more small balls taken into other hand and become big there, shuttle pass
1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 183
Unknown How to rap a wag upon the knuckles sucker gag in which spectator is rapped on hand
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 183
Unknown False Transfer
1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 182
Unknown To consume (or rather to conveie) one or manie balles into nothing lapping ball after false transfer for complete vanish
1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 183
Unknown Another one ball split in two
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 17
Unknown Another ball travels from hand to hand
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 17
Unknown How to rap a Wag on the knuckles sucker gag in which spectator is rapped on knuckles
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 20
Unknown How to make a great Ball seem to come through a Table into a Cup from bottom of table to under cup after spectator checked the cup by himself
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 15
Unknown Other very pretty tricks with Bals "Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket" precursor, one phase
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 16
Unknown The Cone, or Skittle also "La quille", cone with shell changes place with ball under paper cone cover, also with larger cone and orange
1876 Modern Magic 360
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Unknown The Decanter and the Crystal Balls clear glass balls produced and then "molded" into single ball which then changes color, two methods
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 426
Unknown Pass 1 right hand classic palm, fake transfer to left (described with coin but for all small objects)
1876 Modern Magic 147
Professor Hoffmann The Chameleon Ball small ball changes color multiple times
1890 More Magic 274
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Schule der Magie third part, on holding the hand correctly when a larger object is apparently in it
Related to Mar. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 9) 129
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Schule der Magie fourth part, more on the false transfer
Related to Apr. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 145
Unknown Das Changieren false transfer, multiple methods with different props
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 139
Professor Hoffmann The Crystal Balls (Improved Method) clear glass balls produced and then "molded" into single ball which then changes color, detailed routine
Related toAlso published here 1911 Later Magic 602
Professor Hoffmann The Crystal Balls (Improved Method) clear glass balls produced and then "molded" into single ball which then changes color, detailed routine
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 55
Tom Sellers A New Cigarette Sleight cigarette rolls over back of hand into other hand, false transfer
1933 More Secrets 3
Tom Sellers The Floating Bullet steel ball floats on water
1935 Quick Tricks 22
Unknown The Vanish
1938 Greater Magic 659
Franklin M. Chapman Disintegrosphere bottle with small steel ball in it vanishes from under handkerchief, rattle of ball can be heard until last moment
1938 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 5) 1
Franklin M. Chapman Crystal Gag Hollow Glass Ball, fills with smoke under silk
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 2) 4
Stanley Collins Transit Spheres four small balls travel from hand to hand
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 91) 567
Eddie Joseph One Hand Production of Three Single Balls
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 11
Eddie Joseph One-Hand Production of Two Balls Together
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 11
Eddie Joseph Toss Up Vanish orange tossed up, vanishes, ditch in pocket
1942 Coin and Money Magic 114
Eddie Joseph The Single Palm ball vanishes using the classic palm
  • Method 1
  • Method 2
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 8
Eddie Joseph The Multipalm Pass false transfer with three balls at once
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 11
Eddie Joseph The Multipalm Slide vanishing a ball when already palming two
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 11
Jack Blades Balls and Ribbons from the Mouth Routine ping pong balls and ribbon from mouth routine
1944 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 28
T.J. Crawford Under the Pan four balls travel from under four plastic pans under one
1945 My Best 200
Earl Morgan The Earl Morgan Floating Ball (Vest Pocket Style)
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 18
Stanley Collins Marbles And Marvels marbles reappear in hand and turn to potatoes in the end
Related to 1945 My Best 199
John Scarne Classic Ball Routine
1946 Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1) 9
Dai Vernon Vanish put-type
