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J. Harvey Arnold

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J. Harvey Arnold

From Linking Ring, May 1943
DiedJuly 25, 1948

J. Harvey Arnold (?-1948) was a professional magic dealer, owner of the Arnold Magic Company in Princeton, New Jersey.[1]


Arnold was the publisher of the Impromptu Trixter (of which only 1 issue was published).

He would move from New Jersey to Chicago in the 1920s and was performing as "The Gabby Trickster".[2][3] Arnold was engaged as a linotype operator for the Chicago Daily News.[4]

An early member of the S.A.M., he was also I.B.M. no. 60.

By the 1940s, he was performing as "Arnoldo".[5]

Arnold died while on a vacation trip to Michigan.[6]


  1. The Sphinx , October 1948
  2. M-U-M, January, 1925
  3. Sphinx, October, 1929
  4. Sphinx, April , 1940
  5. Linking Ring, May 1943
  6. Linking Ring, Oct 1948