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Famous Magicians' Other Accomplishments

How some magicians improved our world!

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Some famous magicians were also known for other accomplishments and achievements outside the world of magic.

Houdini Diver Suit Patent


Harry Houdini Patent holder (diving suit); founder of Houdini Pictures Corporation; pilot

Howard Thurston
Patent holder (anti-snoring device)

Chung Ling Soo
Owner of a toy airplane factory

John Neville Maskelyne
Patent holder (pay toilet)

George Melies
Inventor of many early motion picture special effects and techniques