35 entries in Ball / Billiard Ball / Sleights / Gaffed
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Professor Hoffmann On Shell Props
1890 273
Der verschwindende Billardball using cut-off slice of billiard ball to fake existence of whole ball, also possible with a lemon
Feb. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 2)
Carl Willmann Der verschwindende und erscheinende Billardball suction cup with loop for appearing and vanishing billiard ball
Feb. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 2)
Billiard Ball Shell with Tongue allowing an easy back palm
1937 80
The "Lonzenge" Vanish for a Billiard Ball small circle of ball simulates existence of whole ball
1937 81
Billiard Ball Gimmicks - The Shell
1938 626
Eric Peterson Special Balls - Pin Ball
1938 630
Thimble Ball
1938 631
Ball with Hole
1938 631
Needle and Cork Ball
1938 631
The Lozenge dummy part of a ball for a convincing vanish
1938 633
The Best Dminishing Billiard Ball Trick gaffed
1938 642
Laurie Ireland The Diminishing Golf Ball gimmick applied to golf ball
1938 649
Edward Victor A Comedy Ball Move gag, thumb stuck into hole in ball, ball is false-transferred being held by thumb, after vanish it is revealed stuck on thumb
1940 ca. 95
Billard Ball Manipulation hinge shell gimmick
1942/27 293
The Multiplying Golf Balls different design
1942/27 306
Jean Hugard The Penetrating Billiard Ball ball penetrating silk, with cut and restored handkerchief element
Dec. 1944 87
Mike Bornstein Zombino as Kolma, floating ball, thumb tip with wire and ball
Related to Jan. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 117)
Minar Fake Minar with two different sized shells
Aug. 1948 9
U. F. Grant Silks Ahoy two different-colored silks transpose in borrowed hats, hollow ping pong balls as gimmicks
June/July 1949 11
Manipulation of the Shell
  • Palming the Shell
  • Acquitments with the Shell
1952 113
Harlan Tarbell Ball on Thread used for continuous production
1954/27 24
Ball with Thread Loop used for continuous production
1954/27 29
Roy Benson The Shell Turn
The New Phoenix (Issue 327)
Frank Garcia How to Handle the Ball and Shell
1960 5
Frank Garcia Master Pivot Move showing both sides of hand with four balls, shell pivots as hand turns
1960 11
Karrell Fox Foxy Climax one ball becomes four, then all vanish, with handkerchief four ball gaff, see p. 342 for ideas by Dan Tong
Feb. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 377)
Tony Slydini Capricious Cornucopia sheet of paper shown from both sides, then rubber ball produced from rolled up paper, ball with thread loop
Related to 1966 55
Tony Slydini Ball Vanish in the Hands ball vanishes and reappears multiple times, ball with thread loop
  • Slydini "Touches"
Related to 1966 67
Adi Kaufmann Einer Plus Drei one ball between fingers, three appear, balls attached in chain
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 32 No. 1)
To Show Shell on Both Sides
1978 207
Tenkai Ishida Shell Display showing both sides
1993 44
Tom Stone Ball Climax molded four-ball-climax
Also published here 2007 14
Tony Slydini Thrown For A Loop bare-handed vanish of billiard ball, thread loop on ball
Prolix (Issue 5)
Tom Stone Ball Climax molded four-ball-climax
Also published here 2011 119