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Fred DeMuth

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Fred DeMuth

From his letterhead
BornFrederick Anthony DeMuth
April 17, 1885
DiedNovember 15, 1961 (age 76)
Corning, New York
Resting placeST. MARY'S CEMETERY, Town of Corning[1]
Fred DeMuth (1885-1961) was a Corning Glass employee and amateur magician who created the DeMuth Milk Bottle (a precursor to the Milk Pitcher) and Improved Bottomless Glass.
His letterhead


In 1932 he performed at the IBM Convention, winning first prize of $25 for the "best feat" at the convention. He was IBM members number was 31 and was the Territorial Representatives from New York in the 1950s.

He worked at Corning Glass Works for 38 years, retiring in March, 1955, where he was Supervisor of optical grinding and polishing in the Research lab.

His Glass through Glass effect (1934) was described in Greater Magic (page 844).

DeMuth died in Corning, New York at the age of 76.[2][3]


  2. The Linking Ring, Vol. 42, No. 2, February 1962, Broken Wand, Frederick A. DeMuth, page 105
  3. The Linking Ring, Vol. 51, No. 12, December 1971, Fred De Muth, The Glass King of Magic, by Gordon W. Mattice, Obit, page 46