surprise sponge climax\nthree sponges two in spectator's hand, when spectator opens his hand, several small ones appear\ndr. l. rothbart\nsponge ball routine\ndr. stanley jaks
1940
chap's scrapbook Dr. L. Rothbart

Surprise Sponge Climax

three sponges two in spectator's hand, when spectator opens his hand, several small ones appear

sponge ball idea\nsticking sponge ball on end of pencil before production\nmilbourne christopher
1946
hugard's magic monthly - volumes i, ii, iii and iv Milbourne Christopher

Sponge Ball Idea

sticking sponge ball on end of pencil before production

the leapin' leprechauns\nsmall sponge balls under glass, glass covered with newspaper, large ball finish\nhubert lambert
1948
ireland's yearbooks Hubert Lambert

The Leapin' Leprechauns

small sponge balls under glass, glass covered with newspaper, large ball finish

it's magic\nbenson bowl routine\nroy benson\nbenson bowl\nroy benson\ncups and balls\njames g. thompson jr.\nfranklin v. taylor\nthe benson plunger\nmike caveney\nduke stern
1948
the phoenix 151-200 Roy Benson

chameleon sponge ball!\nred and blue sponge ball change places in spectator's and performer's hand, then ball in performer's hand vanishes and spectator has two green balls in his hand\ncharles r. blyth, jr.
1950
the phoenix 201 - 250 Charles R. Blyth, Jr.

Chameleon Sponge Ball!

red and blue sponge ball change places in spectator's and performer's hand, then ball in performer's hand vanishes and spectator has two green balls in his hand

three ball routine\n"same principles and ideas can be applied to sponges"\nedward marlo\non the roll-up move\nedward marlo\nthree ball production\nbob king
1951
ed marlo's lecture notes Edward Marlo

Three Ball Routine

"same principles and ideas can be applied to sponges"

sponge ball routine\nthree sponges two in spectator's hand, third vanishes and when spectator opens his hand, fifty small ones appear\ndr. stanley jaks\nsurprise sponge climax\ndr. l. rothbart\ndie schaumgummibälle\ndr. stanley jaks\nmultiball\ndr. stanley jaks
1951
who is this dr. jaks? Dr. Stanley Jaks

Sponge Ball Routine

three sponges two in spectator's hand, third vanishes and when spectator opens his hand, fifty small ones appear

bowl or cup load\nfinish for benson bowl routine, paper napkin wrapped on bowl, production of handkerchiefs\ndon alan\nthe bowl routine\njohn f. mendoza
1956
pretty sneaky Don Alan

Bowl or Cup Load

finish for benson bowl routine, paper napkin wrapped on bowl, production of handkerchiefs

cups and balls\n- taylor's cups and balls variation
- cups and balls, classic routine with three cups
- benson bowl routine variation\njames g. thompson jr.\nfranklin v. taylor\ntaylor's cups and balls\nfranklin v. taylor\nit's magic\nroy benson
1956
top secrets of magic James G. Thompson Jr., Franklin V. Taylor

Cups and Balls

- Taylor's Cups and Balls Variation
- Cups and Balls, classic routine with three cups
- Benson Bowl Routine Variation

die schaumgummibälle\nthree sponges two in spectator's hand, third vanishes and when spectator opens his hand, fifty small ones appear\ndr. stanley jaks\nsponge ball routine\ndr. stanley jaks
1961
dr. stanley-jaks und seine geheimnisse Dr. Stanley Jaks

Die Schaumgummibälle

three sponges two in spectator's hand, third vanishes and when spectator opens his hand, fifty small ones appear

crazy sponge\nblack sponge ball changes into a red one, then it splits into smaller balls and one ball changes into a coin\nthomas m. jacobsen
1964
the new phoenix 351-400 Thomas M. Jacobsen

