Vintage REED Mfg Co. No. 31 Swivel Bench Vise Pat. Dec 24, 1912 Wt 47 lb, 3.5" For Sale

Vintage REED Mfg Co. No. 31 Swivel Bench Vise Pat. Dec 24, 1912  Wt 47 lb, 3.5


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Vintage REED Mfg Co. No. 31 Swivel Bench Vise Pat. Dec 24, 1912 Wt 47 lb, 3.5":
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Vintage REED Mfg Co. No. 31 Swivel Bench Vise Pat. Dec 24, 1912

Wt 47 lb, 3.5" Jaws, Opens to 5-3/4"

Nice, vintage REED swivel mount vise, Made in Erie, PA, USA. Has to be over 100 years old from the earliest Patent date of Dec 24, 1912. Also has a second date of 1914.

This vise is COMPLETE with both the base plate and the large wing nut for tightening the vise. You mount the base to your workbench with a hole in the center. To swivel the vise, loosen the wing nut, turn the vise and then tighten the wing nut. Really neat old vise.

The base plate does show a welded repair, but it looks like it was done by a blacksmith and it is solid. Vise has been painted silver at one time. Vise needs a good cleaning and the screw lubed. Jaws are in great shape, 3.5" wide and the vise opens to about 5-3/4". It's heavy, weighing in at over 47 lbs. Looks like it can be mounted on a table up to 3-1/2" thick, maybe even a little more.

Really versatile, heavy duty, antique, REED #31 vise. Not many of these around any more. See photos. No other repairs that I can find, other than the base plate and has a nice action.



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