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Mobster
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Re: Muscle Mob library

Post by Mobster » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:31 pm

peter yates wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:27 pm
That's great Steve.I was actually talking with her the other day and she told me she had found more things for you.Gone to a good home.
Thanks Peter. As it currently stands unless my house collapses or burns down this is a permanent deal. Once the covid thing is done people are welcome to come visit.

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Re: Muscle Mob library

Post by Tom K » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:24 am

Do you live in an old pub or something? That's a huge space. Good luck with your library, most of mine is in the loft after being scanned in slowly onto the computer.

That way if it does burn down at least its preserved.

If you're interested in digitising the collections, there's plenty of DIY digital archiving tools and software out there. You can scan in entire magazines in minutes using smart phone cameras, lamps and a few cardboard boxes to act as holders for the magazines.

https://www.instructables.com/Bargain-P ... board-Box/ this is what I've used, but better designs are out there

https://diybookscanner.org/en/intro.html

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Re: Muscle Mob library

Post by Mobster » Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:19 am

I think I've added around 40 magazines and or books since my last reply. I'm looking at Randy Roaches books at the mo (used price)

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Re: Muscle Mob library

Post by Mobster » Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:21 am

Tom K wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:24 am
Do you live in an old pub or something? That's a huge space. Good luck with your library, most of mine is in the loft after being scanned in slowly onto the computer.

That way if it does burn down at least its preserved.

If you're interested in digitising the collections, there's plenty of DIY digital archiving tools and software out there. You can scan in entire magazines in minutes using smart phone cameras, lamps and a few cardboard boxes to act as holders for the magazines.

https://www.instructables.com/Bargain-P ... board-Box/ this is what I've used, but better designs are out there

https://diybookscanner.org/en/intro.html
It's an old working mans club. I'll check out those links,. I have shared some images to a page on FB for Bodybuilding magazines. My Steve Reeves books got the most likes (230+)

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Re: Muscle Mob library

Post by peter yates » Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:59 am

Mobster wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:19 am
I think I've added around 40 magazines and or books since my last reply. I'm looking at Randy Roaches books at the mo (used price)
Hi Steve, a great work in progress.Randy's books are well worth having and paint an interesting behind the scenes picture of BB. The info on the rise of big pharma and the control of not only drugs but agriculture,the food industry and even education is worth having the first volume.
Regards,Peter.
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Re: Muscle Mob library

Post by Kazza61 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:08 pm

I have had both volumes of Randy Roach’s book for a few years now and not read a single page. I really must make a start one of these days. Peter you may have just spurred me on....

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Re: Muscle Mob library

Post by peter yates » Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:46 pm

Tony, i think you will find what he writes interesting.He has done a lot of research and was also assisted with information from those who were around at the time and several historians.With writing them he has certainly earned his place in PC history.
Regards,Peter.
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Re: Muscle Mob library

Post by Mobster » Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:18 am

On it's way is a bound set of Sandow magazines (1901-1902) : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sandow-s-Mag ... 2749.l2649

I've seen another set at a FAR higher price (I paid £60 compared to the £1100):
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EUGEN-SANDOW ... Swhadfv8j8

I'm also bidding (currently the highest as a sensible price) on a copy of Benarr Macfadden's Physical Culture - 1913.

Also on it's way is a copy of 'Mr. America: How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation'.

Recent purchases and additions inc 9 H&S (mostly around 1963-67)

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Re: Muscle Mob library

Post by peter yates » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:14 am

Hey Steve,god buy.I have several early copies of Sandow mags and also Mac Fadden's British editions.Good addition to the PC library.Building up nicely.
Regards,Peter.
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Re: Muscle Mob library

Post by Jarett Hulse » Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:19 pm

You must read Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors. Especially Volume 1. I guess it's debatable, but it might be best all around history of Iron Game history every written.

I've never seen british versions of Macfadden's mags. Peter, what year were they from? I know Macfadden helped start Health and Strength, but wasn't aware of a british presense after that. And I have A LOT of Macfadden stuff.

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