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Stanley Collins

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Stanley Collins (1881-1966) invented many magic effects based on mechanical and hydraulic principles.

Stanley Collins
BornAugust 31, 1881
London
DiedMay 22, 1966 (age 84)
CategoriesBooks by Stanley Collins

Inspired by the magic performances of Chung Ling Soo, in 1905 he began to perform as "Loo Sing." Collins went on to become a highly successful society conjurer. His greatest claim to fame may be as a collector of rare and antique magic books.

In particular, Stanley Collins' conjuring with cards is acknowledged to have been well ahead of his time. His "Collins' Aces" routine is still being performed by some today.

He is credited with inventing the Jumping Rubber Band in 1911.[1]

Stanley wrote a section in J. B. Bobo's Modern Coin Magic and numerous articles for The Sphinx, The Jinx, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Pentagram, and The Linking Ring.

Books

References

  1. The Magician Monthly, Vol. 8, No. 1, December, 1911