(1863 - 21st September 1924)
Born in England. Eldest son of J.N. Maskelyne from whom he learned in 1886 as apprentice. Father of Jasper. Pro since 1886. Invented the gooseneck (1894) and hoop-passing (1894). Second president of The Magic Circle 1906-24.
He was the manager of Anglo-American Telegraph Company which controlled the Valdemar Poulsen patents. He was an enemy of Guglielmo Marconi in the early days of radio. He argued that radio was not private and thus not secure.
Coauthors: David Devant