Mr Price is an extremely strong blacksmith - shown at work and displaying his muscles.
M/S of a man in shirt sleeves standing proudly behind a table of trophies and awards. He folds his arms, he is very muscular indeed!
"No spreading chestnut tree overhangs his smithy." M/S of the blacksmith at work. He is seen inside his smithy. A young woman arrives on horseback. The blacksmith goes outside to inspect the horse. He lifts up one of the horse's feet and inspects its hoof. The horse is led into the smithy. "Mr Price is a master of his craft. (Did you know that horse-shoeing was introduced here by William the Conqueror?)" M/S of Mr J.C. Price at work. He heats metal then he and his assistant shape it on an anvil. C/U of the nail holes being made in the horseshoe. "How many of you have actually seen a shoe being made before?" M/S of the shoe being pounded.
M/S of Mr Price holding the horseshoe up for inspection. "Mr Price can turn his hammer blows to other useful purposes." C/U of Mr Price pounding a piece of metal until it is hot enough to light his cigarette with it! "The muscles of his brawny arms stand out like iron bands...especially when he is holding two links against the combined pulls of eight men." M/S of Mr Price standing between two men who hold ropes attached to two metal links. Mr Price holds them together whilst the other two try and pull them apart - strongman stuff. L/S showing the combined strength of about eight men trying to pull the links apart. It is like a tug of war with Mr Price in the middle.
Was an item in Pathe Pictorial 546.
Note: flash-frame intertitles. Very nicely shot footage.