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The York Barbell Man is one of York County’s most memorable landmarks.
But he’s been a bit long of tooth recently.
The man was removed recently for repairs after he began coming apart at a seam around his lower torso, specifically around the seat of his pants.
He was rewired and hoisted back in place.
Here are some specifics about the statue:
Height: 13 feet.
Weight: 1,000 pounds.
Modeled after: Famed weightlifter Norbert Schemansky.
Past problems: Wind disabled motor that rotates statue. Lights illuminating the statue went out.
Made of: Fiberglass.
Status: He’s not going anywhere over the long term per wishes of company founder Bob Hoffman. “He wanted people to know exactly where his company is,” a company spokesman said.
Company history: York Barbell
Source: York Daily Record/Sunday News.
Also of interest:
Check out this photo of the York Barbell man losing one of his weights.