239 entries in Ball / Billiard Ball / Routines
  
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Unknown The Obedient Ball stops on string, "of Japanese origin"
Variations 1876 Modern Magic 301
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 The Ball which changes to a Rose in ball vase
1876 Modern Magic 300
Unknown The Obedient Ball (Improved)
  • orange stops on string
  • ball stops and even travels upwards (mechanical)
Inspired by 1890 More Magic 279
Professor Hoffmann The Chameleon Ball small ball changes color multiple times
1890 More Magic 274
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
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
Unknown Der seine Farbe wechselnde Billardball multiple times, shells
Related to Oct. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10) 148
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
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 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
Unknown Der verschwindende Billardball ball on pull
Aug. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 8) 123
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
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
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
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
Guglielmo Bernardi Halbfertige Ideen vanish of several balls with paper bag
Related to Dec. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 12) 190
Wilhelm Grüner Zum Billardspiel eines Riesen
Inspired by Mar. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 3) 41
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
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
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 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 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
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
Dr. Reinhard Rohnstein Wer spielt mit? part two
Related to Jan. 1905 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 2) 20
T. Nelson Downs The Four-Ball Trick, with Novel Passes four solid balls
1909 The Art of Magic 305
Unknown Color Change with Four Solid Balls four red balls to four white balls
1909 The Art of Magic 313
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
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
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
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
Tom Sellers Rollo ball balances on rope
Related to 1931 Sellers' Secrets 11
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
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
Laurie Ireland More Golf Ball Moves routine with soft and hard billiard balls
1934 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1934) 3
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
Unknown Production of Four Solid Billiard Balls without using a Shell "very rapid and effective"
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 74
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
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 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
Unknown The Rolling Golf Ball rolling itself up in a borrowed handkerchief, ungaffed objects
1938 Greater Magic 837
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 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
Unknown Playing Card Changed to a Billiard Ball
1938 Greater Magic 640
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
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
Unknown Smoke Ball for Billiard Ball Vanish hollow ball with hole for smoke appearance
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 87
Paul Curtis Equiloball ball balances on rope
Related to 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 106) 637
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
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
Unknown Rainbow Billiard Balls rainbow chicagoer routine
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 308
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
G. Klingman Floating Golf Ball
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 37
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
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
M. E. Faber A Ping Pong Ball Routine rolls on rope
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 39
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
Clettis V. Musson Flash Dollar Bill Change bill changes into two coins, in a flash
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 17
Frank Garcia Hoy! ball floats upwards from hand to hand
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 285) 1140
Jerry Hornak Production of Four Solid Billiard Balls
1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 17
Jerry Hornak Master Billiard Ball Routine using two shells on one ball
1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 15
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
Walter B. Gibson Second Billard Ball Routine with five balls, a handkerchief, color changing balls
Related to 1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 141
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
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 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
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
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
Max Malini Base-Ball Vanish base ball vanishes (throw vanish) and appears under hat
1962 Malini and His Magic 75
Karrell Fox Foxy Climax one ball becomes four, then all vanish, with handkerchief four ball gaff, see p. 342 for ideas by Dan Tong
1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 377) 335
Eugene Gloye Cash Value stamps placed inside envelope change into bill
