G. W. Hunter
G. W. Hunter (May 16, 1850 - May 17, 1936), born George Walter Hunter, was a British comedian/singer also noted for his close-up magic and inventions. He was known the "Father of Pocket Tricks". He came to the United States when he was 21, moving back to England in 1880.
Hunter's wife, Aimee Desiree (also known as Mystia) was a professional conjurer in the 1890s.
He created the Hunter Knot, Acrobatic Matchbox, Dual Control gimmick, the Red Snapper, GW Hunter False Shuffle and a Cigar production repeatedly from the hands.
Hunter contributed to most of the magic magazine of his time and Will Goldston published many of Hunter's ideas in his books.