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Theodore H. Arnold

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Theodore H. Arnold
BornTheodore Hughes Arnold
August 1, 1903
DiedSeptember 17, 1938 (age 35)

Theodore "Ted" H. Arnold (1903-1938) was a wealthy New York amateur mentalist and collector.


Arnold was a close friend to Ted Annemann and John Northern Hilliard. He bequeathed his special trunk that held his props to Dai Vernon.[1]

He was originally given the credit for the Center Tear by Annemann for many years.[2][3]

Arnold was active in the SAM (member no. 1505) with Parent Assembly No. 1 in New York City. He later moved to Kentucky in the late 1930s to join the Queen City Mystics, Assembly No. 11 of the SAM, just before his death.


  1. Jinx No. 50, November 1938
  2. Genii 1957 August, page 452
  3. Centermental by J.G. Thompson, Jr. (1961)