1949 Stars of Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1) 75
Wally Dean Deanball drop ball vanish
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 202) 806
Edward Marlo Three Ball Routine "same principles and ideas can be applied to sponges"
Related to 1951 Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes 9
Bruce Elliott The Eternal Cups and Balls three cups, with two in the hand one in the pocket sequence
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 176
Laurie Ireland The Magnetic Ball rubber ball rolls alone to find selection
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954) 14
John Scarne, Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr., Ben Dalgin Spheroid Skulduggery balls appear, split and change into small skull then into igger skull, two in the hand one in the pocket
1956 Top Secrets of Magic 57
Unknown Shuttle Pass
1956 Top Secrets of Magic 60
Unknown Push Through Drop Vanish
1956 Top Secrets of Magic 58
Dai Vernon Three Ball Transposition classic effect with silk as table and pop-up-move
Variations 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 61
Dave Ossip, Irving M. Lewis Three Small Balls on handkerchief stretched between spectators
1957 26 Originals 13
North Bigbee, Al Baker Ball and Glass
Inspired by 1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 374) 325
Alan Brown, Al Baker The Borgia Glass two balls in glass penetrate silk around glass
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 133 for suggestion by David Harrell
Sep. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 119
John Benzais 4-D Ball Trick three balls vanish one by one, reappear
Variations 1967 The Best of Benzais 52
Arthur Setterington Joe's Master Mystery five colored balls in a bowl, one color is selected all the other balls vanish, three methods
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 15
Kirk Stiles Ballabout one-ball routine with small ball, it is pressed flat as climax
1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 35
E. Leslie May Nelson's Column three people choose colored balls, performer knows who has which and has it predicted
1969 HEX! 54
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen Chink-A-Chink Simplified with four small balls
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 118
Kirk Stiles Odd Venusian Family rubber balls appear with weird story line
June 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 263
Oscar Pladek A Modern Chinese Marvel "two in the hand, one in the pocket" routine, credit information on the plot, with pop-up move, five phases
Related to Apr. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 6) 611
Edward Marlo On the Roll-Up Move pop-up move information, see references
Related to Oct. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 12) 679
Oscar Pladek Reference Shelf - A Modern Chinese Marvel reply to Ed Marlo's letter on p. 679
Related to Dec. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 695
Unknown Simple Switch for small objects
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 33
Sam Aaronson The Basic Sleight false transfer
Aug. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 778
Amedeo Vacca Never Say Die! two in the hand one in the pocket
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 44
Edward Marlo Reference Shelf - A Modern Chinese Marvel reply to Oscar Pladek
Related to Apr. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 726
Herb Zarrow, John E. Mintz Reference Shelf - A Modern Chinese Marvel more credit claims
Related to July 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 757
Al Schneider Basic Vanish very clear instructions, also possible with other small objects
1975 Al Schneider On Coins 6
Slydini Third Routine ball vanishes, appears, repeat
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 46
Slydini A Direct Palm with Checkpoints
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 23
Frank Garcia Veil of Darkness with handkerchief
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 159
Punx Indisches Märchen pearl necklace is cut and restored, pearls travel to hand and necklace enlarge
1977 Setzt Euch zu meinen Füssen... 25
Arthur Setterington Diception ball vanishes in a tube between two dice
1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 9) 408
Jerry Mentzer Impromptu Three Ball Routine three paper balls
1977 Close-up Cavalcade Finale 103
Stephen Minch Fly-Catcher plastic flies in amber-colored plastic, two in the hands and one in the pocket routine, plastic frog finale
1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 49
Jim Cozzens Two in the Hand is Worth Three on the Table two in one hand and one in the other hand
1977 Innovative Magic No. 1 4
Frank Garcia Requirements basic props and moves for Thee Balls & Net Routines
1978 The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 10
Sam Leo Horowitz Horowitz' Secret Move move for routine
1978 The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 19
