- Essex, England
Didn't Australia use numbers with the broad arrow? 6 was Tasmania at one time.Look round the flanges on the bolt holes on the fixed jaws.
Look for GPO stamps.
The red indicates it was taken up from ear marked stores and used in WD departments.
In Germany you still find WD vices. In The VW factory is a replica of the first VW beetle factory, on the bench is a Blue WD vice.