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Three Engraver's Vices and an Engraver's Pad

Auction:
2502
Lot:
251
Sold for:
$296$250

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Three Engraver's Vices and an Engraver's Pad, 19th/20th century, the first two vices turned rosewood with brass fittings, one inscribed W.S.L.F and dated March 1872, with a pin extending from the bottom meant to be inserted into a bench, ht. 6 1/4; the third consisting of two large plated steel components, the top which houses the vice, the rotating assembly is laid on a leather and wood ring to facilitate work at any angle, ht. 7; and a sand-filled leather pillow for the engraver to rest his hand, dia. 5 3/4 in.

Note: In Crom #2 there is pictured (figure 1210) the first vice mentioned above, where it is noted that a very similar product was produced and available at least in the 1884 catalogue by B.F. Norris.
Estimate $200-300

Keywords

large plated steel components, similar product