680 entries in 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 La Balle Jettée Dans la Petite Maison à Trois Portes & Sortant Par l'une des Trois à Volonté a ball is thrown in a little house with three doors and is coming out of the chosen door
1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 44
Unknown The Ball Box ball vase
1876 Modern Magic 295
Unknown The Red-and-Black-Ball Vases
1876 Modern Magic 296
Unknown Morison's Pill-box also called "La Pilule du Diable", even more complex ball vase
1876 Modern Magic 298
Unknown The Ball which changes to a Rose in ball vase
1876 Modern Magic 300
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
Unknown The Obedient Ball stops on string, "of Japanese origin"
Variations 1876 Modern Magic 301
Unknown To Palm a large Ball two methods
1876 Modern Magic 293
Unknown To Vanish a Large Ball with the aid of the Table four methods, servante
1876 Modern Magic 294
Unknown The Cannon-balls in the Hat loading ball in (borrowed) hat from table/servante, further production of fake balls
1876 Modern Magic 304
Unknown Multiplying Balls fake cloth-covered balls with spring
1876 Modern Magic 307
Professor Hoffmann The Spiritualistic Ball, Ring and Card rod in stand, ball with hole placed on it, ball moves upwards and downwards, then jumps off, same with ring, card also rises up and down the rod
Related to 1890 More Magic 395
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Cannon-Ball Globe giant ball vase with longer routine
1890 More Magic 295
Professor Hoffmann On Shell Props
1890 More Magic 273
Professor Hoffmann The Chameleon Ball small ball changes color multiple times
1890 More Magic 274
Unknown The Obedient Ball (Improved)
  • orange stops on string
  • ball stops and even travels upwards (mechanical)
Inspired by 1890 More Magic 279
Unknown Ball Throw Vanish dropped in tail topit/profonde
1890 More Magic 264
Buatier de Kolta, Prof. Robert Hellis The Billiard-Ball Trick one ball becomes three, then one again which vanishes
1890 More Magic 261
Professor Hoffmann Another Method
1890 More Magic 265
Professor Hoffmann The Cannon-Ball Trick "improved", cannon-ball from hat
1890 More Magic 291
Unknown Das Verkleinerungsei egg shrinks in stages, nested shell set, optional growing finale
Feb. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 2) 19
Unknown Billardkugelkunststücke two billiard queues from borrowed handkerchief, then handkerchief to billiard ball, ball routine, borrowed handkerchief reappears in a candle
Dec. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 4) 57
Unknown Billardkugel-Changements red and white billiard balls wrapped in newspaper and put into two goblets, they transpose, two methods, see p. 24 for ending
Sep. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 1) 12
Unknown Der in fremder Hand verschwindende Billardball short shell routine, last billiard ball under silk and dropped into glass of water by spectator and vanishes, glass shell, also possible with egg
Nov. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11) 163
Unknown Die auf jedem Stab laufende Billardkugel billiard ball rolls and balances on stick, thread
Apr. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 8) 120
Professor Haasiani Der seine Farbe verändernde Billardball color changing billiard ball sleight with two balls
Sep. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 1) 3
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Entstehung aus dem Nichts! silk to billiard ball, multiplies into six balls, one changes color multiple times
Related to Dec. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 4) 53
Unknown Der seine Farbe wechselnde Billardball multiple times, shells
Related to Oct. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10) 148
Prof. Carlo Arminio Das Färben von Glaskugeln color changing glass spheres/balls, chemical, finger tips with holes in the tip
Aug. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 12) 184
Unknown Der verschwindende Billardball using cut-off slice of billiard ball to fake existence of whole ball, also possible with a lemon
Feb. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 2) 24
Eduard Hensel Diminutiv - 2. Der neue Verkleinerungsball ball shrinks in multiple stages
Related to June 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 11) 167
Carl Willmann Willmann's Servanten für Billardbälle holder, table edge servante, production stand, see page 95 for correction
May 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 5) 73
Unknown Der sich vermehrende Billardball multiplying balls, two half balls stuck together, optional vanish by attaching it to a pull loop
Sep. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 3) 35
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Entstehung aus dem Nichts! second part of explanation
Related to Jan. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 5) 66
Unknown Der verschwindende Billardball ball on pull
Aug. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 8) 123
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
Sydy Seyd Das Billardspiel eines Riesen billiard ball vanishes and reappears under hat in giant size
Variations Aug. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 120
Emil Clauß Ein Kunstgriff change-over palm and applications
Oct. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 10) 153
J. Marcellin Die Verwandlung der Gummibälle in Papierschnitzel rubber balls change into confetti, fake balls
Related to Dec. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 12) 185
Eduard Hensel Münchhausens Entdeckungen traveling effect with large number of balls, balls across, compressible spring balls
Apr. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 149
Carl Willmann Der wandernde Billardball billiard ball travels into hat, giant ball final load, also possible with eggs, potatoes, ...
