Edward Bagshawe

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He invented the [[Optica Deck]]. He is also being credited with the paper modification of the [[Out-to-Lunch]] principle (1) used with "The Recurring Name" contained in [[Twenty Magical Novelties]] (1930) but Max Maven has found early sources. To wit (as write Sir Jon): "However, in 1994 I tracked down the existence of a prior source, Tom Bowyer's "A Message From Nowhere" in the April 1928 Linking Ring. And, in 1995, I found yet an earlier credit: William Larsen Sr., "Finger Prints" in the July 1923 Sphinx." (Reprint from The Collected Wisdom of Magic Talk)
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He invented the [[Optica Deck]] and is often credited with the paper modification of the [[Out-to-Lunch]] principle which he used with "The Recurring Name" in [[Twenty Magical Novelties]] (1930).
  
 
Bagshawe edited the magic magazine [[Magical Monthly (Bagshawe)| Magical Monthly]] from 1923 - 1926.
 
Bagshawe edited the magic magazine [[Magical Monthly (Bagshawe)| Magical Monthly]] from 1923 - 1926.
  
 
After his suicide his business was absorbed by Davenport's.
 
After his suicide his business was absorbed by Davenport's.
 
(1) Again, according to Max Maven, Out-to-Lunch is simply the name of a marketed trick by Bob Ellis and Clare Cummings in 1947. The premise of the principle is in William Robinson's book, [[Spirit Slate Writing and Kindred Phenomena]] (1898), entitled The Interrupted Flap.
 
  
 
== Books ==
 
== Books ==

Revision as of 21:32, 26 April 2011

Edward Bagshawe (1902 - 1940) was a professional dealer during the 1920s in London, England.

Edward Bagshawe
Born1902
England
Died1940

He invented the Optica Deck and is often credited with the paper modification of the Out-to-Lunch principle which he used with "The Recurring Name" in Twenty Magical Novelties (1930).

Bagshawe edited the magic magazine Magical Monthly from 1923 - 1926.

After his suicide his business was absorbed by Davenport's.

Books

  • Exclusive Problems in Magic (1924)
  • More Magical Mysteries (1925)
  • Novel Mysteries - Part One - Original Silk Effects (1927)
  • Novel Mysteries - PART Two - Original Card Effects (1927)
  • The Le Walke Mysteries (1927)
  • Novel Mysteries - Part Three - Original Pocket Effects (1928)
  • Novel Mysteries - Part Four - Original Spiritualistic Effects (1928)
  • Novel Mysteries - Part Five - Miscellaneous Magic (1930)
  • Twenty Magical Novelties (1930)
  • Novel Mysteries - Part Six - More Miscellaneous Magic (1932)
  • E.D. Proudlock's Routine with Thimbles (1933)
  • Edward Proudlock's Version of the Sympathetic Silks (1936)
  • Proudlock's Egg Bag and Four Ace Presentations (1938)
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