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Edward Victor

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Edward Victor
BornEdward Victor Neuschwander
August 20, 1887
London, England
DiedApril 17, 1964 (age 76)
Maida Vale near London, England
Notable worksSympathetic Silks
CategoriesBooks by Edward Victor

Edward "Teddie " Victor (1887-1964), born Edward Victor Neuschwander in England to Swiss parents, was a professional magician who played top variety theaters in Europe and South Africa.[1]


Early in his career he also took up Shadowgraphy.

In 1911, a trial week at St. George's Hall was extended to many months, setting the standard for his professional career. He was often seen on television (including a "What's My Line?" appearance which he was quickly recognized).

Victor was early member of the Magic Circle (which he was promoted to MIMC) and for over twenty years was president of the Merlin Magical Society. He also was the Blackpool Magicians' Club's first Honorary Life President.

Developed Sympathetic Silks after a discussion with G. W. Hunter. Also invented the E-Y-E Count which Alex Elmsley adapted to create the Elmsley Count.



A fourth book in the Magic Hands series "With Magic Hands" is to be included in "The Davenport Story" Volume Two, The Lost Legends (2010).


  1. Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, page 220
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