U.F. Grant

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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.

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.

"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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