Reference Guide to The Multiplying Balls & Billiard Ball Manipulation

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              Multiplying Balls

Compiled by Doug Atkinson

Last update: Aug 2018 Moved Ball & Cone tricks to their own page; Moved "Other Ball Tricks" to their own page;

The following is a list of books, videos/DVDs, and products that contain references to magic related to ball manipulation. This includes the Multiplying Billiard Balls & Billiard Ball Manipulation. The Ball & Cone effect has been moved to its own page, and tricks with smaller balls, such as the Three Ball Trick and tricks with the Bounce, No-Bounce balls have been moved to their own page. Sponge ball magic is also covered in a separate reference guide.

Please note that none of these items are for sale from this web site. This page is for informational purposes only. Many items are likely no longer available but are listed for collectors, or buyers of used magic.

Click on a book title to view a full contents listing (where available). Click on a magic dealer to go to the magic links page.


Books

Alborough, John: Mainly Manipulative Magic. Softcover, 1979, 92 pages. Includes new sleights with Billiard Balls, Billiard Ball to Four Thimbles

Andrus, Jerry: More Sleightly Slanted. Softcover, 1977, 29 pages. Includes Mylar Mystery: ball and cone with a Mylar sheet and Effects With a Ball

Baker, Roy: Yell Up For Kids. 6 page manuscript of a Billiard Ball routine intended for Children's audiences.

Bannon, John: Smoke & Mirrors. 1991 164 pages. Great magic to include Trick Shot Production (billiard ball produced from a card box) and Single Bullet Theory (production of an 8-ball sized ball bearing).

Bertram, Charles: The Court Conjuror. Biography With Bertram's Greatest Tricks Explained- Edwin A Dawes. 360 page oversize. Includes Cups & Balls, Multiplying Billiard Balls, and more.

Buffaloe, Jim: Buffaloe'd The Magic of Jim Buffaloe. 1998 223 pages, hardcover. Includes Sudden Impact, a full routine for the multiplying Golf Balls.

Buckingham, Geoffery: Easier Than You Think Vol 1-3. Fine coverage of Billiard ball work. Vol 1: balls & coins, 17 items in 74 pages; Vol 2: more coin & ball work, loading and stealing, and a chapter on thimbles in 74 pages. Vol 3: blondin ball, plus more billiard ball in 104 pages

Buckley, Arthur: Principles and Deceptions. 1948, 222 pages. Includes chapter on Magic With Billiard Balls

Caveney, Mike: Ideas. Softcover, 30pg; Along with Mikes magic with coathangers, also includes a Silk and Ball Transposition

Christianer, Louis: Effective Tricks. 1915, softcover, 16 pages. Includes The Flag, Cone and Ball, a transposition of a ball in a cone with a silk flag using a gimmicked ball.

Colombini, Aldo: The Close-Up Magic Of Aldo Colombini. 180pg. Includes billiard ball production, Hopping Cups and Balls (short routine suitable for table hopping)

Darbyshire, Lydia: The Magic Book. A beginner's book covering many classic areas including Balls: palming, vanishing (4 pages),  Multiplying Balls (2 pages), Cups & Balls

DeSouza, Marc: The Art of Artiface. 1995, 22 pages. Lecture notes include Ballero (one ball manipulation routine)

Dornfield, Werner: Dorny on Tricks. Includes billiard ball to hank

Downs, Thomas Nelson: The Art of Magic. 1906, 352 pages. In addition to card and coin magic, includes chapter on Tricks with Balls

Elliot, Bruce: Classic Secrets of Magic. Includes two Billiard ball routines, cups & balls (including Benson Bowl) and more.

Elliot, Dr. James W: Card Tricks & Conjuring. Card magic, but magic with balls, flowers, livestock, and Illusions.

Funtime Magic (Calcutta, India): Multiplying Balls Tutor Booklet. Covers the basic moves for the multiplying balls, including palming, vanishes, transfers, use of ball holders, etc. Includes an easy and an advanced routine, as well as a list of references. 24 pages.

Ganson, Lewis: Routined Manipulation Parts I & II. Excellent manipulative magic manual. Contains a chapter on Modern Billiard Ball Manipulation.

Garcia, Frank: Garcia on Billiard Balls. Routining, handling, Master Routine, One to Five Slow Motion Production, Bilious Balls, Strictly One Hand, One to Four with Solid Balls, Golf Ball routine, and more. 23pg.

