Gripping Tool Manufacturers

Here is an excellent Forum resource from the Garage Jounal

Here is another excellent Forum resource from the Garage Jounal (very large thread) Please see the page references below.  When you click the link above, simply add &page=put page number here to the end of the url and it will take you to that page. 

**NOTE** There are thousands of examples of vises contained in this thread.  Garage Journal member Drivesitfar took the time to compile the below list identifying where vises can be found down to the page number.  We then alphabetised them:

A M&F Co.---Pipe Bender------------------------------------Page 299
A.JA.X----UNBREAKABLE--------------------------------------Page 362
Ace Apex---Rotating Vise--------------------------------------Page437
ACE-----------------------------------------------------------Page 961
ACESA---------------------------------------------------------Page 665
Acme Tool Co.-------------------------------------------------Page 536
Adam's Co. / Diamond Vise Co.-------------------------------Page 330
Adams Co.----Dubuque Ia.----Machinist Vise--------------------Page 668
Adams Diamond C0.----Anvil Vise------------------------------Page 730
All Steel Plate Vise--------------------------------------------Page 968
Allens Anvil Vise-----------------------------------------------Page 433
Allied---------------------------------------------------------Page 508
Altrade---Asia----------------------------------------------Page 36, 88, 89, 425
AM & F Co.----Pipe Vise---Like the Vanderman------------Page 541, 1199,--- post 10815, 23966
American Chain Co. Inc.----ACCO-------------------------------Page 767
American Forge & Foundry---AFF-------------------------------Page 931
American Machinery Co. Inc.---AMPO-GRIP------------------Page 188
American Scale---N&B RR---350+ lbs.---8 3/8 jaws------------Page 390
American-----------------------------------------------------Page 463, 794
American------------------------------------------------------Page 794
Anchor--------------------------------------------------------Page 534
Apex Machine Vises---India----------------------------------Page 357
Armstrong MFG. Co.-----------------------------------------Page 353
Athol #33---Quick Adjust-----------------------------------------Page 1185
Athol---#81-----------------------------------------------------Page 1090
B P------------------------------------------------------------Page 672
B Tout Acier-----------------------------------------------Page 243
B. Smith & Co.-------------------------------------------------Page 777
BABCO-----------------------------------------------------Page 35, 280, 647
Bacus Vise-------------------------------------------------Page 178
Baker---------------------------------------------------------Page 716
Ball Base, Rotating Vise-----------------------------------------Page 638
Barrett-----------------------------------------------------Page 312
Baugh & Moss - Leicester--------------------------------------Page 746, 754
Belknap---Blue Grass Vise-------------------------------------Page 399, 400
Bernstein--------------------------------------------------Page 234
Bessey-----------------------------------------------------Page 259
Bicycle Vise----------------------------------------------------Page 882, 883, 1134, 1135
Biehl Brasil-----------------------------------------------------Page 841, 842
Black & Decker----Workmate 7''--Quick Vise--------------------Page 600
Bloom T.H.S.-----------------------------------------------Page 90
Blue-Point----------------------------------------------------Page 384
Blue-point-----------------------------------------------------Page 828
Boker Germany---------------------------------------------Page 58
Boley Watchmaker Vise----------------------------------------Page439
Boley---------------------------------------------------------Page 734 949
Bonney's---------------------------------------------------Page 208
Brass Columbian------------------------------------------------Page 1097
Brinks & Cotton-----------------------------------------------Page 438, 898
Buffalo------------------------------------------------------Page 337
Bugatti---------------------------------------------------Page 61, 1068
Canedy Otto M.F.G. Co.-------------------------------------Page 4, 164, 486
Carl Shields---Anvil Vise----------------------------------------Page 961
Casa Grande--------------------------------------------------Page 598
Champion Blower & Forge Co.---Anvil Vise----------------------Page 452
Champion-----------------------------------------------------Page 525
Champion-----------------------------------------------------Page 794
Chaney Anvil & Vise-----------------------------------------Page 212
Charles Parker #0---2 1/8'' jaw width--------------------------Page 1148
Charles Parker #20---------------------------------------------Page 1108, 1162
