Show us your bench vice(s)

  1. rosinante

    rosinante Member

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    Yes , 1966 till 1990,
    Chris
     
  2. rosinante

    rosinante Member

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    List,
    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 ,
    Chris
     
  3. SteveB58 Member

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    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.
     
  4. FR518

    FR518 Member

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    Sounds about normal for collecting lol is the peter wright vice stamped
     
  5. SteveB58 Member

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    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.
     
  6. FR518

    FR518 Member

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    Do u have some pictures of it I have about 16 vices and a stamped Issac Nash 7”leg vice
     
  7. Arc Tourist

    Arc Tourist Forum Supporter

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    Not past your sell by date. :)
     
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  8. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    As young as your brain thinks you are....:whistle: :D
     
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  9. Arc Tourist

    Arc Tourist Forum Supporter

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    That could be dangerous. I still think like I'm in my 20's, but when I look in the mirror . . . . . . . :o
     
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  10. SteveB58 Member

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  11. Migmac

    Migmac Forum Supporter

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    The stamp in the bottom picture looks like 1956 with an arrow a little bit below it
     
  12. dannysheff Member

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    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.
    danny
     
  13. rosinante

    rosinante Member

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    Entwistle and kenyon ,pale blue green , I have one in original paint , Melhuish Excelsior work bench images show same , 1890s
    Chris
     
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  14. Arc Tourist

    Arc Tourist Forum Supporter

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    Record #74 and the earlier #74 Auto-Vice's were red. Record #80 IMP vice's were also red.
     
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  15. Scruffywelder

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    Can't help with original colour for the Vono vices.

    There was not a single solitary scrap of original paint anywhere on mine...
     
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  16. Viceman

    Viceman Member

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    Alfred Herbert / Fortis Unbreakable - Green P9040546.JPG
     
  17. winchman

    winchman Member

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    Same as mine does it have smooth jaws?
     
  18. SteveB58 Member

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    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.
     
  19. rosinante

    rosinante Member

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    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 .
    Chris
     
  20. Viceman

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    Nearly smooth, original jaws, just quite well used P9040560.JPG
     
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