Gautlier, Camille: Magic Without Apparatus 544 pages, hardbound. Classic book covers manipulation with cards, coins, cigarettes, balls, and thimbles

Gloviczki, Peter: Lecture Notes 1971. Includes: Silk to Rose, Peter's Walky Ball, Balls from Silk, Three Inch Size Ball Manipulation, and more.

Gloviczki, Peter: Lecture Notes 1985: The magic of Peter Gloviczki. 23 pages. Includes Production of Billiard Balls from the Silk;

Goldston, Will: Tricks and Illusions. 1908, 259 pages. Includes item titled, "Billiard Balls and Cue", though I don't know what it is!

Gross, Henry: Pure Magic! 1978, 225 pages. Great beginner's book includes Chapter 6 Sleights with Solid Balls

Harkey, David: Simply Harkey. Includes tricks with clay, coins, watches, and of course billiard balls

Hatton, Henry & Adrian Plate: Magician's Tricks. 1910, 344 pages. Includes Chapter 3 With Balls and Eggs;

Hay, Henry: Amateur Magician's Handbook Covers multiplying billiard balls.

Hay, Henry: Learn Magic. Includes in Lesson 18 The Multiplying Billiard Balls routine.

Hilliard, William John: Greater Magic 1400 page classic. $75.00. Decent section on multiplying billiard balls

Hilliard, William John: Modern Magician's Handbook. 1902. Includes Chapter XII Ball Tricks Requiring Special Apparatus;

Hoffmann, Professor: Later Magic. 1904 and later editions. Third volume of the Hoffmann Trilogy. Includes Handkerchief to Billiard Ball, The Ball Clip, and the Multiplying Billiard Ball.

Hoffmann, Professor: Modern Magic. 1882. The first volume in the Trilogy. This volume contains a chapter on Ball Tricks Requiring Special Apparatus, and includes how to palm a large ball, Morison's Pill Box, and more.

Hoffmann, Professor: More Magic. From 1889. Second in the Trilogy. Includes a chapter on Ball Tricks: Billiard Ball Trick, Another Method, Chameleon Ball, and The Obedient Ball Improved.

Hofzinser, Johann Nepomuk: The Magic of J.N. Hofzinser. 1985, 309 pages. Translation of German. Includes a chapter on Balls, with Dr. Hofzinser's Original Billiard Ball Sleights; amongst much other magic.

Hugard, Jean: Modern Magic Manual. SB 372pp, 1957. Good all around introduction. Includes billiard balls

Hull, Burling: Billiard Ball Manipulation; Expert Billiard Ball Manipulation, Part 1 & Part 2; Master Sleights With Billiard Balls. 1910. Burling Hull wrote these and several other manuscripts on Billiard Ball Manipulation that may be worth searching for.

Hull, Burling: Sleights. 1914, 32 pages. Includes Interlocked Finger Acquitment (billiard ball move); HKF and Ball Production (extract from Expert Billiard Ball Manipulation); Hull Cone Flight (Ball and Paper Cone), and more.

Ireland, L.L.: Ireland Writes a Book. 25 Tricks: Multiplying golf balls, combination Move with Balls

Jordan, Charles Thorton: Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks. 1920, 23 pages. Includes Clean Ball Production, Manipulative Opening

Karelis, Charles: Clean Through. 25pg Spiral. Billiard ball and handkerchief routines.

Kaufman, RichardBalls! Lessons in Sidearm Snookery. Includes a rainbow ball routine.

Lane, Frank: Funny Talk for Magicians #1. Unique presentations for classic magical effects including Ball & Tube; Billiard Balls;

Leech, Al: Leech's Legacy. 125 pages. Includes Ball Manipulation, Chicago Balls, Color Changing Balls

Leech, Al: All of Leech. Includes 6 of Leech's books: Al Leech's Legacy, Handbook of Card Sleights, Don't Look Now (The Smart Slant on Misdirection), For Card Men Only, Manipulating With Leech, and Card Man Stuff. Hardcover spiral bound.

Lees, Walt: Best of Close Up. 188 pages. British close up Magicians with routines including balls

Levent and Todd Kar: Roy Benson by Starlight. 800 pages, The Miracle Factory. Includes Benson Bowl Routine, Billiard Balls. Also includes the complete text of two Benson books The Second Oldest Profession and Benson on Magic, a complete biography of Roy Benson, and a section on Benson's teacher, Nate Leipzig.

