What the heck is this

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What the heck is this

Post by patrick » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:37 pm

Hay out there, I am new to this site. I am a tool guy, I tag sale & dumpster dive etc. collecting tools & stuff. I recently acquired a very unusual vice and am looking for some info on it. What is it? Has anyone out there ever seen one of these? I will try & post some attachments. It has a tag on it which reads: Montgomery & Co. Inc. Springfield, New Jersey, MOD 300 S. Any info will be appreciated.
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Re: What the heck is this

Post by Harold_V » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:39 pm

Interesting vise.

If I had to guess, I'd suggest it's for holding irregularly shaped objects. Otherwise, I haven't a clue!

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Re: What the heck is this

Post by patrick » Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:02 pm

Thanks Harold. Yeh it hold a round pipe perfectly. But is is so well made it must have a name and history of application. Somebody has to have seen one of these before I'm hoping.

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Re: What the heck is this

Post by patrick » Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:03 pm

Oh I love the aphorism at the end of your message.
Socrates said, "the richest man is the one who is contented with least"

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Re: What the heck is this

Post by 737mechanic » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:55 pm

Never seen one like that.

If you are not a member of http://www.garagejournal.com you need to sign up. Just click on The Forum at the top of the page then click on General tool discussion. It is the best tool forum around. There are some viseaholics on there that might be able to tell you what it is for.

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Re: What the heck is this

Post by patrick » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:17 pm

thanks, I'm on my way.

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Re: What the heck is this

Post by Harold_V » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:47 pm

patrick wrote:Oh I love the aphorism at the end of your message.
Socrates said, "the richest man is the one who is contented with least"
Chuckle!

We Greeks are full of sayings! :wink:

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Re: What the heck is this

Post by fonzy » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:25 pm

From time to time I see them listed on ebay, seem to get a good price for them. It is for, as mentioned...for holding odd shaped work. The movable jaws index to hold on to just about any shape.
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Re: What the heck is this

Post by steamin10 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:34 pm

Sayings? like : A mind is a terrible thing.

A waste is a terrible thing to mind.

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Re: What the heck is this

Post by Harold_V » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:13 pm

<<<<sniicker>>>>

Well, yeah, something like that! :lol:

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Re: What the heck is this

Post by PeteM » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:39 pm

There was a large hardware dealer named Montgomery & Co that started in 1876 at 105 Fulton St. in New York City. Very cool catalogs, if you manage to find one from a hundred years or so ago. Perhaps they moved across from NYC to NJ later years?

If so, I'd guess your vise was OEM'd by someone else and labeled by Montgomery & Co. Yours looks post WWII to me.

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Re: What the heck is this

Post by Scott » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:54 pm

patrick wrote: Socrates said, "the richest man is the one who is contented with least"
It works for everything, but machine tools/welders etc.... :mrgreen:

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