George W. Stock
|George W. Stock|
Cover of Sphinx (February 1908)
|Born||George W. Stock|
February 25, 1865
|Died||January 6, 1957 (age 91) |
Stock was president of the Cincinnati Magicians Club for over 30 years, which later became the Queen City Mystics and then an assembly No. 11 of the SAM. He was on the cover of the Sphinx three times.
He once sold a magic set for 9 cents which consisted of a piece of cardboard 9 inches wide by 13 inches long with 5 tricks.  Stock created the illusion of Sawing A Girl In Two In A Barrel which was featured at the Coney Island, Cincinnati's Amusement Park.
In 1924, he did the illusion at a radio station in Cincinnati. Alvin Plough, the station publicity director, described it for the studio and home audience. On the same program, Stock presented a type of sword box in which brooms were used in lieu of sabers.
- ↑ Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, February, 1933
- ↑ Cincinnati Queen City Mystics Assembly No. 11 - 75th Anniversary, MUM, January 1998
- ↑ Trix and Chatter by Werner C. Dornfield (1921)
- ↑ Cover, Sphinx, February 1908
- ↑ A-B-C of Magic Sets June 1981
- ↑ Obit, Linking Ring, February 1957