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R.N. Menge

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R.N. Menge
BornRoy Norman Menge
October 21, 1908
DiedFebruary 10, 1958 (age 49)
Columbus, Ohio

R. Norman Menge (1908-1958) was a magic shop owner and performed magic as both "Norman the Wizard" and "Menge the Magic Maker".


In the 1940s, Menge was owner of the Wizard's Workshop in Hot Springs, Arkansas. In addition to his mail order business, he organized "Norman's Wizard's Club" and sent out a newsletter called Norman's News.

He later moved to Columbus, Ohio, to join U. F. Grant producing items under the name "G & M".

Menge would eventually go his own way in 1945 opening another magic workshop in Columbus.[1][2]


  • Climax Egg Bag (possibly assisted by U. F. Grant) which when turned inside out looks like a chicken.


  • The Wizard's Wonder Book (1943)
  • Tricky Thumbler Tricks (1947)


  1. Broken Wand, Linking Ring March, 1958
  2. Magicol No. 52 (August 1979)