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For those interested I have been absent for some time now and being this sub-forum was set up at my request I feel very obligated to participate and share things as I have time. I was absent for numerous reasons of which I wont go into detail but one of the main reasons was lack of time and other priorities in my life.

I have now freed up some of my time so that I may once again continue to try and help others in this area by sharing information, pics, articles etc. concerning Grip History and also to keep an ongoing inventory of the Grip Museum of which has grown significantly over the last year not just in grippers but in old school literature in the form of some very old books related to physical culture.

Attached is a pic of one of the most awesome donations ever to the Grip Museum and it is a small bottle of The Mighty Atom's hair that came from Dennis Rogers as a donation for the Grip Museum. It came from Slim "Hammer Man" Farman and this piece is priceless to me and is an honor to display.

My apologies to Bill and the mods for an abrupt absence without an explanation! I simply had to do what I had to do at the time but I also feel it wasn't right or fair in leaving like I did. I am not perfect and I have issues in life just like everyone else and after much thought and reflection I feel I should have took another route. I hope that my apology can be accepted and I will move forward.

Thanks for your time in reading my post!

Hope you ENJOY the pic!!!

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Sam Scott

Good to see you back.

Hopefully you stay around.

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Brett H

Great to see you back Joe!!!

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mightyjoe

Here's a pic in my gallery of a Stovall Gripper donated by Todd Coenen (GB member) on August 14, 2014:

http://www.gripboard.com/index.php?app=galleryℑ=11483

ENJOY!!!

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mightyjoe

Here's a pic in my gallery of JT Straussner's #610 DO Bend donated to the Grip Museum:

http://www.gripboard.com/index.php?app=galleryℑ=11482

ENJOY!!!

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mightyjoe

Many NEW pics of my rearrangement of the Grip Museum posted

on my blog:

http://musselwhitepapers.blogspot.com/

Check em out and ENJOY!

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mightyjoe

UPDATED Listings as of September 1, 2014:



Note: See new picture at bottom of post. Current picture of both Walls combined into one



Total Grippers = 338 (previous number was 320)


Grippers by Type: 11


Torsion Spring Grippers = 288

Vulcan Type Grippers = 9

Ivanko Super Grippers = 1

Frame Type Grippers = 2

Compression Spring Type = 9

Grip Spring DB’s = 8

Others = 6


Grippers by Brand: 40 (latest brand in bold)


Alex

AtomGripz

BCG

Beef Builders - made by Warren Tetting

Bone Crusher

Ecoliz Rainbow Grippers

Emenee

Everlast

Excel

FBBC - Fat Bastard Barbell Company

Generation II

GHP - Gillingham High Performance

GNC - General Nutrition Center

Gold’s Gym

Grip Master - Pro Hands

Harbinger

Heavy Grips

Horne, David - Vulcan

Hubert Brown

Iron Mind - Captains of Crush

Iron Grip

Ivanko

Jubinville - Super Gripper

Kool

Manus Grip - Silvis Grip

Python Grip

Robert Baraban - RB Grippers

Samson

Sandow

Sears

Socha - Iron Hand

Spri

Stovall Products

Takei Kiki Kogyo

Tetting - Thor

Valeo

Voit - AMF

Weider

Whitely

York


Hand Grippers by Countries: 17, (with latest country in bold)


Austria

Canada

China

England

Europe

France

Germany

Israel

Italy

Japan

Korea

Poland

Russia

S. Korea

Taiwan

Ukraine

United States


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MRabich

Joe, when you categorize your collection I assume gd80 gripper is one of your compression spring types, and whitely gripper is frame type? Where does The Wrist Developer and Bison 1 fall?

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mightyjoe

Joe, when you categorize your collection I assume gd80 gripper is one of your compression spring types, and whitely gripper is frame type? Where does The Wrist Developer and Bison 1 fall?

MRabich, you are correct! The WD and the Bison are not classified as hand grippers or hand grips so I classify them

as grip training tools.

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mightyjoe

OFFICIAL WORLD RECORD!

My collection has now been established as the "World's Largest Private Collection of Hand Grippers"

http://www.recordholdersrepublic.co.uk/world-record-holders/1202/joe-musselwhite.aspx

Last week I sent in the final paper work and witness statements and today I got an e-mail

notification that I officially established the world record.

This is a goal I have been working towards every week! Now it will continue to grow and grow and

who knows where it will be in another year or two.

Thanks to all the GB members that have donated grippers and other items and thanks again to Bill Piche

and the mods who helped me in many ways with this collection!

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Electron

Proud of you Joe! It's been a long journey, still to continue.

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mightyjoe

Thanks a bunch Yori!

And yes, the journey continues buddy! Got 6 more grippers in the mail this week to add to

the collection!

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Jared Goguen

Congratulations.

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Sam Scott

Might have another donation to your museum.

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mightyjoe

Congratulations.

Thanks my grip friend!

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mightyjoe

Might have another donation to your museum.

That would be awesome Sam!

Thanks for the consideration!

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Old Dax

Hi Joe, I notice you have some Ecoliz rainbow twist grippers, did you review them (or rate them?)

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mightyjoe

Hi Joe, I notice you have some Ecoliz rainbow twist grippers, did you review them (or rate them?)

I have 3 of them. I rated them (tricky) but I did not review them.

I own the light orange (#79), purple (#86) and gold (#114)

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Jared Goguen

These Ecoliz grippers are interesting and seems like there is very little information about them. A review would be awesome.

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Old Dax

Thanks Joe I have the purple (39kg) version on its way.

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Old Dax

69kg!

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IvankoGripper

I love these old comic book ads.  Many a good man was started on the right path from the back of a comic book.

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