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 Post subject: My new Fly Vise
PostPosted: June 5th, 2016, 2:57 pm 
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Got this the other day, mid 1800's fly vise. At first I thought it was made from a cannon ball but on close inspection it is solid brass (not cast iron). You can take your hand and rotate the vise in it's iron ring holder (it has a brass one to). I looked on line and the oldest fly vise that I saw was Ca. 1890 and it looked nothing like this one. This maybe one of a kind as there are no manufacturers stamp on it. It weights about 15 lbs.
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 Post subject: Re: My new Fly Vise
PostPosted: June 6th, 2016, 3:58 pm 
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Where on earth did you find that and how can you be sure about the date?


 
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 Post subject: Re: My new Fly Vise
PostPosted: June 7th, 2016, 3:25 pm 
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A friend of mine got it from a family he knew up north. It had been past down in the family from that time. I tried to Google it and found nothing even remotely like it. If I were to polish it up it would look great on a desk.


 
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 Post subject: Re: My new Fly Vise
PostPosted: June 8th, 2016, 12:43 pm 
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It certainly is homemade, whenever it was made. One way to narrow down its age is the threads and whether or not they are standard threads.


 
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