Sunday, April 1, 2012

One of my vices is vises. Paramo

A Paramo Number 5 vice. According to The Workbench Book Paramo vises were first produced during WW2. Just after the Record vise factory was bombed in 1940, it dawned on everyone that vises- vital for war production- were in danger of going into short supply. The UK government authorized the foundry of F. Parramore & Sons Ltd. to produce Record vises. The company was more known for casting sewer pipes. I'm sure the Record people were overjoyed.

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