Charles Parker #978---------------------------------------------Page 1131
Charles Parker Trojan--------------------------------------Page 252, 1035, 1032, 1168
Charles Parker---Side Screw----------------------------------Page 1022
Charles Parker---The Smallest--------------------------------Page 1062, 1195
Chief--------------------------------------------------------Page 359
Chief----------------------------------------------------------Page 482, 688
Chinese vise---10'' jaws------------------------------------Page 186
Circle D----------------------------------------------------Page 162
Clifford Peterson Tool Co.-------------------------------------Page 408
CL---Japan----------------------------------------------------Page 961
Coaly & Co.---Kansas City--350 lb. Red Seal-----------------Page 68
Cobalt-----------------------------------------------------Page 213
Cobra---------------------------------------------------------Page 823, 1125, 1147
Col. Hdwe.----Clev'd. O.---------------------------------------Page 523
Cole Tool Mfg.----------------------------------------------Page 259
Cole Tool Mfg.------------------------------------------------Page 470
Cole---on a Pole------------------------------------------------Page 1070
Colton---------------------------------------------------------Page 554
Columbian Autocrat--------------------------------------------Page 923
Columbian Plate Steel Vise-------------------------------------Page 587
Comb No. 3---Combination---by Oswego--------------------Page 998, 1080
Companion-------------------------------------------------Page 233
Craftsman Rotating Vise----------------------------------------Page 581, 582
Craftsman---05198---6" jaws---107 lbs.--------------------Page 981, 1086, 1089
Craftsman---3/4'' jaw width-------------------------------------Page 1150
Craftsman---8 inch jaw---Japan-----------------------------Page 329, 330
Craftsman---Rotating vise-----------------------------------Page 309
Crawford------------------------------------------------------Page 798
Cummings Rotating Vise----------------------------------------Page 601, 606
Customized Parker Eclipse------------------------------------Page 333
Dawn Machinist Vise-------------------------------------------Page 602, 672
Dawn---not offset--Australian----------------------------------Page 1115
Dawn---Offset Vise----------------------------------------Page 156, 235
Dixon Ball Vise--------------------------------------------------Page 874
Dodge Slide Set-----------------------------------------------Page 482, 626, 696, 697, 747
Dolex------------------------------------------------------------Page 1082
Doug's vise----Made in Canada---------------------------------Page 800
Drillia Canada Vise----------------------------------------------Page 632
Droped--------------------------------------------------------Page 771
Dubuque-------------------------------------------------------Page 838
Duracraft--------------------------------------------------Page 198, 357, 359
Duracraft------------------------------------------------------Page 805
Eclipse-----------------------------------------------------Page 295, 394
Elgin Windmill Company----------------------------------------Page 736
EMCO------------------------------------------------------Page 33
Emmert Mfg. Co.---Rotating Vise----------------------------Page 131, 132, 252, 424, 670, 671, 951
Emmert Tiger--------------------------------------------------Page 579
Erie Tool Co.--------------------------------------------------Page 461
Eron-------------------------------------------------------Page 318, 889
Eron-------------------------------------------------------------Page 889
Falcon---Canadian--------------------------------------------Page 399
Farwell & Adams Co.--Anvil Vise-----------------------------Page 66
First Jefferson Tool Inc.-------------------------------------Page 15
Fisher Norris---Double Sprocket/screw-----------------------Page 269
Flex Vise---------------------------------------------------Page 90
Flex-vise----L.A. California-------------------------------------Page 803, 811
Foot Operated Vise--------------------------------------------Page 589
Foot Operated Vise--------------------------------------------Page 834
Forjado IRIMO-125-----------------------------------------------Page 1206
Fortis Steel--Quick Release--Metal Former-------------------Page 94
FORTIS----STEEL--------------------------------------------Page 362
FORTIS----UNBREAKABLE-------------------------------------Page 362
FPU Bison Bail-----------------------------------------------Page 332
Fray Mershon Inc.---All Angle Vise-----------------------------Page 441
Fred Moran---Rotating vise----------------------------------Page 345
Fuller---------------------------------------------------------Page 466
Fuller----------------------------------------------------------Page 857
Fulton Anvil Vise------------------------------------------------Page 561
