John Snyder, Jr.
|John Snyder, Jr.|
Cover of Genii (1941)
|Born||May 7, 1888|
Carthage, Ohio (Cincinnati)
|Died||June 13, 1946 (age 58) |
Snyder's first job was in the office of W. E. Bundy, the U. S. District Attorney at the age of 15, which was the same year he began his successful career in magic. Snyder was also employed by the government as a mechanic in the U. S. Post Office garage and later started his own "Snyder Auto Parts & Service Co."
He maintained a home in Norwood, Ohio and a summer retreat in Fox Lake, Wisconsin, which he named his Fox Lake cards after. He was also a member of the Houdini Club of Wisconsin.
In the 1930s, Snyder, Jr. made an arrangement with the U.S. Playing Card Company to produce gaffed decks based on the Aviator Bridge style.
He sold his auto parts company in 1934 and retired from business life to devote his time to magic. In Norwood, he had a factory to manufacture magical apparatus.