Restoration of US Made Vises
February 25, 2017 By miviseguy 3 Comments
Steve Hoare says
October 25, 2018 at 5:30 am
Just found your site, I have the same passion for old iron, not just vises but old machinery also.
Have recently purchased a Reed 106Y, the ‘Y’ is intriguing as I cannot find any info. on the web about it, there seem to be a model 106 ‘R’ & ‘S’ but not a ‘Y’. Purchased it for 150 GBP which is quite a bit but American vises are expensive in Europe.
I also have a Yost 204, swivel base 4″ jaws with cast in situ jaws. I hope to restore these soon.
November 1, 2018 at 12:55 pm
Thanks for the note and kind words! I like old machinery as well as anvils and blacksmithing equipment so I have no shortage of things to hunt for in my free time.
I haven’t seen a Reed with the “Y” in person or pictures, but I recall seeing a mention of one on a forum in the past. It would be interesting to know what that stood for. If you find out, please let me know!
Tony ososki says
November 8, 2019 at 1:05 pm
I just found ur site looking for info on my Athol 94, saw your swivel jaw,thot it was a Prentiss like mine, i can send you her sad story and pics if u like,she is a beaty but severely wounded and im trying to bring her back from deaths door..she is a Prentiss #21. I am restoring my Athol now, just started to strip her down,any advice on dissasembly would b great and apreciated,my collection is just starting,
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