I was looking again at this & the Fortis Iron vice that apart from in the catalogue & the one I got, I haven't seen anywhere else (unless somebody out there has one ??)
Does anybody think the date of 1917 for this catalogue could be significant? It's late WW1 & there were steel shortages...
To be honest that's pretty much true of everything made nowadays :(.
We're so bothered about the environment & have to religiously wash out bottles & recycle stuff to save the planet (which might I add I have no issue with) but we rely on cheap junk. Thing is many folk want new stuff & folk...
Ha ha thanks for that yep I'm rather pleased with it :D.
Apparently it had been in the same family for quite some time but the old chap who owned it died, so his daughter was clearing stuff out - it's now living out its retirement with me.
I got another vice today :D.
It's an old Fortis but it's not made of steel..
I've not seen any other images of Iron ones apart from in a catalogue dannysheff posted, so I dunno how many are out there ?
Ta for the pics Slowcoach :thumbup:
That's a nice looking old thing, battlescars are cool they are part of its history. That two piece casting is great, I love the simple way they join it together, nothing fancy it just works - my kind of engineering.
As to colour, as the other have said it's...
That's great ta for that i'll have a look over on there.
2 cwt, flipping heck I reckon our little KIA would snap in half if I put that in it :laughing:
It's good that the big Parky has gone to somebody who really appreciates it, he must really have wanted it to go to all that effort...
That's brill, thanks very much for posting the pics :D :thumbup:
That Fortis is most definitely IRON, odd i've not seen an example anywhere, nice to know they're out there.
The vice stands are fabulous things well done for getting one,it's a great idea. I'd like one but I wouldn't fancy trying...