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A. C. Gilbert

A. C. Gilbert

(Salem, Oregon: 15th February 1884 - 24th January 1961)

Alfred Carlton Gilbert got interested at age 12. Learned when Alexander Herrmann "showed me simple tricks" after a show. Pro performer. Held world's record in the pole vault 1908-09.

Pro dealer in New Haven 1908-16 when he joined John Petrie's Mysto Mfg. Co. as co-owner. Thence (after Petrie left) into general toy making as The A.C. Gilbert Co., 1916-1952 when retired. Famous for his Mysto Magic sets, Erector sets (which he invented), Gilbert Chemistry sets, and American Flyer trains.

Wrote Gilbert's Handkerchief Tricks (1920), Gilbert Knots & Splices and Rope-tying Tricks (1920), Gilbert Chemical Magic (1920), and Magnetic Fun (1920). Autobio is A.C. Gilbert & Marshall McClintock, The Man Who Lives in Paradise (1954; 374pp; facsimile repr 1997).

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Gilbert Handkerchief Tricks by A. C. Gilbert
  • Foreword
  • Practice
  • Misdirection
  • Important Warning
  • If Something Goes Wrong
  • Essential Apparatus for an Evening's Entertainment with Handkerchief Tricks
  • The Opening Trick
  • Dyeing a Handkerchief
  • The Conjurer as a Dyer
  • The Handkerchief Vanisher
  • The Mirror Glass
  • The Disappearing Handkerchief from a Lamp Chimney
  • Herman's Vanishing Knots
  • Stretching a Handkerchief
  • The Instantly Knotted Handkerchiefs
  • The Vanishing Ring from Goblet of Water by Means of a Handkerchief
  • The Burnt Handkerchief Restored
  • Juggling
  • Producing a Handkerchief in Full View from a Glass
  • Handkerchief Casette
  • Drum...
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Gilbert Chemical Magic by A. C. Gilbert

A Presentation of Original and Famous Tricks in Conjuring Accomplished by the Use of Chemicals

A. C. Gilbert published an entire line of books and kits for boys to do science experiments as well as magic. This title deals with liquids, smoke, fire and chemicals.

From the foreword:

Here’s real fun! Tricks with chemicals which will mystify and amuse your friends! Gilbert’s Chemical Magic is a new idea in conjuring. We have our Gilbert’s Tricks with Coins, with Handkerchiefs, with Cards, the Miscellaneous Magic Tricks, and now we have Tricks with Chemicals. There is really double...

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