Fulton Peerless------------------------------------------------Page 528
Fulton Star----------------------------------------------------Page 924
FZA Eterna---A170-100------------------------------------Page 195
G. M. & T. Co.-------------------------------------------------Page 610
G.M. Yost----Swivel Jaw---------------------------------------Page910
Gambles Expert---------------------------------------------Page 83
General Fire Extinguisher----GFE----------------------------Page 171, 641,
GEO. W. Diener Mfg. Co.------------------------------------Page 166
GG Super Leone---Italian--------------------------------------Page 399
Gibraltar-------------------------------------------------------Page 571
Globemaster---Tiwan---------------------------------------Page 79
Goodell & Pratt Company----------------------------------------Page 864
Grand Quickset---------------------------------------------Page 271, 313
Grand Specialties Co.---Grand Vise Master----------------------Page 494, 946
Great Neck-------------------------------------------------Page 283
Groz----------------------------------------------------------Page 413
Gunsmith Patternmaker Vise---------------------------------Page 135
Gyro----------------------------------------------------------Page 681, 923
H & B----George A. Colton, Pattern Holder---------------------Page 590, 592
H. B. Smith Co.-----------------------------------------------Page 474
H. B. Smith Co.-------------------------------------------------Page 618, 777, 1109
H.G. Butt M.F.G. Co.----------------------------------------Page 347
Hartman Vise-----------------------------------------------Page 45, 1143
Hartman---Lever Vise------------------------------------------Page 1067
Heavy Duty----------------------------------------------------Page 672
Heavy Duty----------------------------------------------------Page 672
Henry Diston---------------------------------------------------Page 772
HENRY-----------------------------------------------------Page 36
Heuer Front------------------------------------------------Page 5, 83, 791
Hoar---Offset Vise------------------------------------------Page 361
Hoar---Offset Vise--------------------------------------------Page 361
Hoffmann Group----Garant-------------------------------------Page 951
Hollands #46---Swivel Jaw---------------------------------------Page 1200
Hollands #48---Largest Swivel Jaw--------------------------Page 1057
Hollands Offset Vise----------------------------------------Page 66
Hollands Slab Side----------------------------------------------Page 867
HOME---------------------------------------------------------Page 961, 1210
Hot Rod Cutter Vise-------------------------------------------Page 447
Howard Iron Works-----------------------------------------Page 183, 782
Huyer---------------------------------------------------------Page 804
I A----England------------------------------------------------Page 516
IKN----Russian-------------------------------------------------Page 652
Illinois Iron & Bolt Co.---------------------------------------Page 140
Indestro Mfg.-----------------------------------------------Page 127
IRIMO---------------------------------------------------------Page 828
Irwin----------------------------------------------------------Page 527
J. Marlow---G. Kipp--------------------------------------------Page 917
J. S. & Co.----------------------------------------------------Page 595, 628
Jacobson---------------------------------------------------Page 308
JBS------------------------------------------------------------Page 662
JBT------------------------------------------------------------Page 871,
Jet-----------------------------------------------------------Page 495, 1103
Joplin----Australian--------------------------------------------Page 512
Jordan--------------------------------------------------------Page 522
Jorgenson--------------------------------------------------Page 24
Karas Electric Co.---------------------------------------------Page 461
Keen Kutter-----------------------------------------------------Page 1096
Ken Tool---------------------------------------------------Page 215
King Fuller----------------------------------------------------Page 382
King---Rotating Vise-------------------------------------------Page 489
L. J. Anchor-------------------------------------------------Page 339, 396
L.M.& V. Co.---Star 55----------------------------------------Page 412,466, 767
Lane Tech Chicago---------------------------------------------Page 835
Larin Machinist Vise--------------------------------------------Page 817
Larin---Rotating Vise------------------------------------------Page 437,442, 784, 817
Leavens--------------------------------------------------------Page 856
Leinen-----------------------------------------------------Page 1, 44, 398, 610, 949
Lewis Tool Co.--NY.----------------------------------------Page 222
Lewis Tool Co.----------------------------------------------Page 100, 599
