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Old 01-22-2009, 02:21 PM
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Default old engaving vise patents

When patenting the glide-lock vise the examiner found all of the old engraving vise patents from way back. These were listed as prior art in the glide-lock patent. Anyway, these old vise patents are pretty cool to see. Some of these show up on ebay from time to time. Jerry Seymour sent some photos of one recently he won on ebay. Jerry, if you see this post, can you post the pictures of that old vise you have?

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Old 01-22-2009, 02:23 PM
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A few more..

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Old 01-10-2010, 09:57 PM
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Default Re: old engaving vise patents

Interesting looking at all the different designs.

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Default Re: old engaving vise patents

Do any of you here in the forum use any of these models?
Do some of these patterns work better than others? Or are they intended for different kinds of work?
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I have a Muehlmatt. It is not quite configured like the one pictured here. I can find no patent date on it, but it does have "The Special" engraved on it and "AD.MUEHLMATT MAKER CIN. U.S.A.". I am guessing that it only weighs about 5 or 6 pounds.
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Thank you for the response Gail. How well do you like this vise?
I have not yet begun engraving and do not know one vise from another.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:27 AM
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Brian, I have only used it a little bit and it works as good as new.. I just bought it on ebay some time ago in a moment of weakness because I like old things that have survived mostly because of being well made, since I fit in that category myself I can appreciate.
They do show up fairly often there if you keep looking.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:32 AM
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Thank you for the reply, Gail. My computer went on the sick list so I have been away since my last post.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:36 AM
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Brian, I want to add that it is very lightweight and mostly suitable for small items. If you are looking to buy a first vise I would recommend buying a standard size vise. There are many to choose from, and they can be used for larger as well as small pieces. Happy returns in your pursuit of engraving, and there is much on this site that you can learn from.
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:30 PM
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Thanks. There are so many models. I had hoped someone would comment on the differences between these many old ones Mr. Lindsay posted here.
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Thanks Steve. I love old patents, especially those common to things we do.
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I just like looking at these photos ... they have a beautiful quality separate from the descriptive functionality of them ...
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:55 AM
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I remember watching an old Thai lady do beautiful script with just a simple push graver and what looked like an old cast iron ball with a "Cast in" groove and two 5/16 bolts on the side to hold things in the groove . She did it in between the street stalls ,while you waited ....
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very interesting batch of dwgs. neat stuff.
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I recently picked up an Adolph Muehlmatt ball vise. It has "The Rex" and L.W. Gary, Inventor, New Orleans on it. It's much like the 1913 patent image in this thread.
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Cool Dan, If you have an easy way to post a photo of it, please do.
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I don't have any way to park the images somewhere to provide a url, or don't know where to.
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Hi Dan, Just attach the images to a post. Here is a thread about how to do that: http://engravingforum.com/showthread.php?t=2782
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