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by Tom Balchin
Sat May 06, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: ULTRA-RARE SANDOW BARBELL FOUND
Replies: 18
Views: 22824

Re: ULTRA-RARE SANDOW BARBELL FOUND

Interesting to note is that the Sandow mark is reversed per globe: as you can see in the two pics below... I suspect we're going to wait a long while before another marked Sandow barbell emerges - if ever. I really like the McAlpine story. Here's pics of McAlpine's globe barbells joining the collect...
by Tom Balchin
Sat May 06, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: ULTRA-RARE SANDOW BARBELL FOUND
Replies: 18
Views: 22824

Re: ULTRA-RARE SANDOW BARBELL FOUND

Close up of bell -
by Tom Balchin
Sat May 06, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: ULTRA-RARE SANDOW BARBELL FOUND
Replies: 18
Views: 22824

Re: ULTRA-RARE SANDOW BARBELL FOUND

To own McAlpine's bells is quite something - and to own a barbell with provenance direct from Sandow himself is really amazing. I asked the seller (Ricky) if he would mind if I highlighted his name in the provenance and he said that was fine - so, with the Sandow bell, we have: Eugen Sandow gives it...
by Tom Balchin
Sat May 06, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: ULTRA-RARE SANDOW BARBELL FOUND
Replies: 18
Views: 22824

Re: ULTRA-RARE SANDOW BARBELL FOUND

The bells: just arrived
by Tom Balchin
Sat May 06, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: ULTRA-RARE SANDOW BARBELL FOUND
Replies: 18
Views: 22824

ULTRA-RARE SANDOW BARBELL FOUND

Hi everyone, I've made a major discovery - a Sandow barbellThis is quite a story, so I'll start at the start... I became aware of a gym owner in County Down, near Belfast in Northern Ireland, who was selling two globe barbells. I got in touch with him and offered to buy them - and then told him more...
by Tom Balchin
Sat May 06, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: SAXON TRIO'S BARBELL AND DUMBBELL SET FOUND
Replies: 29
Views: 32210

Re: SAXON TRIO'S BARBELL AND DUMBBELL SET FOUND

Hi guys,i just revisited this fascinating thread after hearing from Dr.Tom about a new iron acquisition he will reveal soon. I also want to thank Tom for his wonderful work with stroke survivors and his recent help regarding my friend's wife who just suffered a stroke.Tom took his own misfortune an...
by Tom Balchin
Sat May 06, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: SAXON TRIO'S BARBELL AND DUMBBELL SET FOUND
Replies: 29
Views: 32210

Re: SAXON TRIO'S BARBELL AND DUMBBELL SET FOUND

Thanks so much Dave, Peter and Danny Boy! So sorry to be so late posting up latest find - will do that now in a separate post! Thanks for encouraging me to do so Peter - you're a star ;)

All the best, Tom
by Tom Balchin
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: The Mighty Apollon
Replies: 2
Views: 4057

Re: The Mighty Apollon

Hi - thanks Danny Boy!

Yes, do feel free to send me a PM anytime and I'll do my best to help, M Hancox...

All the best, Tom
by Tom Balchin
Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Physical Culturists of the First World War
Replies: 5
Views: 6684

Re: Physical Culturists of the First World War

Astonshing finds - was only aware of Gough and only through the pic, but didn't know his name - and hadn;t heard of Mead at all - thank you so much for bringing out the info that both used physical culture know-how to help them recover after the war...