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#1 OFFLINE   James Fuller

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 02:25 PM

July 1940 Strength & Health
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Posted 24 August 2014 - 03:15 PM

Great advertisement here!

 

Notice at the bottom it says Marvosh MFG.

 

Dan Marvosh was the man that designed and invented the Super Gripper which has now become known as the Ivanko Super Gripper!

 

The one pictured in ad is the very first one in production (black in color originally). The 2nd generation was blue and had more curve at both ends and then the 3rd and 4th generations were blue and the 5th generation was green and still is currently.

 

I posted below a pic of 4 Super Grippers that a man sent me several months ago of the first 4 generation Super Grippers.

 

Thanks for posting this neat piece of gripper history!

 

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Edited by Mighty Joe, 24 August 2014 - 03:16 PM.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 07:23 PM

Thought you'd like it Joe!! Notice in the ad it says 'introductory price'? Figured it had to be new.

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 03:52 AM

I need to locate that issue of S&H for that ad!

 

Thanks again for sharing this James!


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 06:46 AM

That is Awesome. Thanks to all you guys who find these grip needles in the haystack of the iron game! This very much contributes the heritage of our sport and would be lost forever if not for the efforts of people like Joe and others like James here.
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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:40 AM

Being a Michigan guy very cool to see it was made in Flint Michigan!
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Posted 10 September 2014 - 01:18 PM

Does Ivanko still produce super gripper? On ebay they are selling made in China version of sg. Ivanko I have from late 90s (green)on its hard settings was the first gripper I could not close.

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 10:16 PM

They do still make the Super Gripper. Driven Fitness up here in Canada sells them, not sure where else you can get them.