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Alfred Capper

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Alfred Capper
Borncirca 1865
Southampton, England
DiedMarch 11, 1921 (age 55)

Alfred Capper (c.l865-1921) was a professional Drawing Room Entertainer who included some magic in his act.


He called himself a Thought-Reader and performed the same experiment in exactly the same way with exactly the same patter all over the world.

His program consisted of a first part of anti-spiritualistic tricks such as the metal ring passing on to a person's arm while holding the performer's hand, the experiment of having his wrists tied together with a handkerchief, and then having a cord parsed between his arms and both ends of the cord apparently pulled through his wrists which remained tied with the handkerchief. Followed by a demonstration of the Dissolving Knots on a Silk Handkerchief and his billet reading test.

He had experimented with Kings and had traveled 50000 miles during a world tour in 1912. His public activities were largely of an instructive and educational character, appearing at over 500 Public and Preparatory schools.[1]

Capper was knocked down by a passing taxi in Paris and instantly killed.[2]


  • A Rambler's Recollections (1915)


  1. obit, The Magazine of Magic, March 1921
  2. The Magician Monthly, March 1921