Even most newcomers know Joliet was once known as the "City of Steel and Stone" for its numerous limestone quarries and steel foundries, and here is proof: A set of dumbbells manufactured by the now defunct RS Co. of Joliet being sold on eBay.
The seller has started the auction at $17.99 for a set of four, each weighing 1.25 pounds. Or buy the set now for $24.99. Shipping is $6.50.
Here's how the seller has described the dumbbells:
"RS Co was a foundry out of Joliet, IL and they made standard weight sets back in the 60's and 70's. The 1.25 lb plates from this brand are very hard to find. These will fit on a 1" bar and are in good shape. There is some minor rust on some of them. The pictures are of the front and the back of these weights. Shipping via US Postal Service flat rate. Shipping and packing with delivery confirmation is $6.50!"
For more information or to make a bid, click here. Bidding ends Friday night.