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Edward Massey

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Edward Massey
BornEdward Morrell Massey
February 9, 1889
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedNovember 15, 1964 (age 75)
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
CategoriesBooks by Edward Massey

Edward Massey (1889-1964) was an author, inventor, amateur magician and magic dealer.


He worked with various firms in Philadelphia in an advertising capacity and was a member of the S.A.M., I.B.M. and the M.D.A. He contributed articles to The Sphinx using his own drawings for illustrations.[1]

Massey created numerous magic effects including Squeezaway Block, Silk Cabby, Finger Guillotine, Rod Thru Body and Chinese Flame Clock, Indestructible Ribbon, Ribbon Fantastique, Corker, Baffler, Cabinet of Deodar, Card Dagger, Card in Glass, Century Silk Frame, Divination Slate of Fate, Chest of Wang, Wrist Chopper, Glass Penetration, and AmazRing.[2]


  • New and Original Magic (1922)
  • New and Exclusive Magic (1922)
  • Left Hand Left (1932) (a detective novel, as "Morrell Massey")
  • Adventures of a Boy Magician (1934) (as "Morrell Massey")
  • Through the Lens (1933) (as Morrell Massey)
  • Five Were Called (1941) (as Morrell Massey)


  1. Cover, The Sphinx, Vol. 22, No. 12, February 1924, Edward M. Massey, page 351
  2. Obit, Genii 1964 November