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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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'Gen', or 'The Little General' as he is sometimes referred to, was a descendant of General U. S. Grant and is named for the General as well as the General's son.<ref>[[Genii 1959 March|Genii, Vol. 23, No. 7, March, 1959]] "GEN" GRANT, M.D.A. PRESIDENT, "EDISON OF MAGIC", page 266 </ref> 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>[[Genii 1975 September|Genii, Vol. 39, No. 9, September 1975]], U. F. Grant Issue, COVER STORY By Don Tanner, page 443,
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MAGIC SECTION, pages 444-466</ref> <ref>[[Genii 1978 April|Genii, Vol. 42, No. 4, April 1978]], OBITUARY U. F. "Gen" Grant, page 247</ref> <ref>The New Tops, Vol. 18, No. 4, April 1978, Final Curtain U. F. "Gen" Grant, by Don Tanner, page 12</ref>
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<ref>M-U-M, Vol. 67, No. 12, May 1978, Broken Wands, U. F. "Gen" Grant, by Don Tanner, page 27</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==
 
== Contributions==
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*Cow Trick
 
*Cow Trick
 
*Chink Cans
 
*Chink Cans
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*[[Cheek to Cheek]] (1948)
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*Bengal Net Illusion (1954)
  
 
==Books==
 
==Books==
 
* [[Super Magical Secrets]] (1928)
 
* [[Super Magical Secrets]] (1928)
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* [[25 Tricks and Ideas, Part One]] (1931)
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* [[Grant's Counterfeit Card Miracles]] (1931)
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* 25 Tricks and Ideas, Part Two (1932)
 
* [[Illusion Secrets - Fifteen Great Illusions]] (1934)
 
* [[Illusion Secrets - Fifteen Great Illusions]] (1934)
* 100 Tips & Gags (1936)
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* 25 Rising Card Tricks (1935)
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* [[Grant's Annual of Magic]] (1935) reprint as Grant's Manual of Magic in 1964
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* [[Tricks with Magnets]] (1935) reprint in 1940.
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* [[100 Tips & Gags]] (1936)
 
* [[100 More Tips and Gags]] (1937)
 
* [[100 More Tips and Gags]] (1937)
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* [[50 Kute Koin Tricks]] (1940)
 
* [[50 Crazy Card Stunts]] (1940)
 
* [[50 Crazy Card Stunts]] (1940)
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* Paper Magic (1941)
 
* [[Six Modern Levitations]] (1943)
 
* [[Six Modern Levitations]] (1943)
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* Grant's Secrets (1943)
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* Grant's Volume One (1944)
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* 25 Telephone Card Tricks (1945)
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* C.L.I.P. (Clever Little Ideas Presented) (1947)
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* Valuable Informations for Magician (1949)
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* 15 Pick-Pocket Stunts for Magicians (1952)
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* [[Window Stoppers]] (1953) and enlarged edition in 1959
 
* [[Grant's Fabulous Feats of Mental Magic]] by [[Don Tanner]] (1954)
 
* [[Grant's Fabulous Feats of Mental Magic]] by [[Don Tanner]] (1954)
 
* [[Victory Carton Illusions]] (1955)
 
* [[Victory Carton Illusions]] (1955)
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* Center Tear Methods (1962)
 
* [[Bodies in Orbit]] (1963)
 
* [[Bodies in Orbit]] (1963)
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* [[Grant's Manual of Magic]] (1964)
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{{References}}
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* The Linking Ring, Vol. 22, No. 10, December 1942, U. F. GRANT, The Man of 1000 Mysteries, page 37
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* The Linking Ring, Vol. 33, No. 9, November 1953, U. F. (Gen) Grant  by Don Tanner, p. 23
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== References ==
 
* Cover [[Genii 1975 September]]
 
* Obit [[Genii 1978 April]]
 
* http://www.makmagic.com/about.asp
 
 
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Revision as of 16:24, 13 November 2012

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

U.F. Grant
BornUlysses Frederick Simpson Grant
January 12 1901
Millerton, New York
DiedMarch 01, 1978 (age 77)
Columbus, Ohio

'Gen', or 'The Little General' as he is sometimes referred to, was a descendant of General U. S. Grant and is named for the General as well as the General's son.[1] 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. [2] [3] [4] [5]

"MAK Magic" still manufactures many of his items which is run by his daughter Mary Ann King and grandson Jimmy P. King.[6]

Contributions

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

Books

References

  1. Genii, Vol. 23, No. 7, March, 1959 "GEN" GRANT, M.D.A. PRESIDENT, "EDISON OF MAGIC", page 266
  2. Genii, Vol. 39, No. 9, September 1975, U. F. Grant Issue, COVER STORY By Don Tanner, page 443, MAGIC SECTION, pages 444-466
  3. Genii, Vol. 42, No. 4, April 1978, OBITUARY U. F. "Gen" Grant, page 247
  4. The New Tops, Vol. 18, No. 4, April 1978, Final Curtain U. F. "Gen" Grant, by Don Tanner, page 12
  5. M-U-M, Vol. 67, No. 12, May 1978, Broken Wands, U. F. "Gen" Grant, by Don Tanner, page 27
  6. http://www.makmagic.com/about.asp
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 22, No. 10, December 1942, U. F. GRANT, The Man of 1000 Mysteries, page 37
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 33, No. 9, November 1953, U. F. (Gen) Grant by Don Tanner, p. 23
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