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by Handson
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Bending Iron Bars : The Theory and the Practical
Replies: 35
Views: 38759

Re: Bending Iron Bars : The Theory and the Practical

Hi Peter I don’t think I will be breaking nails again any time soon as the dreaded osteoarthritis has taken hold at the base of my wrists. I have to avoid gripping bars with the thumb curled round the bar and improvise different ways of lifting & pulling. Any ‘pinching’ action involving the thumb is...
by Handson
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Bending Iron Bars : The Theory and the Practical
Replies: 35
Views: 38759

Re: Bending Iron Bars : The Theory and the Practical

Hi All I bought two half-hundredweight boxes of 6 inch nails in the early to mid 1960s to practice breaking a few a couple of times a month or so. This helped for the Arnold Dyson challenge I mentioned elsewhere. I got through 1 ½ boxes by the mid 1990s and stopped doing it. I can’t remember ever tr...
by Handson
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell
Replies: 68
Views: 84283

Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

Hi Peter You're welcome. I wonder how Stanley Douglas Stirling Pullum the younger brother of William Pullum would have ultimately fared had he progressed his promising start in the lifting game? I know he did a stint in the Army and contracted malaria though if he had a similar resolve to medical ad...
by Handson
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Where Are They Now?
Replies: 43
Views: 62646

Re: Where Are They Now?

Hi Peter A blast from the past -Bethnal Green WLC obituary of 'old Ron' Whittam in 2016 also including a 1952 lineup. He was active to the end. Ron Whittam Obituary – Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club https://bgwlc.co.uk/2016/04/27/ron-whittam-1931-2016/ 27 Apr 2016 - RON WHITTAM 1931 – 2016 Regards ...
by Handson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: MILO STEINBORN
Replies: 32
Views: 40109

Re: MILO STEINBORN

... forgot to mention that there is a good example of someone performing a Steinborn squat on Youtube.

Go to:-

Matt Brouse 355lb Steinborn Squat.

Handson
by Handson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: MILO STEINBORN
Replies: 32
Views: 40109

Re: MILO STEINBORN

Hi All Henry Steinborn Sr's Watches were mentioned in his obituary in the Orlando Sentinel of Saturday February 11 1989. Here is the narrative from the newspaper. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OBITUARI...
by Handson
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Can You Identify This Old Time Strongman?
Replies: 10
Views: 17254

Re: Can You Identify This Old Time Strongman?

Hi Danny I attach a couple of pics regarding Karl Moerke and a wrestling clubmate called Heinrich Bock. The caption under the photo doesn't imply Moerke was a wrestler of course but merely that they were members of the Cologne club which catered for strength sports. BTW the word 'schwer' is missing ...
by Handson
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell
Replies: 68
Views: 84283

Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

Hi Peter Quite some time before having any contact with the present US owner of the ex-Pullum family bars I had a conversation with a British iron game aficionado. In passing he told me he had seen two old Pullum ‘family’ bars in London when visiting either Wally Pullum’s home or his shop. One was t...
by Handson
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell
Replies: 68
Views: 84283

Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

DannyBoy wrote:^That's pretty cool Handson, those bars certainly look as though they were lifted many a time. Thanks for sharing. :)
Hey DannyBoy

... and dropped many a time I shouldn't wonder!

Handson
by Handson
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell
Replies: 68
Views: 84283

Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

Battered Pullum Bars.jpg Hi All I thought that you may wish to see a pic of what I am reliably informed* are two bars previously owned by the Pullum family. A contact in the USA, told me that Wally Pullum personally presented him with the bars. The contact kindly photographed them for me. Regards H...