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By ED65
dannyr wrote:Hope you didn't burn those sausages.

My thought exactly! :lol: I've done it myself (er, more than once) becoming distracted online.
By TFrench
Thanks bod, that's really cool!

Here's the most recent addition to the stable. Made by mousehole forge in Sheffield.

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By Trevanion
Ooo, Mousehole Forge! Didn’t they make some of the best anvils?
By dannyr
The classic anvils were made of forge-welded wrought iron with crucible steel faces, this same technique was used by the same forges to make blacksmith leg vice used by smiths and other workers for centuries until cast iron bench-mounted vices were introduced (mid-19thC?).
Anvil/leg vice makers such as Peter Wright and Mousehole Forge made their version of bench mount vice, such as the beaut shown above - in pre WW1 catalogues both are shown, with the wrought iron vices quite a bit more expensive than say the Parkinson or Record equivalent.
Anyone know how far back this type of bench-mounted (not wooden or leg/pin type) vice goes?
By TFrench
I'm thinking I might take a selection to Richard Arnold's charity day as a display, it'd be nice to share them!

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