In today’s post, let’s check out the dual pulley machine designed by the famous Dr. Dudley Allen Sargent around 1880 (see below). Note that the weights are held in two boxes, each which is prevented from swaying sideways by guide rods (B). A Rubber pad is also placed under each weight box to soften the impact with the floor and keep things quiet.
Now, you ought to have a pretty good idea who invented the apparatus commonly referred today as the “lat machine”.
Yours in strength and health,