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by Handson
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Hey friends...
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: Hey friends...

...Long time, no see. I'm sorry for my lengthy absence and just disappearing without a word, I'm not even sure when the last time I posted was. To try to keep a long story short and without going into too much detail, I've dealt with major depression for years and it started to get bad towards the ...
by Handson
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell
Replies: 68
Views: 84124

Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

In case there's anyone who's unsure of who Steve Reeves' mate is seen in profile in the last posting, it's George Eiferman Mr America 1948.

Here he is full frontal and scrutinising Mae West who's in the grip of Dick Dubois Mr America 1954.
by Handson
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 24
Views: 19355

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
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell
Replies: 68
Views: 84124

Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

... and talking of gyms here's an equipment-lite one from 60 odd years ago.
Name the mates, including the hunk on the bike -no not that one!
by Handson
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell
Replies: 68
Views: 84124

Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

5 Church Street, Camberwell nowadays.
Handson
5 CHURCH STREET CAMBERWELL.png
by Handson
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell
Replies: 68
Views: 84124

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: 18
Views: 4521

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: 33817

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: 1211

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: 6
Views: 3722

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...