I found few another informations about Fred Rollon (maybe it will be interesting for some forum members):
Informations are from some Muscle and Fitness column - author mentions book from David Webster - "Strength lore and strands" (maybe is only gathering of info from that book).
He was born possibly around 1880 in Berlin.
He claimed himself world champion of strandpulling in 1902 (so maybe in his 22).
140 kg was mentioned on posters to his shows as resistance number of his expanders (so that provide us theory, when he could start to train with strands - I say 4/5 years at least, so when he was 17, maybe even lot earlier).
He also performs thick nail bending, iron bar bending a desk of cards ripping off at his strongman shows (that show us he don´t build his upper body strength and physique only from strandpulling).
When he had one show in Minsk (Russia) someone ask him if he could show real strength - Fred Rollon had answered to that by 120 kg barbell overhead press (not proved information - unlinkely), then he added another discs to barbell and had performed flat bench press with 165,7 kg.
He was 178 cm tall, weighted 84 kg - neck 43 cm, biceps 43 cm, waist 78 cm (I think with that height and weight really small waist - he was simply thin and ripped), thigh 32 cm (??? - that seems to me he had really great upper measurements, but if he did something for legs, it had been not so often bodyweight or strand excercises - with this number I thing heavy deadlifts and squats are out of question*** - at least in time his proportions were measured).
*** but he could have really bad genetics for develompent of that parts or body (my type is that if he did something for legs, it had been running that could be another factor he was so thin - but it is possible he did not anything for his leg develompent and specialize only for upper body strength and feats).
Maybe I´m wrong - if somebody have information about Fred Rollon and his lover body strength/excercising, please fill in some info