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Offline mikeswrenches

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Smallest Prentiss vise ever??
« on: February 08, 2017, 05:30:58 PM »
Finding this at the M-WTCA Peach Meet in Madison, GA just about justified the 7 hr. drive.

This must be the smallest vise that Prentiss ever made. The jaws measure just 1 1/4 in. wide and have a maximum opening of 1 1/8 in. Overall length is 4 3/8 in.

One side is marked "P.V. Co. N.Y." and 300 under that. The other side has an anchor symbol followed by line, which I assume means Anchor Line. Unfortunately this doesn't mean anything to me.

Interestingly, this is a patented vise, although DATAMP shows it as having never been made.
If you are interested, the patent information is below.

http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?number=703376&typeCode=0

As you can see, the vise is manufactured just as the patent shows.

Any additional information would be appreciated.

Mike


Offline kwoswalt99

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Re: Smallest Prentiss vise ever??
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 07:50:28 PM »
Datamp lists a lot of things as having never been produced...

Offline mikeswrenches

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Re: Smallest Prentiss vise ever??
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 04:31:18 AM »
Kwoswalt99, thanks for posting the catalog sheet, however it brings up 2 more questions. Where was the Honeyman Hardware co. located? And what is the date of the catalog?

I found the answer to my first question; Portland, OR but not the second.

I have quite a few tools that are not in DATAMP. I usually try to send a picture so they can update the records.

Mike
« Last Edit: February 09, 2017, 09:02:44 AM by mikeswrenches »

Offline p_toad

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Re: Smallest Prentiss vise ever??
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 02:01:30 PM »
Nice looking little unit...   hard to believe after all these years that it's that clean...   :embarrassed:

Offline kwoswalt99

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Re: Smallest Prentiss vise ever??
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2017, 07:00:12 PM »
Catalog is from 1906.

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Re: Smallest Prentiss vise ever??
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2017, 07:57:35 PM »