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Ian McColl
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I just found this site. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/

good to be able to read about some of the big names of escape when they were youing and starting out.

Timothy Dill Russell.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/......t2046854
Wednesday 27 October 1954
Houdini act
LONDON, October 26
(A.A.P.) . — Timothy Dill Russell. 17, a Charterhouse school boy, emulated Houdini and escaped last night from a padlocked wooden box in which he lay trussed in a locked mailbag.

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Nick Janson

Newspaper - Barrier Miner (Broken Hill) NSW 1888-1954
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/......hLimits=
Thursday 4 February 1954
AMATEUR HOUDINI
HANGING head downward and escaping from, a straight jacket suspended from the roof of the Granada Theatre, Tooting, London, is 22-year old locksmith Nick Janson, who is an amateur . escapologist following in the footsteps of the I late Houdini. Janson has already gone one step better than his idol by escaping from a padded cell, a feat which Houdini never accomplished.
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Good old Nick a trooper and still active today,,, a full time pro without the false dressings.
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Great find heres another over here in the Uk, which is new. some good stuff on it also click the top link.
http://www.bl.uk/welcome/newspapers.html
Impossible is just another level of difficulty
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Nic is a really nice guy and not at all full of himself. It was great to hear two old timers discussing escapes for "back in the day" (sorry Ken I'm referring to you as the other old timer)!
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My favorite story Nick told me was when he did a radio show. Half way through the interview, the radio host surprised him by introducing a local cop who had brought a pair of Chubb escorts to challenge him. In full meaning of being a EA, Nick accepted the challenge and escaped from the Chubb cuffs without delay.
A master of the art.

Ian
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What an escape artist avcepting a challenge relating to handcuffs and escaping ...... Hot diggity who would have thunked it (yes I know the past tense of think is thought!) so a real escape artist then!
Ian McColl
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Dave......................
Nick took it in his stride. No making another date, No - saying "take it up with my manager" He just seized the moment. (he tells it so much better and in real English with accent)
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He's a big bugger too .... Well next to me and Ken he is!
Ian McColl
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I couldn't tell that while I was on the phone, but I guess I was even shorter when I got off the phone.

Don't use the word bugger you will offend Curtis and McBlurty.
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Shorter? Did you regain your height, Ian?
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus” -Mark Twain

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On 2013-01-15 18:56, Ian McColl wrote:
I couldn't tell that while I was on the phone,

I could tell that Nick was tall.
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Ian do you think that using the word felching upset them too?

Would putting the beard on apply?
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On 2013-01-16 03:57, dave_matkin wrote:
Ian do you think that using the word felching upset them too?

Would putting the beard on apply?


YOURE bad!!!!!!! you probably ring CLII's bell with that one.
I'm sure he waxes.
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Nick would never ever get caught out on cuffs as he had a wonderful gimm, not mine to give away here but worth thousands to the working pro. To those of you in the know its the CG tool.

Now Ian, stop being cruel to the infirmed.
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