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Chester Woodin

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Chester J. Woodin
BornChester Jurian Woodin
June 3, 1886
Cohoes, N.Y.
DiedDecember 1, 1966 (age 80)
Schenectady County, N.Y.[1]

Chester Woodin (1886-1966) performed in Vaudeville as "Chester De Vere and his Amazing Hands.".


His fourteen minute routine included Billiard Ball manipulation, Coin Routines, Cards, Spirit Bell, Rice Bowls and a Paper Tearing Trick.

He is credited as the inventor of the Click Pass with coins.


  • The Conjurors' Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, March 1946, Chester J. Woodin .... (De Vere), By Dell O'Dell, page 32
  • M-U-M, Vol. 44, No. 6, November 1954, Chester J. Woodin, magician-of-the-month by Leslie P. Guest, page 234