Lewis---------------------------------------------------------Page 599
Lion--------------------------------------------------------Page 68
Little Giant-------------------------------------------------Page 324
Littlestown----------------------------------------------------Page 676, 679
Littlestown----------------------------------------------------Page 676, 679
Ludell---------------------------------------------------------Page 524, 633, 860, 1106
Luther---Milwaukee-V20------------------------------------Page 218, 294
Luther--------------------------------------------------------Page 433, 525, 645, 646
MAC Tools-------------------------------------------------Page 169
Made in USA---------------------------------------------------Page 620, 621
Made in USSR.-------------------------------------------------Page 699
Made In USSR-------------------------------------------------Page 699
Maple Leaf Vises--------------------------------------------Page 130
Marshall Valstar---Japan---------------------------------------Page 415
Maryborough Shipyard-----------------------------------------Page 534
Massey Clincher-----------------------------------------------Page 366
Massey Perfect-------------------------------------------------Page 500, 1161
Massey---old + odd-----------------------------------------------Page 1161
Massey's E & K---------------------------------------------Page 44
Meadville Vise Co.----------------------------------------------Page 628
Mercury----------------------------------------------------Page 221
Mercury-------------------------------------------------------Page 529, 568, 1112, 1160
Metal & Pipe Bending Vise-----------------------------------Page 126
Metal Former---Swyne Robinson & Co.-----------------------Page 13
Metro---------------------------------------------------------Page 721, 728, 753, 1160
Miller Fall Vise, 1912--------------------------------------------Page 844
Miller Falls-------------------------------------------------Page 202,
Milwaukee Tool & Equipment Company--------------------Page 24,---Post, 473
Miniature Keystone--------------------------------------------Page 433, 438
Mohawk----------------------------------------------------Page 209
Monarch---6 inches----------------------------------------------Page 1128
Montgomery Ward Lakeside---------------------------------Page 216
Montgomery Ward---Powerkraft---By Milwaukee-------------Page 203
Morrison---------------------------------------------------------Page 1094
Murry Tool Co.---------------------------------------------Page 150
N.S. Co.---#2 Combination-----------------------------------Page 997
National Sewing Company----Vindex----------------------------Page 601, 605
National------------------------------------------------------Page 481
Nodular Brazil-----------------------------------------------Page 304
Northern King----Made in Canada-------------------------------Page 816
Northern King----------------------------------------------Page 251
NS Co.-----------------------------------------------------Page 314
Oil Well Supply Co.---by Oswego------------------------------Page 1080
Old Record----------------------------------------------------Page 587
Olimpia-----------------------------------------------------Page 14
Olympia------------------------------------------------------Page 462
Ontario---Combination Vise--------------------------------------Page 1154
Optimum Machinen---Germany------------------------------Page 976
Oswego tool Co.----------------------------------------------Page 461
Oxwall-----------------------------------------------------Page 4, 224
Palmgren---Panavise----------------------------------------Page 19
Palmgren----Tiawan-------------------------------------------Page 707
Paramo #00--Small---------------------------------------------Page 1118
Park & Lacy Co. Ltd.----Rotating Vise---------------------------Page 872, Post 17437
Parker 386----Swivel Jaw--------------------------------------Page 821
Parker Hale Bisley Gunsmith Vise-----------------------------Page 135
Parker Lever Vise---Aka.----Hall's Sudden Grip-------------------Page 642
Parker Rotating Vise----------------------------------------Page 245, 367
Parker---#439--------------------------------------------------Page 1078
Parkinson's---Ball Based Vise--------------------------------Page 362
Parkinsons---Model-F---Perfect Vise------------------------ Page 360, 362
Parkinsons---Model-F---Perfect Vise-------------------------- Page 360, 362, 805, 889
Peck, Stow & Wilcox----------------------------------------Page 220
Peddinghaus---Matador-------------------------------------Page 148, 333
Pewe----Sweden----------------------------------------------Page 511
Pexto------------------------------------------------------Page 219
Phoenix Hardware----------------------------------------------Page 810
Phoenix----------------------------------------------------Page 198
