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.
"MAK Magic" still manufactures many of his items which is run by his daughter Mary Ann King and grandson Jimmy P. King.
- Temple Screen
- Cow Trick
- Chink Cans
- Super Magical Secrets (1928)
- Illusion Secrets - Fifteen Great Illusions (1934)
- 100 Tips & Gags (1936)
- 100 More Tips and Gags (1937)
- 50 Crazy Card Stunts (1940)
- Six Modern Levitations (1943)
- Grant's Fabulous Feats of Mental Magic by Don Tanner (1954)
- Victory Carton Illusions (1955)
- Bodies in Orbit (1963)