S. W. Reilly
(December 21, 1890 - 1959)
Sylvester Whyte "Syl" Reillywas a magician, author, manufacturer and dealer of magical effects and novelties in Columbus, Ohio. Like many magicians, Syl took an interest in magic at a young age and began performing while in his early teens. For a short time, Reilly worked with mentalist author Robert A. Nelson, at the Nelson Enterprises company. Syl left Nelson a short time later, to establish his own magic and mentalism business, the S. W. Reilly Company, also in Columbus.