An Improved Car Coupling

1891 Scientific American  
AUGlJST 15, 18c}I.] GYlIlNASTIC EXERCISES WITH THE STICK. Among the various forms of gymnastic exercises, some of the simplest and best are those that are per formed with a stiff stick about five feet in length and three-quarters of an inch in diameter. It may be turned out of !!trong wood, but we c()nsider as prefer able a section of a bamboo pole, for it is light, strong and sUlooth. It may be cut from the smaller part of an ordinary bamboo fishing pole, which. undressed, sells for a quarter
more » ... f a dollar. The stick is to be held by the hands in front of the body and the arms then lifted, and the stick thrown over the head to a position in the middle of the back.
doi:10.1038/scientificamerican08151891-105a fatcat:tpj6cbpgq5fohec34dmh7xco3a