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nheng
12-04-2005, 04:01 PM
This is an old Wilton C1 which is about 50 - 60 years old. Didn't actually need much "restoring". It got cleaned, brush painted (a little cheating on the jaws which now need to be removed and wire brushed off) and has new pins for the pipe jaw inserts. The present day C1 appears to be a bit different as it shows no pins for the inserts and seems to have all plated steel hardware. Den

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/nheng/misc/wilton_c1_small.jpg

Furnace
12-04-2005, 05:21 PM
Now that looks like a real mans vise, unlike the cheap Pony Brand that I have. Gotta start somewhere I guess. Anyways, nice vise.

J Tiers
12-04-2005, 07:07 PM
There was on of those at a sale yesterday..... No price.

So I asked..... "Not for sale" "I could have sold that 8 times already today, but the son wants it" was the answer....

I bet they could have sold it... It looked unused.


That one looks real good too. Good job.

[This message has been edited by J Tiers (edited 12-04-2005).]

coles-webb
12-04-2005, 07:41 PM
Those are great vises compared to some of the crap they build today. It looks great and probably works even better.

Mike