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  • Henry vise

    Picked this up at a recent auction. It is a Hery 60. The jaws are 6" wide and open 8" weighs over 50 lbs. In decent shape with some minor surface rust, should clean up nicely.

    As the Henry tool factory in London On was a big producer of vises in the 1940's I suspect it is one of theirs.

    By the way there was some interest so I did not acquire it at a "you suck" price.
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    Re: Henry vise

    Nice find.

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    • #3

      Re: Henry vise

      henry tools was the one supplier of all vises to the allied forces during WW11 for repair shops/vehicles
      after the war ended they produced henry power tools aka craftmaster
      my shop is a beaver lodge
      steve, sarnia, ont




      1940's Craftmaster Lathe

      https://www.facebook.com/artistryinwoodca/

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        Re: Henry vise

        I have two of them for my Craftmaster wall, a number 6 and number 8 Click image for larger version

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          Re: Henry vise

          Here is the complete wall, only one tool missing and it is the little jointer, but on its way via Brian. Click image for larger version

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          WCraig and millforge like this.

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            Re: Henry vise

            i wonder how many of those things went to europe and never came back!
            probably 1000's of them buried in old bomb craters, either in destroyed buildings or trucks
            my fil was an army mechanic in france during ww11(as was the queen), im sure they both had the use of one
            my shop is a beaver lodge
            steve, sarnia, ont




            1940's Craftmaster Lathe

            https://www.facebook.com/artistryinwoodca/

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            • #7

              Re: Henry vise

              Originally posted by Jacques Leclerc View Post
              I have two of them for my Craftmaster wall, a number 6 and number 8 Click image for larger version

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              Jacques: Given the size of the 6 the #8 must be a beast. Beautiful shop / museum!

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                Re: Henry vise

                When I took the vise apart I found further evidence of it's origins. The Craftool name puts it in the 1940's
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                Also found some damage but that should be a fairly easy repair.
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