27 entries in Ball / Billiard Ball / Routines / Penetration
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Filtration Through a Handkerchief
1938 636
Henry Gordien Knee Penetration
1938 647
Jean Hugard Mutilation billiard ball penetrates borrowed handkerchief, for repeat it gets stuck and handkerchief is cut and burned, then restored (Hanky Panky)
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1939)
Jean Hugard The Penetrating Billiard Ball ball penetrating silk, with cut and restored handkerchief element
Dec. 1944 87
Arthur H. Buckley The Ball and the Handkerchief penetration
1948 204
Harry E. Snider Caligari's Billiard Ball Penetration ball penetrates handkerchief, on hand
Nov. 1948 483
William Satchell William Satchell's Ball and Tube ball goes through tube which is smaller in diameter, three inches in diameter
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
Hans E. Trixer Silk Penetro ball through silk
Also published here 1954 187
Harlan Tarbell Billard Ball Through Handkerchief using shell
1954/27 17
Leonard Austin Seen in the News ball penetrates frames sheet of newspaper
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956)
Dai Vernon Ball Through Silk
1957 205
Horace E. Bennett The Penetration of the Silk Handkerchief
1968 68
Ellison Poland, Tony Anverdi, Aaron Black A Ball and Silk Routine billiard ball appears in center of silk, travels around, penetrates handkerchief, changes color, balances on edge of silk, vanishes
1969 19
Ball through Silk
1969 26
Dai Vernon Ball through Silk
Also published here 1970 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 337
Billy McComb Golf Ball comment on golf ball through handkerchief
1972 148
Ball Through Handkerchief
1978 204
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
The Chronicles (Issue 17)
Dai Vernon Ball through Silk
Apr. 1982
Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 1)
George G. Kaplan Die Zauberkugel wooden ball with hole threaded onto thread, instantly removed under silk, ungaffed
Also published here
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly
Apr. 1988
Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 4)
Hans E. Trixer Silk Penetro ball through silk
Also published here 1998
Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 2)
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 16
Net Effect two billiard balls in fishing net, one penetrates net
Prolix (Issue 9)
Dai Vernon Ball Through Silk
Nov./Dec. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12)
Dai Vernon Ball Through Silk
Mar. 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 3)
Dai Vernon Ball Through Silk
Also published here 2022 61