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B. B. Keyes

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B. B. Keyes
Born1837
Sandwitch, Massachusetts
DiedNovember of 1895
Chelsea, Massachusetts

B. B. Keyes (1837-1895), born at Sandwitch, Massachusetts was an illusion inventor and builder making goods for jugglers, trapeze artists, bicycle riders and magicians.

Biography

Invented many tricks and illusions, most notably the illusion of "Astarte" (with Milton Chase). He was also awarded many patents.

A love for automata, Keyes constructed some of the most complete mechanical working figures.

He died in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

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