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Jack Barrows

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Jack Barrows
BornRalph J Barrows
February 20, 1935
South Bend, Indiana
DiedJune 26, 2007 (age 72)
Colon, Michigan
Resting placeLakeside Cemetery, Colon, Michigan

Jack Barrows (1935-2007), born in South Bend, Indiana, was a magic author, editor, shop owner and demonstrator.


Following his service in the U.S. Navy, Barrows, while a lab assistant for Elkhart Foam Products, opened a magic shop in Elkhart, Indiana called The Square Circle around 1970

He was a President of Magical Youths International (M.Y.I), served as a National Deputy to S.A.M. as well as its Regional Vice-President for Central Plains states. Barrows formed the S.A.M. Assembly No. 87 in Elkhart, Indiana and served as it's President.

Barrows published two magazines for younger magicians The Magician (Barrows) and The Magician Again in the 1970s.

He later moved to Colon Michigan to worked at Abbott's as chief salesman/demonstrator in their showroom. In 2004, me started working for FAB Magic (also in Colon).[1][2]


  • Day One (1975)
  • An Introduction to Magic (1976)
  • Magic Won (1979) (Second edition of An Introduction to Magic)


  1. Cover, New Tops, December 1974.