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Michael Petrella

Ontario, CAN

Thought I'd post a fun thread since I haven't been on here for sometime. Looking for others to post what they believe is the rarest Nautilus machine they own. Duo Poly Pullovers, Omni Machines, Rotary Necks, Time machines, prototypes. Lets see some relics gentleman.

I posted what I believe to be my rarest piece. Time Machine Pullover/Torso Arm. The machine really is a piece of art. The weight stack has the Nautilus shell engraved into each plate. All pulleys and sprockets are chromed. Both the movement arms are chromed and as you can see, both movement arms pick up one weight stack.

Michael
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jn6047

Awesome machine!

A friend of mine has an omni tricep. I'll see if I can get him to send pictures. I'm restoring a spider cam unit right now, was planning to paint it plain silver, but now I'm thinking maybe hammer tone silver. I'll be posting pictures when it is assembled.

I know it's not rar, but I love my 1st gen plate load pullover.

jn6047
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

I had the rotary neck machin (which I sold to you)...and could have owned an infimetric chest press (no room... it is wide!), which was owned by a doctor friend of mine. He also owned one of the biceps machines... the kind that you sit up on like a high-chair... each arm independent... elbows tilted up in the air. Great contraction, but didn't feel quite right on the elbow joints.

I do have a pair of Sandow spring hand weights. I'm sure David Landau can tell me how rare these are (likely not too rare) or how much they may be worth in good to very good condition.
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

The Good Life Fitness club (formerly #1 Nautilus) in North Bay, Ontario (CANADA) used to have two of those pullover/pulldown machines, along with a host of other ancient Nautilus equipment... a line of firsts that were produced back in the day. They got rid of them... sold them at auction dirt cheap when they revamped all their equipment.
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

Michael Petrella wrote:
Thought I'd post a fun thread since I haven't been on here for sometime. Looking for others to post what they believe is the rarest Nautilus machine they own. Duo Poly Pullovers, Omni Machines, Rotary Necks, Time machines, prototypes. Lets see some relics gentleman.

I posted what I believe to be my rarest piece. Time Machine Pullover/Torso Arm. The machine really is a piece of art. The weight stack has the Nautilus shell engraved into each plate. All pulleys and sprockets are chromed. Both the movement arms are chromed and as you can see, both movement arms pick up one weight stack.

Michael


==Scott==
Fricken cool machine Michael!!!
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ac01

Hi Mike

Good thread

Here's a photograph of my duo poly pullover.I also have omni bicep/tricep if any one wants to see the photographs
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Anthony
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ac01

Hi Mike

This is the pullover/torso arm i had prior to the duo poly. It is the same model as your blue one.



Regards
anthony
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

Michael Petrella wrote:
Thought I'd post a fun thread since I haven't been on here for sometime. Looking for others to post what they believe is the rarest Nautilus machine they own. Duo Poly Pullovers, Omni Machines, Rotary Necks, Time machines, prototypes. Lets see some relics gentleman.

I posted what I believe to be my rarest piece. Time Machine Pullover/Torso Arm. The machine really is a piece of art. The weight stack has the Nautilus shell engraved into each plate. All pulleys and sprockets are chromed. Both the movement arms are chromed and as you can see, both movement arms pick up one weight stack.

Michael


==Scott==
I've never actually had a chance to use a machine like this but to me the best part ( othre than the pulldown part) seems to be the little handles that rotate to adjust to your liking. Michael, I'm sure you've compared this machine to other Nautilus pullovers and I'm wondering as far as the pullover part it's self does this machine work the lats any better then say a basic superpullover?
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

Mike, I think I mentioned this... I bought the rotary neck machine from a football player... a guy retired from the CFL. He bought it to help prevent neck injuries... and unless I'm mistaken, it was around that time or shortly after that he did hurt his neck (again, I'm thinking he fell off a horse and it was not football related). In any case, he could never use it, and it stayed in his garage for years before I bought it. Not sure if he bought it used or new, but it looked a bit beat up when I bought it. Come to think of it it... he bought it used, from John Turner of Stoney Creek.
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

ac01 wrote:
Hi Mike

This is the pullover/torso arm i had prior to the duo poly. It is the same model as your blue one.



Regards
anthony


==Scott==
Doesn't this machine look like some kind of Mid Evil torture devise, ha ha. I love all the sprockets and chains etc etc..The more I look at it the more I've gotta have one!!
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jastrain

entsminger wrote:
ac01 wrote:
Hi Mike

This is the pullover/torso arm i had prior to the duo poly. It is the same model as your blue one.



