The patent for this dumb-bell was granted to Frederick Harris of Toledo Ohio July 1903. There is no model name or model number on the patent application. This is a very small dumb-bell, 6″ wide, 5 1/2 “high and is 3 lbs. 3 oz
The Matysek Dumbbell is 11 inches long, weighs approx 8 LBS empty and has a 7/8 inch hole to allow a pair of these dumbbells to be attached to a bar. This can be seen in the photo “Exercise lll”
Anton Matysek, 1892-1963, won the ” Strongest Man in America” award in 1922. He was also a professional strongman on stage.
The EUSTACE MILES dumb bell has his name, DUMB BELL, PROVISIONALLY PROTECTED,
REGISTERED No 491250 on the weight end of the dumb bell. The registry number was issued in 1906. Each weight is appox. 3 lbs 11 ounces. Top to bottom measures 7.25 ” and is 5.75 inches wide.
His book ” The Eustace Miles System of Physical Culture ” has a chapter on using them
which includes drawings showing swinging, jumping, hopping and skipping with the dumb bells.
Some of these exercises and the book’s cover and dumb bells are shown here. He was a Cambridge educated health guru. He and his wife Hallie operated a restaurant . He also won a silver medal for tennis at the 1908 Olympics, was prolific author with titles like “Comparative Syntax of Greek & Latin VOL. 1 & 2”, “Mathematical Law in the Spiritual World”. Many of his books are available on Amazon. He was born 1868 died 1948.