59 entries in Balloon / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Air Balloon described and how to make one, as has lately been done in France and England how to make air balloons with inflammable air, followed by an introduction to planets and zodiac signs and their astrological meaning
  • To make Inflammable Air
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 13
Caryl S. Fleming Inflating Balloons for Production
1938 Greater Magic 876
Hans-Paul Wipf "Nicht mööglich" silk vanishes from pistol and appears in ballon
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 5) 16
Tony Corinda (7) Novel Adaption of the "Card in Balloon" prediction of a number is inside a balloon
1958 Predictions 113
Oran Bailey Dent Trickities 3
  • "Watch Pocke" Gag
  • "Gone" Line
  • Production Gag
  • Rope Gimmick Tip
  • Liquid Air Hole Release
  • Balloon Breaking Gimmick
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 22
Otto Stolina Ein "Doofer" Ballontrick comedy routine, balloon held over head of assistant as target of pistol, first balloon shrinks , second inflates by itself and third is filled with water
1961 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 22 No. 5) 115
John Morrissy Balloon Trix tricks and ideas with balloons
  • Color Changing Balloon
  • The Boy and The Balloon
  • The Bouncing Balloon
  • The Rocketship Balloon
  • Electric Balloon
  • Article in Balloon
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 19
Alan Shaxon The Magical Compère joke for MC work, balloon bangs
1970 My Kind of Magic 65
Rudolf Braunmüller Zauberei mit Ballonen magic with balloons, sections:
  • a. Allgemeine Tips und Hinweise
  • b. Durchdringungseffekte
  • c. Der Kartenballon
  • d. Komische Effekte
  • e. Mentaleffekte
  • f. Produktions- und Verwandlungseffekte
  • g. Verschiedene Effekte
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 9
Rudolf Braunmüller Das Verschließen eines Ballons sealing a balloon
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 10
Rudolf Braunmüller Das Laden eines Ballons mit Produktionsartikeln how to load a balloon with production items
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 11
Rudolf Braunmüller Allgemeine Tips general tips on working with balloons
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 11
Peter McDonald, Sam Dalal, Edwin Hooper Komische Effekte gags with balloons, "Die laufenden Frankfurter"
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 25
Kay Thomas Mentaleffekte - 1. when balloons are burst, the name of a chosen child becomes visible
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 29
Don Tanner Mentaleffekte - 2. balloons on board are covering names, spectator tosses darts on them until one bursts, the name that becomes visible is predicted
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 30
Ali Bongo Mentaleffekte - 3. six different-colored balloons, performer has paper bag over his head, spectator bursts balloons one by one and performer names correct colors
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 31
Joseph J. Kolar Produktions- und Verwandlungseffekte - 7. vanished silks appear in balloon
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 35
Len Belcher Verschiedene Effekte - 4. routine with balloon and production tubes
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 37
Philip T. Goldstein Pop-Off removing a bubble from a balloon
1978 Notions 10
Philip T. Goldstein Pop-Off removing a bubble from a balloon
1978 The Phil Goldstein Convention Lecture 7
Philip T. Goldstein Pop-Off removing a bubble from a balloon
1978 A Transatlantic Lecture 7
Rudolf Braunmüller Magische Scherze und Gags various gags with balloon, butter/knife/bread, bill in cigarette, cigarette, coins
Mar. 1978 Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 1) 9
Balloon Burst No. 40, red balloon put in paper bag and popped with a needle, inside the bag a inflated blue balloon is found
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 49
Philip T. Goldstein Pop-Off removing a bubble from a balloon
1982 shuffled lecture 6
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Thought Projection Effect three information are predicted on a paper, paper is inside of a balloon
Related to 1982 A Boon for All Seasons 43
Thomas Alan Waters Staballoon prediction in ballon handling, Jaks billet knife
1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mynd) 561
Tim Harkelroad Bottlefed gag with balloon and Nielsen bottle
1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 15) 255
Karrell Fox "Poppin Balloons" child shots with toy gun on balloon, it pops
1988 My Latest Book 69
Harald Kurz B - Bügel about appearing objects inside a balloon, without assistant
1991 Hardcore 31
Aldo Colombini Blow four balloons tied on rope, one balloon is selected by drawing a silk from a clear bag, matching balloon flies away
Inspired by 1991 FISM Lecture Notes 16
