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What the Helen of Troy is This?

“Dear PoPville,

A friend found this in an antiques mall and gave it to me because it looks like a kettlebell (I’m a trainer). I’m so curious about what it actually is, and thought the wise PoPulace might know.

It’s metal, but pretty lightweight, and has a hinge and a lock (key is missing). It opens to reveal a plate with a center hole, surrounded by six smaller holes. It has “100lb.Strong” etched on the side in a nice ’70s font, and “Germany” is stamped on the bottom.

My first thought was some kind of bar accessory, but an initial googling has turned up nothing. Any readers have any clues?”

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