Lorayne, Harry: Apocalypse Volumes 16-20. 2002, over 700 pages. Bound volume of Harry's Apocalypse Magazine with tons of great magic. Includes Joe Rindfleisch's Three Ball's Through, a balls thru the table using 1" multiplying balls set; Roy Benson's Black Balled (also using the gimmick from a multiplying ball set); Harold Cataquet's Roll-A-Ball Squeegee Move for superball sized balls.

MacMillan, Ron: Symphony of the Spheres. Manipulative Routines with Billiard Balls. 1960's, 23 pages. No gimmicks, just pure manipulation with balls and holders.

Magic Inc: Magic Yearbook Reader Vol 3. 144 pages, softcover. Includes Tricks with balls (1963/4)

Marshall, Frances: Kidstuff Volume 5. Magic Inc. Includes Patter for the Billiard Balls.

McCarron, B.W (Mercurio): The Propshop. 1975. Tricks with Magical Accessories. Includes McCarron's Growing Hair on a Billiard Ball (1"); The Robert Hundertmark Silk Routine (silk to multiplying balls)

McComb, Billy: McComb Comes Home. 1990, 20 pages. Includes McComb-ical Billiard Ball Extravaganza

McFalls, E.M.: Cellini, The Royal Touch. Hardcover, 188 pages.  Routines include Billiard Ball Work.

Mentzer, Jerry: Master Ball & Silk Manipulation. Productions, vanishes, and penetrations with a ball and silk.

Miller, Gordon (editor): Tops Treasury of Ball Manipulation (Abbott's) 104 pages drawn from TOPS and NEW TOPS magic magazines. Productions, vanishes, changes, and complete routines.

Minch, Stephen: Collected Works of Alex Elmsley, vol 2. 512 pages. 110 Elmsley tricks & sleights, including flourishes with cards coins and balls, and the Dazzle Act

Mishel, Ed: Hold Out Miracles. 64pg. (Note, not all effects require use of holdout) Attaching the holdout, devices, Ball Silk and Wand Routine, Squash, Sliding Knots and Mysterious Ball, Ball Through Silk and Trumpet, etc.

Nathanson, Leon: Slydini Encores. 1966, 157 pages. Includes: Imp-Pass, Revolve Vanish, Ball Vanish in the Hands

Neil, Charles Lang: The Modern Conjurer. 1937, 386 pages. Includes Tricks with Balls (including the Cups and Balls and The Billiard Ball Trick);

Raucherbaumer, Jon: Arcade Dreams, Marlo Without Cards. 1997, 202 pages. Includes Duplex Ball and Vase using a small ball and vase prop; Diminishing Golf Ball; Silver Spheres small ball routine;

Racherbaumer, Jon: In a Class By Himself, the Legacy of Don Alan. 2000, 296pg. Many of Don's classics detailed. Includes Floating and Rising Billiard Ball

Roterberg, August: Latter Day Tricks. 1896, 112 pages. Included The Newest Billiard Ball Trick

Roterberg, August: The Modern Wizard. 1896, 123 pages. Ball tricks include Billiard Ball and Handkerchief, Enchanted Billiard Ball and Glass of Water, Glass Ball and Handkerchief Trick, A New Billiard Ball Trick, Another Billiard Ball Trick, Changing Red and Black Billiard Balls, and Ball and Orange Trick, and Chameleon Billiard Ball.

Selbit, P.T.: The Magician's Handbook. 1901, 188 pages. Includes an entire section on juggling. Also includes The Traveling Billiard Balls, New Billiard Ball Production, New Billiard Ball Moves, Novel Billiard Ball Manipulation, and a lot of other magic.

Smith, Samuel Patrick: Big Laughs for Little People. 2003, 306 pages. Magic for Children's audiences. Chapter on Worth-Control Skills includes Multiplying Billiard Balls and Basic Billiard Ball Sleights.

Stanyon, Ellis: Magic. 1901, 244 pages. Lots of manipulative magic. The chapter on Ball Tricks includes Billiard Ball manipulation.