Oct. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 10) 156
Unknown Beinahe Carambole billiard ball multiplication routine, ball dropped into glass under silk vanishes (glass shell)
June 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 12) 180
Unknown Ball aus dem Hut "Gegenstände aus dem Weltausstellungs-Cylinder, dem Tamburin, dem Tuch etc."
production items, compressible balls with spring
Feb. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 8) 121
H. F. C. Suhr Die Aufhebung der Schwerkraft metal ball with holes through it, slipped onto glass rod and floats up and down on it
Related to Apr. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 151
Unknown Das Changieren false transfer, multiple methods with different props
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 139
Martignoni Martignoni's Billardspiel I. Ausführung
routine with ball and cup, shell
Related to Feb. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 2) 25
Martignoni Martignoni's Billardspiel II. Ausführung
Related to Mar. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 3) 37
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die diabolische Variation No. 8, four silks of different color, they change into balls in chosen order, hollow glass balls
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 36
J. Marcellin Die Verwandlung der Gummibälle in Papierschnitzel second part of explanation
Related to Jan. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 1) 9
Unknown Die Verwandlung eines Tuches in einen Billardball silk of chosen color changes into billiard ball of same color, hollow glass ball
July 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 7) 101
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Die Manschette als Verschwindungs-Mechanik using a removed cuff to vanish a ball, egg, lemon etc.
Dec. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 12) 189
Unknown Der eigensinnige Billardball No. 5, finger spins ball on table, it rolls forward or backwards on command
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 159
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Der Zauberstab als Billardkugelmagazin billiard ball produced from wand, ball starts in fold of sleeve
Nov. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 11) 172
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Variation zur "Ballkassette" construction to have billiard balls vanish in a hat
Variations Nov. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 11) 173
John Willmann Ein neues Billardball-Kunststück four balls appear and vanish, full routine
Variations Nov. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 11) 167
Carl Willmann Tuch und Billardball auf der Wanderschaft billiard ball in ball vase transposes with silk in hand
May 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 5) 74
Carl Willmann Der sich verwandelnde Billardball color changing billiard ball, one starts in crook of arm
Oct. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 10) 152
Guglielmo Bernardi Halbfertige Ideen vanish of several balls with paper bag
Related to Dec. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 12) 190
Unknown The Japanese Ball Trick stop ball on string
1902 The Modern Conjurer 313
Carl Willmann Der Billardball-Becher routine with ball vase and silk
May 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 5) 70
Carl Willmann Der verschwindende und erscheinende Billardball suction cup with loop for appearing and vanishing billiard ball
Feb. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 2) 22
Wilhelm Grüner Zum Billardspiel eines Riesen
Inspired by Mar. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 3) 41
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli VI. Ohne Karambolage billiard ball routine, ball appears, travels, changes color, second ball appears and balls transpose wrapped in paper, balls vanish again
1. Der Zauberstab als Billardkugelmagazin
2. Eine Tunnelfahrt
3. Magische Färberei
4. Erhaschen
5. Platzwechsel
6. Analyse (ball is dropped in glass of water and vanishes, under handkerchief, glass shell)
7. Vermehrung, Verminderung & Vernichtung
1902 Moderne Magie 98
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Halbfertige Ideen
Inspired by Feb. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 2) 31
Charles Bertram The Billard-Ball Trick
1902 The Modern Conjurer 192
Dr. Med. v. Rutkowski Variation zum Billardball-Kunststück
Inspired by June 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 6) 89
Unknown To Pick a Floating Indiarubber Ball up from a Basin of Water with the Mouth non-magical science experiment
1902 The Modern Conjurer 295
Carl Willmann Die Aufhebung der Schwerkraft ball floats from one hand to the other, thread
Jan. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 1) 6
Unknown Der Billardball als Seiltänzer ball(s) balances on wand or stick and rolls back and forth, thread
Oct. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 10) 151
Unknown Ring Servante for balls
1903 Later Magic 22
Maurice Garland The Pneumatic Sucker suction cup as holder, with loop over finger or pull attachment
1903 Later Magic 78
Hamley Brothers The Ball Clip
1903 Later Magic 81
Unknown A Handkerchief Changed to a Billiard-Ball
1903 Later Magic 277
Unknown The Glass Ball, for Changing a Handkerchief to a Billiard-Ball freely chosen colored handkerchief changes into like-colored ball
1903 Later Magic 279
Carl Willmann Der Magier als Billardkünstler routine with billiard balls, candles and silk
