|Born||George William Smith Buck|
Newark, Nottinghamshire, England
|Died||March 21, 1904 (age 67) |
|Resting place||Allen Vale Cemetery, Aberdeen|
He started as an assistant to Dr. Shaw. Known among old-time magicians as "Smith of Bristol", he assumed the name of Herr Dobler and slyly gave out the impression that he was related to Ludwig Dobler (1801-1864).
He was considered by Prof. Herwinn as one of the cleverest sleight-of-hand performers before the public in his day. he entertainments in Bristol were always well supported, and on many occasions were the old Athenceurn and the first Colston Hall crowded with delighted audiences. In other parts of the country he was an equally sure draw.
- Expose of the Davenport Brothers (1869)
- ↑ Mahatma, May 1904
- ↑ Conjurers' Monthly Magazine, Vol. 2 No. 1, Sept. 1907
- ↑ Stanyon's Magic, April, 1904