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by Handson
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.
Replies: 6
Views: 3752

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: 8303

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
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt
Replies: 17
Views: 8303

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!
by Handson
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt
Replies: 17
Views: 8303

Re: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt

On the issue of whether Georg Karl Julius Hackenschmidt had a brother -he did, and Bruno was his name.
Bruno was also a wrestler.
He also had a sister Alice.
The Swedish link was through his mother Ida Louise Johansson.
Georg retired in 1911 and lived for a further 57 years.
Regards
Handson
by Handson
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt
Replies: 17
Views: 8303

Re: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt

... as regards Charles Hackenschmidt.
He wasn't a brother of George he was his cousin.
He trained with George it seems.
Handson
by Handson
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt
Replies: 17
Views: 8303

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
by Handson
Fri May 29, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Will He Be Back 52 Years On?
Replies: 1
Views: 1804

Will He Be Back 52 Years On?

With all due respect to Wigan I very much doubt it.

Regards
Handson
by Handson
Fri May 22, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Making adjustments
Replies: 42
Views: 19973

Re: Making adjustments

Talking about improvising equipment, some 50 years ago in my former life as a Chemical Engineer I worked on plants including ones producing ammonia and nitric acid. I used to scavenge in the scrap to pick out items for my gym. Much of the scrap was 316 austenitic stainless steel (18:12:8 Chrome Nick...
by Handson
Wed May 20, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Making adjustments
Replies: 42
Views: 19973

Re: Making adjustments

Hi Peter/Tom Going back to the subject of improvising equipment in the present climate I was able to help out one of my young relatives with a makeshift bench. As the attachment shows removal crates can be really robust there's 250lb in weights on it and I clambered on too taking the total weight to...
by Handson
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Making adjustments
Replies: 42
Views: 19973

Re: Making adjustments

I knew what I was risking making that post. The ‘incoming’ and flak started straightaway. Middle son also a home trainer heading to 50 & ex- RU a.k.a. ‘turbo’, just couldn’t resist. My defence -yes but rewinding 50 years your extra 1/2” arm comes with a 7” height at 6’ 4” and 3 stones advantage. In ...