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Old 04-13-2011, 08:30 PM   #2001
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Pic of my bullet, great vice and spotless clean. Not bad for a Craigslist find.

That vise is 40 years old at least. Its a beauty. I have new smooth hardened jaws and also new copper liners if interested.
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:07 PM   #2002
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Great looking vise. What shade of grey is that? Also, I like the paint on the Snap On box. Good stuff.
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:30 PM   #2003
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Very nice looking Wilton! Good effort for getting it off of CL, too.
In an effort to keep the vises coming, here is the baby of Charles Parker.
It is a Model 30 with 2 5/8" jaws and the sliding lead screw cover. It is
referred to in advertising as an Oval Slide vise. I paid $9.00 for the poor beast.
However, it is looking much better now. LOL
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Before....it was so covered in peeling paint.


Clamped in its big brother's jaws. A pair of old Parkers....gots to love it.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:31 PM   #2004
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Kbiets. what is that little machine that you have two of. Mac
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:45 AM   #2005
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Picked this up last night for $75. Not a "you suck" score I don't think, but these bigger Columbians are scarce around here. This one is a 504 1/2, has 4.5" jaws and weighs about 60 lbs (guessing on that one).



With it's new little brother...


Apart and ready for cleaning and paint (also note the UMD).


The pics kinda suck, but this thing is CLEAN. The jaws look pretty much new and close very tightly.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:40 AM   #2006
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[QUOTE=Rickenbackerman;1466695]Picked this up last night for $75. Not a "you suck" score I don't think, but these bigger Columbians are scarce around here. This one is a 504 1/2, has 4.5" jaws and weighs about 60 lbs (guessing on that one).





If thats going to be bolted onto your bench, its a very good score. Its 40 years old if a day.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:46 AM   #2007
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Yup, after a full resto it's going to replace my POS 5" chinese wilton. I don't really like the fact that there's no anvil surface, but I'll take the higher tensile strength and precision jaws of a machinist vise any day. Now to keep an eye out for an anvil...

What do you mean by "40 years old if a day"?
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:58 PM   #2008
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The hamer is a body hamer. The curved chisile thing is a led tamper for tamping lead in cast iron sewer pipes. Mac
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:53 PM   #2009
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The hamer is a body hamer. The curved chisile thing is a led tamper for tamping lead in cast iron sewer pipes. Mac
I think that I missed something....however I did learn about a hammer somewhere.

Columbian Vise - Great score on that vise! It will outlast most of us in history. I also like the smaller vise that has a hardy holes in it. Sometimes you can get lucky and pick one up that still has the small chisel point that fits. Make sure to post up some photos of the finished Columbian when you get done.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:44 PM   #2010
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Yup, after a full resto it's going to replace my POS 5" chinese wilton. I don't really like the fact that there's no anvil surface, but I'll take the higher tensile strength and precision jaws of a machinist vise any day. Now to keep an eye out for an anvil...

What do you mean by "40 years old if a day"?
Its means "positively" We are as sure its as 40 years as we are sure its one day. If it wasn't one day old it would mean it hasn't been made yet. Don't confuse me, I;m old! lol!
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:12 PM   #2011
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So heres a few of mine. 3 of which have absolutely no names, but one says Made In China.

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Large Reed No. 3C (any info on this? year maybe?)



This one just says "Littlestown" and Howe & Fory Co. on it:


The red 3 1/2" that says Made In China on it:


Cool little clamp on vise that my grandfather had. This thing is spotless and is at least as old as I am. You can see how small it really is in the first picture:


And a no-name drill press vise:
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:48 AM   #2012
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Very nice reed 3c. They are hard to find. I have only found one that was for salw in the last 4 years. The 4c is much more common. The Reed 3c has replaceable jaws so it was a later version I would guess to be in the 60's from the literature I have. The earlier ones were identical but had the jaws cast in place. If I remember they weigh around 125#.
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:36 PM   #2013
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Very nice Reed....indeed! Couldn't resist the poetry.....sorry.
The Littlestown vise is from Littlestown Hardware and Foundry in
Littlestown, Pa. They made tons of smaller vises and are still in
business today making mostly aluminum (aluminium for our friends overseas)
castings. The Reed is a very solid looking vise and will still be around when
the Mothership comes to take those left alive back to the old planet. Wait...
I said too much. Never mind.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:09 PM   #2014
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here is my vice ive only just made it and have not bolted it to the floor yet.

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Old 04-17-2011, 10:31 PM   #2015
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Neil - Fantastic Record vise! What jaw width is it? Great results on the stand too. However, it would appear that you have to stand in the pit to use it. Looking at the size of the stand and the size of the vise, I don't think much is going to move them.
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:29 AM   #2016
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hi Catalyze, glad you like it.

i dont know where im going to put it yet. its just placed there to take some pics as i had literally only just bolted it all up.

it has 8" jaws.

im really sorry for the crappy pics, i would go take some more, but they wont get much better from me.

the floor plate is a 10mm thick plate with a 16mm hole drilled in all 4 corners to bolt it to the floor.

the top plate is 15mm thick and has the vice bolted to it with 3 x 24mm bolts. (8.8 grade steel, which is high tensile over here)

the post is 8" H section girder. not sure what the american terminology is. but they are also called RSJ or I beam?

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That 3c is one of the nicest vises ever made. Reed durability with replaceable jaws! Nice score.
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Nice stand NeilH! I dig those big Record vises er... vices!
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:48 AM   #2019
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thanks mjozefow.

i didnt pick up ion the vise/vice spelling or i would have used the "S"

i speak the queens english lol.
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thanks mjozefow.

i didnt pick up ion the vise/vice spelling or i would have used the "S"

i speak the queens english lol.

The word Vice is correct for an Englishman as its the English spelling, the word Vise is correct for an American because that's the American English spelling.

Both sides of the Atlantic and both right.
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