Dec. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 12) 186
Carl Willmann Der neue Vermehrungsball one ball becomes three and one again, double half shell with hinge
July 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 7) 108
Carl Willmann Entstehen und Vergehen production balls, black back for black art vanish
May 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 5) 72
Unknown The Flag and Worsted Ball wool ball in glass, cardboard cylinder over another tumbler, silk in tumbler, they transpose
Related to
  • improved from early Mahatma
1903 Later Magic 357
Carl Willmann The Vanished Cannon-Ball from under cloth covering
1903 Later Magic 468
Phantome Der Tellerlauf eines Billardballes ball rolls around the very edge of a plate, thread
Jan. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 1) 10
Unknown The Cannon-Ball-Globes large ball put in giant ball vase, ball travels into hat and silk and coin are in ball vase instead
Dec. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 1) 12
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Billiardball-Tricks intro
Nov. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 12) 189
Carl Willmann Willmann's Billardballkunststück routine will balls, production, color change, diminishing, ...
Feb. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 2) 23
A. J. Billardball und Ei routine with eggs, diminishing balls, hat
Aug. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 8) 123
A. J. Verschiedenes on travels to China and tricks he has seen there (eggs appear under bowl, ball to bird head, hay catches fire)
July 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 7) 109
A. J. Ballmysterien ball becomes two, one covered in hand with handkerchief, other put in hat, travels to other one under handkerchief, one becomes red, they transpose, shell
Oct. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 151
Carl Willmann Billardball und Taschentuch billiard ball in glass transposes with silk in hand
Oct. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 153
Carl Willmann Die ihre Plätze wechselnden Billardbälle two billiard balls of different color are wrapped in paper and transpose
Nov. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 11) 168
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Der wandernde Ball glasses covered with cylinders, ball travels from glass to glass
June 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 6) 89
Francis King La balle tournée kind of back-palm vanish with billiard ball
Nov. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 12) 190
Carl Willmann Der verschwindende Billardball ball on pull
Dec. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 12) 183
Hugo E. Mayer Die mysteriösen Billardbälle Ein Abend in der "Berliner Amateur-Vereinigung für magische Kunst"
July 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 7) 115
A. Breuer Der Chicagoer Billardball-Trick in neuester Ausführung! two routines, three or four balls plus shell
Nov. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 11) 169
Dr. Reinhard Rohnstein Wer spielt mit? three balls appear, then change color and vanish again
Related to Dec. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 1) 5
Carl L. Curiel Die geheimnisvolle, schwebende Kugel
June 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 96
Dr. Reinhard Rohnstein Wer spielt mit? part two
Related to Jan. 1905 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 2) 20
Unknown Color Change with Four Solid Balls four red balls to four white balls
1909 The Art of Magic 313
Unknown One-Hand Roll Production ball rolls down along thumb to between thumb and first finger
1909 The Art of Magic 307
T. Nelson Downs The Four-Ball Trick, with Novel Passes four solid balls
1909 The Art of Magic 305
Unknown The Traveling Balls red and black ball each wrapped in paper transpose
1909 The Art of Magic 314
Unknown Passing Four Solid Balls from Hand to Hand with shell
1909 The Art of Magic 310
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
Joseph Michael Hartz Hartz Finale for Crystal Balls
Related to 1911 Later Magic 612
Joseph Michael Hartz The Multiplying Billiard Ball with shell
VariationsAlso published here 1911 Later Magic 669
C. O. Williams Multiplying Billiard Ball Variation
Inspired byAlso published here 1911 Later Magic 672
C. O. Williams Multiplying Billiard Ball Variation
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 129
Joseph Michael Hartz The Multiplying Billiard Ball with shell
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 127
Joseph Michael Hartz Hartz Finale for Crystal Balls
1911 Magical Titbits 65
Charles T. Jordan A Clean Ball Production No. 8, empty glass put in paper tube, ball rolls out, wax
1920 Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks 19
Charles T. Jordan A Manipulative Opening No. 9, card, thimble and billiard ball are produced
1920 Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks 21
Edward Bagshawe A Deceptive "Floating" Ball "just an idea", thread hook up
1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 80
Oswald Rae Mems From My Note Book "Being a selection of useful recipes gathered at various times from different sources too numerous to enumerate"
  • To Render Fabric Fireproof
  • Fireproofing Wood
  • To Clean Velvet or Plush
  • To Clean Glassware
  • To Gloss and Clean Ivorine Balls
  • Red Billiard Ball Dye
  • To Dye Flags, etc
  • Various Coloured Inks or Dyes (Red, Blue, Gold, White Ink)
  • Varnishes
  • To Harden a Felt Hat, etc.
