Rigoulot’s Custom Globe Barbell

Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 by John Wood
A look at Charles Rigoulot’s custom barbell and the modern reproduction made by Andy Jackson. In over six decades, I do not believe that either of these pictures have ever been compared side-by-side, except in this post. I wonder if we will ever see a barbell of this type ever again?
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Jackson Barbell Company Plates

Posted on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 by John Wood

Jackson Barbell Plates

You are more likely to win the lottery than come across any equipment from the The Jackson Barbell Company. We are incredibly fortunate to have several full sets of Jackson Barbell equipment in our private facility. This equipment is a true joy to train with as Andy Jackson’s immense attention to detail is evident over every square inch.
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Andy Jackson and The Jackson Barbell Company

Posted on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 by John Wood

Andy Jackson hard at work making barbells in his basement

Some of the finest strength equipment that the world has ever known was made in the basement of an unassuming three-story house located at 17 Bryant Avenue in Springfield, New Jersey. This was the home of Andy Jackson and the Jackson International Barbell Company.

Jackson did all the work himself in the machine shop in his basement (shown above.) Other companies certainly sold quality equipment but it was Jackson’s incredible attention to detail which set him apart. Each barbell he sold was hand-crafted by Andy Jackson himself and in order to make sure his barbell plates were accurate, Jackson weighed each one and if need be, adjusted the weight accordingly until the weight was true.

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