Ok thanks the original colour looks to be a grey-ish blue colour..Looks like a Cam lock wood workers vice.
The British made would indicate post 1950.
I guess that the old moulds were re-used to try and get export sales. Hence the change from Made in England, to British Made.
Post box red, RAF Roundel Blue, Black or what one you like.
I think Woden made this very briefly between WWI and II - seen before, but very few around.
Woden are a most interesting company - there was an excellent Woden website which I think included this vice - unfortunately 'off the air' but may come back under the Hawley Tool Collection website (Sheffield Industrial Museums).
Woden are a most interesting company - there was an excellent Woden website which I think included this vice
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 ??)Here's the pages with bench vices from the 1917 Herbert of Coventry catalogue the intro explains that if the page is headed 'Factored' then these are not made by the company.
Quite different to the later Herbert catalogue on rabbit's cloud pages - both the Ajax and Fortis are to the Parkinson's QR design overall shape and the woodwork one is a Parky as, is the one on the stand --- by the way, I lucked on one of these vice stands (just the same as this but no handle) which has no maker mark but I have now seen it in two catalogues with Parkinsons vices so assume it is a Parky - perfect for my really big one (a no. 9, but not the largest listed 9a or the near mythical 10 that an American collector has).
I like the offer in the text to send a sample for inspection - I'll have a no6 Fortis with swivel base and stand to try out please.
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Never heard w QR on those - how does that work?Missed out on an A.H. Colt / Wilson vice with quick release a couple of days ago, still sulking.
Hello all, been lurking for a while checking out some awesome vices, some that are like hens teeth, so thought I'd show a couple of vices that I have and hopefully throw another rare one into the mix.
The smaller one is an old Record No4 and the larger a Peter Wright No5.
Anybody got any idea on the age / details of the No5? Haven't been able to find anything on the interwebnet regarding it.
Thanks in advance