|Died||circa 1944 (age 80) |
The son of a watchmaker and gunsmith a, Bate had developed a craze for conjuring as a schoolboy and spent many hours in his father’s workshop.
Bate’s conjuring interest would extend to professional performing and for several years he had made his living as a drawing room entertainer.
Besides manufacturing tricks, Bate ran a Photographic Studio in Hove.
- ↑ Illusion Show by David Bamberg (1991)
- ↑ 344. HENRY BATE: A LEADING ‘BACK-ROOM’ MAN OF MAGIC , A rich cabinet of magical curiosities by Edwin A. Dawes (2010)