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Thomas William Tobin (1844-1883) was a chemist, architectural apprentice and scientific lecturer at London's Polytechnic Institution that created and patented many illusions.
- Cabinet of Proteus, a forerunner of many box illusions was patented in 1865 with John Henry Pepper
- Sphinx Illusion in 1865 which Colonel Stodare presented.
- Oracle of Delphi in 1865 with Pepper.
- Palingenesia in 1872 which a spectator is dissected and then restored.