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Offline mikeswrenches

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Re: Some more little guys
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2013, 09:26:06 PM »
HeelSpur,

Here is the Goodell-Pratt hand vise.  The two crossed pieces between the handles keep the jaws parallel.  As an aside, G-P also made the same vise with a loop at the end of the handle for use by linemen.  Wouldn't do to drop one of these on your buddies head.  You might not get off the pole. :)  I have never seen one with the ring other than in the catalog.

The length is 4 7/8 in. with jaws that are 1 3/16 in. wide.

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Re: Some more little guys
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2013, 10:46:43 AM »
No markings on this one.


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Re: Some more little guys
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2013, 01:34:38 PM »
I like the looks of that G-P hand vise.
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Re: Some more little guys
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2013, 01:49:38 PM »
The hand vise is the smallest one of this type I have ever seen(the smallest one I have has a handle).  This one is only 3 3/8 in. long and has 1 1/8 in. wide jaws.  Marked Germany.

I used one of these back in the days I was making jewelry.   One was issued to Civil War artificers (I haven't yet figured out what it was intended to do for artificers.  Suspect minor repairs to personal weapons.) 

I would think this hand vise was made to be used for gunsmithing, jewelry fabrication, or by watch makers.  They're handy little tools.