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    Posted 5 years ago

    pegg696
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    I've had this vice for some time. It is not your average woodworkers vice. It really only seems to work with metal. It has a vertical lever that ratchets the vice strong. It is heavy, heavy duty.

    There are no markings to speak of. Even underneath that I could tell. The Vice is about 12" long(front to back) and has a bite about 3" wide.

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    Comments

    1. pegg696, 5 years ago
      I was shocked that I could not find another picture or any reference at all on the web. I must have the only one, ever.
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      "Ratchets", or cams ? An offset cam would be a good design. Fast & secure.
    3. lzenglish lzenglish, 5 years ago
      Your Cam Vise Design was made under the Hall's patent, in 1873, and assigned to the Charles Parker company. See patent link below, and Welcome to CW!.

      http://www.datamp.org/patents/search/advance.php?pn=140269&id=12418&set=4



    4. Ironwoodlogic Ironwoodlogic, 1 year ago
      Izen is completely correct. I collect vises, and this is very rare. My opinion is to retire it and send it out to the pasture to live out it’s life as a piece of art. What I wouldn’t do for one of these halls pat’d vises...I have been looking for more years then I can recal. Congratulations on owning such a wonderful piece!!
    5. Tombat07, 4 months ago
      Hi, I don't know whether any other previous people who have commented on this vice are still members on this site. I have been trying to find a value for one of these vices and come to the conclusion that they are indeed rare. I have one which is 22 inches long so larger than the one featured in the article.

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