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 14
Burl Sparks The Golf Balls & Hat combination of multiplying golf balls, hat, wand and bottomless glass
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 8
Allessandro Multiplying Golf Balls Christmas themed, as balls for Christmas tree
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 37
Everett Lyda Giant Ones and Fives assembly with bills, double faced bills
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 56
Burl Sparks Tricky Farmer routine with golf story using several effects, multiplying golf balls, egg bag,
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 14
Horace E. Bennett The Penetration of the Silk Handkerchief
1968 Prize Winning Magic 68
Jack Posetary Silk & Ball Transposition hollow extra ball
Related to
  • suggestion by George de Ghetto on p. 230
July 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 189
Horace E. Bennett Eight Ball Routine production of eight billiard balls, with a handkerchief
1968 Prize Winning Magic 66
David Berglas, Lewis Ganson, Ralph W. Hull The Master Move For 'The Homing Ball' moves for ball and cone
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 182
Karl Fulves The Odd Game small board with hole, billiard ball dropped inside vanishes, repeat, posed as problem, Zone Zero
Variations Sep. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 11) 283
Dai Vernon Ball through Silk
1970 Expanded Lecture Notes 20
Jack Posetary Gremlin Glass coin in glass, ball on top, second glass moved in and out and ball jumps to other glass
May 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 7) 337
Jack Miller Ball from Silk ball appears from silk, repeated for second ball, see also p. 410 for coin version by Harold Bester
Winter 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 375
Dai Vernon Ball, Cone and Handkerchief
1970 Expanded Lecture Notes 18
Ray Bedwell Solution To The Odd Game small board with hole, billiard ball dropped inside vanishes, repeat, posed as problem, Zone Zero
Inspired by Jan. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3) 314
Carl Ballantine The Diminishing Golf Ball diminishing ball gimmick
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 191
Mike Rogers Elusive Sphere longer manipulative ball and silk combination in which ball repeatedly vanishes and reappears
July 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 545
Dick Zimmerman Surprise Ball Routine eight balls are produced, then all change colors, loop ball
1973 Creative Magic 4
Stewart Judah Billiards
Winter 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 852
Unknown The Blondini Ball ball balances on rope
1976 The Big Book of Magic 140
Karrell Fox Ball-o-matic single ball instantly becomes four balls, all attached to each other
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 145
Patrick Page One to Four Manipulation
1976 The Big Book of Magic 108
Patrick Page One to Eight Manipulation two shells
1976 The Big Book of Magic 113
David Berglas Billiard Ball Production idea, brief
1976 David Berglas Lecture 10
Richard Kaufman Elevation Eight Ball interlocked four ball production, different colors
1977 Balls! 23
Richard Kaufman Mirror Image routine, four balls appear, color changing elements, nesting shells
1977 Balls! 8
Richard Kaufman Colorific routine, four balls appear, color changing elements, with handkerchief
1977 Balls! 16
Richard Kaufman, Albert Warby Rainbow Visions eight ball routine, different colors
1977 Balls! 34
Stephen Minch Milo the Magnificent comedy routine with puppet, comedy wands
  • ball & cone phase
  • milk pitcher
  • finds card after many failed tries, puppet assistant brings jumbo card
1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 87
Richard Kaufman Silken Billiards routine with handkerchief, four balls
1977 Balls! 48
Ross Bertram The Egyptian Ball - Bertram Style two balls transpose with goblet and silk, no extra ball
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 106
Karl Fulves The Lizard of Oz ball in silk transposes with plastic ring outside
Related to 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 7) 1128
Tom Sellers A Billiard Ball Penetration "Retrospective" - Two Tricks
ball on stand covered with silk, then with larger silk, ball is on top when larger silk is removed
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 17) 1230
Karrell Fox Dia-Ball-ical #124 one-to-four sequence, sponge balls
1979 Another Book 259
Karrell Fox Dia-Ball-ical #428 four-to-eight sequence, threaded sponge balls
1979 Another Book 261
Al Leech Chicaco Balls The Chicago Ball Trick And A Routine general comments, with sponge balls
1980 Al Leech's Legacy 64
Al Leech Substitution For Chicago Balls
1980 Al Leech's Legacy 72
Al Leech A Rainbow Routine billiard ball routine
1980 Al Leech's Legacy 83
Danny Korem, Slydini The UDT Paper Cone and Ball Routine pendulum holdout, see "Capricious Cornucopia" (Encores)
1980 The Upside Down Toppit — Volume II 28
Al Leech A Color Change Routine several color changes with balls
1980 Al Leech's Legacy 74
Daryl Martinez Multiplying Billiard Balls (First Routine)
1980 Lecture Notes to Convention Session #1 17
John Ramsay Comedy Billiard Ball Routine four balls, with a hat, at the end balls vanish from hat and appear in performer's mouth
1 - Preliminary
2 - Production of the First Ball
3 - The Ball Penetrates the Hat
4 - Ball Travels to Hat
5 - Production of Second Ball
6 - Ball Behind the Back
7 - Production of Third Ball
8 - Production of Fourth Ball
9 - Disposal of Four Balls in the Hat
10- The Balls Appear in the Mouth
1982 The Ramsay Finale 9
John Fealey Polo 2 "Po£o", joke for paying in a shop, pound note is found in a roll of Polo mints, half is torn and changes into a coin
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 9) 157
