Nelson Enterprises

29 Dec

I am the proud owner of a large collection of magic books. Perhaps, my most prized book is a copy of a Nelson Enterprises catalog from the 1960s.

Nelson Enterprises was a magic store located in downtown Columbus that specialized in mentalism, magic that mimics psychic phenomenon. Just reading the catalog will make you skeptical about paranormal claims.

For sometime, I had thought about scanning my copy and putting it online, but now I find the public library in Columbus has beat me to it. Read and be amazed!

You can read about Robert Nelson here.

5 Responses to “Nelson Enterprises”

  1. Enrique Guerra-Pujol December 29, 2017 at 10:57 am #

    Did you know that Martin Gardner, who wrote the legendary math puzzles column for Scientific American for many years, was also a big fan of magic? Check out his autobiography “Undiluted Hocus Pocus” and his earlier collection of puzzles “Mental Magic”.

  2. Kathy H December 29, 2017 at 1:51 pm #

    Very entertaining!!

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