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    Here is a interesting find...

    Searching a little speed bag history the other day and found this in a 1908 newspaper...

    Reach Striking Bags "for professional and theatrical bag punchers"

    (...just for Dutchman)

    http://www.workshopoftheworld.com/fishtown/reach.html

    This was in the same paper as the 1908 Vaudeville appearance of Milo Vagge announcement below.

    5 cents admission to the the "world champion" bag punchers. Wonder what that would cost now....

    (would this be a nice time travel trip...)
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    Mr. and Mrs Vagge. When platforms were man-sized, not the wimpy little things of today.
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    • #3
      Great ads!The Reach bag that I have is just wonderful. It has to be at least 80 years old, the leather is glove soft, the stitching is immaculate and with the Title double end bag bladder it's really lively. I can see why they would be the choice of "Professional and Theatrical bag punchers".

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      • #4
        Originally posted by paranday View Post
        Mr. and Mrs Vagge. When platforms were man-sized, not the wimpy little things of today.
        Yes sir. And giant swivels too!

        Here's a few other things I found poking around the internet...


        March 1902 Ladies Home Journal Article "Good Health for Girls"
        by Emma Walker, M.D. "The lastest fad for the NY girl"


        1904 Belle Gordon, Physical Culture for woman
        Fancy Bag Puncher

        George Hertz 1907 world champion bag punching manipulator
        "10 bags at once"

        1908 Mr. & Mrs. Milo Vagge, World Champion Bag Puncher
        Vaudeville appearance

        1907 Franks and Franks, lady bag punchers

        1949 Lenny and Margie Ross Ed Sullivan Show Appeared in state fairs and theaters into the mid 1960's.

        It just keeps on getting better.
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        Last edited by Speedbag; 09-04-2018, 08:20 PM.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dutchman View Post
          Great ads!The Reach bag that I have is just wonderful. It has to be at least 80 years old, the leather is glove soft, the stitching is immaculate and with the Title double end bag bladder it's really lively. I can see why they would be the choice of "Professional and Theatrical bag punchers".
          YOU HAVE A REACH BAG!!! Why did I not know that...

          Pictures please...

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              1949 Lenny and Margie Ross Ed Sullivan Show Appeared in state fairs and theaters into the mid 1960's

              This is the couple that I remember seeing as a child, introduced me to the wonderful world of the speed bag.
              Last edited by Dutchman; 09-04-2018, 08:40 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dutchman View Post
                1949 Lenny and Margie Ross Ed Sullivan Show Appeared in state fairs and theaters into the mid 1960's

                This is the couple that I remember seeing as a child, introduced me to the wonderful world of the speed bag.
                Great Memory. I watched the Ed Sullivan show but do not remember them.
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                Put a little Rhythm in YOUR workout!
                *attendee: Every SB gathering so far!
                The Quest Continues...
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                • #9
                  Just lost the bladder on the Reach bag yesterday, got about two years out of it. I had wound up using an orange Title double end bag bladder in it, worked well. I think I'll try their butyl rubber one this time.

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                  • #10
                    Received the Title butyl rubber bladder today. It fills the bag out nicely, hits well, not quite as bouncy as the latex, but when the bag is this big it doesn't matter that much. We'll see how long this one lasts.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dutchman View Post
                      Beautiful Bag Dutchman

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Speedbag View Post

                        Yes sir. And giant swivels too!

                        Here's a few other things I found poking around the internet...


                        March 1902 Ladies Home Journal Article "Good Health for Girls"
                        by Emma Walker, M.D. "The lastest fad for the NY girl"


                        1904 Belle Gordon, Physical Culture for woman
                        Fancy Bag Puncher

                        George Hertz 1907 world champion bag punching manipulator
                        "10 bags at once"

                        1908 Mr. & Mrs. Milo Vagge, World Champion Bag Puncher
                        Vaudeville appearance

                        1907 Franks and Franks, lady bag punchers

                        1949 Lenny and Margie Ross Ed Sullivan Show Appeared in state fairs and theaters into the mid 1960's.

                        It just keeps on getting better.
                        World Champion bag punching manipulator(Never heard it put that way) Great Stuff for learning about bag history Thanks for Sharing

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                        • #13
                          Ditto on the Beautiful Bag Dutchman

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                          • #14
                            That was a lucky find, reasonably priced, the leather was perfect, like it had been little if never used. It had apparently been kept in perfect storage conditions. The only thing is that it was missing the under the laces inflation tube bladder (which would have likely not able to have been used, but it would be of historical interest). I put it on the swivel once and a while, but this one is likely the oldest one in the collection, I like to treat it with some respect. Sometimes I just hang it just to look at it.....

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