17 entries in Ball / Billiard Ball / Routines / Animation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Obedient Ball stops on string, "of Japanese origin"
Variations 1876 Modern Magic 301
Unknown The Obedient Ball (Improved)
  • orange stops on string
  • ball stops and even travels upwards (mechanical)
Inspired by 1890 More Magic 279
Unknown Die auf jedem Stab laufende Billardkugel billiard ball rolls and balances on stick, thread
Apr. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 8) 120
Unknown Der eigensinnige Billardball No. 5, finger spins ball on table, it rolls forward or backwards on command
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 159
Carl Willmann Die Aufhebung der Schwerkraft ball floats from one hand to the other, thread
Jan. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 1) 6
Unknown 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) 151
Tom Sellers Rollo ball balances on rope
Related to 1931 Sellers' Secrets 11
Unknown The Rolling Golf Ball rolling itself up in a borrowed handkerchief, ungaffed objects
1938 Greater Magic 837
Paul Curtis Equiloball ball balances on rope
Related to 1940 The Jinx (Issue 106) 637
Earl Morgan The Earl Morgan Floating Ball (Vest Pocket Style)
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 18
A. Vantur Les trois boules équilibristes balancing three balls on a wand, followed by german translation "Die drei gleichgewichthaltenden Kugeln"
1947 La Baguette Magique (Issue 16) 2
G. Klingman Floating Golf Ball
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 37
M. E. Faber A Ping Pong Ball Routine rolls on rope
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 39
Frank Garcia Hoy! ball floats upwards from hand to hand
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 285) 1140
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 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 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 Wonderful Routines of Magic 19
Unknown The Blondini Ball ball balances on rope
1976 The Big Book of Magic 140