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Abbott, Percy

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Percy Abbott

Founder of Abbotts Magic Co.

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Young Percy Abbott

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  • 1886-1960
  • Real Name: Percy Abbott
  • Birthday: May 3
  • Birthplace: Australia
  • Buried: Cremated, with ashes scattered

Percy Abbott is most famous for founding Abbott's Magic Co. in Colon, MI.

Having owned several magic supply companies in Australia in the early 1900's, he first cofounded and operated the Blackstone Magic Company in Colon, MI with Harry Blackstone Sr. from 1929-31.

In 1933, he opened Abbott's Magic Manufacturing Company with partner Recil Bordner.

Along with manufacturing countless tricks and stage illusions, he made a classic effect called Squash, so popular that it is touted by Abbott's as the Trick That Built the Abbott Magic Company.

He also published TOPS magic magazine and created the annual Abbott's Get-Together magic convention.


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