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by Handson
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell
Replies: 63
Views: 73960

Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

Recently picked up a bronze Camberwell Weightlifting Club medal made by Fattorini & sons shown here. I don't know what the ribbon would have looked like which is a bit of a pity. I'm aware of a gold medal allegedly once belonging to one of the stars at the club. Owner wants a 4 figure sum for it whi...
by Handson
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Peter Yates
Replies: 15
Views: 698

Re: Peter Yates

Hear, hear.
What a shock.
One more aspect to an annus horribilis.
RIP.
Handson.
by Handson
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Which physical culturists were vegetarian?
Replies: 85
Views: 24527

Re: Which physical culturists were vegetarian?

Re eating, a great hobby, does anyone believe or know of the results of Vince Gironda supposedly eating so many eggs? I have read various accounts and seen differing evidence of whats good and bad re eating eggs. When kids out in the wild countryside i lived, we did eat some of the larger wild bird...
by Handson
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Did Bill Pullum Put a Coat On...
Replies: 1
Views: 752

Did Bill Pullum Put a Coat On...

… his CWLC discs? From studying the photographs of WAP lifting I would say not. Almost all of the discs I possess had been painted including the set I bought in 1959. I suspect that whilst some of the very early users of CWLC kit may have painted the discs most of the paintwork has been applied over...
by Handson
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.
Replies: 7
Views: 2733

Re: Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.

SLOGGING A.K.A FLOGGING SPANNER.jpg Joe Price Flogging Wheelbarrows 1929.png Hi All The sledgehammer which Joe Price is using in the photo supplied by Danny Boy looks to me like a slogging hammer also known as a flogging hammer. Such hammers were once widely used to hit slogging spanners to persuad...
by Handson
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.
Replies: 7
Views: 2733

Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.

Does anyone know how to sort out this blockage on posting attachments?? I've been trying to add some comments and pictures to the Joe Price Gloucester Blacksmith topic for at least a week and have been getting the same message in response:- "Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached." Handson
by Handson
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt
Replies: 17
Views: 6363

Re: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt

Hi All Jean Hackenschmidt wrestled in the 1930s before a lot of the local councils put a stop to women wrestlers for several decades. There was an old army joke which said of women wrestlers 'there's no point in wrestling when it's all in!' Regards Handson Further to all-in wrestling and with refer...
by Handson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: HOPC Book Store
Topic: Maxalding Muscle Control Course
Replies: 2
Views: 1783

Re: Maxalding Muscle Control Course

Re the Terry Wogan Show; my Memory failed me -it was in 1987 so Tony would have been around 48.

Handson
by Handson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: HOPC Book Store
Topic: Maxalding Muscle Control Course
Replies: 2
Views: 1783

Re: Maxalding Muscle Control Course

Fifty six years ago an aficionado and practitioner of the Maxalding system appeared on a TV talent programme called Opportunity Knocks. As I recall he appeared for six winning occasions. His name may be familiar to some of the old timers amongst you -he was Tony Holland a supple ectomorph who did hi...
by Handson
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt
Replies: 17
Views: 6363

Re: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt

Hi David

Glad to be able to help with some info.
Regards
Handson a.k.a handsome if you insist!