Yes , 1966 till 1990,
Entwistle and Kenyon Steel Rack 9 inch instantaneous wood work vice ,
5 inch Facom steel vice
3 inch no maker
Alloy multipurpose tall vice
Homemade wagon vise
Large drill vice
Antique 3 inch clamp on vice ,
Vice screw for new bench in cave up garden ,
I was in Portsmouth dockyard 76-88, worked afloat as a fitter. 82 was the Falklands. Morning of the invasion we got our redundancy notices, had spent the previous 10 days stripping out one of the boilers on the Hermes, took two days to put it all back together to get her to sea for the Task Force. Great times, but really poor wages, dockyard tradesmen were the best I ever worked with.
Sounds about normal for collecting lol is the peter wright vice stamped
There are markings on it, but they are indistinct. It is in regular use bolted to my bench, but it is in danger of being replaced by the 75.
Do u have some pictures of it I have about 16 vices and a stamped Issac Nash 7”leg vice
Not past your sell by date.
As young as your brain thinks you are....
That could be dangerous. I still think like I'm in my 20's, but when I look in the mirror . . . . . . .
The stamp in the bottom picture looks like 1956 with an arrow a little bit below it
Original Vice Colour question:
British made vices - what colour were they as manufactured?
Here's what I'm thinking so far:
Record - dark blue paint all ranges (but was there a green period in the '80s? and were the very earliest light green?)
Woden - black bitumen enamel until '50s, then blue like Record
Parkinsons - red paint (dull or bright?) - other?
Parkinsons Samsonia (usually doesn't have the Parkinsons name cast in) - light grey green (or were they red?)
Parkinsons Handy (usually doesn't have the Parkinsons name) - ?
Rededa - bright red of course
Vono - ??
Ward and Payne Anvil brand - black or dark grey enamel or paint?
Alfred Herbert Ajax - ??
Alfred Herbert Fortis - red, later blue??
Peter Wright - not painted?
Paramo - dark blue or green
Twentieth Century - bright green paint - metallic?
Mathieson - ?
Melhuish - ?uP
Syers - ?
Entwistle and Kenyon - ?
York (red) is, despite the name, a Czech vice brand (very extensive and still going)
Dawn (red) is quite often seen but Australian (also a long history and still going)
all the above made (or had made) in the UK at least some mid/heavy duty engineers bench vices and/or under the bench top woodworking vices of at least 9ins width - there were also many makers of heavy blacksmiths vices - apart from Peter Wright and a couple of others, usually not name marked and unpainted.
I'm not including the many makers of small wood working vices or clamp-ons, eg Marples, Stanley, although that would be interesting.
Entwistle and kenyon ,pale blue green , I have one in original paint , Melhuish Excelsior work bench images show same , 1890s
Record #74 and the earlier #74 Auto-Vice's were red. Record #80 IMP vice's were also red.
Can't help with original colour for the Vono vices.
There was not a single solitary scrap of original paint anywhere on mine...
Alfred Herbert / Fortis Unbreakable - Green
Same as mine does it have smooth jaws?
I currently work with a lady whose father was either on the Birmingham or the Herald and used to bring all sorts of 'salvage' back from Georgia or the Falklands.
I have a few bits including a 30mm dia vice screw with big flanged brass nut, a couple of bits if lignum , also a harpoon grenade head .
Nearly smooth, original jaws, just quite well used
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