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Offline mikeswrenches

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The smallest Blacksmiths vise ever...
« on: December 24, 2014, 11:12:52 AM »
I don't know for positive if this is the smallest ever, but it has to be close.  Everything functions as it should.  The handle even slides back and forth.  It is made completely of brass and appears to be somewhat old, as it has accuired a nice patina.

Length is 3 13/16 in. from the top of the jaws to the bottom of the post.  Jaws are only 11/32 in. wide.

It does not have a name, but does have an 'M' cast into it.

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Re: The smallest Blacksmiths vise ever...
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2014, 12:48:46 PM »
very nice, sure wouln't mind finding one like that.

do you have a collection of small vises ?

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Re: The smallest Blacksmiths vise ever...
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2014, 01:19:43 PM »
Called a Pin Vise, used by jewelers mostly.
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Re: The smallest Blacksmiths vise ever...
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2014, 02:16:42 PM »
Called a Pin Vise, used by jewelers mostly.

No, this really is a very small blacksmiths leg vise.  There is no hole through the post since the screw threads would get in the way.  Note the plate on the rear that is used to attach it to a bench.

These pictures are of a small jewelers pin vise.  Note the hole through the handle for wire to go through.

very nice, sure wouln't mind finding one like that.

do you have a collection of small vises ?
Turn nut, I have quite a few small vises.  Most have jaws under 2 inches wide.

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Re: The smallest Blacksmiths vise ever...
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2014, 04:05:04 PM »
A salesmans demo model perhaps?
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Re: The smallest Blacksmiths vise ever...
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2014, 04:07:40 PM »
Cool vise!
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Re: The smallest Blacksmiths vise ever...
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2014, 05:33:03 PM »
Nice find, I don't think I've seen a post vise that small either. 

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Re: The smallest Blacksmiths vise ever...
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2014, 08:06:11 PM »
I stand corrected!
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Re: The smallest Blacksmiths vise ever...
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2014, 08:22:43 PM »
That is ok Papaw you retired guys are a little quick to pull the trigger sometimes............

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Re: The smallest Blacksmiths vise ever...
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2014, 03:44:53 AM »
It looks like a true miniature post vise to me.
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Re: The smallest Blacksmiths vise ever...
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2014, 08:09:46 AM »
Gads!  I think I'm in love!

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Re: The smallest Blacksmiths vise ever...
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2014, 01:34:24 PM »
That is ok Papaw you retired guys are a little quick to pull the trigger sometimes............


and it starts...    !!


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