Abbott Magic Collection 1: Percy Abbott Years
Bordner, Greg (producer); Chuck Kleiber (compiler): The Abbott Magic Collection Volume 1: The Percy Abbott Years
©2018 Abbott Magic Co., Colon, MI
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 85x11", 142 pages
Greg Bordner & Chuck Kleiber: Abbott Magic
              Collection 1 Percy Abbott Years
Image courtesy Abbott Magic Company

Comments: First in the new Abbott Magic Collection series. This book presents the first chapter in Abbott's Magic History. The Abbott Magic Company is perhaps America's most historic Magic Manufacturer and this is the how the story begins. The first 25 years of Abbott's existence is documented in this book as we follow Abbott's founder Percy Abbott on his magical journey.

Contents (from book ToC):

3 Percy Abbott’s Lifetime In Magic Before Colon Michigan
49 The Blackstone Magic Shop Falling Out
50 1934 Percy Abbott Invents Squash (Percy Abbott)
51 1934 Abbott’s Magic Founded (Percy Abbott)
52 1934 Abbott’s Magic First Catalog Released
53 1934 Recil Bordner Partnership (Percy Abbott)
53 1934 The First Magic Get Together (Percy Abbott)
54 1934 The First Magic Get Together (Patrick West)
55 1935 Abbott’s Magic Releases 2nd Catalog
55 1935 Colon Called “Magic Capital” (Patrick West)
55 1936 Tops Magazine Begins (Percy Abbott)
56 1936 Get Together (The Colon Express)
58 1936 Mutilated Parasols Manufactured
58 1937 Garden Of Flowers Manufactured
59 1937 Get Together (Percy Abbott)
60 1938 Get Together & The Abbott Fire (Percy Abbott)
62 1939 Eight Foot Guillotine Manufactured
62 1939 Get Together (Percy Abbott)
64 1939 The War Years Begin (Sid Lorraine)
64 1939 Magician Guild’s Special Show
65 1940 Release of Catalog #6
65 1940 UF Grant Joins Abbott's Staff (U.F. Grant)
67 1940 Abbott’s Acquire All UF Grant Effects
67 1940 Howard “MEL” Melson joins the Staff (Percy Abbott)
68 1940 Get Together (Mel Melson)
71 1941 Abbott’s Receives “Vital Industry Status” (Patrick West)
71 1941 “Encyclopedia Of Rope Effects”
71 1941 Grant & Thornton Injured in Accident
72 1941 Gen Grant Weds – Moves To Columbus
72 1941 Get Together (Demon Rembrandt)
76 1942 Jesse Thornton Loses Leg
76 1942 “Super X Levitation” Manufactured
76 1942 Jesse Thornton Returns To Abbotts
76 1942 Get Together (Demon Rembrandt)
81 1942 “Disecto” The Hit Effect Of The Year (Monk Watson)
81 1943 Karson’s “Zombie” Manufactured
81 1943 Abbott’s Purchases Tent Theatre
83 1943 Karrell Fox Get Together Debut
83 1943 Get Together (Demon Rembrandt)
88 1944 Get Together (Demon Rembrandt)
93 1944 Abbott’s Mourns Thornton Passing
93 1945 Get Together Cancelled Due To War (Percy Abbott)
93 1945 Write In Campaign For Open House (Percy Abbott)
93 1945 End Of WW2 - 12th Get Together (Demon Rembrandt)
94 1946 Abbott Expansion To NY, LA, Chicago, Detroit, & Indy (Patrick West)
94 1946 MFG Rights To Jack Hughes Effects
95 1946 Get Together (Demon Rembrandt)
99 1947 Abbott Magic 9th Catalog Delayed
99 1947 Get Together (Demon Rembrandt)
104 1947 Get Together Marriage (The Colon Express)
105 1948 Surprise Performance Of Edgar Bergen (Percy Abbott)
105 1948 Get Together (Demon Rembrandt)
110 1949 Percy Abbott On The Cover Of Genii
110 1949 Orange Tree Illusion Released
111 1949 Get Together (Demon Rembrandt)
115 1950 Bill Neff Miracle Rope Released
115 1950 The “Pufferoo Incident” Occurs In LA (Patrick West)
116 1950 Get Together Cancelled (Percy Abbott)
118 1951 Get Together Cancelled (Percy Abbott)
118 1951 “Frame Of Life” Manufactured
118 1952 Eddie Joseph 1st Appearance in US (Demon Rembrandt)
119 1952 Get Together (The Colon Express)
124 1952 “Torturette” Manufactured
124 1952 Neil Foster 1st Get Together Appearance (Sid Lorraine)
124 1952 Catalog #13 Released (Percy Abbott)
125 1952 Get Together Tent Destroyed By Fire
125 1953 Abbott’s Begins Sale Jewelry
126 1953 Get Together (Demon Rembrandt)
129 1955 Box Of Pam Released
129 1955 Get Together
133 1955 Chami Khan Performs Crucifixion
133 1956 Get Together
136 1957 Get Together To Be Held In Niles MI
136 1958 Abbott’s Mourn The Loss Of Howard “Mel” Melson
137 1958 Last Issue Of Tops Magazine Published
137 1958 Get Together
138 1959 Percy Abbott Retires
138 1959 Recil Bordner Purchases Percy’s Half
138 1960 Percy Abbott Memorial
141 Published by Abbott Magic


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