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Picked this up today with an 8" Wilton vise.. And a milk crate full of antique tools. Any idea of the maker? Can't find a makers mark. Bottom is flat with one LARGE handling hole in the center.. A number two appears on each side of the handling hole under the horn. 139096 is on the front left foot if you were to stand in front of the horn. Wire wheeled the blue paint off each side where a mark "should" be. Nice ring with 80-90% rebound.

Thank a bunch guys-

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Looks like a Hay-Budden to me but a flat bottom is not something I have known them to have. Possibly an earlier solid wrought Budden? Also the number 2 stamped on either side of the handling hole is something that my Hay-Budden has so thats my bet.

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the early HB's had a very thin and shallow hourglass that has often worn flat---I have one where you can barely trace it and it's well stamped If it is an HB serial on the left foot strongly suggests, then it was made in 1907, so not real early...

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Cool. I also don't know what it weighs.. Two people to load it. I think around 300 pounds. It's just a bit smaller than my 475# double horn. The face is flat with minimal chipping. The front table is very worn but I couldn't pass on the price.

From the tip of the horn to the back of the heel she's 31 inches and 12 & a 1/4 tall. Any weight guesses? My scale is a new glass one.. I'm scared to try and set it on there.. Lol

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Cool. I also don't know what it weighs.. Two people to load it. I think around 300 pounds. It's just a bit smaller than my 475# double horn. The face is flat with minimal chipping. The front table is very worn but I couldn't pass on the price.

From the tip of the horn to the back of the heel she's 31 inches and 12 & a 1/4 tall. Any weight guesses? My scale is a new glass one.. I'm scared to try and set it on there.. Lol

Width of the face is the most relative dimension in london pattern sizing. 300 plus pounds are usually 5.5 inches wide. Could be as little as 5 or as much as 6 but 6" is usually about 400. 

 

Nice vise by the way. About the best machinist's vise you can get. 

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