Thursday, July 12, 2018

One of my vices is vises. H Boker hand vise

 Here is a very nice item by- once again- Henry Boker. A reader sent in this forged hand vice with a wooden- likely rosewood- handle. He says,
 "It was most likely used by a jeweler or watchmaker or similar trade.
The markings are H Boker and the name A. Crawford appears twice (was this the owner?) 
 The forged jaws are 1 1/4" wide, the tool is 9" in length. 
He estimates it dates to the mid 1800s which could be, as the company was in business from 1837 to 1970.

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