80 entries in Ball / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
La Balle Jettée Dans la Petite Maison à Trois Portes & Sortant Par l'une des Trois à Volonté a ball is thrown in a little house with three doors and is coming out of the chosen door
1784 44
Prof. Carlo Arminio Das Färben von Glaskugeln color changing glass spheres/balls, chemical, finger tips with holes in the tip
Aug. 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 12)
To Pick a Floating Indiarubber Ball up from a Basin of Water with the Mouth non-magical science experiment
1902 295
The Flag and Worsted Ball wool ball in glass, cardboard cylinder over another tumbler, silk in tumbler, they transpose
Related to
  • improved from early Mahatma
1903 357
Carl Willmann The Vanished Cannon-Ball from under cloth covering
1903 468
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Der geheimnisvolle Tausch ball on rod changes places with spectator's ring, under handkerchief
1927 13
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Eine fluidale Emanation small ball vanishes and appears under tube
1927 150
Theodore Annemann The Color-Tell Billiard Balls several different colored balls, one is placed in a box and held by performer behind back, he divines the color
1931 51
Val Evans Discs of Dir ball and disc threaded on string, they impossibly change places
Nov. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 68)
Tom Sellers Balls and Pillar two balls with a hole are slid over a pillar, a third ball vanishes and appears between the others
1939 18
Walter B. Gibson Bewildering Blocks (with a Sucker Finish) prop trick with colored blocks in tube
The Jinx (Issue 110)
Stewart James Sleightly Off threaded ping pong ball is removed underneath cloth
Apr. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 134)
Harry Bertall Boules et Foulards three different colored balls are placed inside a box, one of three silks with corresponding colors is selected and changes to ball, silk is found inside the box
Oct. 1941
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 10)
Robert "Robelly" Rouet La Boulle D'Or ball placed on stand vanishes inside tubes
Jan. 1941 2
Lloyd W. Chambers The Great Egyptian Floto steel ball bearing floats in milk
1941 19
Walter B. Gibson, Han Ping Chien Gaglets
  • Gibson's wand vanish
  • Han Ping Chien swallowing billard ball vanishes
Sep. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 18)
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Theodore Annemann Ball From Beyond steel ball between two soup plates, answers questions
Variations Oct. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 20)
Harry Bertall Les boules éclair two different-colored balls changes places
Also published here
  • "Les boules éclair" in "Passez Muscade" 1925.
Apr. 1942
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 4)
Charles-Emile "Prof. Rex" Sauty Changement de couleur d'une boule color changing ball, half/half
Apr. 1942
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 4)
Mark Jacobs Magnetic Spheres four rubber balls with holes stick together
1945 250
Senor Charles Mardo Miscellaneous Ball moves “The Following Sleights are Suitable for Either Sponge or Billiard Balls”
  • The Fist Drop
  • The Scoop
  • The Pounding
1945 19
Frederick Braue The Shrinking World presentation for diminishing ball
Mar. 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 10)
Hen Fetsch Bouncing Milk milk transforms into ball, inside paper cone
1946 20
A. Vantur Voyage de balles balls vanish from aquarium and appear in hat, balls with spring, followed by german translation "Wandernde Bälle"
May 1947 4
A Table Illusion moth balls in water mysteriously ascent and descent
June 1949 553
Dr. Raymond V. Stone (RAMO) Now What? Two wooden balls, third one appears in a flash. Then a ball is selected, wrapped in a handkerchief and put in a box, it vanishes from there and appears in a tube with the other two balls.
