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Jon Martin

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Jon Martin

Jon Martin (1882-1968) was an English watch repairman, jeweler to the British crown and magic builder.


He constructed intricate working for vanishing bird cages and rising cards. His work his highly prized by collectors.

According to John Gaughan, he built much of de Biere's apparatus that Goldston talks about in the Tricks of the Masters book.


  • JOHN MARTIN: The Master Magical Mechanic. A Genius at Work by Granville Taylor (2005).