29 entries in Ball / Billiard Ball / Sleights / Gaffed
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Professor Hoffmann On Shell Props
1890 More Magic 273
Unknown 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) 24
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) 22
Unknown Billiard Ball Shell with Tongue allowing an easy back palm
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 80
Unknown The "Lonzenge" Vanish for a Billiard Ball small circle of ball simulates existence of whole ball
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 81
Unknown Billiard Ball Gimmicks - The Shell
1938 Greater Magic 626
Eric Peterson Special Balls - Pin Ball
1938 Greater Magic 630
Unknown Thimble Ball
1938 Greater Magic 631
Unknown Ball with Hole
1938 Greater Magic 631
Unknown Needle and Cork Ball
1938 Greater Magic 631
Unknown The Lozenge dummy part of a ball for a convincing vanish
1938 Greater Magic 633
Unknown The Best Dminishing Billiard Ball Trick gaffed
1938 Greater Magic 642
Laurie Ireland The Diminishing Golf Ball gimmick applied to golf ball
1938 Greater Magic 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. More Magic of the Hands — Part Two 95
Unknown Billard Ball Manipulation hinge shell gimmick
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 293
Unknown The Multiplying Golf Balls different design
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 306
Jean Hugard The Penetrating Billiard Ball ball penetrating silk, with cut and restored handkerchief element
Dec. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 7) 87
Mike Bornstein Zombino as Kolma, floating ball, thumb tip with wire and ball
Related to 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 117) 469
Minar Fake Minar with two different sized shells
Aug. 1948 La Baguette Magique (Issue 22) 9
U. F. Grant Silks Ahoy two different-colored silks transpose in borrowed hats, hollow ping pong balls as gimmicks
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 11
Unknown Manipulation of the Shell
  • Palming the Shell
  • Acquitments with the Shell
1952 Routined Manipulation — Part Two 113
Harlan Tarbell Ball on Thread used for continuous production
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 24
Unknown Ball with Thread Loop used for continuous production
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 29
Roy Benson The Shell Turn
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 327) 118
Frank Garcia How to Handle the Ball and Shell
1960 Billiard Balls 5
Frank Garcia Master Pivot Move showing both sides of hand with four balls, shell pivots as hand turns
1960 Billiard Balls 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
1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 377) 335
Slydini Thrown For A Loop bare-handed vanish of billiard ball, thread loop on ball
2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 296
Tom Stone Ball Climax molded four-ball-climax
2011 Maelstrom 119