Leg Vice

Leg Vice

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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.
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Object Name
vice, leg
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 98.8 cm x 13.1 cm x 47 cm; 38 7/8 in x 5 3/16 in x 18 1/2 in
ID Number
MC.317971 [dup1]
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Machine Shop
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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