Strength testing machine c. 1920s

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Creator Crawford, Michael
Title Strength testing machine c. 1920s
Published Vancouver : Museum of Vancouver
Identifier 66072
Language English
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Contributor Museum of Vancouver
Description Rectangular metal box, open at back, top front edge curved, sits on another metal base at top back is metal shot for a penny with "one cent" impressed in metal. At curve of top is a metal square framing glass through wheel the wright scale can be seen at centre front is protruding square handle that is stationary. Within that area is another handle also square and vertical, with grip marks on inner side. By grasping inner handle and outer handle and squeezing inner handle close to outer one, the scale is moved-indicating how much wight you can move. Machine is painted red, transfers are on each side, front and top: one at top gives company "THE HERCULES NOVELTY CO. CHICAGO, U.S.A." and the grip scale for men and women. Transfer between handle and viewing glass says "TEST YOUR GRIP EVERY DAY 1 CENT". Transfers on each side are the same, reading: "HOW STRONG IS YOUR GRIP?", (with a picture of a strong man trying the machine in centre) "DEVELOP YOUR MUSCLES".
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