Monday, June 15, 2015

One of my vices is vises: Starrett No. 86

I found this lovely little vise at a barn sale on Saturday.  Both jaws are movable, and one has a vertical groove for holding cylindrical items at right angles to the jaws.  Luckily, someone had greased the screw (although this is not considered good practice on a vise) but it kept the screw from rusting, unlike the rest of the vise.  I didn't know it was a Starrett until I got it home and cleaned it off.   It's missing the original handle and the thumb screw for the base, but I can't complain as I paid less for it than it sold for new in 1938.

Catalog 26, 1938

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