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  • Short Summary

    Strongman act - Saxon Brown performs various stunts aided by his mother!

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    M/S of a man fiddling with the back wheel of a car. Another man hands him his hat and proceeds to lift the car up bodily. He is a "strongman".

    He lifts the car and the other man can put his jack in. "Saxon Brown is his name, and one of his hobbies is to drive nails through a two-inch deal board...with his fist!" C/U of Saxon as he winds tape around the end of a nail so that he can hold it. He then pulls his arm back and whacks the nail into the board. C/U of the nail as Saxon knocks it in further. Saxon wears very fetching leopard skin print shorts.

    Saxon lifts up the board to prove that the nail is right the way through. Saxon then has a go on a six-strand chest expander - over 300 lbs pull is required to extend it. Four men pull the chest expander to the best of their ability. Saxon stands between them with his arms outstretched. Saxon then stretches the expander behind his back. He turns around to show the stretch. Mrs Brown (his mother presumably) also stretches the expander - a strong woman! When she finishes the stretch and the expander snaps itself back she lets out a big puff of breath as if it was a great effort!

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 579.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:51:00 / 01:10:06:00
    EP 137

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