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by Handson
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: New Members - Greetings & Introductions
Topic: SophieRAWTV
Replies: 5
Views: 8069

SophieRAWTV

Our latest member I’m pretty sure must be our popular newscaster Sophie Raworth?
Handson
by Handson
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Has Anyone Heard of This Impressive-Looking Guy?
Replies: 6
Views: 5535

Has Anyone Heard of This Impressive-Looking Guy?

Hi All He's Peter Fedotovich Krylov a Russian athlete (1871 - 1933). What a pair of arms of 18 1/4" at a height of 170cm or 5' 6" old terms and bodyweight 88 kg or just under 14 stones. Apparently the magazine 'Hercules' in 1914 published an article Krylov with a description of his training which I ...
by Handson
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Vintage Greenwich Weightlifting Club
Replies: 1
Views: 2846

Vintage Greenwich Weightlifting Club

Does anyone have any information about the Greenwich Weightlifting Club -its location; any prominent members; its dates of operation &c.? Greenwich isn't very far from the old Camberwell Club and whilst there is quite a lot of information about the latter I haven't thus far found anything at all abo...
by Handson
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Buy, Sell or Trade
Topic: CWLC WEIGHTS
Replies: 4
Views: 4784

Re: CWLC WEIGHTS

Hi Kevin
I've sent you a PM.

Regards

Handson
by Handson
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: Expanders
Replies: 119
Views: 98225

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
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Set of York Deep Profile Plates = Deep Pockets
Replies: 5
Views: 5299

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 5:20 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Set of York Deep Profile Plates = Deep Pockets
Replies: 5
Views: 5299

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 1:59 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sticks has left us.I
Replies: 15
Views: 9785

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
Wed May 01, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 24
Views: 17976

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 9:00 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 24
Views: 17976

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....