Rudy Horn

HornRingPicRudy Horn (born in 1933 in Nuremberg, Germany) started his career in 1940 at the age of seven. He became one of the most successful jugglers of all time, touring the world and appearing on the most prestigious stages. He was best known for juggling 7 rings with a lamp balanced on his head, bouncing seven balls off of a drum, amazing routines with three clubs and five balls, kicking a spoon up from his foot to catch balanced on his head, and his finale of kicking up cups and saucers onto his head while riding a giraffe unicycle. He retired from performing in 1975.

HornWoodenRingThis is a wooden ring made by Rudy Horn’s grandfather, Benedikt Schafer, in 1942. Rudy juggled with it from the age of 9 to the age of 12. It is extremely similar in size and thickness to modern rings. Donated by Rudy Horn.

HornPlasticRingThis is a plastic ring made in a factory in Nuremberg in 1945. Rudy juggled with it from the age of 12 until he retired in 1975. It is extremely similar in size and thickness to modern rings. Donated by Rudy Horn.

rudyhornsaucerThis is one of Rudy Horn’s metal saucers. Acquired as part of the Paul Bachman Collection.

img_5829This is one of Rudy Horn’s saucers. Acquired as part of the Paul Bachman Collection.