  • Varnish Remover
  • Paint Remover
  • Luminous Paint
  • Porcelain Fekes, etc.
  • Celluloid Varnish
  • To Apply Sealing Wax Evenly
  • Pads for Thought Readers
  • Reading Through Sealed Envelopes
  • Ink for Lightning Artists
  • Stains
  • Black Crayon for Lightning Artists
  • Dull Black Paint
  • Spirit Gum Substitute
  • Gold Paint
  • Chemical Slate Writing
  • Trick Seals
1926 Between Ourselves 85
Tom Sellers Rollo ball balances on rope
Related to 1931 Sellers' Secrets 11
Tom Sellers A Ball Dropper Idea
1931 Magical Pleasantries 24
Laurie Ireland The New Multiplying Golf Balls two shells, clinging shell feature
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 5
Laurie Ireland The Simultaneous Production of One to Eight Balls no body loads
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 8
Laurie Ireland A Combination Move with Two Balls and a Shell
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 7
Theodore Annemann The Color-Tell Billiard Balls several different colored balls, one is placed in a box and held by performer behind back, he divines the color
1931 The Book Without A Name 51
Tom Sellers A New Cigarette Sleight cigarette rolls over back of hand into other hand, false transfer
1933 More Secrets 3
Tommy Tucker Manipulative Billiard Ball ball with hole to stick finger into it to simplify moves
1933 Expert Manipulative Magic 21
Tom Sellers Bow Balls three balls of different color threaded on rope, they change places
1933 More Secrets 8
Harry Valcarte The Miracle Move ball pressed to body
1933 Expert Manipulative Magic 38
Laurie Ireland More Golf Ball Moves routine with soft and hard billiard balls
1934 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1934) 3
Tom Sellers The Floating Bullet steel ball floats on water
1935 Quick Tricks 22
Ottokar Fischer An Original Ball-Dropper
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 15) 75
Jean Hugard 4 - Liaison Trick Transition from thimble routine to billiard ball, with thimble transforming into billiard ball balancing on fingertip
1936 Thimble Magic 39
Laurie Ireland Super Billiard Ball Pass practical vanish, put type
1936 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1936) 16
Edward Victor A Few Words on "Angles"
1937 Magic of the Hands 54
Edward Victor An Original Colour-Change
1937 Magic of the Hands 58
Unknown Billiard Ball Shell with Tongue allowing an easy back palm
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 80
Unknown The "Lonzenge" Vanish for a Billiard Ball small circle of ball simulates existence of whole ball
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 81
Unknown Billiard Ball Change Over secretly from hand to hand
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 66
Unknown Production of Four Solid Billiard Balls without using a Shell "very rapid and effective"
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 74
Edward Victor A Continuous Ball Production
1937 Magic of the Hands 60
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Transformo billiard ball into handkerchief, balloon as billiard ball
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 52
Unknown Passage of Four Balls from Hand to Hand with shell
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 71
Edward Victor The "Direct Palm" Vanish
1937 Magic of the Hands 55
Edward Victor The "Throw-up" Vanish
1937 Magic of the Hands 56
Edward Victor The "Push-in" Vanish
1937 Magic of the Hands 57
Edward Victor An Elbow Vanish
1937 Magic of the Hands 57
Jean Hugard Two Billiard Ball Moves two vanishes
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 65
Unknown The "Limit" Multiplying Billiard Balls with shell
1. Disposition of the balls
2. Production of the second ball
3. Production of the third ball
4. Production of the fourth ball
5. Production of the fifth ball
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 67
Jean Hugard The Hugard Method Floating Ball on stage with thread
1. The Ball
2. The Box
3. The Thread
4. The Ear-piece
5. The Hoop
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 100
W.J. Nixon The Floating Ball thread
1938 Greater Magic 950
John Northern Hilliard Billiard Balls
1938 Greater Magic 621
Laurie Ireland The New Multiplying Golf Balls description of set of balls
1938 Greater Magic 644
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
Unknown The Rolling Golf Ball rolling itself up in a borrowed handkerchief, ungaffed objects
1938 Greater Magic 837
Unknown Billiard Ball Gimmicks - The Shell
1938 Greater Magic 626
Eric Peterson Special Balls - Pin Ball
1938 Greater Magic 630
Unknown Thimble Ball
1938 Greater Magic 631
Unknown Ball with Hole
1938 Greater Magic 631
