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Posted 12 months ago

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Very heavy item. Is this possibly some sort of clamp? Approximately a foot tall. Any idea of the year?

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  1. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 12 months ago
    Another plumbing tool, used to hold lengths of iron pipe for threading (w/other tools) so's to attach them together.
  2. lzenglish lzenglish, 12 months ago
    This is a very old pipe vise. Tell us what is written on it, and i will tell you how old it may be.
  3. lzenglish lzenglish, 12 months ago
    Whoops A.O,!! looks like we hit the send button about the same time!Lol
  4. Cynsplace Cynsplace, 12 months ago
    I took a couple more pics of the writing.
  5. lzenglish lzenglish, 12 months ago
    Looks like :The Armstrong Manufacturing Company, out of Bridgport Conn., working off a December 1882 patent. I would say early 1900's sold date, imo.
    Very Nice Old Keepsake!
  6. Signaholic Signaholic, 12 months ago
    Yep, another great piece from the Industrial boom of the late 1800s!
  7. Bigdaftjohn, 10 months ago
    Electricians use these, too, for holding conduit while the sparky cuts a thread on it. The vice would often be found bolted to a folding stand, for use on away-from-home jobs.The stand would have a floor-plate, for the operator to stand on while exerting the turning force on the cutting die-holder, so that the whole shebang didn't rotate. This example is obviously old, but they're still made today. Clean it... Paint it... A nice shade of blue, I think...

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