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Lord Amwell

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Lord Amwell
BornFrederick Montague
October 08, 1876
DiedOctober 15, 1966 (age 90)

Lord Amwell (October 8, 1876 - October 15, 1966), born Frederick Montague, was a British amateur magician, who was a member of the British Parliament.


Amwell was the son of John Montague and Mary Ann Manderson. He worked as a newsboy and as a shop assistant and later became a copywriter and political agent. He served in the First World War, achieving the rank of Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion of the Northamptonshire Regiment. After the war he was an Alderman of the Islington Council between 1919 and 1925. In 1923 Amwell was elected to the House of Commons for Islington West, a seat he held until 1931 and again from 1935 to 1947.

Amwell is noted for developing the Bluff Pass and Handkerchief Force. He was also a frequent contributor to Abra Magazine.

Published Effects

  • One Come - To'Other Go: a rope is tied into a circle and a new knot is made in the rope. The rope is then cut into two, and the remaining knot dissolves, restoring the rope to a single piece. Voir Abracadabra, Vol. 6, no 156, January 22, 1949, page 414.



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