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Herbert Milton

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Herbert Milton
BornHerbert Milton
September 01, 1897

Herbert Milton (1897-1960) born in England, had a successful career performing private party engagements after performing at Maskelyne's in 1920s. Later in life, he entertained at public schools.


Milton created some now classics of magic, many attributed to others. In 1922 he met Nate Leipzig and gave permission to use "Sympathetic Clubs", an effect which Dai Vernon, in his book on Leipzig, attributes only to Leipzig. He also discovered the means for locating a card by dropping a grain or two of salt upon its surface, which became known as "Sleight of Foot".

His "Spelling Bee" routine published in Encyclopedia of Card Tricks (1937) as Frank Squires' Speller.