R. G. Herrmann
|R. G. Herrmann|
From cover of Magic World April 1918
|Born||Roscoe G. Herrmann|
August 14, 1879
|Died||June 12, 1941 (age 61) |
Wapakoneta, Ohio 
R. G. Herrmann (1879-1941) was a professional magician in the early 1900s performing magic, illusions, mind reading, ventriloquism, shadowgraphs, hypnotism, handcuffs and escapes.
After retiring from magic art he worked briefly with the Secret Service afterward becoming Deputy clerk of courts of Auglaize county Ohio. He also devoted time as a safe expert, opening and repairing safes.
He was very active in the IBM, which he was president of the IBM Ring No. 3 in Ohio and served as National Secretary in 1932.
Here is a description of his thirty minute act which was published in N.C.A. Digest (May 1921):
- Opened with Newspaper to silk flag which then changed into a six foot flag.
- Artists Dream in which he appears from painting
- Hat production, aerial treasury and egg bag
- A metamorphosis type trick using a bag with two assistants
- Silk productions
- Chinese Linking Rings
- A masked and robed assistant fires a pistol at a screen in which he was behind. When screen is removed, he has vanished but appears as the robed person that fired the shot.
- Multiplying billiard balls followed by Wine and Water
- Closed with a comedy spirit cabinet.
- The Cigarette Bush - Magic World Vol 3. No. 3 June 1919
- Telepathic Visualization - Magic World Vol 3. No. 3 June 1919
- The New Trumpet - N.C.A. Digest (July 1921)
- An Original Effect - Linking Ring, Vol 5, No. 1 (1926)
- Chinese Linking Rings - Linking Ring, July 1927
- New Wrinkle and Patter for Egg Bag - Linking Ring, August 1927