Starke, George and Dr. Jacob Daley: Stars of Magic. Hardcover, 168 pages. Great magic from Dai Vernon, John Scarne, Ross Bertram and more. Includes John Scarne's Classic Ball routine for small balls; The Egyptian Ball (ball color change with silk);

Steinmeyer, Jim: Magic of Alan Wakeling. Mostly stage magic including Billiard Balls

Stone, Tom: The Eye of the Last Dragon. 2007. Thoughts on the Multiplying Balls.

Swoger
: Enchanted Ball Manipulation. 28 pages. 11 sleights & routines. Bell routine w/plastic hat, simplified multiplying balls, Golf ball routine, and more

Tarbell, Harlan: Tarbell's Course in Magic Vol 1. 410 pages, hardcover. Includes Ball Tricks and much more

Tarbell, Harlan: Tarbell's Course in Magic Vol 2: 410 pages, hardcover. Includes billiard balls and much more.

Tarbell, Harlan: Tarbell's Course in Magic Vol 6: Among many other items, there is a billiard ball through hanky routine.

Tarbell, Harlan: Tarbell's Course in Magic Vol 7: Includes Diminishing Golf Ball (Carl Ballantine).

Tarr, Bill: Now You See It, Now You Don't Vol 1. 224 pages. Fundamentals of sleight of hand using cards, balls, thimbles, cigarettes, and other common items.

Tarr, Bill: The Second Now You See It, Now You Don't!. 1994, 224 pages.Includes card sleights and flourishes, coin sleights and a section on Balls, Silks, Cigarettes.

Thompson, J.G. Jr.: Magic to Delight. Includes Have a Ball

Vernon, Dai: Expanded Lecture Notes. Contents include Ball Cone & Handkerchief

Victor, Edward: Further Magic of the Hands. Sleight of Hand with coins, cards, ropes, balls, cigs, etc.

Victor, Edward: Magic of the Hands. 120 pages. Sleight of Hand with coins, silks, billiard balls, thimbles, cigars, slates, cards, etc.

Victor, Edward: More Magic of the Hands. More sleight of hand with balls and more.

Victor, Edward: Magic of the Hands Trilogy.  Kaufman, 300 pages, hardcover. Magic, More Magic, Further Magic of the Hands in one volume.

Webb, Gregg: The Book That Doesn't Exist and More! 500+ pages CD-ROM/e-book. Includes billiard ball manipulation with complete routines

Wilson, Mark: Complete Course in Magic. Excellent book for beginning to intermediate magic. Each trick is thoroughly illustrated in a step by step manner. Covers billiard balls (basics) and much more.



Video/DVDs

Bertram, Ross: Legendary Magic Volume 1: Welcome Mat for Sponge Balls, coin magic, card magic, the Egyptian Ball, and more.

Buckingham, Geoffrey: The Magic and Manipulation of Geoffrey Buckingham DVD. Billiard Ball Silk Penetration; The Waistband Billiard Ball Holder; The Drop Steal Billiard Ball Holder; The Burling Hull Billiard Ball Holder; and more

Buckingham, Geoffrey: Videonics PROGRAM #01 Vol. 1. Coins, handkerchiefs and thimbles all appear, along with balls, in a truly magical manner. They vanish with the same ease with which they appeared

Burt, Brad: Basics of Expert Billiard Ball and Thimble Manipulation. Useful sleights, including a full Billiard Ball routine.

Cervine, Scott: Teaches his Award Winning Stage Magic video. Includes Billiard Ball routine

Cloutier, Carl: Lapping It Up. Balls appear and vanish, signed cards pulled from pockets and socks. Includes Ballissimo

DeSouza, Mark: Master Works of Conjuring, Volume 1 Music and Magic. Includes: Multiplying Balls opener (based on Alan Wakeling routine); Card and Ball Routine (manipulation); Tequila (requires Andrus' Zone Zero)

DeSouza, Marc. Prize Winning Stage Magic video. 70 minute silent act: Contents include Billiard Ball and Rose Routine, Also covers gimmicks such as ball clips, silk rolls, palms and vanishes, Linking Ring moves, and standard billiard ball vanishes and color changes as well as tips on Zombie.

Fedko, John: School of Magic Volume 1: Classics of Magic. Includes Multiplying Balls

Flip: Flip-pical Parlour Magic Part Two DVD: includes air billiards;

Flip: Videonics PROGRAM #72 "ON STAGE" Vol. 2. Billiard balls, and a Ping Pong paper mystery.