Unknown Needle and Cork Ball
1938 Greater Magic 631
Unknown The Lozenge dummy part of a ball for a convincing vanish
1938 Greater Magic 633
Unknown The Best Dminishing Billiard Ball Trick gaffed
1938 Greater Magic 642
Laurie Ireland The Diminishing Golf Ball gimmick applied to golf ball
1938 Greater Magic 649
Unknown Ball Holders: 1. Individual Holders
2. Holders for Several Balls
two individual and four multiple ball holders
1938 Greater Magic 627
Unknown The Cuff Servante sleeve cuff servante for billiard ball
1938 Greater Magic 629
Unknown Palming classic and finger palm
1938 Greater Magic 622
Unknown The Change Over Palm two methods
1938 Greater Magic 625
Unknown Filtration Through a Handkerchief
1938 Greater Magic 636
Henry Gordien Knee Penetration
1938 Greater Magic 647
Unknown A Billiard Ball Phantasy four different colored solid balls
1938 Greater Magic 637
Unknown Production of a Billiard Ball from a Playing Card
1938 Greater Magic 641
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Billiard Ball Stands - Conradi Stand to vanish and produce balls
1938 Greater Magic 631
Unknown Wooden Stand to hold and produce balls
1938 Greater Magic 632
Unknown Playing Card Changed to a Billiard Ball
1938 Greater Magic 640
Unknown Palming a Ball in Apparently Taking it in the Other Hand
1938 Greater Magic 623
Unknown Palming a Ball in the Act of Apparently Placing it in the Other Hand
1938 Greater Magic 624
Unknown Pockets topit, application for billiard ball or deck of cards
1938 Greater Magic 628
Unknown Pulls for billiard ball vanish
1938 Greater Magic 628
Unknown A Subtle Vanish
1938 Greater Magic 642
Unknown The One to Four Multiplication with shell
1938 Greater Magic 634
Unknown Multiplication to Four Solid Balls two shells used, "modern"
1938 Greater Magic 644
Unknown Simultaneous Production of Four Balls in Each Hand four shells and four solid balls, roll-out with both hands
1938 Greater Magic 646
Laurie Ireland Effective Golf Ball Move
1938 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938) 15
Stewart James Sefalaljia miniature spirit cabinet, ball moves, ring on tape, cigar lights itself, milk vanishes
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 69) 471
Franklin M. Chapman Crystal Gag Hollow Glass Ball, fills with smoke under silk
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 2) 4
Unknown Billiard Ball Holders
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 88
Jean Hugard Mutilation billiard ball penetrates borrowed handkerchief, for repeat it gets stuck and handkerchief is cut and burned, then restored (Hanky Panky)
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 413
Unknown A Color Change with shell and paper tube
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 71
Sam Margules The Drop Vanish
Related to 1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 70
Unknown Smoke Ball for Billiard Ball Vanish hollow ball with hole for smoke appearance
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 87
Val Evans Discs of Dir ball and disc threaded on string, they impossibly change places
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 68) 467
Tom Sellers Balls and Pillar two balls with a hole are slid over a pillar, a third ball vanishes and appears between the others
1939 Scots Magic 18
Paul Curtis Equiloball ball balances on rope
Related to 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 106) 637
Walter B. Gibson Bewildering Blocks (with a Sucker Finish) prop trick with colored blocks in tube
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 110) 658
Stanley Collins Transit Spheres four small balls travel from hand to hand
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 91) 567
Stewart James Sleightly Off threaded ping pong ball is removed underneath cloth
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 134) 767
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
Eddie Joseph Producing Three Balls Singly a la Billiard Balls
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 12
Walter B. Gibson Ball-Istics four balls appear one by one and vanish again
Related to
  • corrections and improvements on p. 28
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 4) 13
Walter B. Gibson, Henry Hatton, Adrian Plate In the Pocket two different colors change places, hand and pocket
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 14) 55
Walter B. Gibson, Han Ping Chien Gaglets
  • Gibson's wand vanish
  • Han Ping Chien swallowing billard ball vanishes
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 18) 77
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Theodore Annemann Ball From Beyond steel ball between two soup plates, answers questions
