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Chest Expander
Big Muscles Quick!

Big Muscles Quick!

Gotta love those great old ads. If you saved up your paper route money, you could send away for this 12-in-1 Muscle Building outfit which contained a wall exerciser, high tension hand grips, head strap, cable set, foot attachment, a jump rope, rowing machine, wall...

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Frank Zane, Sergio Oliva, and Chuck Sipes

Frank Zane, Sergio Oliva, and Chuck Sipes

That’s Frank Zane on the chest crusher, Sergio Oliva on the expander, and Chuck Sipes on the Iron shoe! If you didn’t know any better you might think I was talking about a salsa band, but one thing is for sure, that’s a whole lot of muscle. You are looking at twenty...

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Camille Pedeboscq

Camille Pedeboscq

Unfortunately, most of the details of Camille Pedeboscq’s career are lost in time, the old postcard that we have only indicates that he was the strand pulling champion of Europe and a likely guess for the time frame would be the early 1900’s. Just so it’s clear what...

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Jac Henderson

Jac Henderson

Vaudeville star Jac Henderson performs a back press with a prodigious chest expander which looks to be about 25 springs strong, circa 1929. No small feat. Nice job Jac!

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Get Tiger Power!

Get Tiger Power!

Another great exerciser gizmo advertisement from out of the back of a comic book, circa, 1943. I mean who wouldn’t want to save up their paper route money to get some Tiger Power? And just look at all the cool stuff you get: a chest expander, a doorway gym, hand...

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Tag:
Chest Expander
Big Muscles Quick!

Big Muscles Quick!

Gotta love those great old ads. If you saved up your paper route money, you could send away for this 12-in-1 Muscle Building outfit which contained a wall exerciser, high tension hand grips, head strap, cable set, foot attachment, a jump rope, rowing machine, wall...

read more
Frank Zane, Sergio Oliva, and Chuck Sipes

Frank Zane, Sergio Oliva, and Chuck Sipes

That’s Frank Zane on the chest crusher, Sergio Oliva on the expander, and Chuck Sipes on the Iron shoe! If you didn’t know any better you might think I was talking about a salsa band, but one thing is for sure, that’s a whole lot of muscle. You are looking at twenty...

read more
Camille Pedeboscq

Camille Pedeboscq

Unfortunately, most of the details of Camille Pedeboscq’s career are lost in time, the old postcard that we have only indicates that he was the strand pulling champion of Europe and a likely guess for the time frame would be the early 1900’s. Just so it’s clear what...

read more
Jac Henderson

Jac Henderson

Vaudeville star Jac Henderson performs a back press with a prodigious chest expander which looks to be about 25 springs strong, circa 1929. No small feat. Nice job Jac!

read more
Get Tiger Power!

Get Tiger Power!

Another great exerciser gizmo advertisement from out of the back of a comic book, circa, 1943. I mean who wouldn’t want to save up their paper route money to get some Tiger Power? And just look at all the cool stuff you get: a chest expander, a doorway gym, hand...

read more