B. L. Gilbert

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'''Blair L. Gilbert''' (1870 - November 28, 1947) was a Chicago-based magic dealer in the 1920s.
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'''Blair L. Gilbert''' (1870 - 1947) was a Chicago-based magic dealer in the 1920s.
  
 
Gilbert brought hundreds of effects to the magic world through his B. L. Gilbert Magic Company. Throughout the 1920s, he published sheets of hand-typed instructions, prices ranging from a dime to a dollar. He offered card routines, mentalism, illusions, pocket tricks, and magic with eggs, slates, matches, silks, paper, bills, balls and many other props. Some of the effects were were developed by Gilbert himself with others by famous artists like [[Thurston]] and [[Anna Eva Fay]].
 
Gilbert brought hundreds of effects to the magic world through his B. L. Gilbert Magic Company. Throughout the 1920s, he published sheets of hand-typed instructions, prices ranging from a dime to a dollar. He offered card routines, mentalism, illusions, pocket tricks, and magic with eggs, slates, matches, silks, paper, bills, balls and many other props. Some of the effects were were developed by Gilbert himself with others by famous artists like [[Thurston]] and [[Anna Eva Fay]].
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== References ==
 
== References ==
 
* http://www.miraclefactory.net/gilbert.htm
 
* http://www.miraclefactory.net/gilbert.htm
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* cover [[Magic World]] December 1919
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* Obit Linking Ring January 1947
  
 
[[Category:Magic Dealers]]
 
[[Category:Magic Dealers]]
 
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Revision as of 14:25, 25 June 2010

B. L. Gilbert
BornBlair Lee Gilbert
1870
Horicon, Wisconsin
DiedNovember 28, 1947
Known forB. L. Gilbert Magic Company

Blair L. Gilbert (1870 - 1947) was a Chicago-based magic dealer in the 1920s.

Gilbert brought hundreds of effects to the magic world through his B. L. Gilbert Magic Company. Throughout the 1920s, he published sheets of hand-typed instructions, prices ranging from a dime to a dollar. He offered card routines, mentalism, illusions, pocket tricks, and magic with eggs, slates, matches, silks, paper, bills, balls and many other props. Some of the effects were were developed by Gilbert himself with others by famous artists like Thurston and Anna Eva Fay.

He started in magic as an amateur and was a member of the early Chicago Conjurers' Club, He began dealing and trading in second hand magic, was friends with August Roterberg.

See also: Alfred C. Gilbert.

Bibliography

  • Patter Chatter
  • Patter Chatter No. 2
  • "Pithy Patter" columns in Magic World (1919-1921)

References

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