Frye, Charlie: Eccentricks DVD. Offbeat stunts, gags, and routines. Includes comedy Multiplying Billiard Balls featuring the ball from balloon, Assorted Juggling Gags, etc.

Harlan, Dan: Pack Small, Play Big - The All Purpose Show (DVD). L&L Publishing. Includes Herman (the multiplying balls);

Jon, Finn: Pierre Mayer Finn Jon vol 2 Close Up. Includes Symphony of the Balls, unusual soap bubble production

Jon, Finn: Pierre Mayer Finn Jon vol 5 Stage Magic. Includes Three billiard ball routine

Lancaster, Lou: Teaches Classic Routines (IMS) International Magician's Society (IMS) Volume 10. Teaches Billiard Ball Manipulation,  and more.

Leslie: Jay: Billiard Ball Manipulation Video. Suitable for beginners and professionals. Contents include Bare Hand Retention Vanish, Mid-Air Color Change, Behind the Back Toss Vanish, Behind the Back Color Change, Back Hand Color Change, Pocket Techniques, Retention Vanish with Silk, Grab Vanish, Drop Vanish with Silk, Pull Over Silk Vanish, Silk Pull Over Color Change, Complete Ball and Silk Routine, Toss Across Vanish, Vertical Vanish, Elevator Color Change, and finally a full routine featuring these great sleights and effects.

Levent: Levent's Ultimate Guide to the Billiard Balls. 3 DVD Set. Over 5 hours long. Includes the Machinery, The Moves, Ball Productions, Single Ball Vanishes, Color Changes, Flourishes, Shell Technique, Advanced Concepts, and Routines made famous by Roy Benson, Ade Duval, Richard Ross, Levent, and Cardini.

Losander, Dirk: A Day with Salvano DVD. Part of the Recollection Series. Includes (performance only?) a manipulation routine with cigarette and billiard ball, a salt routine, and a silk routine, but the real value is in the stories that Salvano relates from his 54 years of performing.

McBride, Jeff: Magic of Jeff McBride. 2 volume set: V1: Jeff's Balloon & Ball Manipulation, Balls from the Mouth, Billiard Ball from Balloon, and more.

McBride, Jeff: World Class Manipulation Volumes 1 to 3. These videos cover the complete range of coin, thimble, and ball manipulation. Volume one includes Coin rolls, palms, jumbo coin productions, mister's dream, thimble vanishes and reproductions, palms, ball techniques, rolls, vanishes and tons more. Volume 2 includes more coin rolls, holders, and droppers, color changing thimbles, changes, and silks with thimbles, ball flourishes, changeovers, diminishing ball, and much more. Volume 3 includes ball rolls, vanishes, color changes, multiplying balls, thimble rigging, 8 thimble routine, coin backpalming, fans, and more.

McComb, Billy: Greater Magic Video #26, Our Best #2. Includes: Billy McComb Golf Ball Thru Handkerchief

Miracle Factory: Mystic Craig's Camera. 3 DVD set. Over six hours of historical footage, including lectures and performances by Dai Vernon, Brother John Hamman, U. F. Grant, Jack Miller, Kalanag, Edward Victor, and Peter Warlock. Performance of Dai Vernon Ball & Cone, Balls & Net; Edward Victor Sleight With Four Thimbles, Billiard Balls; and much more.

Page, Patrick: Balls video. Benson Bowl routine, Split, Four Miracle Vanishes, Ball thru Table, and more. 

Page, Patrick: London Stage Lecture video. Includes Thimbles, Billiard Ball moves, Topit Vanisher, art of misdirection, etc.

Palmer, Johnny Ace: Johnny Ace Palmer Trilogy Videos: Video 1 includes a discussion on misdirection with  and 8-ball production

Peki: Card & Ball Manipulation (Trik A Tape). Bare handed production of cards, Card to dollar bills, billiard balls, and more.

Posgate, Bruce: Videonics PROGRAM #08 Vol. 1.Entertaining Children. How to handle kids with Billiard Balls for Kids and more

Romaine: Expert Manipulation DVD (2 DVD set). This is an in-depth course in card and ball manipulation. Start with Romaine's stage show and then step by step through card and billiard ball manipulation. 