Tomo Maeda Pieces of the Future balloon is burst and deck of card appears, pieces of balloon predict card
1992 Five Times Five — Japan 43
Gazzo Macee Reverse Inflation apparently blowing a ballon up from the wrong end
1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 1) 5
Earl Keyser, Amy Keyser Balloon Antics six balloons are distributed, fie people sit down, remaining person is the only one with helium balloon
Nov. 1992 Magick (Issue 481) 2403
Harry Anderson Static Electricity gag with balloon and using a Funkenring
1993 Wise Guy 127
Karrell Fox Heart Smart heart balloon as give-away at table
1995 Much Ado About Something 100
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Jahrmarkt der Gedanken five different colored helium balloons on a rope, one color is selected and that ballon frees itself from rope
1995 Hellsehen... ...kinderleicht 10
David Acer Hyperventilate air in lungs transposes with air in balloon, proven with smoke that is suddenly in balloon
Inspired byAlso published here 1995 Natural Selections 143
Paul Harris Air "An Untested Idea for the Stage Worker", air in lungs transposes with helium in balloon
VariationsAlso published here
  • Genii, Sept. 1985
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul) 231
Karl Fulves Portable Crystals clear balloon as "portable crystal ball", billet appears inside, posed as problem
Inspired byRelated to 1996 The Fine Print (Issue 3) 58
Karl Fulves Hic! balloon in plastic bottle with opening over bottle opening, inflated, it stays inflated, stick jumps out
Related toVariations 1997 Underworld (Issue 5) 65
Karl Fulves Airship in Bottle balloon stays inflated in plastic bottle and bottle clings to hand
Inspired by 1997 The Fine Print (Issue 5) 111
Karl Fulves Arf "Unsolved Mysteries"
dog-shaped balloon, live dog appears inside, posed as a problem
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 9) 267
Karl Fulves Balloon O'Matic "Unsolved Mysteries"
finger ring in blue balloon inflated, when deflated a white balloon inflates and has now ring in it, posed as a problem
1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 330
Barrie Richardson The Totally Isolated Prediction prediction in balloon which is tossed around amongst spectators during selection phase, credit information
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, Autumn 1988
1999 Theater of the Mind 160
Jon Allen Poor Man's Prayer Vase trick with two modelling balloons, air pocket is moved from end to end via squeezing
Nov. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11) 54
Ballone ball inside balloon to seal it without a knot
1999 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 2) 67
David Berglas Matchmaker balloons with folded blue backed cards, three spectator select one and the other balloons are distributed among the audience, the three partners of the spectators select a card each from a red backed deck, the cards match with the cards in their balloons
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 437
Dave Campbell Inflation five cards with different currencies printed on them put on table, balloon blown up to represent inflation (!), pound card has vanished from packet and fifty pence piece drops out of balloon when burst
2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 371
Tom Burgoon Burgoon's Balloons routine in which spectators always get the same-colored balloon from a change bag
Nov. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 11) 27
Hiroyuki Sakai Balloon Bank Nite using a kind of rattle gimmick for balloons
Feb. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 2) 74
Dan Sperry Oh! Magician concentrates and makes a balloon burst remotely
2010 Notes About Nothing 36
Patrick Page With a Balloon balloon travels to back of spectator
2011 Magic Page by Page 317
David Acer Hyperventilate air in lungs transposes with air in balloon, proven with smoke that is suddenly in balloon
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 65
Barrie Richardson The Propensity to be Influenced prediction in balloon, spectator's writing is switched in for prediction
Inspired by 2011 Curtain Call 26
Paul Harris, Wayne Houchin Helium Spectator holds breath, helium balloon they are holding starts to sink. Once they breathe, balloon floats again
Inspired byAlso published here 2014 Remix 20
Jon Allen, Shimon Nahamani Numballoon Prediction Use numbered balloons to predict serial number on dollar bill
2017 The Interrobang Lecture 12
Alexander de Cova Zigarette zu Ballon cigarette changes into white modelling balloon
2017 Arbeitsbuch Daumenspitze 68
Kieron Johnson Radley animal chosen from billets, balloon modelling, dog is twisted but bird was chosen, dog floats up and is suspended from string
2018 The Time Traveller 28
Wayne Houchin Helium Spectator holds breath, helium balloon they are holding starts to sink. Once they breathe, balloon floats again
Inspired byAlso published here 2019 Houchin: A Single Needle & Helium 19