The first photo of a Nautilus machine to ever appear in a bodybuilding magazine was in Ironman November 1970 on page 70. It was a partial shot of a pullover machine.
John Szimanski, whose book on Arthur Jones will be completed in a few
months, sends this photo of the Blue Monster- the first Nautilus machine put on public display. After that Culver City, California display at the June 14, 1970 Mr. America contest, Jones hauled it back to Florida in a rented trailer pulled behind his Chevrolet. Arthur's current wealth was in the stem cell stage then, so to avoid his card balance being investigated, he charged only very small amounts at a time(for food) during the trip.
A friend named Turkey had offered to 'torch out the trunk and back seat of his Cadillac' so Arthur could haul it- but Jones opted for a trailer! John offers that though sections of the Blue Monster have been shown in photos before, this is the first time a photo of the entire machine has been offered for publication.
Photo by Inge Jones compliments of AJ and Ron Koeberer