Teeth on the slider are all in order, as is the quick release device. Mounting plate is solid and ready for installation on your bench. Both jaws are in excellent condition with minimal tool wear as seen.Jaws are 7-3/4" wide, 4" deep, and open to a 12 capacity. It has a 1" diameter screw with two 7/8" slide bars. As you turn the handle through a 1/4 turn to the left, it loosens and then releases allowing you to slide the front jaws in or out, until you turn the handle to the right to re-engage the screw. The vise is a beautiful heavy cast iron tool.
I have never seen one like this before! When researching the vise, I found some news clippings and patent application, from A. Herriman's patent application, May 11, 1903:Be it known that I, CHARLES'A. The primary object of my invention is to provide a vise the jaws of which may be quickly moved toward each other any desired distance into contact with the object or work which is to be held by the vise and which may then be slowly and forcibly moved toward each other to grip the object with the necessary pressure to rmly hold the same and which when the object is to be released may be quickly moved away from each other. His patent was granted Oct 27, 1903.
Don't know how Wilton, Sheldon, Wilcox, & Desmond Stephan came to dominate the market, this Herriman vise is as well made as any of them. Great for use in a working woodshop or added to a collection of unique and antique american tools. A HERRIMAN NO 8 QUICK RELEASE BENCH VISE WOODWORKING RARE VINTAGE 1903" is in sale since Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Vises, Clamps". The seller is "verletti" and is located in Salem, Wisconsin.This item can be shipped to United States. Herriman