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Manufactured/Badged by:
Richards-Wilcox Mfg. Co.
Aurora, IL

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Other
Machine Size: 10 inch
Submitted By: Manny Ringel
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: woodworking vise
Date of Manufacturer: Early 20th century
Serial Number:
Last Updated 10/30/2019 3:49:48 PM

Comments:
From a flea market 5 years ago. The blue paint and white lettering is mine; the only color on it when I acquired it was rust, so I have no idea of the original paint scheme. The current wood handle is also a shop-made replacement. This vise shows up in a 1914 R-W catalog found on archive.org as model 430S size #2.

The castings are massive, and the guide rods and screw are 1 inch diameter. It does not rack at all when gripping an offcenter workpiece. It has a half-nut design for quick open/close. Opens 12 inches wide metal jaw to metal jaw.

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Comments: front view
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Comments: top view 10 inches wide
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Comments: 5 inches of depth
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Comments: opens 12 inches wide
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Comments: 1 inch diameter rods and screw
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