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Frank X. Chamberlin

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Frank X. Chamberlin
Borncirca 1877
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedMay 22, 1911 (age 33)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Frank X. Chamberlin (1877-1911) was an amateur magician, collector, artist and musician.


He devoted much time to the collecting and was the originator of the "Pippin" card trick, and the author of a small pamphlet of tricks entitled The Pocket Trickster. Many of his sketches appeared in the leading magazines in the United States.

He was a cellist and composed several selections for both piano and orchestra.

Chamberlin was a member of The Society of American Magicians and a Knight of the Brotherhood of Magicians, being member of the Metropolitan Local No. 2, of New York City.[1]

Chamberlin died at the young age if 34, soon after he was married.[2]


  • The Pocket Trickster (1910)


  1. Cover American Magician April 1910
  2. Obit American Magician June 1911