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
Milbourne Christopher Colored Ball Passe balls of different colors travel from bag to other paper bag, rubber cement
Jan. 1950 626
Nile Rothenbach Wet Cent small balls in tube filled with water are extracted without spilling the water, also with coins
Apr. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 226)
Harold Blump The Effering Narg Ball balls in box change
The New Phoenix (Issue 307 Spoof Issue)
Stewart James The Gofar Ball ball disappears from a tube, travels to under an inverted tumbler under a second tube
Also published here 1957 13
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Die Teufelspille ball vanishes from glass and appears inside box
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 2)
The Great Christe Christe's Rice and Ball Penetration with two glasses, funnel and tray
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959)
Paul "Mr. Nobody" Schwab Eine Eröffnungskombination playing cards change to silk, silk to, ball and ball to flowers
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 24 No. 1)
Werner "Walt Nelson" Nussbaumer Triballo two glass tubes, red cotton ball in one tube travels in between two white balls in other tube
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 25 No. 1&2)
Edwin Leist-Bernini Eine Ballwanderung ball travels from glass to glass, covered with tube and silk
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 25 No. 6)
Edi "Brumoli" Brum Fliegende Kugel six different balls in case, chosen one vanishes and appears under cone
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 30 No. 6)
Jack Bateman Red the Crook ball placed in tumbler, silk changes into ball and inside tumbler the silk is found
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
Pavel Rainbow Balls white balls transform into different colored balls, in bag, off-beat method
1970 ca. 9
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Restless Spheres three balls with different colors are placed into a tube where they change the order several times
Related to 1973 53
Robert "Robelly" Rouet Pass-Ball ball travels from one box to another
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 34 No. 1)
C. "Cajano" Baumgartner Halter oder Zauberstab balancing small balls on larger ball
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 34 No. 4)
Patrick Page Ping-Pong on the Nose balancing a paper tube on the nose and throwing balls into it
1974 15
Bill Chinn A Mental Item five colored balls are selected and divined by blindfolded performer, stooge
Oct. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 2)
Floyd G. Thayer Expanding Ball ball visibly expands, on a stand
1976 206
Tan Hock Chuan The Dissolving Ball Red ball dissolves in water, turns water red
1977 20
Tan Hock Chuan The Chameleon Ball Ball changes color from red to green to white to yellow, no shells
1977 42
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Miraculous Ball Vanish balls placed in tube vanish, loop ball
1978/76 247
Paul Harris Biological Vanish small rubber ball transforms into finger tip
Variations 1980 69
Jack Hughes Can and Ball sucker routine, ball vanishes with tubes on a tray with drape
1981 55
Jack Hughes Penetra-Spheres tray with different balls and reversed glass in center, chosen ball ends up under glass, covered with handkerchief
1981 90
Ballot Box Mystery one of three different-colored balls is placed inside ballot box, color is divined
1982 108
The Saturn Ball saturn-shaped ball changes color
1982 109
The Ball Tube ball vanishes and appears inside tube
1982 110
Patriotic Billiard Balls different colored balls are placed in three hats, balls transpose, Thayer, P&L
1982 115
Spooky-Ookum ball placed inside tube vanishes
1982 116
The Croquet Trick croquet balls, head and and handle of mallet are placed under three cylinders where the change places, Thayer
1982 121
The Mysterious Balls and Tube three balls with different colors are placed into a tube where they change the order
Related to 1982 123
The Transposition Ball Effect and the Perfection Color Changing Billiard Ball four different-colored balls, three are placed on a rod and covered with a tube, fourth ball transposes with center ball, order of colors can be chosen, with variations
1982 125
Billiard Ball Vanish Box four different types of boxes, die box, Thayer
1982 127
The Ring on the Rod ballon rod is removed under handkerchief and finger rings are attached
1982 132
The Hot Ball small brass ball becomes hot
1982 153
The Ball And The Handkerchief Vase handkerchief transposes with ball inside a vase
1982 167
Piet Forton Der zauberhafte Farbensinn divination of different colored balls in a bag
1983 8
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Red Zone different colored balls placed inside plastic containers, all but one are freely eliminated and last color is predicted
July 1991
Magick (Issue 457)
Ali Bongo Bongo's Ball- und Würfeltrick dice in a bag changes place with a ball behind cardboard
1991 3
Harry Anderson Ping-Pong Ball, Fruti & Flute comedy bit, ping-pong ball thrown into the air, caught and balanced on nose, eating apple and playing a tune on a flute with the nose to finish act
1993 43
Karrell Fox The Topper trade show presentations for U.F. Grant's Strat-O-Spheres prop
1995 86
David Berglas Turning the Clock Back different effects are performed and noted on a board, at the end, time is turned back and everything undone until the board is blank again
  • No. 1: Three balls, disappear and change into a pack of cards
  • No. 2: Four coins vanish and reappear in a glass
  • No. 3: Signed card vanishes and reappears in photo frame
  • No. 4: Arrow stops at chosen number 11
2002 182
Ali Bongo Sympathetic Colours two spectator selects same colored ball from bag
2003 8
Holding out a Ball Little finger palm of ball
2004 44
The Classic (False) Pass
2004 44
Jim Kleefeld Start-O-Sphere Routine routine for the Start-O-Sphere prop with apples (balls in transparent cylinder and tube cover change order)
Jan. 2004
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 5)
Stewart James The Gofar Ball Ball disappears from a tube, travels to under an inverted tumbler under a second tube
Also published here 2007 131
Trevor Lewis Newton's Nightmares presentation, ball falls through tube fast or slowly,
Inspired by
  • William J. Schmeelk's "Newton's Nightmare"
2009 113
Jay Sankey Gifted borrowed finger ring travels into Christmas ball
Dec. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 12)
Hiroshi Sawa Ping Pong Pocus ping pong ball changes color twice, then paddle shrinks
2013 232
Christian Scherer Das Amulett von Mary I little round charm appears from purse frame, it disappears under silk, with the aid of a wand and in the hands, to just reappear always back in the purse frame, eventually the purse frame vanishes
Inspired by 2014 143
Max Maven Miraskill Lite done with white and black spheres, two phases
Inspired by 2016 7
John Gaughan The Ball Columns
  • Chamber of Secrets
compressible balls travel from tube to tube
June 2020
Genii (Vol. 83 No. 6)
Nathan Kranzo Handful of Balls Gag Gag to use lots of ping pong balls to choose "random" spectator
2021 89