88 entries in Ball / Billiard Ball / Routines / With Shell
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Buatier de Kolta, Prof. Robert Hellis The Billiard-Ball Trick one ball becomes three, then one again which vanishes
1890 261
Professor Hoffmann Another Method
1890 265
Der in fremder Hand verschwindende Billardball short shell routine, last billiard ball under silk and dropped into glass of water by spectator and vanishes, glass shell, also possible with egg
Nov. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11)
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)
Beinahe Carambole billiard ball multiplication routine, ball dropped into glass under silk vanishes (glass shell)
June 1898
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 12)
John Willmann Ein neues Billardball-Kunststück four balls appear and vanish, full routine
Variations Nov. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 11)
Charles Bertram The Billard-Ball Trick
1902 192
Dr. Med. v. Rutkowski Variation zum Billardball-Kunststück
Inspired by June 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 6)
Carl Willmann Der neue Vermehrungsball one ball becomes three and one again, double half shell with hinge
July 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 7)
Carl Willmann Der Magier als Billardkünstler routine with billiard balls, candles and silk
Dec. 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 12)
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
1903 98
Carl Willmann Willmann's Billardballkunststück routine will balls, production, color change, diminishing, ...
Feb. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 2)
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)
Hugo E. Mayer Die mysteriösen Billardbälle Ein Abend in der "Berliner Amateur-Vereinigung für magische Kunst"
July 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 7)
A. Breuer Der Chicagoer Billardball-Trick in neuester Ausführung! two routines, three or four balls plus shell
Nov. 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 11)
Dr. Reinhard Rohnstein Wer spielt mit? three balls appear, then change color and vanish again
Related to Dec. 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 1)
Dr. Reinhard Rohnstein Wer spielt mit? part two
Related to Jan. 1905
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 2)
Passing Four Solid Balls from Hand to Hand with shell
1909 310
Laurie Ireland The New Multiplying Golf Balls two shells, clinging shell feature
1931 5
Laurie Ireland A Combination Move with Two Balls and a Shell
1931 7
Laurie Ireland The Simultaneous Production of One to Eight Balls no body loads
1931 8
Laurie Ireland More Golf Ball Moves routine with soft and hard billiard balls
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1934)
The "Limit" Multiplying Billiard Balls with shell
1. Disposition of the balls
2. Production of the second ball
3. Production of the third ball
4. Production of the fourth ball
5. Production of the fifth ball
1937 67
Passage of Four Balls from Hand to Hand with shell
1937 71
The One to Four Multiplication with shell
1938 634
Multiplication to Four Solid Balls two shells used, "modern"
1938 644
Simultaneous Production of Four Balls in Each Hand four shells and four solid balls, roll-out with both hands
1938 646
Henry Gordien Knee Penetration
1938 647
Laurie Ireland Effective Golf Ball Move
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938)
Adam and Eve four ball production and vanish, longer routine with several sleights and shell
1942/27 295
Rainbow Billiard Balls rainbow chicagoer routine
1942/27 308
Jean Hugard Billiard Balls & Glass traveling to glass
Nov. 1943 23
William S. Houghton Billiard Ball Routine
  • Vanishes
1943 56
Jean Hugard Billiard Ball Interlude with different colored billiard balls
Apr. 1944
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 1 No. 11)
M. E. Faber Triple Climax to Cups & Balls red sponge balls and golf balls with shell
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947)
Herb Poppleton The Easy Comedy Golf Ball Routine with Ireland's Golf Balls, shell and in combination with egg bag
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
Roy Benson Vanish! billard ball vanish sequence
June 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 204)
Lewis Ganson The First Routine
1952 118
Lewis Ganson The Second Routine
1952 122
Lewis Ganson The "Eight Ball" Routine
1952 129
Jerry Hornak Master Billiard Ball Routine using two shells on one ball
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953)
Walter B. Gibson Billard Ball Routine four ball routine, with handkerchief
1953 124
Shell Move shell and one ball, showing both sides
1953 128
Jack Chanin Billiard Ball Sequence quick vanish and production of three balls
1953 133
Walter B. Gibson Second Billard Ball Routine with five balls, a handkerchief, color changing balls
Related to 1953 141
Laurie Ireland Golf Ball to Silk shell
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954)
Roy Benson The Shell Turn
The New Phoenix (Issue 327)
Frank Garcia How to Handle the Ball and Shell
1960 5
Frank Garcia The "Best Yet" Routine eight balls
1960 9
Frank Garcia The One to Five Slow Motion Production
1960 13
Frank Garcia The Bilious Balls production routine with patter
1960 15
Frank Garcia Strictly One Hand one-handed production routine of four balls
1960 16
Frank Garcia A Simple Golf Ball Routine three balls and shell
Also published here
  • Gene Gordon's Routine Book #1
1960 21
Burl Sparks The Golf Balls & Hat combination of multiplying golf balls, hat, wand and bottomless glass
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64)
Allessandro Multiplying Golf Balls Christmas themed, as balls for Christmas tree
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64)
Burl Sparks Tricky Farmer routine with golf story using several effects, multiplying golf balls, egg bag,
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66)
Paul Maurer Billardball Vermehrung und Wanderung with shells
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 28 No. 6)
Horace E. Bennett Eight Ball Routine production of eight billiard balls, with a handkerchief
1968 66
Der Ball in der Röhre ball vanishes and appears inside a tube, backpalm of shell
Also published here
  • in "Magikeren", February 1942.
