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John Nevil Maskelyne

Bio: John Nevil Maskelyne was an English stage magician and inventor of the pay toilet along with many other Victorianera devices. His door lock for London toilets required the insertion of a penny coin to operate it hence the euphemism to spend a penny.

Born: December 22, 1839 in England

Died: May 18, 1917 in London, United Kingdom

Posted In: England Magicians