John A. Sznek

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John A. Sznek
BornMay 1, 1904
Buffalo, New York
DiedFebruary 4, 1971 (age 66)
Lackawanna, New York

John A. Sznek (1904-1971) was a amateur magician and collector.

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Biography

Sznek was a member of the I.B.M. and I.M.C.[1] and owned one of the largest magic libraries of his day. He retired from the Worthington Pump Co., where he had been employed for many years.[2]

He was a contributor to the Sphinx and Magic Cauldron.

Contributions

Sphinx in the 1920s and 30s

  • Sleights with Matches
  • MATCH TO CIGARETTE
  • CARD DISCOVERY
  • CIGARETTE CHANGED INTO A THIMBLE
  • BILLIARD BALL TRANSPOSITION
  • CARD PALM
  • THE BASHFUL DRAWER OF MATCHES
  • CARD SCREEN PRODUCTION
  • MATCH POCKET
  • LEVITATION OF A CIGARETTE IN A BORROWED HAT
  • LIGHTNING HANDKERCHIEF PRODUCTION
  • THE MYSTIC MANIPULATION OF THE TUBES AND TRAY
  • AN EMERGENCY HANDKERCHIEF FAKE
  • THE APPEARANCE OF A CARD ON THE EDGE OF A HANDKERCHIEF
  • THE DERBY CARD
  • TO THE FLAG
  • THE CUT AND RESTORED TIP OF A MATCH
  • THE BLACK ART HAT PRODUCTION
  • The Great Production Screen

References

  1. Tricks That Mystify by Will Goldston (1934)
  2. Obit, Linking Ring, April, 1974



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