Crazy Sponge

black sponge ball changes into a red one, then it splits into smaller balls and one ball changes into a coin

on nielson's "problem in prophecy"\nusing sponge balls\nrobert "bob" j. gunther\ndon nielson\nproblem in prophecy\ndon nielsen
1966
the pallbearers review vol. 1-4 Robert "Bob" J. Gunther, Don Nielson

chinese chow\nspongeball under bowl multiplies and then fruits appear, with chopsticks\nfred kaps\nbenson bowl\nroy benson\n"senator" clark crandall's cup and balls\n"senator" clark crandall
1967
the art of close-up magic - volume 1 Fred Kaps

Chinese Chow

spongeball under bowl multiplies and then fruits appear, with chopsticks

insideout & stretchit\ntopological origami tube for several effects:
- stretchit
- insideout
- the chinese wand
- additional notes
- with a sponge ball
- the square circle
- flexible transpo
for simplified folding method see reference\nrobert e. neale\ninsideout jr.\nrobert e. neale\ninside out\nrobert e. neale\nstripes make you thinner\nrobert e. neale\nstretchit\nrobert e. neale\nflexible transpo\nrobert e. neale\nstretch a bill\nrobert e. neale\nwhat from whom\nkarl fulves
1968
epilogue Robert E. Neale

Insideout & Stretchit

topological origami tube for several effects:
- Stretchit
- Insideout
- The Chinese Wand
- Additional Notes
- With a Sponge Ball
- The Square Circle
- Flexible Transpo
for simplified folding method see reference

something from something\nsponge ball multiplies into three balls\njerry mentzer\n"something from something" (linking ring, february 1971)
1975
close up cues Jerry Mentzer

Something from Something

sponge ball multiplies into three balls

Also published here

"Something from Something" (Linking Ring, February 1971)

sponge shenanigans\n"two in the hands - one in the pocket" routine, with different ball or object as climax\njerry mentzer
1975
close up cues Jerry Mentzer

Sponge Shenanigans

"two in the hands - one in the pocket" routine, with different ball or object as climax

"the slow motion transposition and impromptu routine"\nsponge from purse frame, split in two, one in each hand, travel into one\n unknown
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Unknown

"The Slow Motion Transposition and Impromptu Routine"

sponge from purse frame, split in two, one in each hand, travel into one

the soft chop-chop or you don't have to be chinese to do this trick\nchop cup routine with sponge balls, magnet in sponge\nfrank garcia
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic Frank Garcia

The Soft Chop-Chop or You Don't Have to Be Chinese to Do This Trick

chop cup routine with sponge balls, magnet in sponge

more thoughts, ideas and reflections\n- pop-up routine
- interesting start
- my preferred pop-up routine
- different method\nfrank garcia
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic Frank Garcia

More Thoughts, Ideas and Reflections

- Pop-Up Routine
- Interesting Start
- My Preferred Pop-Up Routine
- Different Method

the purse frame\nsponge balls appear from purse frame, spectator's hand phase, small balls finale\n slydini\nencore sponge balls\n slydini
1976
the best of slydini ...and more Slydini

The Purse Frame

sponge balls appear from purse frame, spectator's hand phase, small balls finale

head to head migratory balls\ninspired by slydini's "balls into the hat"\nfrank garcia\n slydini
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic Frank Garcia, Slydini

sponge ball problem\nsponge ball inflates visibly or in paper bag, posed as problem\nkarl fulves\nthe lizard of oz\nkarl fulves
1978
interlocutor Karl Fulves

Sponge Ball Problem

sponge ball inflates visibly or in paper bag, posed as problem

coin vanish\ncoin or sponge ball, see p. 1166 for credit information\nleo mccauley\nthe chapender vanish\nmartin chapender
1978
the chronicles Leo McCauley

Coin Vanish

coin or sponge ball, see p. 1166 for credit information

havin' a ball\nsponge balls appear and are put in paper bag, also invisibly with landing sound, giant sponge ball comes out of bag\nkarrell fox
1979
another book Karrell Fox

Havin' a Ball

sponge balls appear and are put in paper bag, also invisibly with landing sound, giant sponge ball comes out of bag

encore sponge balls\nfour balls vanish and reappear one at a time, follow up to "purse frame"\n slydini\nthe purse frame\n slydini
1979
the magical world of slydini Slydini

