25 entries in Ball / Billiard Ball / Routines / Penetration
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Filtration Through a Handkerchief
1938 Greater Magic 636
Henry Gordien Knee Penetration
1938 Greater Magic 647
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 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 413
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
Arthur H. Buckley The Ball and the Handkerchief penetration
1948 Principles and Deceptions 204
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
Hans E. Trixer Silk Penetro ball through silk
Also published here 1954 Routined Manipulation Finale 187
Harlan Tarbell Billard Ball Through Handkerchief using shell
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 17
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
Horace E. Bennett The Penetration of the Silk Handkerchief
1968 Prize Winning Magic 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 Wonderful Routines of Magic 19
Unknown Ball through Silk
1969 Wonderful Routines of Magic 26
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
Billy McComb Golf Ball comment on golf ball through handkerchief
1972 McComb's Magic — 25 Years Wiser 148
Unknown Ball Through Handkerchief
1978 The second now you see it, now you don't! 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
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 17) 1230
Dai Vernon Ball through Silk
Apr. 1982 Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 1) 28
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) 167
Hans E. Trixer Silk Penetro ball through silk
Also published here 1998 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 2) 74
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
Unknown Net Effect two billiard balls in fishing net, one penetrates net
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 567
Dai Vernon Ball Through Silk
Dec. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12) 50
Dai Vernon Ball Through Silk
Mar. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 3) 63