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Sherwood B. Blodgett

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Sherwood B. Blodgett
BornSherwood Brandon Blodgett
September 29, 1887
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedNovember 4. 1967 (age 80)
Brookline, Massachusetts

Sherwood B. Blodgett (1887-1967), a Harvard graduate and World War I veteran, was an amateur magician that help pioneer close-up magic.


Blodgett began magic around 1906 and became to be known for "Vest Pocket Magic" columns in the Sphinx and Linking Ring. [1]

He was an inventor of many many pocket tricks and a contributed many effects to Linking Ring, The Sphinx and Osirian.[2]

In the 1930s, he was living in Atlanta, Georgia and was very involved with the magic societies there.[3]


  1. Obit, Linking Ring, December, 1967
  2. History of Conjuring and Magic by Henry Ridgely Evans (1928)
  3. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, January, 1932