25 entries in Ball / Animation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
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
Unknown The Japanese Ball Trick stop ball on string
1902 The Modern Conjurer 313
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 Psychic Golf Ball golf ball moves on table, ring on string under table cloth
1933 Page Wright's Notebook 1
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
Hans "Severus" Ernst, Jules "Borosko" Sautebin Aus dem alten Zauberkasten variations for the Obedient Ball / Die
  • using a lemon (Borosko)
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 5) 9
Lloyd W. Chambers Spirit Ball "walnut ball" starts/stops moving up and down a cord upon magician’s command, could be used for answering questions
1941 Original Ideas in Magic 21
Stewart James Sefalaljia miniature spirit cabinet, ball moves, ring on tape, cigar lights itself, milk vanishes
  • The Ball in the Glass
  • The Knotted Handkerchief
  • The Ring on the Tape
  • The Smoked Cigar
  • Drinking the Milk
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 105
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 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
Tony Corinda (20) The Haunted Ball tennis ball rolls from table
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 292
David Hoy By Gosh! It Moved! ping pong ball moves spookily, glued bug
1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 19
Paul Stadelman Gravity Defied billiard ball rolls up on board
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 76
Jack Bridwell Psychokinesis! magic tricks in mentalism context, psychokinesis
  • golf ball moves on table
  • pendulum in bottle
  • U. F. Grant's Light and Heavy Glass
1976 Magick (Issue 159) 793
Brian McCarthy Der steigende und fallende Tischtennisball table tennis ball floats down and up in glass of water
June 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2) 69
Unknown The Ball on the Wand ball balances on wand and rolls from left to right
1982 Further Classic Magic With Apparatus 114
Unknown Balancing Billiard Balls on a Wand
1982 Further Classic Magic With Apparatus 118
Unknown Rising Ball ball with hole is placed on rod and moves up and done, with variations
1982 Further Classic Magic With Apparatus 120
Unknown Obedient Ball stops on string
1982 Further Classic Magic With Apparatus 162
Gary Lee Williams Mount Of Venus steel ball in clear platic tube moves while in spectator's hand
1985 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4 118
Karl Fulves Bouncing Ball ball bounces by itself behind silk cover into glass, posed as problem
1987 Contemporary Handkerchief Magic — Part One 6
Unknown The Hindu Climbing Balls balls threaded on string, supported on stick, balls climb up
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 110
Don Alan Floating and Rising Billiard Ball
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 221
Stewart James Sefalaljia One-man miniature spirit cabinet

Phase one: ball and glass placed in cabinet. When cabinet opened, ball is magically inside the glass now
Phase two: Handkerchief tossed inside the cabinet knots itself
Phase three: Finger ring of spectator magically threads onto a piece of rope that has both ends outside of the cabinet
Phase four: cigar placed inside the cabinet lights up and smokes itself
Phase five: Bottle of milk placed inside cabinet, liquid slowly disappears
Related toAlso published here 2007 The Essential Stewart James 31
Stewart James The Love-Sick Tennis Ball Tennis ball inside a box rolls out by itself, apparently on command
Also published here
  • Tops, Dec 1940
2007 The Essential Stewart James 40