(Britain: c. 1900 - 1985)
Herbert E. Pratt aka Bert Pratt aka Ptinos. Heating engineer. Amateur and magic collector with over 3,000 books. In the 1950s helped edit The Midget Magician, under joint pen name (with Wilfred Huggins) of "Albert F. Wind". Librarian of the Magic Circle's Reference Library until 1960 when succeeded by Henry Davies.
Under pen name of "Ptinos" wrote articles for Collectors Annual and the "Browsing Around" column (1951-60) on collecting for The Midget Magician, which was reprinted under his own name as Browsing Around in Magic (1972, 52pp).