Encore Sponge Balls

four balls vanish and reappear one at a time, follow up to "Purse Frame"

sponge balls\ntraveling into spectator's hand claimed by cohn, see p. 1328 for further comment on the history (quote from expert manipulation finale, ganson)\nal cohn
1979
the chronicles Al Cohn

Sponge Balls

traveling into spectator's hand claimed by Cohn, see p. 1328 for further comment on the history (quote from Expert Manipulation Finale, Ganson)

bar-none\npaper balls travel, vanish and reappear, inspired by slydini, kind of sponge ball routine with crumpled napkins\nal schneider
1980
al schneider on close-up Al Schneider

Bar-None

paper balls travel, vanish and reappear, inspired by Slydini, kind of sponge ball routine with crumpled napkins

the benson plunger\nwith a plunger, four phases, jumbo pill as klimax\nmike caveney\nduke stern\nit's magic\nroy benson
1981
magicomedy Mike Caveney, Duke Stern

jim ryan's classic cups and balls routine\nthree cups, three final loads, with purse frame and sponge balls\njim ryan\ncups and balls\nfred kaps
1981
jim ryan close-up: the famous cups & balls routine Jim Ryan

Jim Ryan's Classic Cups and Balls Routine

three cups, three final loads, with purse frame and sponge balls

goodness gracious great balls of ......sponge?\nsponge rabbit climax, routine with two in the hand, one in the pocket phase\nstephen tucker
1982
spell-binder Stephen Tucker

Goodness Gracious Great Balls of ......Sponge?

sponge rabbit climax, routine with two in the hand, one in the pocket phase

malini on stage\ntwo spectators on stage, sponge ball routine with paperballs over the head situation and balls appearing at spectator, then watch steal and coconut production from hat\ndanny korem
1985
korem without limits Danny Korem

Malini On Stage

two spectators on stage, sponge ball routine with paperballs over the head situation and balls appearing at spectator, then watch steal and coconut production from hat

a.g. sponge balls\ncredit information, three different sized/colored sponge balls vanish and reappear in spectator's hand and under salt shaker.\nalbert goshman
1985
magic by gosh Albert Goshman

A.G. Sponge Balls

credit information, three different sized/colored sponge balls vanish and reappear in spectator's hand and under salt shaker.

a.g. bowl routine\nsponge balls vanish and appear under bowl, bagel appears under bowl, coin appears under bagel.\nalbert goshman
1985
magic by gosh Albert Goshman

A.G. Bowl Routine

sponge balls vanish and appear under bowl, bagel appears under bowl, coin appears under bagel.

one, two, three, 4\nfour sponge balls produced and put between fingers of the left hand, they change into a numeral four out of sponge\nray kosby
1986
scratching the surface Ray Kosby

One, Two, Three, 4

four sponge balls produced and put between fingers of the left hand, they change into a numeral four out of sponge

current classic\nsponge ball appears, vanishes, reproduced from spectator's pocket, splitting in two, spectator's hand finish\njohn carney
1987
lecture notes collection John Carney

Current Classic

sponge ball appears, vanishes, reproduced from spectator's pocket, splitting in two, spectator's hand finish

bowl routine cake production\nfinal load for benson bowl\njohn cornelius\nthe ball, the bowl, and the big, big cake\njohn cornelius
1988
creative secrets no. 1 John Cornelius

chopsticks and sponges\nalso with sponge eggs\nalexander de cova\na coin vanish\nwilliam d. forest\nchop stick vanish\nalexander de cova\nchop-stick vanish\nalexander de cova\nchop stick vanish\nalexander de cova
1990
apocalypse vol. 11-15 Alexander de Cova

chop stick vanish\nsponge ball put in other hand with chop sticks\nalexander de cova\nchopsticks and sponges\nalexander de cova
1990
horizons Alexander de Cova

mikrofon-gags\n1. das sich vergrößernde mikrofon (growing sponge)
2. probleme mit dem mikro-ständer
3. das lange mikrofon\nalexander de cova\nmikrofon-gags\nalexander de cova
1991
avantgarde magic Alexander de Cova

