22 entries in Ball / Billiard Ball / Routines / Transposition
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Billardkugel-Changements red and white billiard balls wrapped in newspaper and put into two goblets, they transpose, two methods, see p. 24 for ending
Sep. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 1) 12
Carl Willmann Tuch und Billardball auf der Wanderschaft billiard ball in ball vase transposes with silk in hand
May 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 5) 74
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli VI. Ohne Karambolage billiard ball routine, ball appears, travels, changes color, second ball appears and balls transpose wrapped in paper, balls vanish again
  • 1. Der Zauberstab als Billardkugelmagazin
  • 2. Eine Tunnelfahrt
  • 3. Magische Färberei
  • 4. Erhaschen
  • 5. Platzwechsel
  • 6. Analyse (ball is dropped in glass of water and vanishes, under handkerchief, glass shell)
  • 7. Vermehrung, Verminderung & Vernichtung
1902 Moderne Magie 98
A. J. Ballmysterien ball becomes two, one covered in hand with handkerchief, other put in hat, travels to other one under handkerchief, one becomes red, they transpose, shell
Oct. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 151
Carl Willmann Billardball und Taschentuch billiard ball in glass transposes with silk in hand
Oct. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 153
Carl Willmann Die ihre Plätze wechselnden Billardbälle two billiard balls of different color are wrapped in paper and transpose
Nov. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 11) 168
Unknown The Traveling Balls red and black ball each wrapped in paper transpose
1909 The Art of Magic 314
Tom Sellers Bow Balls three balls of different color threaded on rope, they change places
1933 More Secrets 8
Edward Victor A “Passe-Passe” Billiard Ball Effect transpo of two different colored balls, each on a candlestick and covered with matching handkerchiefs
1940 ca. More Magic of the Hands — Part Two 98
Walter B. Gibson, Henry Hatton, Adrian Plate In the Pocket two different colors change places, hand and pocket
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 14) 55
Unknown A Mysterious Ball Transposition two balls in silk and glass goblets transpose
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 313
Sam Leo Horowitz The Egyptian Ball Mystery
1947 Stars of Magic (Vol. 3 No. 4) 50
Unknown A Billiard-Ball Transposition two balls and two glasses
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 260
U. F. Grant Silks Ahoy two different-colored silks transpose in borrowed hats, hollow ping pong balls as gimmicks
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 11
Ronald B. Edwards Money in Circulation dollar bill and half dollar in envelopes change places
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 358) 259
Jack Posetary Silk & Ball Transposition hollow extra ball
Related to
  • suggestion by George de Ghetto on p. 230
July 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 189
Ross Bertram The Egyptian Ball - Bertram Style two balls transpose with goblet and silk, no extra ball
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 106
Karl Fulves The Lizard of Oz ball in silk transposes with plastic ring outside
Related to 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 7) 1128
Peter Warlock Das Wicks' Thema time turned back, illustrated with
  • Triumph (cheek to cheek)
  • linking ropes
  • transposing balls in glasses
  • numbered dice
Inspired by
  • "Lost Time" (Charles Wicks, The Magic Wand)
Also published here
  • Pentagram, 1955
May 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 1) 33
Mike Caveney A Transposition red ball wrapped in red handkerchief and put in a glass transposes with blue ball in a blue handkerchief put in a second glass
Inspired by
  • a trick (?) from "Rupert Howard Course in Magic"
1982 Ideas 6
Vito Lupo Visual Color Change transposition of different colored billiard balls featuring color change move
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 103
Michael Ammar Bill to Cigarette first rolled up bill and cigarette change places, then cigarette vanishes bill changes into cigarette eventually bill is found in cigarette
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 112