Ross, Richard: Greater Magic V27. Includes Billiard Balls,

Salvano: Multiplying Billiard Balls DVD. With Bonus Two Complete Routines. Available from Salvano Jr;

Shimada: Video Training Series V1. First of a series of Shimada video training series. Techniques for manipulating cigarettes, billiard balls, and cards. Includes Billiard Ball and Silk Manipulation (including Shimada's "double shell" work), Colored Billiard Ball work, and more.  Almost two hours of instruction from his 1998 lecture.

Shimada: Greater Magic V3. Thimbles, Card Fans, Card Productions, and Billiard Balls (close up)

Smith, Samuel Patrick: The Magic Ingredient: Funny Magic to Make You a Kid-Show Celebrity. 1995 VHS Video; 60 minutes. SPS Publications. Includes: Multiplying Billiard Balls

Smith, Samuel Patrick: The Magic Ingredient and Kidology DVD. DVD contains the content of The Magic Ingredient (above) and Kidology. Kidology provides more kid magic including Portable Beach Balls

Thayer, Floyd: The Magic of Thayer videos 1 to 4. Narrated by collector Dr. Robert Albo. Thayer's magic is displayed, demonstrated, and explained. Includes John Carney's rendition of Thayer's Ball Vase, billiard ball effects, brema ball effects, and more.

Various: Magic of Canada Greater Magic V50. Includes James Cielen's Multiplying Balls;

Wilson, Mark
: Magic Circus Shows 3 & 4 DVD. Performance Only. Includes: Billiard Ball Manipulation (with son Greg at 6 years old), and more.

Wright, Timothy
: Multiplying Balls Video. Includes history, apparatus, moves, routines, and music for the multiplying balls. Includes footage of Cardini and appearance by Neil Foster.



Products

Arlen Studio (Keith Lack) Manipulators. Rubberized Multiplying Balls with "Gorilla-Grip". Red and White color and nice bounce. Shell "locks" to ball for tossing. Comes with three red Gorilla-Grip balls, one red Simi-locking Gorilla-Grip shell and as a bonus, one white Gorilla-Grip ball as a final kicker. No shell separation over time.

Burger, Mark: Buma Sterling Silver Billiard Balls. Consists of one sterling silver shell handfitted to match three 1 3/4 sterling silver billiard balls. Each ball and shell is handfitted by a master silversmith in .925 sterling silver. Crafted at optimum weight for performance handling.

Collector's Workshop: Billiard Ball Stand. Viking Magic. German - Conradi Style Nickel Stand (Brass, Nickel plated). Can make all the balls vanish or reappear.

Fabric Manipulation (Lynetta Welch): Ideal Ball Holder. Strong enough for a ball, gentle enough for an egg. Attaches inside coat. $30

Fakini: Frank Radtke's Fakini products are considered the best by many. They have a rubbery surface that makes control and handling easier in most cases. Their products come in several sizes and colors, and they also make eggs and golf ball sets. Fakini balls are not cheap. There are some who don't care for the feel of these sets, so if possible, try them out before you buy.
Fakini Multiplying Balls: Available in 1.75, 2, and special 1 5/8" sizes. In white, orange, magenta, and yellow. $90-100
Multiplying Golf Balls: $70
Diminishing Billiard Ball: Billiard ball shrinks twice then vanishes $35
Flash Four: Instant production of 4 white 2" billiard balls. $155
Multiplying Eye Balls: 1.75" multiplying balls for the bizarre. $199.99, made exclusively for Fantasma Magic

Funtastic Magic: Dream Multiplying Silicon Balls (DMSB). 1.58" Diameter white silicon balls, made in Italy. Includes four balls, two gimmicks, and an instructional DVD by Diego Jazzhand Finottie. Video includes: Basic shell technique, Basic routine, Advanced routine, Two shell routine, Classic palm, Finger palm, Toss vanish, Palm to plum, Continue production, Cardini's ball roll, Ball roll, V vanish, Shell subtlety, and more. 