Pittsburg Automatic---Railroad Vise---------------------------Page 1110, 1186, 1213
Pittsburg Railroad---Automatic Vise--------------------------Page 1010
Poland FPU-------------------------------------------------Page 321
Pony------------------------------------------------------Page 189
Porter-Ferguson--------------------------------------------Page 80
Powercraft----------------------------------------------------Page 755, 756
Precision Built--------------------------------------------------Page 567
Precision Built---Streamliner---------------------------------Page 34, 98 507,604, 1125
Prentiss #58---stationary---------------------------------------Page 1117
Prentiss Monarch---Combination with pipe jaws---------------Page 1214
Prentiss on Lewis Patent----------------------------------------Page 835, 836, 838, 889, 910
Prentiss Shepard----------------------------------------------Page 584
Prentiss---Anvil Vise-----------------------------------------Page 333
Prentiss---on a Lewis Patent-----------------------------------Page 1071
Prentiss---The Gipsy-------------------------------------------Page 489
Promark-------------------------------------------------------Page 733
Proxon-----------------------------------------------------------Page 1082
PVCO---The Gipsy------------------------------------------Page 104
Pyramid--------------------------------------------------------Page 894, 902
R.B.-----------------------------------------------------------Page 611
Radcliff Service Tools---------------------------------------Page 172
RAE CANADA---GRAY TOOLS--------------------------------Page 36, 40, 168, 198, 413, 908, 1184, 1200
Record Anvil Vise-------------------------------------------Page 93
Record Auto-Vise-------------------------------------------Page 93
Record Combination---#634---------------------------------Page 991, 993
Rex 700---combination vise---------------------------------Page 943
Ridgid / Peddinghaus----Matador / Superior---------------------Page 523
Ridgid / Simplex---------------------------------------------Page 94
Rock Island---Anvil Vise---------------------------------------Page 452
Rolland's-------------------------------------------------------Page 858
Romania - 150mm-------------------------------------------Page 358
Romanian 150mm----------------------------------------------Page 437
Rotating Bicycle Vise-------------------------------------------Page 568, 1074
Rotating Bicycle Vise-------------------------------------------Page 638, 654
Rough Neck----Rotating Vise------------------------------------Page 657
Round and Square Stock Vise----------------------------------Page 432, 551
Rugol-------------------------------------------------------------Page 1119
Sambre ET Meuse----France--------------------------------Page 243, 255, 740
Samson Jr.----------------------------------------------------Page 598
Samson----------------------------------------------------Page 299, 300, 341, 395, 482, 880
Sawyer---6" Jaws---------------------------------------------Page 1000
Sawyer----------------------------------------------------Page 162
Sawyer---Rotating Vise---------------------------------------Page 445,--- Post 8900
Schlegel EMF 125---Germany-----------------------------------Page 546, 549, 895
Schlegel, EMF-125----Germany---------------------------------Page 568, 792
Schlegel-------------------------------------------------------Page 792
Sealey--------------------------------------------------------Page 495
Servess-------------------------------------------------------Page 803
Shefield----------------------------------------------------Page 92
Sheldon----------------------------------------------------Page 319
Shop Fox---------------------------------------------------Page 210, 216
Shop-------------------------------------------------------Page 83
Shultz Nodular Brazil--------------------------------------------Page 656,793
Simonds-------------------------------------------------------Page 722
Skil------------------------------------------------------------Page 782
Smart's 66-----------------------------------------------------Page 999
Smid pipe vise---Made in France-----------------------------Page 6
Snap-on---Drop Forged---------------------------------------Page 391
Soderfors/Bofors vise---------------------------------------Page 3, 754
Speedy Vise---------------------------------------------------Page 772
Stainless Steel Morgan-------------------------------------------Page 1160
Standard---Stationary and Swivel 716E---------------------Page 584, 1075, 1153, 1160
Star Gold------------------------------------------------------Page 635
Star of Bethlehem 140 and 150------------------------------Page 360, 607, 1157
Star of David / Bethlehem---Made in Japan-----------------Page 360, 607, 1157
Starkey--------------------------------------------------------Page 647
Sterling------------------------------------------------------------Page 1195
