61 entries in Ball / Billiard Ball / Routines / Transformation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Ball which changes to a Rose in ball vase
1876 300
Professor Hoffmann The Chameleon Ball small ball changes color multiple times
1890 274
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)
Der seine Farbe wechselnde Billardball multiple times, shells
Related to Oct. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10)
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)
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Entstehung aus dem Nichts! second part of explanation
Related to Jan. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 5)
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)
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 36
J. Marcellin Die Verwandlung der Gummibälle in Papierschnitzel second part of explanation
Related to Jan. 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 1)
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)
A Handkerchief Changed to a Billiard-Ball
1903 277
The Glass Ball, for Changing a Handkerchief to a Billiard-Ball freely chosen colored handkerchief changes into like-colored ball
1903 279
Carl Willmann Der Magier als Billardkünstler routine with billiard balls, candles and silk
Dec. 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 12)
Carl Willmann Willmann's Billardballkunststück routine will balls, production, color change, diminishing, ...
Feb. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 2)
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)
Dr. Reinhard Rohnstein Wer spielt mit? part two
Related to Jan. 1905
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 2)
Color Change with Four Solid Balls four red balls to four white balls
1909 313
Jean Hugard 4 - Liaison Trick Transition from thimble routine to billiard ball, with thimble transforming into billiard ball balancing on fingertip
1936 39
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Transformo billiard ball into handkerchief, balloon as billiard ball
1937 52
Playing Card Changed to a Billiard Ball
1938 640
A Color Change with shell and paper tube
1939 71
Handkerchief to Billiard Ball hollow ball
1942/27 331
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 Feb. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 28)
Warner Perry Ball to Silk
July 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 87)
Jean Hugard Hugard's Billiard Ball Finale ball changes to rose, large bouquet of roses is produced under foulard, with assistant
Nov. 1946 263
Jerry Hornak Billiard Ball to Playing Card
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948)
Don Greenwood Billiard Ball Moves
  • I. Vanishing Knot and Ball Productions
  • II. Billiard Ball Visibly Changed Into a Silk Handkerchief
Sep. 1948 463
Clettis V. Musson Flash Dollar Bill Change bill changes into two coins, in a flash
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
Laurie Ireland Golf Ball to Silk shell
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954)
Dick Piser In a Flash ball is wrapped in paper, paper is lighted with a match and changes into a silk
July 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 312)
Eugene Gloye Cash Value stamps placed inside envelope change into bill
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64)
Magisches Notizbuch
  • Zwei Ideen zur Vorführung des Kartendegens (Charlie Miller, Harry Mendoza & Faucett Ross in "Genii" July & August 1966)
  • Robert J. Gunther's Würfelkasten ("Genii" May 1966)
  • Ein Ball-Tuch-Effekt von Frank Garcia ("Triks" June 1966)
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 27 No. 5&6)
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
Dick Zimmerman Surprise Ball Routine eight balls are produced, then all change colors, loop ball
1973 4
Al Leech A Color Change Routine several color changes with balls
1980 74
Al Leech A Rainbow Routine billiard ball routine
1980 83
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
Jan. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Michael Weber Hour Glass color changing ball
1990 5
David Harkey Dirty Pool black balloon blown up, nozzle torn off, changes into eight ball
Inspired by
  • "Dirty Pool" (David Harkey, Genii, Oct. 1988)
1991 135
Barry Govan Counterfeit Credit four blank cards, picture of credit card appears on one and then card is torn and wrapped in paper, when paper is lit bill appears, Himber Wallet
Nov./Dec. 1992
The Magic Menu (Vol. 3 No. 14)
Steve Beam Community Property bill changes into other as well as the bill on a picture
Also published here 1993 15
Joe Rindfleisch Ball-Istic two billiard balls, one changes into sponge ball and back
1994 1001
Danny Archer Balls routine with small rubber balls that appear, vanish and change
1994 2
Karrell Fox Don't Miss Your Cue billiard ball to pool cue in bag
1995 158
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 180
Joel Givens Tubular Bills bill travels to a straw, missing corner, bill transforms into wrapper
Also published here 1996 1166
Karl Fulves Penmanship "Unsolved Mysteries"
money maker roller principle with two pens, posed as a problem
1997 147
Richard Bartram, Jr. Cash Rap card changes to bill, snap change variation
1997 164
Alexander de Cova Ball zu Tuch ball visually changes to silk
Also published here 1998 78
Gregg Webb Cards To Ball
  • The WebbMaster
Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
Gregg Webb Segue To Color-Change Section
  • The WebbMaster
ball of idfferent color is produced during balls from silk routine
Jan. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 1)
Father Daniel Rolland Bubble Magic soap bubble becomes solid
2003 377
Jay Sankey Bouncing Baby white ball bounced, changes into real egg
2004 175
Alexander de Cova Visible Ball to Silk ball visually changes to silk
Also published here 2004 11
Joel Givens Tubular Bills bill travels to a straw, missing corner, bill transforms into wrapper
Also published here 2007 106
Kazu Katayama Cup, Ball, Silk, And You
  • Tokyo Workshop
endless ball production with a paper cup, they all change into a silk
Aug. 2014
Genii (Vol. 77 No. 8)
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 215
Alexander de Cova Ball zu Tuch ball visually changes to silk
Also published here 2016 191
José Carroll The Entradita packet of cards changed into dollar bills
2019 265
Wolfgang Moser Eisprung white ball transforms into egg and is cracked into a glass
2021 4
Juno Tuch- und Ball-Metamorphose silk to ball, then back to silk
2022 11