Regards
anthony

==Scott==
Doesn't this machine look like some kind of Mid Evil torture devise, ha ha. I love all the sprockets and chains etc etc..The more I look at it the more I've gotta have one!!


the old nautilus has that effect on me as well. i dont know what it is about those machines? i never have had experienced that effect with other things. i am for some reason the least materialistic person that i know?--i never really wanted anything, even as a kid, cars, houses, clothes, never had any draw for me at all, even as a kid?

but those machines have an effect on me. maybe because they were so unattainable when they first came out [they cost as much as a used car for only 1 machine back then! and now if you look you an get an entire 12-15 machine circuit for a couple grand [the price of a bowflex!! plus these machines were so over engineered [they are built like a tank] they can be restored to even better condition then when they were new [with ball bearings for all the moving parts they will function 100 times better then when they were brand new [for about 30 bucks for the bearings for each machine] !!

plus, when restored,and used properly, they will deliver results better the almost anything that is on the market today that would cost 1000s of dollars brand new!! plus these machines are still light years ahead of anything that is on the market today, and they are slowly disappearing [being scrapped for the metal]. these machines are becoming more, and more, rare every day. these things are the real deal, " diamonds in the rough". most people who are really into strength training have no idea what these machines can deliver. most people at this point in time will never experience the intensity of these old arthur jones original designed machines [these have all disappeared from the commercial gyms decades ago!!! most of the "experts" of strength training in this day and age even though they are well meaning enough have no understanding of the powerful results that these machines will deliver if used properly. most of the expert trainers will ever have a clue as to the powerful inroad that these machine will deliver when used correctly.

if i had the room and the money i would try to buy every version of the original 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gen machines, that i could find--the 1,2,and 3rd gen machines were the machines that arthur jones was personally involved in designing and in my opinion were the best machines ever created for the purpose of strength training.
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g0ld3nuncw

North Carolina, USA

I own 38 different Nautilus machines, but nothing that is as rare as what I see on here. I do have the compound bicep and a next generation calf machine that I've never seen elsewhere.
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g0ld3nuncw

North Carolina, USA

calf
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Landau

Florida, USA

g0ld3nuncw wrote:
I own 38 different Nautilus machines, but nothing that is as rare as what I see on here. I do have the compound bicep and a next generation calf machine that I've never seen elsewhere.


I used to have that one and I also used to have this one
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AShortt

Ontario, CAN

Beauties
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

jastrain wrote:
entsminger wrote:
ac01 wrote:
Hi Mike

This is the pullover/torso arm i had prior to the duo poly. It is the same model as your blue one.



Regards
anthony

==Scott==
Doesn't this machine look like some kind of Mid Evil torture devise, ha ha. I love all the sprockets and chains etc etc..The more I look at it the more I've gotta have one!!

the old nautilus has that effect on me as well. i dont know what it is about those machines? i never have had experienced that effect with other things. i am for some reason the least materialistic person that i know?--i never really wanted anything, even as a kid, cars, houses, clothes, never had any draw for me at all, even as a kid?

but those machines have an effect on me. maybe because they were so unattainable when they first came out [they cost as much as a used car for only 1 machine back then! and now if you look you an get an entire 12-15 machine circuit for a couple grand [the price of a bowflex!! plus these machines were so over engineered [they are built like a tank] they can be restored to even better condition then when they were new [with ball bearings for all the moving parts they will function 100 times better then when they were brand new [for about 30 bucks for the bearings for each machine] !!

plus, when restored,and used properly, they will deliver results better the almost anything that is on the market today that would cost 1000s of dollars brand new!! plus these machines are still light years ahead of anything that is on the market today, and they are slowly disappearing [being scrapped for the metal]. these machines are becoming more, and more, rare every day. these things are the real deal, " diamonds in the rough". most people who are really into strength training have no idea what these machines can deliver. most people at this point in time will never experience the intensity of these old arthur jones original designed machines [these have all disappeared from the commercial gyms decades ago!!! most of the "experts" of strength training in this day and age even though they are well meaning enough have no understanding of the powerful results that these machines will deliver if used properly. most of the expert trainers will ever have a clue as to the powerful inroad that these machine will deliver when used correctly.

if i had the room and the money i would try to buy every version of the original 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gen machines, that i could find--the 1,2,and 3rd gen machines were the machines that arthur jones was personally involved in designing and in my opinion were the best machines ever created for the purpose of strength training.


==Scott==
I couldn't agree more. There's just something about these old Nautilus that I have to have. If I had the room, and I don't, my home gym would look like Michaels!!
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SGP

Illinois, USA

A couple of my oldies
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SGP

Illinois, USA

another view
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

SGP wrote:
another view


==Scott==
You guys are killing me with these cool old machines!!I keep telling myself I don't need anymore machines and then I see these pictures!!
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Michael Petrella

Ontario, CAN

Some very cool machines everyone. Lets see what else is out there.

Michael
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AndyMitch

I love these types of threads, thanks.
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AndyMitch

Thanks!
Great pictures.
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g0ld3nuncw

North Carolina, USA

The Torso pulldown is one that has eluded me. Had a chance to get one for $75 a couple of years ago, didn't get it done and haven't seen a good deal on one since. That one looks really cool.
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ac01

Hi all

Picture of Omni shoulder, anyone got one of an omni chest.

Regards

Anthony
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jn6047

I'm going to guess that Omni Shoulder is the rarest of the rare here.

Is it for sale? (Had to ask...)

jn6047
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