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Ken Bowell

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Ken Bowell
BornWilliam Kenneth Bowell
April 15, 1918
Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England
Died
Blackpool, England
Resting placeBlackpool, England
NationalityEnglish
Known for"Nothing is impossible, only highly improbable"

Ken Bowell, also known as Kentare was the inventor of many tricks including Squircle (purchased by Ken Brooke to market).[1]

He wrote a column in Abra called "SUMTIUNK FOR ALL" in 1971.

Biography

In the "Magic Wand Year Book" (1947-1948), Bowell was advertising the following effects:

  • Kentare (torn and restored newspaper)
  • Squircle
  • Miramag (another torn and restored newspaper type trick)
  • Kredict (card prediction)

Book and manuscripts

  • Kement (1947)
  • Kencode (1947)
  • Magi-Go-Round (1958)

Contributions

Effect published in Abra:

  • SEVENS FOR DI-CEPTION, Abra, 20th OCTOBER, 1951
  • MOUSE MISCHIEF, SATURDAY, 9th FEBRUARY, 1952
  • Quickies for the Party, 20th DECEMBER, 1952.
  • PENCOL, 28th MARCH, 1953
  • BANG-ON!, 18th APRIL, 1953
  • A MATTER OF SUSPENSE, 25th April, 1953
  • PERVERSE 20th CENTURY, 6th JUNE, 1953
  • IMPROMPTU CARDRISER, 11th JULY, 1953
  • You're Seeing Things, 3rd OCTOBER, 1953
  • PINZTUCK, 7th APRIL, 1956
  • Rolling In Money, 30th June 1956
  • BUTTON - UP!, 27th OCTOBER, 1956
  • Smothink, 10th NOVEMBER, 1956
  • DREAM GIRL, 23rd MARCH, 1957
  • DUPLICATOR or, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON, 13th APRIL, 1957
  • Second Fiddle, 11th MAY, 1957
  • CIGTIP, 29th JUNE, 1957
  • TU-BIT, , 30th JANUARY, 1971
  • Clinging Ivy, 24th APRIL, 1971
  • A Nu-Oldie, 19th JUNE, 1971

Adair's Encyclopedia of Dove Magic Vol. 2 by Ian Adair (1970)

  • A QUICK THOUGHT ON A NEW PRODUCTION TUBE
  • NU-THREE FOLD DOVE SCREEN


References

  1. Abra, June 30, 1973