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    Posted 1 year 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, 1 year 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, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
      Whoops A.O,!! looks like we hit the send button about the same time!Lol
    4. Cynsplace Cynsplace, 1 year ago
      I took a couple more pics of the writing.
    5. lzenglish lzenglish, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
      Yep, another great piece from the Industrial boom of the late 1800s!
    7. Bigdaftjohn, 1 year 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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