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by Handson
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Set of York Deep Profile Plates = Deep Pockets
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Set of York Deep Profile Plates = Deep Pockets

Hey Peter
It would be good to see some of your rare items. :?:
Regards
Handson
by Handson
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Set of York Deep Profile Plates = Deep Pockets
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Set of York Deep Profile Plates = Deep Pockets

The purchase price, carriage and other charges can be horrendous. For example in the case of this pair of titchy vintage Weider dumbbells [see attached] the carriage and import charges amounted to almost the same as the purchase price itself. Will probably have to be satisfied with making up this se...
by Handson
Sat May 04, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sticks has left us.I
Replies: 15
Views: 668

Re: Sticks has left us.I

It is with a very saddened heart that i have to inform that my very dear friend and our wonderful HOPC illustrator Chris [Sticks] Bostick passed away early this morning. I have just received the news from his sister Diane. Chris has been an integral member of the HOPC family for many years and has ...
by Handson
Thu May 02, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 22
Views: 1104

Re: Sandow Statuette

This guy was no slouch of course too. Newspaper quality photos are a bit fuzzy but there's no doubting the powerful arms. Handson This comment was meant to be in relation to David’s remarks of 24 April praising the Saxons (quite rightly) but I misplaced it, sorry. ;) I’ve always considered Gorner t...
by Handson
Wed May 01, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 22
Views: 1104

Re: Sandow Statuette

Hi Peter There was some resentment from one of the competitor cocoa firms & in particular one of them took Sandow to court over his use of the phrase "health & strength" in describing his [Sandow's] cocoa. It seemed and still seems a somewhat petty case and that was the conclusion of the judiciary....
by Handson
Wed May 01, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 22
Views: 1104

Re: Sandow Statuette

This guy was no slouch of course too.
Newspaper quality photos are a bit fuzzy but there's no doubting the powerful arms.
Handson
by Handson
Wed May 01, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: Expanders
Replies: 97
Views: 33257

Re: Expanders

Professional quality bands such as those by Coresteady [on Ebay &c] are a worthwhile alternative to springs which is probably the main reason the latter are going out of fashion. There are some serious poundages in the range and as the loops are the same size for the different poundages they can be ...
by Handson
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 22
Views: 1104

Re: Sandow Statuette

Hi David

Here's one you may recall with fisticuffs stuff on it.

Handson
by Handson
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 22
Views: 1104

Re: Sandow Statuette

Hi Peter I think I'll have a go at writing up most of the stuff about Jem Mace and some of his contemporaries more or less literatim as much of the essence of the articles gets lost otherwise in paraphrasing. The quaint jargon of Mace's heyday is almost comedic at times -see attached -where some of ...
by Handson
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 22
Views: 1104

Re: Sandow Statuette

Hi Peter There was some resentment from one of the competitor cocoa firms & in particular one of them took Sandow to court over his use of the phrase "health & strength" in describing his [Sandow's] cocoa. It seemed and still seems a somewhat petty case and that was the conclusion of the judiciary. ...