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Tom Ransom

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Tom Ransom
BornThomas Saunders Ransom

Born in Canada in 1931.

Briefly teamed with Bob Woodhams to present five minutes of silent card manipulations.[1] Also presented Mental Magic and Gamblers Tricks.

Collector of books and magazines on magic an old puzzles.

He became a regular at Toronto's Saturday Round Table, a group of close-up enthusiasts that included Derek Dingle, Elizabeth Warlock, Norman Houghton and David Drake.

Ransom was a contributor to Ibidem and the first to publish Needle Through Balloon concept as "No Bop Balloon" (New Phoenix No. 312, July 23, 1954)


  1. Fancy Meeting by Tom Ransom, Genii 1955 February