Saxon Brown clearly has a very strong neck! Here he is in a rare newsreel shot dated April 5, 1929, showing Mr. Brown resisting the pull of five men yanking on a rope around his neck. So well are Mr. Brown’s neck muscles developed that the tugging in no way effected him! Brown’s other hobbies were snapping horseshoes in half with his hands and biting steel chains apart.
Here’s another one for the “don’t try this at home” file” Strongman Saxon Brown lets a motorcycle and rider drive across his throat! This was in 1934 when Saxon was trying to drum up a little interest for his Winter Tour. Does this qualify as a feat of strength? I don’t know, but I’d definitely want to see his show so it had the intended result.
In 1924, at seventeen years of age, Saxon Brown was Britain’s strongest youth. As a professional, he performed many traditional feats of strength such as Nail Driving, Nail Bending, Card Tearing, The Human Chain and Steel Scrolling.
Brown could also lift a car from the side and would let a motorcycle drive over his neck as a part of his act…he is thought to be the first man to pull a bus with his teeth. Brown was also clearly a big fan of chest expanders.