Arthur Setterington

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'''Arthur Setterington''' was a magical innovator, writer, performer, and the inventor of [[Crazy Man's Handcuffs]]<ref>[[New Pentagram]], Vol. 2, no. 3, May 1970, page 22.</ref>.
 
 
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'''Arthur Setterington''' (1924-2006) was a magical innovator, writer, performer, and the inventor of [[Crazy Man's Handcuffs]]<ref>[[New Pentagram]], Vol. 2, no. 3, May 1970, page 22.</ref>.
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== Biography ==
 
Setterington began his interest in magic at the age of four after watching a magician perform. By the age of seven he had collected enough Bourneville Cocoa tokens to receive a magic book, followed quickly by a magic set.
 
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Three weeks before his death, he was able to watch the annual Humberside Young Magicians' Group competition for the Arthur Setterington Junior Award for Close-up Magic. He presented the trophy to the winner, 11 -year-old Jack Gleadow.<ref>Obit, Magic, March 2006</ref><ref>324. ARTHUR SETTERINGTON: MAGICIAN, INVENTOR, AUTHOR, HISTORIAN AND COLLECTOR. THE EARLY YEARS, A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities by Edwin Dawes </ref>
 
Three weeks before his death, he was able to watch the annual Humberside Young Magicians' Group competition for the Arthur Setterington Junior Award for Close-up Magic. He presented the trophy to the winner, 11 -year-old Jack Gleadow.<ref>Obit, Magic, March 2006</ref><ref>324. ARTHUR SETTERINGTON: MAGICIAN, INVENTOR, AUTHOR, HISTORIAN AND COLLECTOR. THE EARLY YEARS, A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities by Edwin Dawes </ref>
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* [[Stranger Mysteries]] (1967)
 
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* [[The Life and Times of the Great Lafayette]] (1991)
 
* [[The Life and Times of the Great Lafayette]] (1991)
  
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Arthur Setterington
BornMarch 22, 1924
East Hull, England
DiedJanuary 26, 2006 (age 81)

Arthur Setterington (1924-2006) was a magical innovator, writer, performer, and the inventor of Crazy Man's Handcuffs[1].

Biography

Setterington began his interest in magic at the age of four after watching a magician perform. By the age of seven he had collected enough Bourneville Cocoa tokens to receive a magic book, followed quickly by a magic set.

He joined the Hull Magicians' Circle in 1945 and performed his first professional show.

In 1958 Setterington became a Methodist Lay Preacher.

Setterington published over 1,000 effects in various magazines since 1947 and marketed "Cube in a Tube" through Supreme Magic, an effect which won him the Jasper Maskelyne Silver Wand Award for Originality, along with a Linking Ring Award.

Setterington was a Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star.

Three weeks before his death, he was able to watch the annual Humberside Young Magicians' Group competition for the Arthur Setterington Junior Award for Close-up Magic. He presented the trophy to the winner, 11 -year-old Jack Gleadow.[2][3]

Books

References

  1. New Pentagram, Vol. 2, no. 3, May 1970, page 22.
  2. Obit, Magic, March 2006
  3. 324. ARTHUR SETTERINGTON: MAGICIAN, INVENTOR, AUTHOR, HISTORIAN AND COLLECTOR. THE EARLY YEARS, A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities by Edwin Dawes
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