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 31 No. 6)
Paul Maurer Chicagoer Ball Routine using rubber balls, how to build a matching shell
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 33 No. 6)
Stewart Judah Billiards
Winter 1975
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two))
David Berglas Billiard Ball Production idea, brief
1976 10
Patrick Page One to Four Manipulation
1976 108
Patrick Page One to Eight Manipulation two shells
1976 113
Basic Multiplying Ball Moves
1976 142
Bill Tarr Basic Billiard Ball Routine
1976 144
Richard Kaufman Mirror Image routine, four balls appear, color changing elements, nesting shells
1977 8
Richard Kaufman, Albert Warby Rainbow Visions eight ball routine, different colors
1977 34
Richard Kaufman Silken Billiards routine with handkerchief, four balls
1977 48
Bill Severn Golfbälle four golf balls, one ball vanishes in paper tube, shell
Also published here
  • "Linking Ring" 1962.
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 38 No. 2)
Daryl Martinez Multiplying Billiard Balls (First Routine)
1980 17
Mike Caveney Billard Ball Switch
1982 6
John Ramsay Comedy Billiard Ball Routine four balls, with a hat, at the end balls vanish from hat and appear in performer's mouth
1 - Preliminary
2 - Production of the First Ball
3 - The Ball Penetrates the Hat
4 - Ball Travels to Hat
5 - Production of Second Ball
6 - Ball Behind the Back
7 - Production of Third Ball
8 - Production of Fourth Ball
9 - Disposal of Four Balls in the Hat
10- The Balls Appear in the Mouth
1982 9
Ball Cup vase for adding shell to a ball
1982 105
Alan Wakeling The Routine
  • Two Balls and the Flourishes
  • From Two to Three
  • The Third to the Pocket, and the Fourth Ball
  • Vanish of Ball Four, Production of Number Five
  • The Display and Clean-up
1993 36
Billiard Ball Routine
1994 1241
Joe Rindfleisch Ball-Istic two billiard balls, one changes into sponge ball and back
1994 1001
Roy Benson Black Balled
Jan. 1995
Apocalypse (Vol. 18 No. 1)
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
Doug Henning Routined Billiard Balls
Also published here
  • Zombie, Apr. 1965
Apr. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 4)
Ade Duval Ade Duval's Eight Ball Routine
Dec. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 12)
Tom Stone Mitosis Maneuver one ball becomes two which become four, sequence with shell
Also published here 2007 3
Tom Stone Ball Melange three balls vanish one by one
Also published here 2007 11
Tom Stone Mitosis Maneuver one ball becomes two which become four, sequence with shell
Also published here 2011 107
Tom Stone Ball Mélange three balls vanish one by one
Also published here 2011 117
Alexander de Cova Billiardball-Finesse sequences and displays with shell
  • Alternatives Display
Also published here Feb. 2014 494
Alexander de Cova Billardball-Finessen sequences and displays with shell
  • Alternatives Display
Also published here 2015 236