Herman L. Weber
(Allentown, Pennsylvania: 17th June 1900 - 23rd February 1953)
Aka "Namreh" (since 1919), "The Wizard Weber", and "Mr. Hocus Pocus". Inspired at age 7. Debut in 1921. Semi-pro in Chicago 1923-31. Also magic dealer ("Namreh's New Magic") in Chicago in late 1920s. 1934 Sphinx Award. As pro toured a Spook Show thru eastern USA 1935-41 and entire USA until Dec 1943 when retired from touring. Continued to write on magic and play local dates.
Invented Sympathetique card trick (well before 1934).
Wrote Namreh's Necromantic Novelties (1919-22, a series of booklets), Namreh's Potpourri (1927-29, a series of booklets), Namreh's New Magic (1928, a catalog), Namreh's Lincoln Rings [c1932], Money from Magic (1935, 32pp), Out of the Spook Cabinet (1947), etc. Tricks in Sphinx, Genii, and Hugard’s Magic Monthly.