Stevens---Rapid Vise / Lever Vise---by Fisher Eagle Anvil Works-------Page 181, 319, 320, 361, 577
Stuart Handy Worker Anvil Vise------------------------------Page 14, 144, 663, 664
Studebaker Machine Co.-------------------------------------Page 128, 199
Superior Nickel Chrome---Rotating Vise-------------------------Page 468
Superior----Erie Tool Works---------------------------------Page 29, 238, 328, 394, 814, 1199, 1201
System Kensche------------------------------------------------Page 655
Systems Kensche----------------------------------------------Page 833
Tarounio Tool And Die----Machinist Vise------------------------Page 507
Taskmaster------------------------------------------------Page 1, 8
Tecomaster---T40-------------------------------------------Page 17
Tekton--------------------------------------------------------Page 943
The Vanderman Mfg. Co.---------------------------------------Page 546, 1157
Torin------------------------------------------------------Page 176
Triangle 3------------------------------------------------------Page 877
UA.H Brevet---------------------------------------------------Page 793
Vandermans Mfg. Co.----Pipe Bender------------------------Page 183, 914
Veit & young--------------------------------------------------Page 465
Veit Young---------------------------------------------------Page 385
Velox---------------------------------------------------------Page 479
Versa-Vise-----------------------------------------------------Page 554
Versa-Vise-----------------------------------------------------Page 623
Vertical Crank Vise--------------------------------------------Page 409
Viking Vise--------------------------------------------------Page 332
VPA-GS---Powerfix-Profi+-----------------------------------Page 283
Walthworth--------------------------------------------------------Page1157
Walworth-----------------------------------------------------Page 731
Wards Lakeside-----------------------------------------------Page 362
Ward's Master Quality---Anvil Vise--------------------------Page 783, 1069
Ward's Master Quality--Anvil Vise----------------------------Page 82
WARDS MASTER QUALITY---Bullet Vise-------------------------Page 1201
Wards Master Quality----Machinist vise-------------------------Page 957
Welded Steel Plate Vise----------------------------------------Page 952
Wells Bro's & Co.--------------------------------------------Page 135
Wenlic---------------------------------------------------------Page 835
Westbrook High School-----------------------------------------Page 694
Western Howe----WESCO--------------------------------------Page961
Whitney Metal Tool Co.----------------------------------------Page 596
William Starkey---Starkey's Vise-----------------------------Page 360
Williamson MFG. Co.---Rotating Vise----------------------------Page 364
Wilton 600---Swivel Jaw---190 lbs.--------------------------Page 886, 1113
Wilton Juno---------------------------------------------------Page 460
Wilton----Glisenti S.A.-Milano----Italy--------------------------Page 799
Wilton---Wilomatic Hydrolic Vise-------------------------------Page 455, 495
Wizard-----------------------------------------------------Page 112
Woden-----------------------------------------------------Page 149, 839, 1212
Woden--------------------------------------------------------Page 671
Yankee-------------------------------------------------------Page 371
York----------------------------------------------------------Page 497
Yost 44---Swivel Jaw---------------------------------------Page 135
Yost 99------------------------------------------------------Page 463
Yost Swivel head--------------------------------------------------Page 1161
Yost----Gem--------------------------------------------------Page 704
Yost-----GEM-------------------------------------------------Page 772
ZEECO--------------------------------------------------------Page 961
Zyliss------------------------------------------------------Page 212

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Vise Manufacturers from the 1897 Edition of the Engineering Directory

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Vise Manufacturer's from the 1905 Edition of The Iron Age Directory

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Vise Manufacturers from the 1922 Edition of the Engineering Directory

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Vise Manufacturers from the 1922 Edition of the Engineering Directory (Continued)

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Manufacturers from the 1922 Edition of the Engineering Directory (Continued)

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Comments

olde.tyme.tools's picture

The Stephens Patent Vise Co., Stephens & Co., and Tower and Lyon need to be added to the list.

http://www.datamp.org/patents/search/advance.php?pn=42236&id=15459&set=1

Also Billings & Spencer.

Mike

Todd Werts's picture

I'll add them in.