(Exeter, England: 1906 - 31st December 1981)
Inspired at age 20. Self-taught from Hoffmann's Modern Magic. A cabinet maker by trade, he made wooden props for Goldston 1936-37 and Davenport's. In British Army in WW II. Then pro dealer and prop maker, initially as co-founder-owner (with Harry Stanley and Arthur Dowler) of Unique Magic Studio April 1946 - May 1948. Then founded own "Maker of Magic" shop in London, moving it to Kings Lynn in Norfolk in mid-1970s. Father of Bernard "Zelka" Hughes.
Invented Television Frame (1936-37), Attaboy (late 1930s), Coins in Glass=Copenetro (1939), Chair Suspension, How Much (1947), Percy the Penguin (1948), Giant and the Dwarf (by 1950), Clatter Box (by 1963), etc.
Edited Hughes News as house organ 1953-59 (12 issues). See Derek Lever, The Jack Hughes World of Magic trilogy.
Coauthors: Derek Lever