Walter Cerretta Jeans

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[[Walter Cerretta Jeans]] (1877 - September 21, 1942) was born Walter Janes in Birmingham, England. He achieved success as a magic inventor.   
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'''Walter Cerretta Jeans''' (1877-1942), born Walter Janes in Birmingham, England, achieved success as a magic inventor.   
 
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In 1913 Jeans developed the "Mirror Tunnel" principle which was turned in to "The Silver Hat" illusion. In 1915, he created another version called  "The Crucible" and took out patents. It was then revived and presented by [[P.T. Selbit]] as "[[The Million Dollar Mystery]]", which was later sold to Maskelyne's under the name of "The Uncanny Woman". In 1928, [[Howard Thurston]] purchased the American rights.  
 
In 1913 Jeans developed the "Mirror Tunnel" principle which was turned in to "The Silver Hat" illusion. In 1915, he created another version called  "The Crucible" and took out patents. It was then revived and presented by [[P.T. Selbit]] as "[[The Million Dollar Mystery]]", which was later sold to Maskelyne's under the name of "The Uncanny Woman". In 1928, [[Howard Thurston]] purchased the American rights.  
  
 
Jeans is often credited with creating the [[Color Changing Knife]] routine.
 
Jeans is often credited with creating the [[Color Changing Knife]] routine.
  
Houdini once told Jeans that he was "the greatest unknown man I have ever met."
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Houdini once told Jeans that he was "the greatest unknown man I have ever met."<ref>Cover [[Linking Ring]], April 1928.</ref>
  
 
[[Will Goldston]] devoted an entire chapter to Jeans in his "Locked Book of Magic".
 
[[Will Goldston]] devoted an entire chapter to Jeans in his "Locked Book of Magic".
  
 
== Books ==
 
== Books ==
* [[Walter Jeans, Illusioneer]] by [[Peter Warlock]] (1986)
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* [[Walter Jeans: Illusioneer]] by [[Peter Warlock]] (1986)
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Revision as of 13:59, 10 March 2012

Walter Cerretta Jeans (1877-1942), born Walter Janes in Birmingham, England, achieved success as a magic inventor.

Walter Cerretta Jeans
BornWalter Janes
January 5, 1877
Birmingham, England
DiedSeptember 21, 1942 (age 65)

In 1913 Jeans developed the "Mirror Tunnel" principle which was turned in to "The Silver Hat" illusion. In 1915, he created another version called "The Crucible" and took out patents. It was then revived and presented by P.T. Selbit as "The Million Dollar Mystery", which was later sold to Maskelyne's under the name of "The Uncanny Woman". In 1928, Howard Thurston purchased the American rights.

Jeans is often credited with creating the Color Changing Knife routine.

Houdini once told Jeans that he was "the greatest unknown man I have ever met."[1]

Will Goldston devoted an entire chapter to Jeans in his "Locked Book of Magic".

Books

References

  1. Cover Linking Ring, April 1928.
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