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Tom Bowyer

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Tom Bowyer
BornThomas Van Russell
June 15, 1902
Wolverhampton, England
DiedNovember 25, 1949 (age 47)
Toronto, Canada

Tom Bowyer (1902-1949), born in England, was known as T. Van Russell in Canada where he was a charter member of the I.B.M. Ring 17 in Toronto..[1]


He invented The Repeat Bill Trick (1938) and was a contributor to Ibidem.[2] [3] [4] [5]


  2. The Sphinx, Vol. XLVIII, No. 10, December 1949, Tom Bowyer, page 262
  3. The Bat, No. 73, January 1950, TOM BOWYER is dead, page 614
  4. The Linking Ring, Vol. 29, No. 11, January 1950, "Obituary: Tom Bowyer", by Sid Lorraine, page 20
  5. The Linking Ring, Vol. 30, No. 11, January 1951, "Tom Bowyer Commemoration", by Sid Lorraine, page 19