17 entries in Ball / Billiard Ball / Routines / Animation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Obedient Ball stops on string, "of Japanese origin"
Variations 1876 301
The Obedient Ball (Improved)
  • orange stops on string
  • ball stops and even travels upwards (mechanical)
Inspired by 1890 279
Die auf jedem Stab laufende Billardkugel billiard ball rolls and balances on stick, thread
Apr. 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 8)
Der eigensinnige Billardball No. 5, finger spins ball on table, it rolls forward or backwards on command
1900 159
Carl Willmann Die Aufhebung der Schwerkraft ball floats from one hand to the other, thread
Jan. 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 1)
Der Billardball als Seiltänzer ball(s) balances on wand or stick and rolls back and forth, thread
Oct. 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 10)
Tom Sellers Rollo ball balances on rope
Related to 1931 11
The Rolling Golf Ball rolling itself up in a borrowed handkerchief, ungaffed objects
1938 837
Paul Curtis Equiloball ball balances on rope
Related to 1940
The Jinx (Issue 106)
Earl Morgan The Earl Morgan Floating Ball (Vest Pocket Style)
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945)
A. Vantur Les trois boules équilibristes balancing three balls on a wand, followed by german translation "Die drei gleichgewichthaltenden Kugeln"
1947 2
G. Klingman Floating Golf Ball
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
M. E. Faber A Ping Pong Ball Routine rolls on rope
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
Frank Garcia Hoy! ball floats upwards from hand to hand
July 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 285)
C. James McLemore Stop-Go two balls are tied to two strings and hanging down, they swing back and forth on command
Variations 1954/27 32
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
The Blondini Ball ball balances on rope
1976 140