Mike Caveney A Transposition red ball wrapped in red handkerchief and put in a glass transposes with blue ball in a blue handkerchief put in a second glass
Inspired by
  • a trick (?) from "Rupert Howard Course in Magic"
1982 Ideas 6
Mike Caveney Billard Ball Switch
1982 Ideas 6
Vito Lupo Visual Color Change transposition of different colored billiard balls featuring color change move
1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 103
Michael Ammar Bill to Cigarette first rolled up bill and cigarette change places, then cigarette vanishes bill changes into cigarette eventually bill is found in cigarette
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 112
Don Nielsen One Ball to Three one ball cracked on glass edge into three, only effect description
1987 Secret Session — Part Three 59
Tom Gagnon The Blink Shrink with miniature card
Inspired by 1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 391
Karl Fulves Joggled balls vanish and appear during juggling, posed as problem
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 51) 248
John Bannon Trick Shot Production producing eight ball from card case
VariationsAlso published here 1989 Without 8
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
John Bannon Trick Shot Production producing eight ball from card case
Also published here 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 59
John Bannon Single Bullet Theory large steel bearing from paper bag after routine with small steel bearing and bag
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 79
Steve Beam Community Property bill changes into other as well as the bill on a picture
Also published here 1993 Magic with No Entertainment Value II 15
Joe Rindfleisch Ball-Istic two billiard balls, one changes into sponge ball and back
1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 54) 1001
Unknown Billiard Ball Routine
1994 More Greater Magic 1241
Steve Beam The Big Finish card changes into jumbo version of selection, two methods
Inspired byRelated to 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 29
Karrell Fox Don't Miss Your Cue billiard ball to pool cue in bag
1995 Much Ado About Something 158
Roy Benson Black Balled
Jan. 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 1) 2451
Tommy Wonder The Big One giant ball production as climax
1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 2 184
Harry Riser Ball, Cone, and Box Routine with credit information
Related to 1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 154
Harry Riser The Golf Lesson one golf ball multiplies to five, no shell
1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 240
Harry Riser The Close-Up Billiard Ball Routine with shell
Also published here
  • MUM, Jan. 1988
1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 257
Tommy Wonder A Sequence with Balls shells & gaffs, multiplying, color changes
  • Phase One: From Red to White
  • Phase Two: A Midair Multiplication
  • Phase Three: The Red Ball Makes an Appearance
  • Phase Four: Red to White Repeated
  • Phase Five: Vanish, Reproduction and...
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 180
Joel Givens Tubular Bills bill travels to a straw, missing corner, bill transforms into wrapper
1996 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 60) 1166
Karl Fulves Penmanship "Unsolved Mysteries"
money maker roller principle with two pens, posed as a problem
1997 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 147
Richard Bartram, Jr. Cash Rap card changes to bill, snap change variation
1997 Trephine 164
Alexander de Cova Ball zu Tuch ball visually changes to silk
1998 Secrets No. 2 78
Steve Bedwell Ferrero Rocher Anyone? "balls from mouth"
1998 ca. Flexing and Twisting 8
Marc DeSouza Miniature Bowling Ball From Briefcase tiny briefcase, two sponge balls are taken out, then a solid steel ball that wouldn't have fit in
2001 DeSouza's DeCeptions 17
John Cornelius The Pendulum Principle ball vanish under handkerchief and die vanish
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 105
Miguel Aparicio Variaciones del Cono y la Bola with handkerchief, variations
Inspired by 2003 La Magia Española del Siglo XX 187
Jay Sankey Bouncing Baby white ball bounced, changes into real egg
2004 Sankey Unleashed 175
Jim Steinmeyer Par Two ball in glass, covered with silk, ball penetrates through silk, glass with hole
Inspired by
  • "The Penetrating Ball" (Robert Harbin, Something New in Magic, 1929)
2009 A Tribute to Robert Harbin 16
Tom Stone Conic Relief ideas and sequences for Dai Vernon's "Ball, Cone and Handkerchief"
  • The Cone as a Holdout
  • The Cone as a Servante
  • Combinations
  • Vernon's Basic Vanish
  • Changes
  • The Surprise Load
  • Extending it Outward
Related to 2010 Vortex 141
Unknown Net Effect two billiard balls in fishing net, one penetrates net
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 567
Tom Stone Mitosis Maneuver one ball becomes two which become four, sequence with shell
2011 Maelstrom 107
Tom Stone Ball Climax molded four-ball-climax
2011 Maelstrom 119
Tom Stone Ball Mélange three balls vanish one by one
2011 Maelstrom 117
Joaquín Matas El Billete (La Cinta al Billete y de 20 a 500€) silk ribbon is produced and vanished from borrowed bill, then bill changes to other bill and back
2016 A Fuego Lento — Volumen II 215
Tom Gagnon Chalk It Up dice stacking routine with pool chalk, eight ball final load
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 428
Tom Gagnon A Ballsy Discovery card names written on billiard ball, ball spun on smooth surface with cup over it, it comes to rest with selection on top, crazy cue ball (weighted)
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 432
José Carroll The Entradita packet of cards changed into dollar bills
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 265