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Please help try to identify this vise

That looks like a lot of home brew vises in the 70's the shopowners made them. That aluminum tag is a asset number tag also from that area. One of my 1st jobs installing tags on machine.
I think it is not a general purpose vise. It might be designed to hold thin sheet plastic or metal and other parts in an engraving machine. The engraving cutter in the spindle is a clue. I think the design suggests it is a one-off rather than a mass produced product. If it was made by an engraving machine company, I think there would be a better way to attach it to the machine table.