Abbott Magic Fire 1938, Percy Abbott

Abbott Magic Company Fire   From the TOPS Magazine, January 1953, by Percy Abbott “WITH THE EDITOR”: “No doubt by this time many of our friends and Magicians have learned of the happening at our plant here – the fire … Continue reading

Abbott Magic Company

JACKSON CITIZEN PATRIOT newspaper, April 6, 1936   Thriving Industry Wins Colon “City of Magic” Title   Abbot Firm is Magician’s Aid   Produces All Types of Wars for Art.   Magic Master and His “Gadget” Factory   Colon – … Continue reading

Abbott Fire 1938

Disaster   From the Sturgis Daily Journal, September 19. 1938. Fire Destroys Colon Magic Factory – OVER $10,000 DAMAGE DONE: SAVE SECRETS   Colon, Sept. 19 – There was no illusion about the flames that blazed from the home of … Continue reading

Colon is Capital

Colon is “Magic Capital of America”   From Historical Society records; a newspaper clipping, June 1946, source unknown: “town of 780 citizens is Famous for Equipment for Amateur and Professional Magicians. Very few people in Michigan know it, but the … Continue reading