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Charles K. Tripp

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Charles K. Tripp
Borncirca 1876
DiedApril 20, 1939 (age 62)

Charles K. Tripp (c.1876-1939) a magician, mechanic and inventor opened a magic shop in Boston with S. Willson Bailey as "Bailey & Tripp" in 1896.[1]


He was a mechanic for the dealer Charles Milton Chase, son of Milton Chase, before partnering with Bailey. Three months after the Bailey & Tripp store was opened, Bailey bought out Tripp's interest in, but Tripp continued to turn out apparatus and illusions for him.

In 1906, Tripp did jail cell and handcuff escapes.[2]

Tripp died of a heart attack at the age of 62 at the plant of The General Electric Company in Boston. He was the head of the apprentice school for the company.[3]


  1. Linking Ring Vol. 15 No. 5, July 1935
  2. The secret life of Houdini by William Kalush,Larry Sloman (2006), pg 447
  3. The Sphinx, May 10, 1939