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    I guess I am an old geezer but wished and wanted to post at least once..
    I have trouble navigating this site and it took a long time to log in;
    passwords, blah-blah..I've been running the Grand Avenue Boxing Gym
    in Portland since 1990 (Est.1949). I have been involved with the sport for near 3 times as long..We have 3 of the old time platforms, two of them NGE and one a Medart No.1255 from 1912.. Only one is in use now and I am re-installing the Medart with an original old Whitley ball bearing swivel I've had for years in the original box..I have some older swivels around as those old ball bearing swivels went out of favor years ago..But I saved em, some from the 20's.We have always cut a piece of PVC to fit on the platform as it gives three times the wear to speed bags plus much better rebound.. And yes, I've seen some great artists at the speed bags, seen floor mounted bags to work with the feet and impromtu exhibitions where the hat was passed to show appreciation... If I get better at this I will post some photos in the future..
    Fred grandavenuegym@aol.com

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    Wow, would love to see your photos.

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    • #3
      Yep, I'd sure like to see pics of that equipment and a video of their demo's.
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      • #4
        ditto here

        hey fred maybe you can have one of those young whipper snappers from the gym give you a hand with posting those pics cause alot of us would love to see them...ralph

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        • #5
          Welcome 'geezer' !

          Welcome to the forum, Fred!

          YES, by all means, please post some photos! We would love to see them!
          sigpic Contact me anytime for information about Deville Swivels Email: DevilleSwivels@gmail.com
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          • #6
            Yes! What everyone else said!
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            • #7
              Wow, sounds amazing! Interesting post.

              Would love to see pictures too, or hear your experiences of the speedbag exhibitions.

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              • #8
                Found My old Swivels

                Today I took a trip to the basement and found what I was looking for,
                The old swivels I saved for some reason or another..There are 3 and all
                in an old tin cigar box.. All are the ball bearing type.. One is a Whitley,
                Hakensack, N.J, that looks to be from the 30's or 40's with 4 mounting holes.. One is a Moosehead-Whitley, Exerciser Co. NY, that looks to be early last
                century, has 3 mounting holes.. The last is a Nichols No. 309, patented June 12,1900, has 3 mounting holes..These last two have an attractive filligre around the mounting boss.But they are both different..One of these last two, and I don't remember which, had some historical significance but its lost in
                the smoke and cloud of passing time to me right now..And so what do I do
                with them ? Put them up for offers or what ? Please advise..
                Fredy Ryan
                grandavenuegym@aol.com

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                • #9
                  I'd love to get one of those 3-mounting hole swivels to finish off this restoration:
                  http://www.speedbagforum.com/forums/...php?albumid=84

                  It originally came with a Spalding No.5 swivel...you wouldn't happen to have one of those in an old tin box?

                  ...and welcome to the forum!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Grand Ave. Gym View Post
                    Today I took a trip to the basement and found what I was looking for,
                    The old swivels I saved for some reason or another..There are 3 and all
                    in an old tin cigar box.. All are the ball bearing type.. One is a Whitley,
                    Hakensack, N.J, that looks to be from the 30's or 40's with 4 mounting holes.. One is a Moosehead-Whitley, Exerciser Co. NY, that looks to be early last
                    century, has 3 mounting holes.. The last is a Nichols No. 309, patented June 12,1900, has 3 mounting holes..These last two have an attractive filligre around the mounting boss.But they are both different..One of these last two, and I don't remember which, had some historical significance but its lost in
                    the smoke and cloud of passing time to me right now..And so what do I do
                    with them ? Put them up for offers or what ? Please advise..
                    Fredy Ryan
                    grandavenuegym@aol.com
                    Sounds like some pretty cool "treasures." I'm very interested in making an offer on one of those swivels...

                    I guess Trainer Raul and I will need to plan a trip down to Portland for sure!
                    sigpic Contact me anytime for information about Deville Swivels Email: DevilleSwivels@gmail.com
                    I'm also on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DevilleSwivels | www.facebook.com/SpeedBagAddicts

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Grand Ave. Gym View Post
                      Today I took a trip to the basement and found what I was looking for,
                      The old swivels I saved for some reason or another..There are 3 and all
                      in an old tin cigar box.. All are the ball bearing type.. One is a Whitley,
                      Hakensack, N.J, that looks to be from the 30's or 40's with 4 mounting holes.. One is a Moosehead-Whitley, Exerciser Co. NY, that looks to be early last
                      century, has 3 mounting holes.. The last is a Nichols No. 309, patented June 12,1900, has 3 mounting holes..These last two have an attractive filligre around the mounting boss.But they are both different..One of these last two, and I don't remember which, had some historical significance but its lost in
                      the smoke and cloud of passing time to me right now..And so what do I do
                      with them ? Put them up for offers or what ? Please advise..
                      Fredy Ryan
                      grandavenuegym@aol.com

                      Welcome to the forum Fred! I too would appreciate seeing some pictures of this vintage equipment. Speed bagging is an activity that truly invites all people to give it a try. I am not a boxer, but have always viewed boxers as being the top of the class, in terms of fitness level and conditioning.

                      I can't wait to some photos of the gym and equipment. Would it be possible for you to post some sparring/training photos of boxers in the gym as well?
                      Novaspeedbagger

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                      • #12
                        Swivels

                        I offered to upload these photos for Fred. This is the information Fred provided in the email:


                        Left to right;
                        Nichols, Patented June 12 1900
                        Whitely
                        Moosehead-Whitely Exerciser Co. NY

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                        sigpic Contact me anytime for information about Deville Swivels Email: DevilleSwivels@gmail.com
                        I'm also on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DevilleSwivels | www.facebook.com/SpeedBagAddicts

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for posting these pics Denise and thanks for providing the photos Fred!
                          Novaspeedbagger

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                          • #14
                            medart 1255 1912 punching assparatus

                            Anyone interested in a Medart 1255-- 1912 (year) assparatus?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MsDeville View Post
                              I offered to upload these photos for Fred. This is the information Fred provided in the email:


                              Left to right;
                              Nichols, Patented June 12 1900
                              Whitely
                              Moosehead-Whitely Exerciser Co. NY

                              [ATTACH]1994[/ATTACH]

                              [ATTACH]1995[/ATTACH]
                              Woh thats some old school stuff, I almost missed this post. thanks for posting the pics miss dee. what about the platforms any pics of them...ralph

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