Variations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 20) 83
Unknown Rainbow Billiard Balls rainbow chicagoer routine
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 308
Unknown Billard Ball Manipulation hinge shell gimmick
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 293
Unknown The Multiplying Golf Balls different design
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 306
Unknown Special Adjuncts for Ball Manipulators body load holder for balls
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 307
Unknown Handkerchief to Billiard Ball hollow ball
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 331
Unknown A Mysterious Ball Transposition two balls in silk and glass goblets transpose
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 313
Bert Douglas The Elusive Rainbow 20th century silks with knot placed in mouth, then ball appears and travels into mouth
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 333
Bert Douglas Spot The Red 20th century silks with knot placed in mouth, then ball appears and travels into mouth
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 337
Unknown Adam and Eve four ball production and vanish, longer routine with several sleights and shell
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 295
Walter B. Gibson Billard Ball Act
  • perfect color change
  • extra ball getaway
  • down the ladder
  • through the pocket
  • gaining white ball
  • throw color change
  • the vanish getaway
  • instant ball to silk
  • the smash change
  • quick one to four
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 28) 115
Jean Hugard Billiard Balls & Glass traveling to glass
Nov. 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 6) 23
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
Jean Hugard The Penetrating Billiard Ball ball penetrating silk, with cut and restored handkerchief element
Dec. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 7) 87
Jean Hugard Classical Vanishes 1. Vesting
Sep. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 4) 70
Jean Hugard, Chung Ling Soo II. The Vanish by the Throw Behind the Back explained with a ball, description of Chung Ling Soo's use of the move for the linking rings and the vanish of an orange
Oct. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 5) 77
Jean Hugard Billiard Ball Interlude with different colored billiard balls
Apr. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 11) 46
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
Warner Perry Ball to Silk
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 87) 352
Wilbur T. Kattner Billiard Ball Vanish
Related to
  • Magic Without Apparatus, Gaultier, Hugard translation, p. 377
Aug. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 3) 145
Mark Jacobs Magnetic Spheres four rubber balls with holes stick together
1945 My Best 250
Stanley Collins Marbles And Marvels marbles reappear in hand and turn to potatoes in the end
Related to 1945 My Best 199
Hen Fetsch Bouncing Milk milk transforms into ball, inside paper cone
1946 Milk Pitcher Magic 20
John Scarne Classic Ball Routine
1946 Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1) 9
Sam Leo Horowitz Colour Change
1947 Stars of Magic (Vol. 3 No. 4) 52
Mike Bornstein Zombino as Kolma, floating ball, thumb tip with wire and ball
Related to 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 117) 469
Sam Leo Horowitz The Egyptian Ball Mystery
1947 Stars of Magic (Vol. 3 No. 4) 50
M. E. Faber Triple Climax to Cups & Balls red sponge balls and golf balls with shell
1947 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947) 23
Billy McComb William's Floating Ball Routine comedy routine on stage, ball is floating up and down and finally vanishes in a box, with assistant
1947 The First Book of William 46
Arthur H. Buckley Magic With Billiard Balls
  • Pointers
1948 Principles and Deceptions 175
Arthur H. Buckley Color Changes "Original Methods", four methods
1948 Principles and Deceptions 196
Arthur H. Buckley Moving the Ball Down from the Fist Position to the First and Second Fingers
1948 Principles and Deceptions 180
Arthur H. Buckley The "Ball Roll" From Finger to Finger
1948 Principles and Deceptions 186
Arthur H. Buckley The "Ball Roll" With Another Ball Concealed in your Palm
1948 Principles and Deceptions 188
Arthur H. Buckley My Original Billiard Ball and Card Harness
1948 Principles and Deceptions 174
Arthur H. Buckley A Ball Held in the Finger Palm Position by the Left Hand is Secretly Removed by the Right Hand in Passing
1948 Principles and Deceptions 177
Arthur H. Buckley The Wrist Roll showing hands empty
