The first metallic vise flange

Where did the metallic flange on wooden Vises come from? A copy of Building Age from March 1885 describes a “Patent Metallic Vise Flange” from Ohio Tool Company. It claimed the following advantages:

  • Negates the necessity of mortising the jaw of the vise which would weaken it.
  • Does away with the friction  and wear of the end of the head of the screw against the jaw of the vise.
  • Less strength is required in tightening.
  • The jaw is carried squarely and firmly.
  • The flange adds strength and durability to the vise.



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