Floyd Gerald Thayer

Floyd Gerald Thayer

Birth
Jacksonville, Windham County, Vermont, USA
Death 29 Jul 1959 (aged 82)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 32173000 · View Source
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Parents: Father: Merritt W. Thayer, Mother: Mattie E. (Cheney) Thayer.

Founder of the Thayer Magic Company that made magical apparatus in the 1920's and 1930's. The Thayer slogan was "Quality Magic".

Thayer started his Thayer Magic Co. making wands and advertised first in Mahatma as The Wand of The West. Ellis Stanyon was reported to have been his first customer.

He was a member of Ring 21, Hollywood.

In 1942, the Larsen's purchased Floyd Thayer's Magic Company. After his retirement, Thayer and his wife Jennie moved to the Larsen's home in Pasadena where they lived until Jennie's death in 1951. He then moved to Long Beach where he lived with cousin until his death.

From: The Magic Bulletin.

Thayer moved to California with family in 1891. Thayer was a builder of fine magic props and illusions that were prized by magicians the world over, and still are (as antiques and collectables) today. At his residence, studio and Magic Theatre, located at 929 So. Longwood Ave., Los Angeles, CA, the magicians of the world gathered to meet, socialize and create magic.
Invented: Commando, Color Changing Billiard Ball, Diminishing Billiard Ball, Billiard Ball Stand, Banner Nest of Boxes, Talking Buddah, Rice Orange and Checkers, Reappearing Clock, The Headless Lady Illusion, Reincarnation.
Both Carl and Henry Owen got their start as illusion builders at Thayer's. William Larsen purchased the Thayer house and studio in 1942.


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  • Maintained by: Rich Thayer
  • Originally Created by: Marc Thayer, III
  • Added: 14 Dec 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 32173000
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Floyd Gerald Thayer (18 Jul 1877–29 Jul 1959), Find a Grave Memorial no. 32173000, citing Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Rich Thayer (contributor 47404151) .