1948 Principles and Deceptions 178
Arthur H. Buckley Concealing a Ball Behind the Hand While Both Palms are Shown interlocked position
1948 Principles and Deceptions 194
Arthur H. Buckley The Ball and the Handkerchief penetration
1948 Principles and Deceptions 204
Arthur H. Buckley The Production of Eight Solid Balls at the Fingertips without a Shell
1948 Principles and Deceptions 206
Arthur H. Buckley The Production of a Ball from Behind the Left Hand followed by the Take Away Vanish
1948 Principles and Deceptions 176
Arthur H. Buckley The Production of a Ball on the Fist
1948 Principles and Deceptions 179
Arthur H. Buckley The Production of a Ball Between the Two Middle Fingers from the Palm Without Aid from the Thumb
1948 Principles and Deceptions 182
Arnold de Biere The De Biere Production of a Ball from the Palm to the Third and Fourth Finger
1948 Principles and Deceptions 184
Karrell Fox Jam Auction one dollar bill to five dollar bill, then five transforms into a dime
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 163) 656
Jerry Hornak Billiard Ball to Playing Card
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 17
Unknown A Billiard-Ball Transposition two balls and two glasses
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 260
Arthur H. Buckley "The Knee Roll Vanish"
1948 Principles and Deceptions 190
Arthur H. Buckley The Strike Vanish
1948 Principles and Deceptions 192
Arthur H. Buckley The "Wrist Roll" and Palm Off Vanish
1948 Principles and Deceptions 193
Arthur H. Buckley "The Throw Vanish"
1948 Principles and Deceptions 202
Wilbert Kirkby To Vanish the Last Ball
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 8
John Ramsay "Vanish" of a Large Ball in the Air
1948 John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 65
John Ramsay The Drop
1948 John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 71
Jack Yeager Glorifying Your Magic 1. Califaction of Handkerchiefs (silks in dove pan merge together)
2. How to spell trust? (oddity on coin)
3. Key Card Placement (Charlier Pass)
4. 20th Century Silks idea
5. Zombie Idea (floating flower pot)
6. Comedy bits with a stooge
7. Miser's Dream Shower (with handkerchief)
8. Thumb Tip Idea (with scotch tape)
9. Thimble color change
10. The cotton bunny (cotton bunny to real one, dove pan)
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 12
Audley Dunham Floating Ping-Pong Ball between hands, thread
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 67
Harry G. Franke Rise!! ball with a hole rises and sinks on a straw
Also published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 173) 693
Harry Hardini A Suggestion combining knob of Walsh Vanishing Cane with Ireland's Golf Balls
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 36
Dai Vernon Vanish put-type
1949 Stars of Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1) 75
G. Klingman Floating Golf Ball
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 37
John R. Boyko Catch catching a ball between two fingers
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 180) 721
U. F. Grant Silks Ahoy two different-colored silks transpose in borrowed hats, hollow ping pong balls as gimmicks
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 11
Frank Csuri Frank Csuri Tips thimble or ball holder
Sep. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 10
Herb Poppleton The Easy Comedy Golf Ball Routine with Ireland's Golf Balls, shell and in combination with egg bag
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 8
John R. Boyko Snap II
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 177) 709
Wally Dean Deanball drop ball vanish
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 202) 806
M. E. Faber A Ping Pong Ball Routine rolls on rope
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 39
Oke Strom A Worthwhile Tip tip for rubber billard ball holders
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 207) 827
William Satchell William Satchell's Ball and Tube ball goes through tube which is smaller in diameter, three inches in diameter
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 32
Roy Benson Vanish! billard ball vanish sequence
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 204) 815
Eddie Joseph Glass and Orange glass under newspaper cover, orange vanishes, glass vanishes, both found in spectator's clothing, stand-up without lapping
1950 The Art of Body Loading & Productions 48
Dr. Raymond V. Stone (RAMO) Now What? Two wooden balls, third one appears in a flash. Then a ball is selected, wrapped in a handkerchief and put in a box, it vanishes from there and appears in a tube with the other two balls.
