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B. B. Keyes

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B. B. Keyes
Sandwich, Massachusetts
DiedNovember 25, 1895
Chelsea, Massachusetts

Benjamin B. Keyes (1837-1895), born at Sandwich, Massachusetts was an illusion inventor and builder making goods for jugglers, trapeze artists, bicycle riders and magicians.


Invented many tricks and illusions, most notably the illusion of "Astarte" (with Milton Chase). He was also awarded many patents.

A love for automata, Keyes constructed some of the most complete mechanical working figures.

He died in Chelsea, Massachusetts.