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Syril Dusenbery

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Syril Dusenbery

Cover of Sphinx (July 1913)
BornJanuary 15, 1894
San Francisco, California
DiedAugust 22, 1982 (age 88)
CategoriesBooks by Syril Dusenbery

H. Syril Dusenbery (1894-1982) was the founding President of Pacific Coast Society of Magicians and later served as secretary.


At about 13 years old he was presented with two trunks of tricks which were purchased from a stranded magician. Dusenbery traveled extensively through Europe and the Orient to see the Hindoo, Chinese and Japanese magicians perform in their native land.

Dusenbery was considered an authority on "electrical magic".[1]

Note: Last name often misspelled "Dusenberry"


  • Making Magic Pay (1923)
  • Practical marine electricity (1945)
  • Direct current motor manual (1950)


  1. Cover, Sphinx,July 1913