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Tom Bowyer

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Tom Bowyer (1902-1949), born in England, was known as T. Van Russell in Canada where he was a charter member of the I.B.M. Ring 17 in Toronto..[1]

Tom Bowyer
BornThomas Van Russell
June 15, 1902
Wolverhampton, England
DiedNovember 25, 1949 (age 47)
Toronto, Canada

He invented The Repeat Bill Trick (1938) and was a contributor to Ibidem.[2][3]


  2. The Linking Ring, Vol. 29, No. 11, January 1950, "Obituary: Tom Bowyer", by Sid Lorraine, p.20
  3. The Linking Ring, Vol. 30, No. 11, January 1951, "Tom Bowyer Commemoration", by Sid Lorraine, p.19