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#1 OFFLINE   RichAZ

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:07 PM

This guy does not know what he has. it started low and has had a bidding war over it. The guy selling it must be like "what the hell?"
http://www.ebay.com/...d=321030314296
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:58 PM

The chest crusher listed is pretty interesting too:

http://www.ebay.com/...d=321030314296

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:59 AM

That chest crusher would be more interesting at about half the price, though someone will grab it in any case.

Edited by 33wes, 29 November 2012 - 01:00 AM.


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:35 AM

Wow, now that is a steal, I'm sure the price is going to get crazy on that! Who ever wins that gripper is a lucky ****** they won't find a gripper like that anymore.

Edited by John McCarter, 29 November 2012 - 06:36 AM.


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:33 AM

That chest crusher would be more interesting at about half the price, though someone will grab it in any case.


I wouldn't bid on it, but I might make one, having seen the design now.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:36 AM

Jeebus, I'll make you an exact replica for that price.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:30 PM

This guy does not know what he has. it started low and has had a bidding war over it. The guy selling it must be like "what the hell?"
http://www.ebay.com/...d=321030314296


Nice! I saw this about two days ago and freaked out myself.
I was about 95% sure it was a Tetting IronMan Super but had to check with Mighty Joe to be sure. If I had a few hundred I would be all over it but at $200 I think that is a steal for the legacy of Warren's work.

I was wondering if the seller had any idea what it was too..LOL

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:44 PM

I was watching that auction and I have been in contact with the seller about some stuff he has listed and other stuff that he has. What exactly is this gripper?

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:37 PM

I was watching that auction and I have been in contact with the seller about some stuff he has listed and other stuff that he has. What exactly is this gripper?


A gripper that Warren Tetting made for IronMan years ago (1970's), there was little market for them; but these grippers are really where everything started at! If it wasn't for Warren making those grippers back in the 70's, who knows where grip would be today.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:03 PM


That chest crusher would be more interesting at about half the price, though someone will grab it in any case.


I wouldn't bid on it, but I might make one, having seen the design now.


Do show if you make one!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:59 AM


I was watching that auction and I have been in contact with the seller about some stuff he has listed and other stuff that he has. What exactly is this gripper?


A gripper that Warren Tetting made for IronMan years ago (1970's), there was little market for them; but these grippers are really where everything started at! If it wasn't for Warren making those grippers back in the 70's, who knows where grip would be today.


I am going to see Warren today. I wonder if HE even has any of these grippers. I will ask him.
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:37 AM

$307 !!!!!!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:24 AM

Worth it for a collector.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

$307 !!!!!!


History worth every cent!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:56 AM

Any idea who bought it? (Would be nice to know so this doesn't get lost forever)

I emailed the seller and he bought it from an estate sell. Apparently the previous owner from Beloit, Wisconsin was a lifter and had several friends in the Iron Man Magazines in the 70's.


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

Warren said he has a few of these that he will keep forever.

He thinks he knows who sold this one. He even asked "Is it black?"

He said the handles are HRS, not cast iron.
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:06 PM

Ya I knew it wasn't cast iron. That stuff sucks to work with. Will dull a cobalt drill in no time. Hey Matt how many of these grippers are out there? I wonder if Warren would remember.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:38 PM

I have one of the ironman black grippers I got from a guy helping him move some years back.
He said he ordered it from IM magazine.
It's about a #3 in strength.
No I'm not selling it.
I'd like to try and close it one day.
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:50 PM

I have one of the ironman black grippers I got from a guy helping him move some years back.
He said he ordered it from IM magazine.
It's about a #3 in strength.
No I'm not selling it.
I'd like to try and close it one day.

Lucky! Can you put up a photo? I just want to look at it :wub:

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:14 PM

I talked to the seller too, he said all the stuff belonged to a guy that started lifting after ww2, I guess he may have passed away. I was bidding on the horseshoe trainer, that thing was neat. That big thing with the springs Aaron said he could make they always sell at a very high price, there are purists on eBay waiting for those to come on there. Maybe Aaron should try to make them.
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