Leg Vice

Description (Brief)
This type of vice takes its name from the leg-like extension that stretches from the jaw to the floor. A leg vice such as this one was employed in the shaping and finishing of metalwork by a blacksmith or machinist.
Currently not on view
Object Name
vice, leg
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 93.5 cm x 15.4 cm x 49 cm; 36 13/16 in x 6 1/16 in x 19 5/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Industry & Manufacturing
Machine Shop
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Machine Shop
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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