(Reading, Berkshire, England: 19th December 1892 - 8th October 1967)
Theatrical journalist and pro patter magician. Founded the IBM's British Ring in 1928 and was its President 1928-44. Played New York City 1930.
Invented Flexible Glass (before 1946). Wrote 8 books and booklets, including Practical Patter (1922), More Practical Patter, Between Ourselves (1926, 91pp), Sub Rosa (1928, 108pp), Original Magic (1930), Wizardry with Watches, and The More You Watch (1938). Articles in Demon Telegraph.