Either a Lend lease, WW2 supplies to the Russians.Hello everyone,
my first post and immediately a request for identification:
What is this specimen? The seller has known it for 60+ years, it doesn't carry any maker's identification, which is strange given the size and age ...
... but there was a time here when you didn't want to be seen in your workshop on a vise from certain countries and insted would take a file and a bucket of paint to help for safety's sake ... perhaps his father or grandfather ... just an idea ...
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Any help in determining is highly appreciated, because I'm going to look at the vise today.
Later, of course, I will introduce myself properly.
During WW2 a lot old designs were re-used. As it was quicker to send old moulds to smaller places to make, than tie up the main production lines.
I think so too, Ardvark, I would like to know more and where to read about it.It is a fantastic bit of history.
If it was hot out, those frosty bottles might encourage me to fall off the wagon, but I think instead I'll start looking for fat O-rings for some of my vice handles, as a couple of them have hammered sharp burrs on each side where they go through the screw head. Don't know if rubber washers or O-rings would help, but I have had a few pinched fingers due to vice handles over the years.