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chrisjames

Plastic
Joined
Oct 28, 2021
Location
Tarpon Springs, Fl
Hello all, I picked up this Athol vise this morning at a garage sale. $15. I thought it looked cool and was in decent shape. I'm trying to date the vise but I haven't found much. I think it's pre Starrett due to not having a swivel base but post 1920ish due to having "Athol M&F co" on the side. I believe the name changed in the 1920s to Athol M&F co. from what I can find.

I may be way off, but if anyone has any better info about Athol and this vise I would appreciate it.

Thanks!
 

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metalmagpie

Titanium
Joined
May 22, 2006
Location
Seattle
Who cares how old it is? Are you going to use this in your shop or are you going to be one of those people who buy machinist vises just to put them in their yard to look at?
 

fciron

Stainless
Joined
Oct 14, 2009
Location
Louisville, KY, USA
Who cares how old it is? Are you going to use this in your shop or are you going to be one of those people who buy machinist vises just to put them in their yard to look at?
Relax. It’s posted in the “antique” subforum, the place we have for talking about this sort of stuff.

Lots of tools here won’t be getting used,. Plenty of others will. Age is just a number.
 

Andy FitzGibbon

Diamond
Joined
Sep 5, 2005
Location
Elkins WV
Who cares how old it is? Are you going to use this in your shop or are you going to be one of those people who buy machinist vises just to put them in their yard to look at?
Is it impossible to be both? Personally, I enjoy knowing the history of the tools I'm using, as do many other folks in this section of the forum. Sorry if that concept is offensive to you.
 








 
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