The Avenger was a Volkswagen-based kit car from about 1970. This one might need a bit of work... and an engine ... and an interior...
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
I remember when Suzuki introduced variable valve timing to the motorcycling world on the 1992 Bandit 400 and trying to figure out a mechanism that would allow that.
So if you're an engine guy, give a thought to how you might do it- before looking at the image...
Friday, October 18, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019
I dropped in to visit the Waterloo Central railway in St Jacobs today (more on that later) and was greeted by this big old Charles Parker Number 5 1/2 vise sitting out proudly by itself in the middle of the yard. It's obviously had a long hard life and it's good to see it still working!
Prentiss Vice was organized by John and Edwin Mulford in Montour Falls, NY in 1877. It appears that they had acquired the Hall Manufacturing Company, who employed a man named Mason Prentiss, who held US Patent 75,576, issued March 17, 1868 for a bench vise.
Although the ad mentions a NYC address, this seems to be only the sales or head office, Prentiss Vises were manufactured by Bagley & Sewall in Watertown, NY.
As is common with this era of tool manufacturers many companies became intertwined and in 1925 the Prentiss Vise Company completed the purchase of the Henry Cheney Hammer Company.In 1947 The Prentiss Vise Company, including the Cheney Hammer division, was sold to the Charles Parker Company of Meriden, Connecticut.