(USA: 1899 - 13th October 1977)
Stage name of Harold E. Fackler, aka "Thelmo" as pen name. Pro magician (including 7 years with the Redpath Bureau and school assembly bureaus with wife Gloria) to bread salesman to magic dealer (Sterling Magic Co.) in Detroit c1939-c1954 when sold to Gene DeVoe. Eventually, he moved with his wife to New Port Richey, Florida, where they bought and managed a small resort property.
Invented Short and Long Rope (by 1939), Production Moderne (by 1940), Sterling Egg Bag (by 1941), and Miko (in early 1940s). Wrote (as "Thelmo") First Book of Magic (1929) and (as "Sterling") Fifty Tricks with a Bottomless Tumbler (1949).