Sunday, May 8, 2022

LINK: Safecracker with a link to Houdini opens mystery safe for the town of Bristol

Several people have sent me this story from the Providence Journal today. You'll have to click the link to find out if they discovered anything inside the safe, but I can tell you Francesco Therisod's claim that his relative worked with Houdini is legit. Houdini did indeed employe the talents of locksmith "Bert" V. Clark of Providence and the two men became good friends. Bert revealed his connection to Houdini and some choice secrets in 1950, including how Houdini escaped from a riveted boiler in Boston. He died at age 80 in 1955.


  1. Mr. Clark must have been the guy in the 1950s that Silverman discussed in his bio on that boiler escape. One of the secrets of success is to surround yourself with experts. The magic dealer Roterberg in Chicago was one of Harry's first experts on handcuffs.