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by Handson
Wed May 01, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 24
Views: 19476

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 2:35 am
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: Expanders
Replies: 119
Views: 104648

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
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 24
Views: 19476

Re: Sandow Statuette

Hi David

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

Handson
by Handson
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 24
Views: 19476

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 11:19 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 24
Views: 19476

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 Apr 24, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 24
Views: 19476

Re: Sandow Statuette

Whoever measured Sandow's alleged distended chest measurement of 62 inches must have had the tape measure around his deltoids!
by Handson
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 24
Views: 19476

Re: Sandow Statuette

Post Post Script.
Here are the final two jpegs.
Strangely enough to see these in the correct order it is necessary to drag them in reverse order -very odd.

Handson
by Handson
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 24
Views: 19476

Re: Sandow Statuette

Post Script.
We have seen the demise of Sandow Ltd.
Now for the benefit of those who may not have read about his own demise see the first 2 of 4 attachments.
Note: it seems pdf files cannot be posted as attachments hence it'll have to be done in two operations as jpegs.
This is the first pair.
by Handson
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 24
Views: 19476

Re: Sandow Statuette

It seems that Mr Sandow was not particularly adept at making bread in either the culinary or non-culinary sense. Also it isn't so strange that in 1914 shares in a germanic-sounding gentleman's Company selling non-essential drinks would interest investors more than shares in Kynock cartridges; Webley...
by Handson
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 24
Views: 19476

Re: Sandow Statuette

Hi David Thanks for the info suggesting that bogus statuettes may exist -I am wary about spending serious kite on what could turn out to be a Poundland fake. Incidentally I recently acquired an interesting and probably quite rare Sandow item for my collection -I won't be writing it off [ahem] as a f...