Vintage Weights

Vintage Zuver’s Hall Of Fame Muscle Plates

 

Thought I would submit a little History about the Famous Vintage Zuver's Hall Of Fame Muscle Plates for your members.
It started in the early 1960's when a unknown Bodybuilder by the name of Bob Zuver opened a small gym in a little town called Costa Mesa Ca. Back then there weren't many Gyms on the west coast and Bob wanted to build a Gym far ahead of its time. And so he did. In fact he built what has been referred to as The Disneyland of The Muscle World. Everything needed to be the Biggest and the Best. 
So one day watching the big guys loading an Olympic bar with the standard Zuver's 45lbs pound plates it dawned on him that adding up a bunch of 45s was a bit much for some of the boys at the time. 
So he thought WHY!, 50lbs plates would be much better, BUT why stop there. Why not 50lb, 100lb, 150lb, and YES, even 200 Pound Plates. Yes that's right I said 200 pounders Each.
Bob wanted his plates to be very special so he got together with Artist Eric Askew and molded a special clay model of the awesome Zuver's Plate as per Bob's vision.
From there an Aluminum Pattern Mold was made and all the Zuver Muscle Plates were Casted at Bell Foundry. Known now as BFCO.
Not only were these the first 50lbs Plates made but also the heaviest plates made in the 1960s.
They have now become the most Rare and most Sought after Plates in the World.
The photos show the original aluminum mold and a pic of each of the four Vintage Hall Of Fame Gym Plates. These plates are not for sale.  Hope you enjoyed this little piece of Vintage History.
Thanks
Robert Zuver