Iron History 
Joseph Curtis Hise's photo as a senior at Oakwood Township High School [Illinois]. Photo taken Dec 1, 1922. Hise stood 5'9-1/4" and weighed 164 lbs.
Joseph Curtis Hise's photo as a senior at Oakwood Township High School [Illinois]. Photo taken Dec 1, 1922. Hise stood 5'9-1/4" and weighed 164 lbs.
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Hermann Goerner and John Dawe with a copy of Goerner The Mighty.
Hermann Goerner and John Dawe with a copy of Goerner The Mighty.
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John Wood, holding two Inch 172 pound Inch replicas. Total holding time 45 seconds. John picked them up off a platform, pivoted, and walked a few steps for the photo to be taken. John is 6'4" and weighs 280 lbs. This is the first photo ever to be published showing
anyone performing this feat. Thanks for the photos, John.
John Wood, holding two Inch 172 pound Inch replicas. Total holding time 45 seconds. John picked them up off a platform, pivoted, and walked a few steps for the photo to be taken. John is 6'4" and weighs 280 lbs. This is the first photo ever to be published showing
anyone performing this feat. Thanks for the photos, John.
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John Wood, holding two Inch 172 pound Inch replicas. Total holding time 45 seconds. John picked them up off a platform, pivoted, and walked a few steps for the photo to be taken. John is 6'4" and weighs 280 lbs. This is the first photo ever to be published showing
anyone performing this feat. Thanks for the photos, John.
John Wood, holding two Inch 172 pound Inch replicas. Total holding time 45 seconds. John picked them up off a platform, pivoted, and walked a few steps for the photo to be taken. John is 6'4" and weighs 280 lbs. This is the first photo ever to be published showing
anyone performing this feat. Thanks for the photos, John.
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Here is the famous creation of Myers Badura, as sculpted by Eric Wilson. The original powerlifter: Otis Fudpucker. Hewn out of a 150 year old tree stump in California. Myers and Otis hail from Ft. Dick, California where Myers has an absolutely amazing home gym, but where Otis refuses to share his deadlift bar.
Here is the famous creation of Myers Badura, as sculpted by Eric Wilson. The original powerlifter: Otis Fudpucker. Hewn out of a 150 year old tree stump in California. Myers and Otis hail from Ft. Dick, California where Myers has an absolutely amazing home gym, but where Otis refuses to share his deadlift bar.
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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
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
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This is the famous safe that Paul Anderson used in his 1957 backlift. Bryan Frederick is kneeling beside it for proportion in this September 7, 1995 photo taken in Toccoa, Georgia. The safe weighs approximately 2,300 lbs. Height 20.5" off ground (so 24" if not sunken?). Diameter 24". Circumference 70". Door opening diameter 16". Wall width, according to lock-smith experts 4". This safe has been described by writers, who apparently had not seen it as big, large, huge."
This is the famous safe that Paul Anderson used in his 1957 backlift. Bryan Frederick is kneeling beside it for proportion in this September 7, 1995 photo taken in Toccoa, Georgia. The safe weighs approximately 2,300 lbs. Height 20.5" off ground (so 24" if not sunken?). Diameter 24". Circumference 70". Door opening diameter 16". Wall width, according to lock-smith experts 4". This safe has been described by writers, who apparently had not seen it as big, large, huge."



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The Jowett anvil. Thanks to Mike Graham for this photo and The Old Texas Barbell Company in Lockhart, TX.
The anvil weighs 168lbs.

THIS IS NOT the anvil shown in the famous photos of Jowett lifting an anvil which in fact is a much smaller anvil, and has a different horn shape.

The anvil shown here does in fact weigh 168 lbs, and presents a one hand deadlift challenge. A one hand clean with a 168 lb anvil has never in fact happened.
The Jowett anvil. Thanks to Mike Graham for this photo and The Old Texas Barbell Company in Lockhart, TX.
The anvil weighs 168lbs.

THIS IS NOT the anvil shown in the famous photos of Jowett lifting an anvil which in fact is a much smaller anvil, and has a different horn shape.

The anvil shown here does in fact weigh 168 lbs, and presents a one hand deadlift challenge. A one hand clean with a 168 lb anvil has never in fact happened.
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Jowett anvil with comparison can of beer for proportion. Top anvil length 24.5"; base of anvil length 12.25"; height from base to flat top 11"; the circular part of the horn is 6.5", with another 3" of horn nearing the base, but this 3" has a flat top. The circumference 6.5" from the tip of the horn is 10.5"; the flat top of the anvil is 4.25" wide. The anvil weighs 168lbs. Thanks again to Mike Graham for the photo.
Jowett anvil with comparison can of beer for proportion. Top anvil length 24.5"; base of anvil length 12.25"; height from base to flat top 11"; the circular part of the horn is 6.5", with another 3" of horn nearing the base, but this 3" has a flat top. The circumference 6.5" from the tip of the horn is 10.5"; the flat top of the anvil is 4.25" wide. The anvil weighs 168lbs. Thanks again to Mike Graham for the photo.
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