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 6
Jack Miller Miller's Mighty Mite flourish with ball, rubber cement
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 227) 906
Clettis V. Musson Flash Dollar Bill Change bill changes into two coins, in a flash
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 17
Nile Rothenbach Wet Cent small balls in tube filled with water are extracted without spilling the water, also with coins
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 226) 904
Edward Marlo Three Ball Routine "same principles and ideas can be applied to sponges"
Related to 1951 Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes 9
Al Leech A Quick Opener three tricks in thirty seconds, a knot appears in a silk, a golfball vanishes and reappears and a coin travels into a glass
1952 Manipulating with Leech 11
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
Frank Garcia Hoy! ball floats upwards from hand to hand
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 285) 1140
Walter B. Gibson Second Billard Ball Routine with five balls, a handkerchief, color changing balls
Related to 1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 141
Unknown Change Over Palm
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 126
Jerry Hornak Production of Four Solid Billiard Balls
1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 17
Unknown Ball Production on fist
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 126
Jerry Hornak Master Billiard Ball Routine using two shells on one ball
1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 15
Unknown Ball Vanish take vanish
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 129
Walter B. Gibson Billard Ball Routine four ball routine, with handkerchief
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 124
Unknown Shell Move shell and one ball, showing both sides
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 128
Jack Chanin Billiard Ball Sequence quick vanish and production of three balls
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 133
Laurie Ireland The Magnetic Ball rubber ball rolls alone to find selection
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954) 14
Dick Piser In a Flash ball is wrapped in paper, paper is lighted with a match and changes into a silk
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 312) 51
Laurie Ireland Golf Ball to Silk shell
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954) 15
Harold Blump The Effering Narg Ball balls in box change
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 307 Spoof Issue) 1
Karrell Fox Impromptu Zombie floating roll, fork
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 301) 3
Jesse J. Langston Jr. Zombie zombie with big billiard ball
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 313) 55
C. James McLemore Stop-Go two balls are tied to 2 strings and hanging down, they swing back and forth on command
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 32
Harlan Tarbell Ball on Thread used for continuous production
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 24
Unknown Ball with Thread Loop used for continuous production
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 29
Harlan Tarbell Billard Ball Through Handkerchief using shell
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 17
Unknown Balls from the Air Miser's Dream with balls and paper cone, three methods
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 21
Burling Hull Billard Ball Vanish in Paper Cone
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 21
Roy Benson The Shell Turn
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 327) 118
Nate Leipzig, Roy Benson The Leipzig Drop ball vanish
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 326) 112
Harry G. Franke Rise ball with a hole rises and sinks on a straw (as H. G. Frank)
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 11
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
Leonard Austin Seen in the News ball penetrates frames sheet of newspaper
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 23
Dai Vernon Ball Through Silk
1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 205
Dai Vernon Ball, Cone and Handkerchief
Related toVariations 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 197
Stewart James The Gofar Ball ball disappears from a tube, travels to under an inverted tumbler under a second tube
Also published here 1957 Magic Mine No. 1 13
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
Tony Corinda (20) The Haunted Ball tennis ball rolls from table
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 292
The Great Christe Christe's Rice and Ball Penetration with two glasses, funnel and tray
1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 30
Henry Durkin Trickettes various ideas
  • A Clock Production
  • Zombie Flash Finish
  • Hypnotic Revelation
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 48
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection
Related to 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 126
Ronald B. Edwards Money in Circulation dollar bill and half dollar in envelopes change places
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 358) 259
Charlie Miller David Devant's Silver Ball only effect description
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 80
North Bigbee, Al Baker Ball and Glass
Inspired by 1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 374) 325
Max Malini Base-Ball Vanish base ball vanishes (throw vanish) and appears under hat
1962 Malini and His Magic 75
David Hoy By Gosh! It Moved! ping pong ball moves spookily, glued bug
1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 19