Frank Garcia The "Frank Garcia" Routine
1978 The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 22
Romaine The Perplexing Persian Pearls
  • The Production
    - The 'Split' To Two
    - The Table Transposition
    - The Pocket Transposition
    - The Split To Three
    - First Three Ball Transposition
    - Second Three Ball Transposition
    - Hiding Them In The Sand
    - Finding Them In The Sand
    - The Fourth Dimension
    - Plucking From The Air, The Stroke
    - Eyes And Ears
    - The Gambling Game
1978 The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 45
Dr. Jacob Daley Chromo-Spheres different colored balls, including variation by Frank Garcia
Variations 1978 The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 76
Frank Garcia Practice makes Perfect on the pop-up move
1978 The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 21
Lewis Ganson Solid Dust appearance of some small balls
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 15
Derek Dingle Roll Your Own cigarette produced, broken in three parts, they change into three balls, back to single cigarette
Inspired by
  • routine from Coe Norton lecture, ca. 1968
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 19) 1245
Frank Garcia The "Garcia" Master Vanish Moves false transfer for small ball
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 24
Unknown The Finger Palm with steel ball
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 82
Unknown Basic Ball Vanish - Method One false transfer
1979 The Chop Cup Book 49
Unknown Basic Ball Vanish - Method Two wand pushed through fist with ball
1979 The Chop Cup Book 53
Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon False Transfer from One Hand to the Other
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 13
Lewis Ganson The Extra Ball Principle in Practice
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 8
Lewis Ganson The Climax foreign object as climax
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 11
Gerald Kosky How Many? dice routine
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 11
Lewis Ganson The Hand over Hand Move showing hands and balls while hiding extra ball
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 14
Unknown Sweet Trick sugar cubes appear, two in the hand... routine, jumbo sugar cube finale
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 17
Dai Vernon, Lewis Ganson Bells classic effect with silk as table and pop-up-move
Inspired by 1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 23
Lewis Ganson Coke Capers using Ravelle & Andree's "Coke Capers" props
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 29
Ken De Courcy A Routine for Coke Capers using Ravelle & Andree's "Coke Capers" props
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 29
Lewis Ganson Other Routines using other props for "Two in the hands..." routines
  • Cigarettes
  • Matches
  • Coins
  • Dice
  • Miniature Models
  • Toys
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 32
Paul Harris Biological Vanish small rubber ball transforms into finger tip
Variations 1980 Close-up Fantasies - Book I 69
David Williamson The Striking Vanish
  • Alternate Handling (closed fist)
1981 Encore II 21
Neil See The Neil See Ball Vanish retention
1982 The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part II 49
Stewart James Balldown big ball is in tube, small ball is dropped in and penetrates big ball and falls out on bottom
1983 Arcane (Issue 10) 119
Stephen Tucker Escalier steel ball changes into marble and silver coin
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 21) 407
David Williamson Striking Vanish brief
1984 Side Effects 14
David Williamson Striking Vanish with alternative handling with closed fist
Also published here 1984 For Your Eyes Only 25
David Williamson The Striking Vanish with alternative handling with closed fist
Also published here 1984 Striking Magic 21
Andrew Galloway The Chinese Berry Trick three balls turn into lemon as climax
1984 The Best of Close-Up Magic 66
Turk Pipkin S'No Ball ping-pong ball vanishes as it is tossed in the air
1985 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4 116
Max Malini, Charlie Miller, Frederick Braue A Deceptive Palm for the Cups and Balls false transfer, detailed, "It should be again stressed that the sleight must be performed very slowly, very casually"
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 8
Karrell Fox Comedy "Ball N' Rope" ping pong ball balanced on short rope, then it is seen that it is stuck to it, gag
1986 For My Next Trick... 77
N. Kuronuma The Subliminal Switch for two small balls
May 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 5) 1206
Jonathan Townsend Best Ball-Retention Pass according to Jonathan Townsend, Andrew Galloway uses a similar vanish
June 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 1215
Sol Stone The Chaperone two in hand, one in pocket
Sep. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 1249
