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Downs, T. (Tommy) Nelson 'King of Koins'
b. March 16, 1867 d. September 11, 1938
Magician. He was the first and finest coin manipulator of the magic world. He shocked the entertainment world by publishing two "how to" books about magic. He was an admired friend of Harry Houdini. Later in life, he retired to Marshalltown, Iowa and opened a vaudeville house and movie theatre.