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Tom Chislett

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Tom Chislett
BornThomas Herbert Chislett
January 8, 1886
Rotherham, Yorkshire, England
DiedJanuary 25, 1979 (age 93)

Tom Chislett (1886-1979), a bank official by profession, was a semi-professional magician.

Biography

A member of the Magic Circle (London), Order of Magi (Manchester), Sheffield Circle of Magicians (Sheffield) and the British Ring of the IBM, Chislett had a remarkably wide knowledge of the magic craft with a special interest in mentalism. [1]

He might fittingly be described as the British David P. Abbott (whom he corresponded with), since he had his home gimmicked to enable him to perform apparent miracles.[2]

Books

  • Spirits in the House (1949).

References

  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, May 1931
  2. Obit, Abra, February 3, 1979