BOOKLET- Steel Ball and Tube
Learn more clever tricks with the Steel Ball and Tube!

BOOKLET- Steel Ball and Tube


Learn more clever tricks with your Steel Ball and Tube!


Ages 10 and up   Level 3

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Some great ideas you've never seen before!


Turn your Steel Ball and Tube trick into a "million dollar" effect!
Not only can you perform the mysterious "melting steel ball" effect which is the heart and soul of the trick, but you'll also be able to produce a sponge ball from the tube, pour water from the tube, and much more!
The Steel Ball and Tube trick can suddenly become an unforgettable 10-minute magic routine for you!

A "Must Have" instruction booklet full of ideas for using your Steel Ball and Tube magic trick!
Covers the basic moves for effective steel ball and tube use as well as the routines for more than two dozen tricks!

You need a Steel Ball and Tube to do the tricks in this booklet.


  • The Steel Ball and Tube Illusion (Hypno Ball): A simple routine using brass tube and steel ball
  • Thumb-Palm Steal
  • E-Z Steal: reprint of EZ Magic instruction sheet
  • Mike Tannen Steal: Hand the outer tube plus ball to spectator
  • Walter B. Gibson's "Get A Way"
  • The Heat of Your Hand: Spectator heats the ball, it now fits inside the steel tube
  • Squeeze Play: Impromptu method, no steal required
  • Chop Cup: Use the tube as chop cup with M&M as the final load
  • False Take Off: Ball looks like it is taken off tube
  • The Mysterious Ball Bearing Trick: Advertisement from 1929 Johnson Smith Catalog for Brema Tubes
  • Drumhead Tube: Using the trick as a drumhead tube
  • Magic Tube: Place silk in tube, wrap in paper, silk vanishes!
  • No. 145 Ball In Tube: Advertisement from Louis Tannen, Inc. 1940's catalog
  • Dye Tube Vanisher: Silk vanishes from tube used as a Dye Tube
  • Dye Tube (Standard): Silk changes color in tube used as a Dye Tube
  • Mystery of the Ball and Tube: Ad from Nelson Enterprises, 1935
  • Multiplying Ball: Using two sets, ball can be removed and produced again
  • The Ball of Mystery: Ad from Gamages, 1930's
  • Multiplying Ball Outdone: Variation of a "Coin in Bottle"
  • Ball and Tube: Ad from Flosso Hornmann, 1981
  • Three Balls in a Tube: Dai Vernon's variation
  • Diminishing Ball: Thurston's variation
  • Tube on String, Tube on Wand: Jardine Ellis variation
  • Ball and Tube Vanish: Using a "pull"
  • Vanishing a Dollar or Cigarette: Using a "pull"
  • Rising Tube On Pencil
  • Grasp the Situation by Roy Fromer: Spectator cannot remove partially lowered ball, but you can
  • Vanishing Thimble Move by Roy Fromer: Ideas for thimble moves
  • Steel Ball and Tube: Ad from Abbott's Magic Co.
  • Chrome Tube from $1.00 Bill by Roy Fromer: Tube is produced from inside a borrowed and rolled up dollar bill
  • The Ball Tube by Walter Gibson: Method to eliminate inner tube
  • Fingertip Presentation of the Ball Tube: Method to eliminate both tubes
  • Improved Ball and Tube by Walter Gibson: Another "pull" method
  • Ball and Glass Tube by Walter Gibson: Using glass tubes
  • Severtsen's Subtle Switch: When handed out, the ball is welded to the tube!
  • Test Tube Baby by Arty Seversten idea: Ideas for explaining why the ball lowers and raises
  • Traveling Tissues by Roy Fromer: Silks change places inside tubes
  • The Silver Silk Tube by Roy Fromer: Silks blown through tube come out knotted
  • Grandmother's Necklace by Roy Fromer: Grandmother's Necklace routine using two shoestrings
  • Magnetic Tubes: Tubes stick to each other
  • Loads of Fun: discussion of various loads

What You Get

Here's what you'll get:

  • Steel Ball and Tube booklet

BOOKLET ONLY. You supply your own Steel Ball and Tube trick.

Book is softbound. 28 pages.

Customer Reviews

It's pretty bad
The only good thing about this book is the steals. Everything else is just overshadowed by any TT trick.
Reviewed by:  from New Jersey. on 11/17/2018
great magician
I knew Magic Ian the guy who wrote this book. He had a magic shop in New York about 20 years ago. His creative routines for small pocket tricks were legendary. I watched him do a lot of the stuff he covered in this book. Eye popping stuff and very different. Who would have thought of stuff you could do with the Steel Ball and Tube? Magic Ian did. I still have my signed copy of this book. I have used many of the routines myself over the years. This stuff never gets old.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from TX. on 9/1/2018
A lot for the money
What is really amazing is how many ideas are in this book. It is a thin book, but with dozens of ideas, some that I never would have thought of. Most of the time I buy a cheap trick like the steel ball and tube and that is that. It is great to be able to get more tricks out of the one trick. I really like the one where you can produce a sponge ball because I use sponge balls a lot. Thanks.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from FL. on 1/29/2018

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