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Advertisement from Spalding's Athletic Library, Official Athletic Almanac for 1905, edited by James E. Sullivan. The letter in the ad reads:

A.G. Splading & Bros.:
            Gentlemen: I have tested the 16-pound hammer you made under my direction and found same to be perfect. I find it easier to stay in circle when manipulating, and owing to its ball-bearing construction it gets less resistance from the air, leaves the hand smoother, and in fact fills the bill completely as to what a perfect hammer should be. I will use it in all competitions and will recommend same to those wishing to excel in hammer throwing. You have my permission to use my name.

                                                                                                Yours respectfully,
                                                                                                            John Flanagan

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