Joe Givan Day of the Jack-less toy jacks appear, they and rubber ball vanish, topit
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 7) 6
Thomas Hierling False Transfer with some thoughts on false transfers
1987 New Wave Close-Up 25
Daryl Martinez The Bell of the Ball steel ball and bell are fused together to create a hollow ball that rings
1988 Daryl does Den Haag 2
Daryl Martinez The Effect-Less Method after rubber ball is bounced on the floor it turns into steel
1988 Daryl does Den Haag 24
Juan Tamariz Second Example: False transfer handling details
1988 The Five Points in Magic 23
John Bannon Single Bullet Theory large steel bearing from paper bag after routine with small steel bearing and bag
1989 Without 9
Michael Weber Hour Glass color changing ball
1990 La Magie de Michael Weber 5
Gary Ouellet The Mystery of the Crystal Chamber small ball vanishes and appears in transparent plastic box
1990 Close Up Illusions 21
Harvey Rosenthal The Retention Toss coin vanish adapted for small ball
1990 Impossibilia 84
Gary Ouellet The Greatest Effect in Magic explanation of false transfer with a small ball
  • Practice Drill Number One: The Finger Palm
  • Practice Drill Number Two: The Closing of the Right Hand
  • The Vanish
  • Eye Movement
1990 Close Up Illusions 15
David Williamson Striking Vanish brief
1990 Top Secret Stuff 159
John Bannon Single Bullet Theory large steel bearing from paper bag after routine with small steel bearing and bag
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 79
David Williamson Striking Vanish
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 16
John Carney The Thirteenth Victim bullets travel from hand to hand, presentation for marble trick
1991 Carneycopia 259
Alexander de Cova, Roy Benson Fake Transfer described with fake egg
1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 28
Gary Kurtz False Transfer of a Ball
1992 Leading with your Head 14
Joe Rindfleisch Three Balls Through
Sep. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 9) 2406
Paul Gertner False Transfer with steel ball
1994 Steel and Silver 197
Harold Cataquet Re-Retention Vanish
July 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 7) 2531
Harry Riser French Drop Handling
Inspired by
  • Secrets of Conjuring and Magic, Robert-Houdin, p. 51
1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 24
Harold Cataquet Roll-A-Ball/Squeegee Move using pop-up-move
May 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 5) 2647
Milton Kort Chromo-Sphere Switch
1997 L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 93
John Luka Chromo Balls different colored balls, with color change beginning
Inspired by 1997 L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 93
Bob Farmer Big Solid Ball Vanish ball rolled from cup into hand and seen, vanishes
Related to
  • "The Vanishing Buckeye" (Eddie Fields' Secret Diary, p. 19)
1998 Cyclops 7
Bob King Three Ball Production
Inspired by
  • Ed Marlo One-Man Parade, Linking Ring 1960s
Related to
1999 Private Notes 14
Milton Kort Kortospheres Three ball trick with different colored balls
Inspired by 1999 Kort 299
Milton Kort Improved Pop-Up Move Improved handling of the classic Pop-Up move for Three Ball Trick
1999 Kort 302
Chad Long Bounce/No-Bounce Opener
2000 Some Other Stuff... 1
John Cornelius The Jawbreakers three balls vanish one by one, reappear
Inspired by 2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 123
John Cornelius False Transfer with lapping afterwards
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 126
Christian Scherer Der angehende Zauberkünstler oder der kleine weisse Ball routine with purse frame and little ball, ball appears from frame and vanishes under handkerchief, reproduced from frame again, wand appears and eventually ball and frame disappear
Variations 2002 Kreative Magie 12
Christian Scherer Small Ball Production from Purse Frame
2002 Kreative Magie 13
John Carney, Dai Vernon The French Drop
2002 The Book of Secrets 251
Ron Bauer Fake Put Sequence Take Vanish vs. Put Vanish (Charlie Miller), En Route Principle
2002 Dixie 18
John Carney Three Ball Vanish
2002 The Book of Secrets 133
John Carney Off the Vine using grapes
2002 The Book of Secrets 248
Al Baker Ball and Glass two balls in glass penetrate silk around glass, clever
Variations 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 537
David Acer High Invisibility Ball vanishes and reappears held between two fingers visually
2004 Random Acts of Magic 251
Unknown The Classic (False) Pass
2004 Street Cups and Balls 44
Unknown The French Drop
2004 Street Cups and Balls 47
David Williamson Striking Vanish brief
2004 Sankey Unleashed 7
Stewart James Balldown Small metal ball penetrates through larger wooden ball held snugly inside a tube
Also published here
  • Handwritten notes, November 10 1929
2007 The Essential Stewart James 13
Robert E. Neale The Five Gifts of Life Five different objects in hand, four are removed and placed in pocket, last object vanishes from hand.

