W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

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Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

Post by DannyBoy » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:02 am

Handson wrote:Hi Danny

Seasons greetings to you and all.

I have an occasional look at Jack's online stuff and this one made me smile.

A soft landing by the looks of it.

The only airdrop I previously knew about is on my Apple computers!

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Seasons greetings to you as well, Handson. That's a good action shot of Jack Starz going for a diving crossbody. :)

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Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

Post by peter yates » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:51 am

Hi Handson,
nice one,what we might call aerial combat. :D
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Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

Post by Handson » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:44 am

Tom Balchin wrote:Hi Handson,

What a great Antiques Roadshow that was - I saw it when it was first aired - and Peter was due at mine a couple of days later so we pulled it up on iplayer and watched it again - an incredible barbell with unique (?) tap-style collars? Definitely a keeper!

Have a look at this which I found the other day to add to my collection (I like weightlifting medals and lapel pins!): there can't be many of these surviving - an original CWLC lapel pin.. it's about an inch round - this is in uncleaned state - it looks much better now...
Hi Tom

If you're still around.

I very recently acquired a CWLC buttonhole badge shown here. Like yours it was made by Fattorini but the design though similar, differs as you can see.

I have been in touch with Thomas Fattorini about the badge & was told that it was commissioned by the Bradford Fattorini site.

It seems there were three Fattorini brothers in friendly competition at different sites.

What exactly is the wording on the back of your badge?

If it mentions Thomas Fattorini rather than simply Fattorini then it is from the Birmingham site.

Oh and by the way my schoolboy latin tells me that there is a typo on the front of your badge!

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Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

Post by Handson » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:09 am

Recently picked up a bronze Camberwell Weightlifting Club medal made by Fattorini & sons shown here.
I don't know what the ribbon would have looked like which is a bit of a pity.
I'm aware of a gold medal allegedly once belonging to one of the stars at the club.
Owner wants a 4 figure sum for it which might be reasonable with accurate provenance attributing it to whichever lifter it once belonged to, Edward Aston or T.W. Clarke for example.
Otherwise 3 figure sum is probably more appropriate.

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Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

Post by Mobster » Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:49 am

I'd like to see more history of the club. I was born and brought up in Camberwell.

I know that address, 5 Camberwell Church Street, was also one of the addresses for Health & Strength. Many years later my then dentist was upstairs and there was a health food shop downstairs. The address was given as 5a at that time. Online sources say the club was in the basement and Pullum own the whole 4 stories. Damn shame there are no photos of it

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Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

Post by Handson » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:19 am

5 Church Street, Camberwell nowadays.
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Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

Post by Handson » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:26 pm

... and talking of gyms here's an equipment-lite one from 60 odd years ago.
Name the mates, including the hunk on the bike -no not that one!
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Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

Post by Handson » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:55 am

In case there's anyone who's unsure of who Steve Reeves' mate is seen in profile in the last posting, it's George Eiferman Mr America 1948.

Here he is full frontal and scrutinising Mae West who's in the grip of Dick Dubois Mr America 1954.
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Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

Post by Mobster » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:29 pm

Handson wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:19 am
5 Church Street, Camberwell nowadays.
Handson5 CHURCH STREET CAMBERWELL.png
That's the wrong side of the road. It's on the other side lol.

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