Was reading you posts about the Reed 404 1/2. Struck me as, you are the most expert expert. I just came across one, it has patent dates stamped on it of 1908,1912 & 1914. It is the swivel base swivel jaw, weighs 75lb. Was just hoping you would be willing to reply to me as to it's age, value, etc. I have seen some examples of this 404 1/2 but with letters after the #, This vise has none, what do the letters signify?
It much to beefy for my needs so I'll be sending it down the line on eBay.
I read your post about being able to date a Gerstner tool chest. I would appreciate you assistance dating a chest I just purchased. I would prefer to chat using regular email only because it is easier and I check it more frequently.