The George F. Jowett Patented Progressive Resistance Disc Dumb-bells

Posted on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 by John Wood

George Jowett Dumbbells

You can build a lot of strength with nothing more than a good set of dumbbells, something which George F. Jowett understood very well. In fact, these very cool dumbbells were manufactured by Jowett specifically for use with The Jowett Institute Course.

The discs were finished in gold with the gripping base and shields finished in black. The gripping space on the handles is grooved to provide a tight, non-slipping grip. The discs are snugly held together by threaded screws which fit, one in each end, with a threaded measure that makes them easily loosened and as easily tightened. No wrench is required, just a turn of the fingers. The discs are also slightly concave so they fit together snugly and do not rattle while in use.

All in all a very nice set of dumbbells, one you would be proud to own… This designed was copied by several equipment manufacturers long after Jowett was out of the picture.

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