Has packet trick variation where the last card becomes blank
2008 This Is Not a Book 8
Oliver Meech Trampolining Ball bounces on drawing of trampoline on business card - doesn't bounce when picture is a broken trampoline
2010 Plot Twists 66
Tom Stone Wooing Annette idea for blocking balls-and-net routine
2010 Vortex 115
David (Foote) Drake The Steel Balls three steel balls diminish in number but increase in size, large ball remains
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 71
Roberto Giobbi The Rossini Insight "It's Better to Take Than to Put", on false transfers
2012 Confidences 139
David Williamson Striking Vanish
2013 Calculated Chaos 19
Christian Scherer Magisches Minigolf three golf balls vanish and appear under a bowl with a hole, then they appear in the box they were extracted in the beginning, with collapsible golf club as magic wand, crazy golf presentation
2014 Schlaglichter 376
Christian Scherer Die Kraft des Qi two in the hand one in the pocket with Baoding Balls, then a big ball appears just to vanish under a handkerchief
2014 Schlaglichter 60
Christian Scherer Das Becherspiel als Salonkunststück general remarks on the Cups and Balls
  • Der Handlungsablauf beim Becherspiel
  • Die Struktur (structure)
  • Der Vortrag (patter)
  • Die Becher (cups)
  • Die Kugeln (balls)
  • Der Zauberstab (wand)
  • Der Tisch (table)
  • Die Tischoberfläche (table surface)
  • Die Handhabung der Becher (handling of the cups)
  • Die falsche Übergabe (false transfer of a ball)
  • Die Ladung (loads)
  • Das Platzieren der Ladungen (placement of loads in pockets)
  • Die Ladetechnik (loading technique)
  • Die Ladung vor den Blicken der Zuschauer verbergen (hiding the loads)
  • Indirektes Laden (indirect loads)
  • Das Abstellen der geladenen Becher (putting cups with loads on the table)
2014 Schlaglichter 175
Christian Scherer Die Vierte Dimension portal presentation for three ball routine / balls and net, with two in the hands elements
2018 Die Vierte Dimension 4
Johnny Thompson Retention Vanish of Ball false transfer
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 21
Danny Dew Danny Dew Final Vanish of the balls, ditch in breast pocket
Related to 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 32
David Williamson, Johnny Thompson Covered Striking Vanish
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 92
Johnny Thompson Balls in the Net with credit information, Silent Mora, Ed Marlo, Oscar Pladek, David Roth
  • Phase I
  • Phase II: The Repeat
  • Phase III: Pocket to the Hand
  • Phase IV: Twice to Pocket
  • Phase V: The Three Ball Vanish
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 147
Edward Marlo The Two-Ball Pop-Up Move
Related to
  • Linking Ring, Vol. 37 No. 4
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 150
Camilo Vázquez Balls to Egg Finish as finale for a "Balls in the Net" routine, any item in egg size is produced
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 158
Christian Scherer Einleitung on the origin of the routine
2018 Die Vierte Dimension 3
Christian Scherer Der Pop up Move
2018 Die Vierte Dimension 4
Christian Scherer Stahlhartes Déjà-Vu three steel balls are removed from a box, penetrate a transparent silk one by one and then they vanish just to be found in the box again
Inspired by
  • Lou Serrano's "Steel Ball Routine"
2019 Stahlhartes Déjà-Vu 3
Christian Scherer Three Steel Balls Through Silk one by one
Related to 2019 Stahlhartes Déjà-Vu 7