Newly Discovered Harry Lind Films

Harry Lind is an icon in the history of juggling in the United States. He was a talented performer from 1900 to 1919 and was supposedly the creator of the triple singles pattern with four clubs, which he called “pop ups.” He was considered one of the best club swingers in the world as well. In 1919, he began making juggling clubs using machinery he purchased from Edward Van Wyck. From 1920 to 1960, Harry Lind was the primary manufacturer of juggling clubs in the United States, making hollowed wooden clubs in the days before plastic or fiberglass clubs existed. In future articles, we will take a look at Lind’s career as a juggler and as a prop maker, but first, we will be treated to two films of Harry Lind recently discovered in the archives of the Museum of Juggling History. The films mostly highlight Harry Lind’s great club swinging talent, but some toss juggling can also be seen as well. Enjoy these two wonderful films.

Harry’s amazing club swinging would surely give poi swingers and other flow artists many ideas to explore. Hopefully these films will inspire some new trick and routine ideas.

David Cain is a professional juggler, juggling historian, and the owner of the world's only juggling museum, the Museum of Juggling History. He is a Guinness world record holder and 16 time IJA gold medalist. In addition to his juggling pursuits, David is a successful composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and singer as well as the author of twenty-six books. He and his children live in Middletown, OH (USA).

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