|Born||Augustus Gerald Fowler|
November 1, 1888
|Died||January 04, 1960 (age 71) |
Gus Fowler (1888-1960) was an English magician known as "The Watch King" and "The Chronometrical Illusionist". Turning profession in 1906, he performed all over England and the United States. 
Fowler was mentored by J.N. Maskelyne and after a year of working with Maskelyne at St. George's Hall in London, he began his own act as The Watch King. He suffered from a slight stutter which induced him to concentrate on a silent act. Fowler manipulated with clocks as other magicians manipulated with coins and cards. He produced clocks, vanished them, and ended with the production of 30 ringing bells from a hat.
He died in a fire at his home some twenty years after he retired.
- ↑ Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, September, 1933
- ↑ Abracadabra, January 9, 1960
- ↑ Abracadabra, January 23, 1960