Lester A. Grimes
|Lester A. Grimes|
|Born||Lester Arthur Grimes|
January 7, 1884
|Died||November 4, 1963 (age 79) |
New Rochelle, New York.
Lester A. Grimes (1884-1963) was an electrical and mechanical engineer and part-time magician who performed as "Grimes the Wizard" in the New York - New England area starting in 1906.
He was an early member of the S.A.M. and friendly with Houdini. Grimes acquired Houdini's library of books on spiritualism. A partial listing of books acquired from Houdini were listed in a two part series by Robert Lund in the MUM. 
He was also an expert on puzzles and had a collection of several thousand.
He held patents and was the inventor of the Grimes Sprinkler, an automatic fire prevention system used in offices.
- ↑ Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, October, 1932
- ↑ A Library of Spooks by Robert Lund, MUM, October, 1957
- ↑ Obit, MUM, December 1963