• Short Summary

    Champion Balancer of the World, Jim Sainsbury of Covent Garden, walks from the market to the Porters' Club with 16 baskets on his head.

  • Description

    (Main Pathetone titles.)

    Titles read: "THE SUPER BALANCER! DESCRIBED BY WILL COLLINSON".

    Visuals cut out for 17 seconds; on the soundtrack we hear Will Collinson introducing Jim Sainsbury of Covent Garden, Champion Basket Balancer of the World. When visuals return (01:12:07) we see Jim walking from Covent Garden Market to the Porters' Club, carrying 16 baskets on his head in the Blimey Stakes - so called because of the number of 'blimeys' dropped during the progress of this race. Speeded up footage of Jim walking, surrounded by a small crowd of people, on his way to the club. He also carries two baskets in his hands.

    Outside the club, Jim performs his famous act of drinking a pint of beer while balancing another pint on top of his head. Will Collinson says "Blimey, what a throttle!".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1092.07
    Media URN:
    37665
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:22:00 / 01:13:13:00
    Canister:
    PT 193

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