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[[U.F. Grant]] (January 12, 1901- March 1, 1978) born Ulysses Frederick Grant in Millerton, New York. Known as "Gen", he was a magic dealer and inventor. Grant started in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he created his first tricks. Later he moved to New York City joining the [[Abbott Magic & Novelty Co.]], eventually settled in Columbus, Ohio creating his own firm.
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'''U.F. Grant''' (January 12, 1901- March 1, 1978), known as "Gen", was a magic dealer and inventor.  
 
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Grant started in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he created his first tricks. Later he moved to New York City joining the [[Abbott Magic & Novelty Co.]], eventually settled in Columbus, Ohio creating his own firm.
  
 
In 1944, he partnered with [[R.N. Menge]] creating a line of products known as "Grant and Menge" or "G. & M.". The partnership only lasted a year and they ended up becoming rivals.
 
In 1944, he partnered with [[R.N. Menge]] creating a line of products known as "Grant and Menge" or "G. & M.". The partnership only lasted a year and they ended up becoming rivals.
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He created a long line of pamphlet-type magic booklets, which were often affectionately joked about by magicians for their brevity. [[Don Tanner]] wrote directions for and illustrated many of the items marketed by the Grant company.  
 
He created a long line of pamphlet-type magic booklets, which were often affectionately joked about by magicians for their brevity. [[Don Tanner]] wrote directions for and illustrated many of the items marketed by the Grant company.  
  
Grant was a member of the [[IBM]], [[SAM]], the Order of Merlin, and the Columbus Magic Club Ring 7.
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Grant was a member of the [[IBM]], [[SAM]], the Order of Merlin, and the Columbus Magic Club Ring 7.<ref>Cover [[Genii 1975 September]]</ref><ref>Obit [[Genii 1978 April]]</ref>
  
"MAK Magic" still manufactures many of his items which is run by his daughter Mary Ann King and grandson Jimmy P. King.
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"MAK Magic" still manufactures many of his items which is run by his daughter Mary Ann King and grandson Jimmy P. King.<ref>http://www.makmagic.com/about.asp</ref>
  
 
== Contributions==
 
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== References ==
 
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* Cover [[Genii 1975 September]]
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Revision as of 21:44, 4 March 2012

U.F. Grant (January 12, 1901- March 1, 1978), known as "Gen", was a magic dealer and inventor.

U.F. Grant
BornJanuary 12 1901
Millerton, New York
DiedMarch 01, 1978 (age 77)
CategoriesBooks by U.F. Grant

Grant started in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he created his first tricks. Later he moved to New York City joining the Abbott Magic & Novelty Co., eventually settled in Columbus, Ohio creating his own firm.

In 1944, he partnered with R.N. Menge creating a line of products known as "Grant and Menge" or "G. & M.". The partnership only lasted a year and they ended up becoming rivals.

He created a long line of pamphlet-type magic booklets, which were often affectionately joked about by magicians for their brevity. Don Tanner wrote directions for and illustrated many of the items marketed by the Grant company.

Grant was a member of the IBM, SAM, the Order of Merlin, and the Columbus Magic Club Ring 7.[1][2]

"MAK Magic" still manufactures many of his items which is run by his daughter Mary Ann King and grandson Jimmy P. King.[3]

Contributions

  • Temple Screen
  • Cow Trick
  • Chink Cans
  • Cheek to Cheek (1948)
  • Bengal Net Illusion (1954)

Books

References

  1. Cover Genii 1975 September
  2. Obit Genii 1978 April
  3. http://www.makmagic.com/about.asp