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Hugh Mackay

Hugh Mackay

(Edinburgh, Scotland: 9th June 1890 - 9th July 1943)

Amateur magician and mentalist. Used pen names of "Dr. S. Holmes" and "Sirius". Wrote Classical Conjuring (1925), A System for Card Signals (1926), A Transmitter for Telepathists (1928), A Monograph on Card Transmission (1934, 8pp), Card Prediction by Indexes and other Tricks (1935).

Edited Magical Criticisms 1921-22, 1942 (11 issues), Magical Observer 1923-25 (24 issues), The Outlook on Magic 1927-32 (8 issues); The Phoenix 1931-33 (2 issues); Puzzle Page 1936 (2 issues), Literary Selections for Conjurers 1938-39 (4 issues), and Periodic Epistle to Conjurers 1942 (1 issue).

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Classical Conjuring by Hugh Mackay

Of particular interest are the various ideas to how to transmit information secretly.

  • INTRODUCTION
  • MISCELLANEOUS EXPERIMENTS
    • The Slave Bangle
    • Camouflage
    • Two Ropes And A Ring
    • A String Variation
    • A Marked Pack
    • Three Good Tricks (Will Goldston)
  • PROBLEMS WITH CARDS
    • Removing Under Difficulties
    • A Problem With Cards
    • A Card Square
    • Values
    • A Puzzling Location
    • Suitable "Key" Card
  • TRANSMISSION SIGNALS
    • Hands Of The Secret Service
    • Stage Billet Reading
    • The Interpreter
    • The Roll Call
    • The Carrier
    • Intelligent Fingers
    • Reconstruction
1st edition 1925, 28 pages; PDF 31 pages....
2020 / 3 / 29
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