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  1. nice anvil !! I don't know how to date them either, I have one like it also, that weighs in at 573lbs.
  2. HaHaHa !! that's funny Lou !!
  3. This will be following me home tomorrow !! oh the ease of moving heavy anvils and any other heavy items... even it close tight areas !! this is the smallest forklift ever made !! its a Clark Trucloader !! made from 1945 - 1967... it weighs 2500 lbs. with a lift rating of 1000lbs. and 9 ft. max lift height.. its 28" wide and 52" long not including the forks.. takes up about as much space as two trash cans !! and fits through a man door !! the orange one is mine, the other two are to show the size better.. the man standing next to his is 6' tall..
  4. thank you guys !! I'll have to try and look it over and make a decision ... it does have 7" jaws.... JT
  5. I see, what causes a vise to unscrew a few turns before the jaws start to open ? I noticed that large one does that..
  6. what price ranges do these large vises generally sell for ??
  7. yes it does.. I see no makers marks on this vise but is so massive in person..
  8. the one I'm looking at has a swivel rear jaw .. did chipping vises have these swivel jaws ?? that's nice !! photos just don't do the size of them justice !! the are so giant in person !!
  9. yes its cleaning up nicely.. and it does weight in at 105lbs.. I think I may put it up for sale and get my money back.. I found a very large 200lb. bench vise I'm thinking of buying..
  10. I'm a little disappointed in this vise, it was misrepresented in the description.. its actually a no.975 but hard to see clearly with the rust and built up paint. which means its a 5" jaw.. well it is what it is and I will be cleaning it up today and post more photos..
  11. I won this old Chas. Parker bench Vise at a small local auction for $158.00 .. its a No.976 6" jaws and said to be 157 lbs. I'll be picking it up tomorrow, then the cleaning process begins. I will post photos of the progress..
  12. that indeed was my first thought as well.. or maybe a match stick holder ?
  13. here's a internet photo of a steam hammer in a railway shop in Argentina during the early 20th century !!
  14. these leg vise's may have been posted before.. but if they were.. they are so lovely another look doesn't hurt !! and a nice big Chas Parker bench vise !!
  15. luckily there was a business across the street that had a fork truck and truck scale, ( where I got the weight from ) they set it in my truck.. I took it back to work and lifted it back out with our fork truck .. then loaded it on a borrowed low deck trailer, took it home and carefully rolled it off !! thanks Lou ! it couldn't cause that much damage it was FREE !! lol I could only find one other just like it on the internet and it was in a banks basement. here's a photo of it... very good deal on your mandrel !! what are the measurements on it ?? JT