P. T. Selbit
(17th November 1881 - 19th November 1938)
Born in Hampstead, London. Stage name of Percy Thomas Tibbles since 1898. Learned c1895. Pro illusionist since 1900. Aka 'Joad-Heteb' and 'Joad Heteb' with pseudo-Egyptian act 1902-08. MIMC 1907. Also advertised himself as designer and engraver and illustrated books by Hilliar and Thurston.
Prolific inventor of illusions, including Wrestling Cheese (1912), Walking through a Wall (1914), Sawing through a Woman (1921), Girl without a Middle (1924), Through the Eye of a Needle (1924), and possibly Siberian Chain Escape.