Mikrofon-Gags

1. Das sich vergrößernde Mikrofon (growing sponge)
2. Probleme mit dem Mikro-Ständer
3. Das lange Mikrofon

mikrofon-gags\n1. das sich vergrößernde mikrofon (growing sponge)
2. probleme mit dem mikro-ständer
3. das lange mikrofon\nalexander de cova\nmikrofon-gags\nalexander de cova
1991
das alexander de cova seminar Alexander de Cova

Mikrofon-Gags

1. Das sich vergrößernde Mikrofon (growing sponge)
2. Probleme mit dem Mikro-Ständer
3. Das lange Mikrofon

current classic\nsponge ball appears, vanishes, reproduced from spectator's pocket, splitting in two, spectator's hand finish\njohn carney
1991
carneycopia John Carney

Current Classic

sponge ball appears, vanishes, reproduced from spectator's pocket, splitting in two, spectator's hand finish

the sponge & sleeve\nsponge ball vanishes and reappears in spectator's sleeve, effect repeated\nroger klause\nsponge ball up sleeve\nroger klause
1991
roger klause: in concert Roger Klause

The Sponge & Sleeve

sponge ball vanishes and reappears in spectator's sleeve, effect repeated

chop-stick vanish\nsponge ball put in other hand with chop sticks\nalexander de cova\nchopsticks and sponges\nalexander de cova
1991
avantgarde magic Alexander de Cova

chop stick vanish\nsponge ball put in other hand with chop sticks\nalexander de cova\nchopsticks and sponges\nalexander de cova
1992
ein profi packt aus... Alexander de Cova

hatzoo\nroutine for children, named animal is apparently produced from a hat, sponge turtle changes into a sponge bunny\nnorman beck
1993
the minotaur Norman Beck

Hatzoo

routine for children, named animal is apparently produced from a hat, sponge turtle changes into a sponge bunny

the ball, the bowl, and the big, big cake\nvery involved cake production as final load\njohn cornelius\nbowl routine cake production\njohn cornelius
2001
the award-winning magic of john cornelius John Cornelius

slydini's secret\ntan-colored sponge ball removed from bottomless cardboard box and vanished, repeated a few times, then box is lifted and there are only sponge balls in other colors\n slydini
2002
latter day secrets Slydini

Slydini's Secret

tan-colored sponge ball removed from bottomless cardboard box and vanished, repeated a few times, then box is lifted and there are only sponge balls in other colors

sly napkins\npaper balls travel, vanish and reappear, inspired by slydini, kind of sponge ball routine with crumpled napkins\nal schneider
2011
al schneider magic Al Schneider

Sly Napkins

paper balls travel, vanish and reappear, inspired by Slydini, kind of sponge ball routine with crumpled napkins

nested in nothing\nempty purse frame produce another empty purse frame, then produce spongeball from it\nchris westfall
2013
calculated chaos Chris Westfall

Nested In Nothing

Empty purse frame produce another empty purse frame, then produce spongeball from it

der meister der kugeln\nball and vase with sponge balls and wand, balls travel and change color, jumbo ball appears as a climax\nchristian scherer\ncharlie frye's "ball and vase" on dvd "eccentricks 3"
2014
schlaglichter Christian Scherer

Der Meister der Kugeln

ball and vase with sponge balls and wand, balls travel and change color, jumbo ball appears as a climax

Inspired by

Charlie Frye's "Ball and Vase" on DVD "Eccentricks 3"

multiball\nthree sponges two in spectator's hand, third vanishes and when spectator opens his hand, fifty small ones appear\ndr. stanley jaks\nsponge ball routine\ndr. stanley jaks
2014
the incredible dr. jaks Dr. Stanley Jaks

Multiball

three sponges two in spectator's hand, third vanishes and when spectator opens his hand, fifty small ones appear

magisches minigolf\nthree 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\nchristian scherer
2014
schlaglichter 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