A real piece of body building history... a beautiful Victorian Sandow's No2 (1lb) dumbbell in great original condition. Nice size with a sliding, rolling handle for comfort.
Bodybuilding developed in the late 19th century, promoted in England by German Eugen Sandow, now considered as the "Father of Bodybuilding". He allowed audiences to enjoy viewing his physique in "muscle display performances".
Sandow was so successful at flexing and posing his physique that he later created several businesses around his fame, and was among the first to market products branded with his name. He was credited with inventing and selling the first exercise equipment for the masses: machined dumbbels like the one we have for sale, spring pulleys, and tension bands.
COMPOSITION: Cast iron & Wood
DIMENSIONS: (L) 170mm (Diam) 60mm
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