T. J. Crawford

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'''Thomas J. Crawford''' ( 1871 - 1952) was one of the founders of the Cercle Magique of Nashville, Tennessee,  a President of the [[IBM]], a former editor of The [[Linking Ring]], and a specialist in coin magic.  
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'''Thomas J. Crawford''' (1871-1952) was one of the founders of the [[Cercle Magique]] of Nashville, Tennessee,  a President of the [[IBM]] (1938-1939), an editor of The [[Linking Ring]] in the late 1930s, and a specialist in coin magic.  
 
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He is the originator of a number of popular moves in manipulative magic, and one of his original coin vanishes is described in the "[[Art of Magic]]," by [[T. Nelson Downs]].
 
He is the originator of a number of popular moves in manipulative magic, and one of his original coin vanishes is described in the "[[Art of Magic]]," by [[T. Nelson Downs]].
  
Crawford edited the Amateur Column in the [[Sphinx]] for sixteen years, starting in 1904. He also contributed the column  "OLD TRICKS IN NEW CLOTHES" for the [[Thayer's Magical Bulletin]].
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Crawford edited the Amateur Column in the [[Sphinx]] for sixteen years, starting in 1904. He also contributed the column  "OLD TRICKS IN NEW CLOTHES" for the [[Thayer's Magical Bulletin]]. He also did the column "Have A Card" in the Linking Ring (from 1929 to 1948.)
 
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Crawford was the organizer of the Cercle Magique of Nashville, a President of the [[IBM]] (1938-1939) and an editor of the [[Linking Ring]] in the late 1930s also. Later he would also do the column "Have A Card" in the Linking Ring (during the 1940s.)
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He died in Nashville at the age of 81.  
 
He died in Nashville at the age of 81.  
  
==References==
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* Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, July, 1931
 
* Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, July, 1931
 
* Cover [[Genii 1938 February ]]
 
* Cover [[Genii 1938 February ]]

Revision as of 18:22, 11 September 2012

Thomas J. Crawford (1871-1952) was one of the founders of the Cercle Magique of Nashville, Tennessee, a President of the IBM (1938-1939), an editor of The Linking Ring in the late 1930s, and a specialist in coin magic.

T. J. Crawford

Cover of Sphinx (Nov. 1914)
BornThomas J. Crawford
August 21, 1871
Columbia, Tennessee
DiedOctober 3, 1952 (age 81)
Nashville, Tennessee

Crawford was a printer-postal clerk by profession, considered himself an amateur, but performed often for the public.

He is the originator of a number of popular moves in manipulative magic, and one of his original coin vanishes is described in the "Art of Magic," by T. Nelson Downs.

Crawford edited the Amateur Column in the Sphinx for sixteen years, starting in 1904. He also contributed the column "OLD TRICKS IN NEW CLOTHES" for the Thayer's Magical Bulletin. He also did the column "Have A Card" in the Linking Ring (from 1929 to 1948.)

He died in Nashville at the age of 81.

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