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Fred Clayden

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Fred Clayden


Fred Clayton (fl. 1915-1917) performed an act called "The Mystery Gun" starting around 1915.

The act was based around an illusion in which a girl was fired from a large cannon through a sheet of iron.[1]

Claydon played the part of a young officer and the illusion was considered baffling to a degree with a vein of broad comedy running through the sketch.[2]


  1. World's Fair, SEPTEMBER 19th, 1936
  2. Magic Circular,MARCH, 1917.