Funtime Magic (Calcutta, India) Funtime makes inexpensive magic items.
Ball Holders: Metal wire accessory clips to your clothing
Ball & Vase (plastic): Cheap plastic Ball & Vase
Ball & Silk Vase: Wooden Ball & Vase, with addition of Silk element.
Diminishing Billiard Ball: Wood ball, reduces in size three times.
Golf Ball & Silk Vase: A ball & vase with a white silk and golf ball
Multiplying Glitter Balls. From the website: "This set of Multiplying Balls has a large number of mirrored prisms over their entire surface. These "Mirrors" produce a sparkling glitter effect when a light beam (or spotlight) hits them. The protrusions also make for a much firmer grip on the balls and shell. We supply you the complete set of four Balls and shell for the classic Multiplying Ball Effect, along with a printed, illustrated instruction tutor, - a printed booklet (4" x 5.5",  24 pages, and 36 illustrations) that covers all the basic moves for the classic Multiplying Balls effect, like the Basic Multiplying move, various palming methods, different vanishes and transfers, and use of ball holders, in addition to complete easy and advanced routines."
Multiplying Billiard Balls: In plastic, available in Red, Yellow, or White. (website does not state diameter)
Multiplying Billiard Balls: Wood, 1.5". Includes 4 balls and the gimmick, carry bag and instructions.
Multiplying Golf Balls: Doesn't state diameter, though photo looks similar to 1.5" balls. Plastic.
Silver Sphere Combo: Three Balls, One Silk Ball, and One Shell. Made of Brass and Chrome Plated.

Goodway Magic: Ball Dropper. Use with either 1.75" or 2" Fakini Balls. Drop multiple balls.

Hank Lee Multiplying balls. Hank Lee's extensive site lists several versions of multiplying balls, though they don't list the manufacturer. Included are: Multiplying Balls in red: 1-1/2" Multiplying Balls - $12.50, Multiplying Balls Beginner's Set - $2.00, Tournament Multiplying Golf Balls. Compound rubber white. Set of 4 $40.00, Flash Four Golf Ball Production $30.00, Diminishing Golf Ball Made in Tournament style.

Magic by Gosh: Multiplying Sponge Balls, sometimes referred to as the Chicago Ball Trick. The advantage of using multiplying sponges is you can then move into a sponge ball routine.

Morrisey Magic
: Crochet Multiplyng Balls. Four 1.5" balls and gimmick.

Owen Magic Supreme: Owen Billiard Ball Sets. Hand Turned Maple and lacquer finished. Three Balls and a Shell. In 1.75 and 2" sizes.

Reesman, Matthew: Appearing Golf Balls. No shell used. Four golf balls appear and vanish one at a time. Includes 4 white golf balls, one yellow for a color change, one jumbo for a size change, and color photo-illustrated instructions for three routines.

Super Magic
: Multiplying Balls - Gorilla Grip. I'm not sure the difference between these and the Arlen Studio's set (also with "Gorilla Grip"). Includes three 1.75"  balls and two shells. Scoops Magic Shop includes a shell of a different color (red/white). One site also had (Nov 2009) these in yellow.

Tannen's Magic Multiplying Balls. Tannen's Magic also lists several versions of multiplying balls. Included are: 30mm red billiard ball R-109, 35mm red billiard ball R-110, 40mm red billiard ball R-112, 45mm red billiard ball R-113, 50mm red billiard ball R-114, Pro Tournament Golf Balls (white, per set) HF-123, Pro Tournament Golf Balls (color, per set) HF-128, Four-ball gimmick ball fan (white) Climax HF-126, Four ball gimmick ball fan (color) HF-129, 1-3/4" Smooth Billiard Balls (white or color) HF-130

Vernet Magic: Vernet makes a variety of Ball Magic
Fountain Silk Ball. You have a ball in your hand and instantly changes into a 18" silk. The set comes with one extra ball which can be used as a hankball. It also matches the other Vernet Balls.
Multliplication of Balls: Made of a lightweight ABS plastic with a look of chrome. Balls are spiked for grip and more visible appearance (some may find them too gaudy).
Multiplying Colored Balls: As above, but now available in Green, Blue, White, Pink, or Yellow. Three balls and one shell.
Balls Climax. Produce another 4 balls instantly in your other hand.
Multiplying Soap Bubbles: clear plastic balls look like soap bubbles.
Silk to Ball: Potental way to start your routine; made of the same silver glitter material.
Ball Holder Simple: Wire holder with safety pin attachment.

Viking Manufacturing: Unique Ball Holder. Holds a single ball from 1.125 to 2.125" in diameter, and once released, folds flat. Impact durable, pliable plastic. From Germany.

Various: Wooden Billiard Balls. Various shops carry wooden sets of billiard balls, some from Germany, some elsewhere. Wooden balls may be a bit more slippery, but some prefer the feel and handling of this type of ball. Prices vary.


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