William Gluesing, magician in residence at General Electric, holds a "science magic" wand, a "Thyratron" electron tube that glowed with light induced from the human body's electric currents. Journalists admired the "scientific vaudeville" that GE offered in its House of Magic.

From Wonder shows: performing science, magic, and religion in America by Fred Nadis

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    1. William Gluesing, magician in residence at General Electric, holds a "science magic" wand, a "Thyratron" electron tube that glowed with light induced from the human body's electric currents. Journalists admired the "scientific vaudeville" that GE offered in its House of Magic.