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Harry Roydon

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Harry Roydon

Cover of New Tops (Nov. 1972)
BornDudkowski
DiedSeptember 9, 1983
South Bend, Indiana

Harry Roydon ( ) made his living most of his life directly from magic, as a performer and manufacturer in South Bend, Indiana.


Biography

As a performer, Roydon featured mentalism, escapes, and close-up magic. As a manufacturer, he invented more than 120 effects.[1]

73 at time of his death[2][3]

Awards and honors

  • Magic Dealers Association, best trick selling under two dollars (Crazy Cube) 1955
  • Magic Dealers Association, best trick selling under two dollars (Fantastic) 1959
  • Magic Dealers Association, best trick selling under two dollars (Pentro Penny) 1960


Effects

  • Spooky Spots (c. 1940)
  • Daffy Dice (1956)
  • Genie Beads (1957)
  • Atomic Power, Little Fooler (1958)
  • Coin Capers (1958)
  • Swallowing Wand
  • Fantastic
  • Swindle Pips
  • Hypnotic Block
  • Phantom Block
  • Vanishing Television Set
  • Miracle Memory Power
  • Sword Through Neck
  • Double Dynamite
  • Pentro Penny
  • Real Smoke
  • Mental Pencil
  • Crazy Cube
  • Black Magic
  • Hypnotic Card Box
  • Card and Silk Sword
  • Shooting Through the Girl
  • Double Box Prediction Chest
  • Cardo Escapo
  • Funny Money
  • Riddle Ribbon
  • Wacky Washer
  • Peppermint Candy

References

  1. New Tops, November, 1972
  2. Linking Ring, Feb 1984
  3. Obit, Linking Ring, Feb 1984